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  • Builders FirstSource purchased Groveland, Fla.-based West Orange Lumber Co., which supplies lumber, roof and floor trusses, custom windows and doors, as well as installation services, to residential home builders and commercial contractors in the Central Florida region. Sales were about $15 million for fiscal 2013. The deal closed July 31, 2014.  "The acquisition of West... more »
  • The construction industry's recovery is uneven, according to analysis of government data by the Associated General Contractors of America, as the sector added 22,000 jobs in July, but suffered a pullback in spending in June.  "Construction employment and spending are both rising at a moderate year-over-year clip, but there have been some setbacks," says Ken Simonson, the... more »
  • Sierra Pacific Industries completed its purchase of Hurd and Superseal Windows and Doors on Aug. 5, 2014. Sierra Pacific announced its intent to purchase Wisconsin-based Hurd and Superseal on July 7th. This purchase will add manufacturing capacity, a skilled work force, additional product lines and immediate exposure to Central and Eastern U.S. and international markets for the window... more »
  • Nautic Partners LLC has partnered with management to acquire Custom Window Systems Inc., headquartered in Ocala, Fla. Custom, one of Window & Door's Top 100 Manufacturers, sells windows and doors to building product distributors, independent dealers, builders and contractors across Florida and the Southeastern United States. “We believe that Custom has developed into one of the largest... more »
  • Jeld-Wen finalized two new exclusive partnerships in the United Kingdom, with glass and glazing company Pilkington and hardware specialist ERA. Jeld-Wen’s range of U.K.-manufactured casement windows, patio and exterior doorsets now come factory fitted with Pilkington glass as standard, while all hardware for windows and U.K.-manufactured external doorsets will be supplied by ERA. The new... more »
  • Deceuninck North America named Mary Rita Dominic as quality manager. In this role, she will direct the entire organization in the development and implementation of state-of-the-art quality systems and develop the skills of the quality team, as well as the other functional teams of the organization, Deceuninck reports.  “Mary Rita comes to Deceuninck with more than 30 years of industry... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 902-14, “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances.” This document establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications.... more »
  • Masco Corp. announced that adjusted operating profit grew by 21 percent in its second quarter. Net sales from continuing operations rose 5 percent to $2.3 billion, up from $2.1 billion for the second quarter of 2013.  North American sales increased 4 percent, and international sales increased 9 percent in U.S. dollars. "We delivered a solid second quarter marked by revenue growth and... more »
  • Fenestration expert Jim Snyder will offer an installer perspective on how window and door dealers can reduce field errors, increase sales, create happier customers and ultimately increase profits during the Express Learning session, “What Installers Want You to Know: The Pathway to Profit” at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The free, 20-minute session will take... more »
  • PGT Inc. will join forces with another major player in the impact-resistant window and door market, as it has entered into a definitive agreement with CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc., whereby CGI will become a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT. The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT's plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth... more »