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  •   MFM Building Products, manufacturer of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, hired SMS Group LLC to represent the company in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia in addition to its current representation in the Carolinas, MFM reports. SMS Group, originally Tom Flowe & Associates, has more than 75 years experience serving the building products... more »
  •     Todd Hallstrand     Tom Weiland Weather Shield Windows & Doors named industry veteran Todd Hallstrand VP of sales and marketing, and Thomas Weiland marketing communications manager. Hallstrand, who has experience in manufacturing, sales and operations, has been in the window and door industry for 28 years. In his new position, he is responsible for... more »
  • Dunbarton Corp. extended its sales and customer service department operating hours. As of March 31, all sales and customer service managers and agents will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, the company reports.    “Our relationship with customers is based on our ability to provide exceptional customer service...,... more »
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC sold the assets of AWP Windows and Doors to Deerpath Holdings, a private equity firm that invests in the manufacturing and distribution space. Located in Medley, Fla., AWP services the south and central Florida window market with residential aluminum and vinyl impact windows and sliding doors. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with... more »
  • Eastman Chemical Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for architectural, automotive, and protective applications. The acquisition will include Commonwealth... more »
  • PGT Industries has appointed Danielle Mikesell director of marketing. In her new role, Mikesell will be responsible for marketing strategies for the company's window and door brands. In her previous position as marketing director for Masco Cabinetry, Mikesell led all marketing activities including brand strategy, research and advertising for multiple brands. "Danielle's diverse skill... more »
  •     Terry Carespodi     Joseph Bernard  YKK AP America named Terry Carespodi national sales manager and Joseph Bernard Midwest region branch manager. Carespodi will be instrumental in implementing strategic initiatives aimed at sales growth in the Texas region, where the company has ambitious market plans after recently breaking ground on a new... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is offering a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting being held March 24-26 in Memphis, Tenn.   “We recognize...that schedules do not always allow the time for travel,” says Jessica Finn, NFRC membership coordinator. “Because participation is the number one benefit of NFRC membership, this year we are... more »
  • VEKA Group will acquire GEALAN Holding GmbH, the European manufacturer of smart window systems, from Halder Beratungsbeteiligung, including all of GEALAN's European subsidiaries and activities. With the takeover still pending approval, both companies have agreed to keep details of the deal confidential.  By acquiring its competitor, the VEKA Group is strengthening its... more »
  • More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. The meeting included several days of committee and task group meetings, followed by two days of educational seminars. In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and... more »