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  • Intertek Group plc is buying Architectural Testing Inc. from private equity firm Wafra Partners and management shareholders for $95 million. The acquisition is expected to close in fourth quarter 2013. Headquartered in York, Pa., ATI was set up in 1975 to verify the performance of residential window systems, but has since expanded into related residential and commercial markets, including... more »
  • Kuraray has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the  DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls unit for $543 million, plus the value of inventories. The sale is expected to close during the first half of 2014. GLS/Vinyls is a leading supplier of PVB and ionomer sheets for safety glass, and vinyl acetate monomer and polyvinyl alcohol products used in a variety of architectural... more »
  • Prime-Line, the Arkansas-based manufacturer of door, moulding and millwork products, will invest more than $6.7 million in a new facility in Malvern, creating 50 new jobs, according to local news reports.    more »
  • Creative Millwork of Ohio Inc. appointed Barbara Anthony and Joseph Lalli as presidents in tandem. Anthony is responsible for financial, sales, marketing and customer support. She brings more than 36 years of experience in the fenestration industry to her position with Creative Millwork. Backed by 31 years of industry experience, Lalli leads the research and development, IT, production... more »
  •   GED Integrated Solutions appointed David Stivers as its western region sales manager, effective immediately, according to a company release. In this position, Stivers will serve the window and door manufacturers of the western regions of the United States and Canada. He joins GED as a 14-year sales veteran, most recently serving as territory sales manager for the R.J. Reynolds Co.... more »
  • Pella Corp. is expanding its brand to the garage door market, with the introduction of a residential line of garage doors that includes traditional steel and vinyl doors; carriage-house doors in steel, wood and vinyl; and modern full-view doors in aluminum. The doors will be sold through select garage door dealers across the United States, among them, Amarr Garage Doors. Amarr is a ... more »
  • Win-Door North America 2013 officials reported an 8 percent increase in show floor sales over the 2012 show, saying this year's show demonstrated continued industry strength. Registrations were on par with previous shows, officials report. Mennie Canada Ltd. and M&T Performance Group claimed the James Parker Best Booth Awards on the show floor. Win-Door North America will celebrate its... more »
  • In a Nov. 15 letter to customers, officials from AGC Glass Company North America announced price increases on its various primary glass products, both annealed and tempered. “As we continue to see economic recovery in North America, and the global capacity challenges facing our industry, AGC, like all of you, is facing cost pressures on essential components driving our business operations,... more »
  • The Fenestration Manufacturers Association, American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Window & Door Manufacturers Association published FMA/AAMA/WDMA 400-13, standard practice for the installation of exterior doors into residential and light commercial buildings of not more than three stories above grade in height, with surface barrier wall construction. The practice is... more »
  •                               INTIGRAL Inc. has made several key changes to its executive leadership team. After most recently serving as VP of operations, Jason Thomas has been promoted to president. In this new role, he will continue to oversee operations, as well as company... more »