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  • In response to the sustained downturn in the housing market, Simonton Windows is planning to close its McAlester, Okla., plant by year end.  The vinyl window maker reports it will relocate production lines for its impact-resistant vinyl coastal products to the company's West Virginia operating sites. Additional manufacturing operations will be relocated to Simonton's facility in Paris, Ill.... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released two updated editions of its architectural wood flush door standards, WDMA I.S. 1A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors, and WDMA I.S. 6A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors. The new documents, which are fully synchronized for content and organization, represent a major overhaul and rewrite of... more »
  • Built Right Renovations Inc. has launched www.builtrightny.com as an information portal for New York area homeowners to find information about home remodeling and the exterior of their homes. Based on Long Island, the company plans to add articles almost every day and offer online monthly newsletter of home remodeling tips. "We are a remodeling firm that has been recognized as one of '... more »
  •     Steve Kirby, Andersen's VP supply chain services, left, presents Intek Plastic's award to Intek's Pete Barboni, continuous improvement manager, center, and Jason Dohmen, applications engineer. As part of an initiative to promote innovation and sustainability to create advantages across the supply chain, Andersen Corp. has recognized six companies with its first Supply Chain... more »
  • 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 »