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  • Ernst & Young named Thompson Creek Window Company President and CEO Rick Wuest a winner in the Family Business category of the Entrepreneur of The Year Maryland Awards. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Wuest was... more »
  • Hubert Thomas joined DAPA Products Inc. as general manager. A veteran in the plastic extrusion industry, Thomas brings knowledge of plastics to his new position, opening the door for DAPA’s growth with additional custom and special profiles, the company reports. more »
  • Kuraray, Japanese manufacturer of performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, successfully completed its acquisition of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls, a segment of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, according to a Kuraray press release. The $543-million acquisition will double the size of Kuraray’s presence in the United States, Central and South... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association  has released the WDMA Window and Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Study, showing overall residential window market growth of 10 percent for 2013, with a total estimate of 44.5 million units shipped. Growth is expected to continue at a slightly slower pace for 2014 and 2015, according to the report, at 9.1 percent and 8.3 percent,... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reported net sales of $135 million in the second quarter, up 8 percent from the same period in 2013, and EBITDA of $5.7 million, up from $1.2 million in Q2 2013. "Despite poor weather throughout much of the second quarter and recent weakness in housing and construction data, we continued to enjoy encouraging growth in all of our product lines," said Bill... more »
  • Seaway Manufacturing Corp. celebrates its 55th year in business in 2014. A manufacturer of vinyl replacement windows, doors and sunrooms, Seaway has been a fixture in Erie, Pa., since 1959. Today, Seaway remains family owned and operated, supplying remodeling contractors in more than 20 Eastern and Midwestern states with energy-efficient building components, the company reports. "It's very... more »
  • WindowWorks, a Bolingbrook, Ill.-based window and door specialist, partnered with Vista Window Co. of Lordstown, Ohio, to manufacture its Enhancement product line. Vista has been handling the manufacturing since June 4.   “By forging this alliance with Vista, we have found a factory that has the financial wherewithal, the investment in technology and the huge capacity to handle our... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 653-14, Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Wood and Cellulosic Composite Substrates. The document describes test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to AAMA-certified wood and cellulosic composite substrates for windows, doors and similar products, as... more »
  • The board of directors at Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Simonton, Therma-Tru and Fypon, authorized the repurchase of up to $250 million of shares of the company’s common stock over the next two years on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable securities laws. The purchases, if made, will occur occasionally depending... more »
  • Designing buildings and building products that are accessible to the entire population requires considerations well beyond those outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act building standards, according to Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Watson delivered the keynote, “Moving from ADA to Universal Design... more »