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  • Axiall Corp., parent company of Royal Building Products, agreed to sell its window and door profiles unit to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close on March 31; financial terms were not disclosed. Axiall Corporation is divesting Royal W&D as part of its overall strategy to focus on core businesses, according to StreetInsider.com. This is the second recent transaction in the... more »
  • Window sales could increase by 7.9 percent to $11.5 billion during 2016 and door sales could increase by 5.5 percent to $15.0 billion. Unit sales are expected to increase to 91 million windows and 120 million doors this year, according to a recent report from Catalina Research. Growth will benefit from an estimated a 9.7 percent increase in housing starts, according to the company, which reports... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted its 79th Annual Conference last week in Huntington Beach, California, where topics of life cycle, safety and marketing to Millennials topped the agenda. Life cycle The group heard several updates about life cycle assessment and environmental product declaration activities. AAMA has been part of a joint industry task group dedicated to... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a free webinar, “The New Industry Product Category Rules: Windows, Skylights, Curtain Wall & Storefront,” on March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will cover AAMA’s new Window Product Category Rule and how it is used by manufacturers to create Environmental Product Declarations. Speakers will... more »
  • Apex Aluminum Extrusions promoted Bill de Koning to the position of vice president, and hired Don Welsh as general manager, effective March 14. De Koning has been with Apex Aluminum in the position of general manager since 2010 and brings with him over thirty years of management experience from a wide range of positions in the aluminum extrusion and glazing industry. “Bill has demonstrated... more »
  • ColorCoat Inc. partnered with Industrial Sales Corp. as its sales representatives. ColorCoat Inc. is an AAMA approved, independent painter of vinyl and fiberglass lineal profiles and assembled windows and doors. ISC will be representing ColorCoat Inc. in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest.     “We are very excited about the partnership with ISC to deepen our market,... more »
  • Fortune Brands, parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, authorized the repurchase of up to $400 million of shares of the company’s common stock over the next two years on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. “We have deployed approximately $1.9 billion of capital from 2012 through 2015, but we believe that we can deploy an additional $2.0 billion to $2.5 billion to... more »
  • Rangate will host the fifth annual Euro Tour, where more than 20 North American solid wood window and door makers will travel to more than 10 European production factories in four countries. Attendees are invited to examine areas of interest including machines, tools, joinery skills, techniques and material flows. "Our tour is about combining the best of both worlds between North America... more »
  • Christopher Seebode is the new vice president of sales at RiteScreen, and will be responsible for sales, marketing and customer service. Seebode joined RiteScreen as sales director in March 2015 and has over 30 years’ experience in the window and patio door industry. “Chris Seebode’s career began with the assembly of window screens,” says RiteScreen CEO Randy Iles.... more »
  • Western Window Systems launched its new website, featuring technical data, videos, and product news, as well as customized pages for dealers, architects and designers, builders, and remodelers. “The new website brings a lot of things together to make a very big difference,” says Scott Gates, president and CEO of Western Window Systems. “Initial feedback has been incredibly... more »