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  • U S Block Windows Inc. has purchased substantially all of the assets of Hy-Lite Products Inc., the acrylic block and decorative glass window manufacturer located in Eatonton, Ga. "The purchase combines the two most recognized names in the acrylic block window industry," officials state.  U S Block Windows is privately owned by Hampshire Equity Partners of Greenwich, Conn. The... more »
  • Biesse America and Stiles Machinery Inc. will conduct a combined event in June to showcase the breadth of machines the two companies offer. The equipment suppliers are hosting concurrent open houses at their North Carolina facilities to display approximately 70 machines. The inaugural NexGen event will be held June 8-13 in three North Carolina showrooms—Biesse in Charlotte... more »
  • Simonton Windows has recalled 110 employees at its manufacturing facilities in West Virginia and Illinois. In addition, the company is actively hiring employees at its Oklahoma facility. “We’re hopeful that the increased product demand we’re now seeing will help us return more employees back to work in the coming weeks,” says Mark Wherry, vice president of... more »
  • While many window and door manufacturers are considering the addition of triple-pane windows to their line, Northerm Windows recently introduced a quad-pane product line to meet the needs of its customers in Northern Canada and Alaska. Northerm is based out of a 54,000 square foot facility in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, with an additional 30,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in Anchorage, Alaska... more »
  • Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell toured Accu-Weld Window & Door Co., yesterday and used the stop to highlight the impact of the stimulus funding to create green collar jobs in his state.  Based in Bensalem, Pa., the manufacturer produces vinyl replacement windows and has already experienced an increase in demand because of the federal stimulus package, because... more »
  • Weeke North America has opened a new facility in Michigan to produce an entry level series of CNC routers. A joint venture between Stiles Machinery, Weeke Maschinenbau and Weeke's parent company, the Homag Group,occupies a 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility located near Stiles’ headquarters in Grand Rapids. Based in Northern Germany, Weeke is one of the world’s... more »
  • It's time to nominate your company for Window & Door's annual Crystal Achievement Awards. The industry peer-judged program honors outstanding achievements in window and door product technology, manufacturing and marketing. "Despite the current state of the market, innovation continues within our industry," says John G. Swanson, associate publisher/editor of Window & Door... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors will lay off about 50 people from its corporate administrative staff, according to an Associated Press report. The Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Ore., where the manufacturer is headquartered, reported that the decision to its staff came in response to the recession and declining housing starts.  Jeld-Wen spokeswoman Teri Cline told the... more »
  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer has let go about 100 employees “from across all sectors and levels of the company,” in another round of lay-offs, the company reports. “The further restructuring of our workforce was necessary given the continuing downturn in the economy and the severe housing crisis,” says Rod Hershberger, president and CEO of... more »
  • Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell (left) and Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to re-open the former Kensington Windows plant in Vandergrift, Pa. Re-hired workers and members of the media looked on. With state and local officials on hand to mark the occasion, Serious Materials, the California-based sustainable building... more »