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  • A supplier of foam tapes and gaskets, Pres-On is relocating its headquarters from Addison, Ill., to Bolingbrook, Ill.  The move is part of the company's plan to merge three separate divisions into one centralized operation. The new headquarters for Pres-On will house administrative, manufacturing, warehousing and customer service in a renovated 115,000-square-foot facility that is... more »
  • Gathering employees at each of the 20 offices and facilities worldwide, Quanex Building Products recently celebrated its rebranding efforts, bringing all its business units under the Quanex name.  At its plant in Cambridge, Ohio, at the business unit formerly known as Edgetech, the company reaffirmed its commitment to the community with a celebration attracting more than 300 employees and... more »
  • Ashland Hardware Systems plans to consolidate manufacturing and distribution capabilities in order to optimize capacity and provide enhanced customer service, officials state. A business unit of Newell Rubbermaid, the supplier of window and door hardware will close its facility in Lowell, Ind.  Ashland will consolidate all manufacturing into the company’s Monterrey, Mexico, facility... more »
  • In a deal bringing together two major brands in exterior building products, CPG International Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TimberTech, the manufacturer of composite decking, railing and accessory products. Based in Scranton, Pa., CPG is the parent company of Azek Building Products, the manufacturer of cellular PVC exterior products. “The ultimate goal is for our... more »
  • Fry Consultants Inc., a market research and consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga., has published a Canadian Residential Window and Exterior Door Multi-Client Study. The $4,000 report provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2012 through 2014, the company states. Information provided includes coverage of alternative (e.g. hybrid/composite) windows, sales channel changes... more »
  • Washington, D.C.—Industry representatives questioned some of the details, but overall criticism of Version 6.0 Energy Star criteria for windows, doors and skylights, released earlier this year, was fairly muted at a stakeholder meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency here on Monday, August 27. Many attendees suggested that provisions in the 2014 criteria are too stringent, but... more »
  • LaCantina Doors, the manufacturer of folding doors, has launched a new website featuring updated images and easy-to-navigate content. Additionally, the site has been designed to provide an interactive and informative user experience.       “Integral in the new design was a clean look and strong visual presentation of our folding door systems,” says Benjamin Woo... more »
  • For the second year in a row, Milgard Windows & Doors has been named one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. The award is designed to recognize top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees. The Achievers panel of judges evaluated applicant based on eight criteria, including communication, leadership, culture, rewards and recognition, professional... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will hold its annual Performance and Innovation in Insulating Glass Educational Seminar coinciding with GlassBuild America, September 11-12 in Las Vegas. "Our program has had great attendance over the years, but we wanted to make it a no-brainer to attend," says Margaret Webb, IGMA Executive Director. "By co-locating with GlassBuild... more »
  • Window and door manufacturers, distributors and dealers are once again represented on the 2012 Inc. 5000, the magazine's annual rankings of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Industry companies on this year's list range in size from ABC Supply, with 2011 revenues of $4.6 billion, down to Patriot Contractors, an installer of doors, frames and architectural woodwork, with 2011 income of $4.9... more »