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  •   Hufcor Inc. launched an updated website, www.hufcor.com, to provide architects, designers and end-users a more convenient experience when viewing and downloading information. “The new website’s page layout and content is based on actual usage data from the company’s previous website,” says Scott Staedter, senior manager of Brand Development for Hufcor.... more »
  • Lauren Plastics LLC, a division of Lauren International Ltd., has acquired Iso-Trude Inc. of Spring Lake, Mich., a plastics extrusion and engineering company. Continued growth into new markets and products was a driving factor in the acquisition, Lauren officials note. Both companies supply a variety of weatherseal products for door and window applications “The purchase of Iso-Trude allows... more »
  •   North Star Windows & Doors appointed Ron Cauchi as president and CEO. Cauchi brings more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience in business development, global manufacturing, and product and technology research and development to the company. Cauchi will also serve on the board of directors and executive leadership team of North Star's parent company, Atrium... more »
  • Masonite International Corp.'s overall sales increased $8.1 million, or 1.9 percent, to $433.1 million in the third quarter of 2013 over the third quarter of 2012. Net sales in the North American segment increased 4.4 percent to $333.1 million from $319 million in Q3 2012. The increase was primarily driven by improvements in average unit prices, according to the company's financial... more »
  • Registration is now open for the Northeast Window & Door Association 2014 Winter Meeting, to be held January 27-28 at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Hotel accommodations are available at a discounted rate for meeting attendees through January 6, 2014. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Find more information about sponsorship and the meeting's events on... more »
  • The Carter Lumber Co., which sells windows and doors from Ply Gem, Andersen, Jeld-Wen, Therma-Tru, Larsen and Silver Line, announced it has consolidated 26 stores as of November 1, 2013, mainly within the Midwest region. Carter expects less than 30 employees to lose their jobs as a result. The consolidation is a reflection of the company's effort to support its recent addition of 10 stores... more »
  •   The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies program announced it will add up to $1.6 million in new funding to develop a program to rate and certify the energy performance of both residential and commercial window attachments.   BTO’s prioritization tool, used for internal analysis, has indicated that the use of insulating and reflective window... more »
  •     Charlie Farver, left, and his son Adam Farver Pella Corp. Chairman of the Board, Charles (Charlie) Farver, will transition from board leadership when his son, Adam Farver, takes on the role in January 2015, according to a company release. Adam Farver will serve as the board’s vice-chair, starting in May 2014, to allow him to work alongside Charlie Farver in... more »
  • After several rounds of revisions, the final draft of Energy Star Version 6.0 for Windows, Doors and Skylights is nearing completion, said Doug Anderson, project manager for the EPA's Energy Star Home Improvement Program, during the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. "We received a lot of stakeholder comments, and the final responses were received... more »
  • In a November 1 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices as follows, effective with shipments beginning November 25, 2013: 5 percent on ClimaGuard products 9 percent on clear and pattern glass products from 6 millimeters to 19 mm in thickness, and all tempered thicknesses 7 percent on clear and pattern glass 5 mm and thinner 9 percent on all... more »