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  • ATN Holdings of California agreed to cease using and selling any product that violates Quanex’s patents. This agreement was in response to a lawsuit filed against ATN for infringement of five patents related to spacer and sealant assemblies, specifically the Quanex Duraseal product line. “We are committed to protecting our patents and other intellectual property globally and we have a... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. plans to acquire Woodcraft Industries, supplier of doors and components to leading original equipment manufacturers in the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry. The all-cash transaction, which is expected to close in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015, is valued at approximately $248.5 million, and will be funded with a combination of cash on-hand, a new asset-based... more »
  • RegaLead will bring its paint system, ColorSpray, to the U.S. at this year’s GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, September 16-18. Visitors to booth 522 can take the opportunity to see first-hand the epoxy acrylic based paint system, which the company says is widely used throughout the UK and Europe and is ideal for the back painting glass for a multitude of... more »
  • Thompson Creek Window Company announced that FlexScreen will be its standard window screen across all of its hung and slider product lines. “When we first saw FlexScreen and understood the advantages that it brings, we immediately knew that it would set the new standard for all window screens,” says Thompson Creek president Rick Wuest. “Making the change to FlexScreen is just... more »
  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and released a document specifying requirements for corrosion resistant coatings on carbon steels used for hardware components in window, door and skylight applications: "Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows Doors and Skylights.” The document previously was updated in... more »
  • Jeld-Wen signed on as a sponsor of the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2016. As such, it will provide all windows and interior and exterior doors for a custom renovated home in Merritt Island, Florida. “The HGTV Dream Home showcases only the leading products in our industry,” said Jim Parello, vice president of marketing for Jeld-Wen. “Our doors and windows are designed to bring out... more »
  • Kolbe launched “SightLines,” a new blog that will feature weekly posts on industry trends, Kolbe’s new product updates, and project examples showcasing Kolbe’s windows and doors. Kolbe’s new SightLines blog is featured on its website’s home page and presents readers with the option of an RSS subscription. Previous posts will be archived for easy reference... more »
  • Ply Gem Windows’ West Pro and Builder Series Vinyl Windows expanded to include two additional exterior color options, sand and clay. Clay, deep and bold, provides a darker aesthetic for increased contrast against stucco, while sand, a lighter, warmer tone, is reminiscent of the architectural styling authentic to the west, according to the company.The new exterior colors will be available on... more »
  • Rugby Architectural Building Products opened its newest facility in Denver. As a Masonite All Products Distributor, Rugby’s entry into Colorado marks full availability of Masonite’s extensive selection of exterior doors in the state for the first time. Along with offering Masonite’s full line of interior and exterior doors and door glass, the distribution center provides pre-... more »