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  • For the first time since expanding its product offering to include siding and stone, ProVia is exhibiting at the Remodeling Show in Chicago, October 13-15, in a large 40 foot x 40 foot booth, it states.  Also at the show, ProVia officials say they will unveil a new concept product to garner input from attendees. In recent years, the Ohio-based company that once operated... more »
  • For the third year, WTS Paradigm has supported a local family through Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, located in Wisconsin. In August, employees of the software supplier volunteered their time and energy to help build a WTS Paradigm-sponsored home, with the company also donating all the windows and doors. “WTS Paradigm has been fortunate to see continued growth and strength during this... more »
  • The board of directors at Fortune Brands Inc. has scheduled the previously-announced spin off its Fortune Brands Home & Security business, which includes Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors, for the close of business on October 3, 2011. Following the spin-off, the remaining Fortune Brands business will change its name to Beam and operate as a pure-play spirits company. "The separation... more »
  • Designed to provide Canadian window and door manufacturers, architects and specifiers with a convenient regional source for performance testing of fenestration products and systems, Architectural Testing Inc. is opening a new laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Officially opening September 1, the facility marks is the company's 12th laboratory and first located outside the U.S. All testing... more »
  • Assa Abloy AB, the global supplier of door and hardware products, has completed its acquisition of Paddock Holdings. With 250 employees and annual sales approaching $50 million, Paddock is said to be the UK’s largest manufacturer of multipoint locks. The company has two core brands–Lockmaster and Millenco–and its range includes multipoint door, patio door and window locks; door... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door Manufacturers Association have joined together to collectively address "life cycle assessment" of fenestration products, an emerging demand from the sustainable building community. "LCA has become a critical component in clearly... more »
  • With field testing completed, a new OptiGas system that cools and gas fills insulating glass in one-piece lean flow will debut at GlassBuild America 2011. The new line can reduce gas costs up to 70 percent and trim errors and labor costs while precisely filling air spaces with tunable gas ratios, according to the supplier. The OptiGas 1000 unit on display in Atlanta features an automated carousel... more »
  •     Desiree Long, Seaway’s marketing manager, presenting a check to Mark A. Neidig, the foundation's senior executive director. As part of its Windows of Hope internal fundraising effort, Seaway Manufacturing is partnering with the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation to support its efforts to find a cure for cancer. The Pennsylvania manufacturer recently donated $1,000 to... more »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC is opening a new Patio Enclosures operation in Monroe, N.C., to meet the residential remodeling needs of the growing metropolitan Charlotte market. The Ohio-based company recently expanded in Atlanta as well. “Charlotte has shown population growth of more than 30 percent over the last 10 years,” says Steve White, managing director of Great Day Improvements,... more »
  • North Carolina-based Endura Products Inc. has acquired W&F Manufacturing, a hardware supplier based in Sun Valley, Calif. The acquisition, in conjunction with the recent release of its Multipoint Astragal and upcoming Multipoint Locking Frame, gives the supplier "a full complement of products to offer to [customers] in this fast growing segment of the industry," says Bruce Procton,... more »