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  • Crystal Window & Door Systems has increased production capacity with the recent addition of a second glass cutting line.  Cutting glass for IG units for Crystal's vinyl and aluminum window products, the new equipment will be the primary glass system for the manufacturer, with its existing automated cutter to be refiurbished and used as a secondary system, officials note.... more »
  • Covering such areas as energy conservation, building codes, building safety, housing, taxes and trade, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2011. The document outlines a number of policy positions that are top priorities of the window, door and skylight manufacturing sector for the 112th Congress. "As the 112th Congress... more »
  • Denver-based TruStile Doors LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the door division of Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry, based in Northwood, Iowa. The purchase is expected to close within the next month. After the closing, Woodharbor Doors will become a fully-owned subsidiary of TruStile Doors. Woodharbor Cabinetry will continue to operate as a separate company under the... more »
  • Sika Corp.'s Industry Products Division, based in Madison Heights, Mich., has established the FFI Business Unit, targeting the needs of customers in the North American facades, fenestration and insulating glass marketplace. This action follows up on the acquisition of May National in October 2010. The new Sika business unit has a dedicated sales force specific to the market segments and will... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC is offering GuildQuality Customer Satisfaction Surveying as a benefit for its dealers to help them improve service and grow sales. The service provides survey responses that are updated regularly to give dealers an up-to-the-minute snapshot of how customers see them, the company explains. "We are once again providing an innovative platform to help our dealers get even better at... more »
  • Oregon-based Empire Pacific Windows is merging with Cascade Windows, the vinyl window and door manufacturer based in Spokane, Wash. The merger follows up on Cascade's 2009 acquisition of LbL Windows in Troutdale, Ore., expanding its reach in the Western United States. “I feel Empire Pacific Windows is a strong fit for Cascade because both firms share a true dedication to their products and... more »
  • Winkhaus, the hardware manufacturer based in Germany, has named Functional Fenestration Inc. to be its exclusive North American source for select  products. Based in Hawthorne, Calif., FFI distributes architectural hardware for doors, windows and skylights, serving manufacturers and dealers. “A strategic partnership between FFI and Winkhaus ties into our commitment to... more »
  • K.C. Co., a Beltsville, Md., based dealer and distributor for Pella Windows & Doors, is celebrating its 80th year serving homeowners, builders, commercial general contractors, remodeling contractors and architects in the Mid-Atlantic area. Since James A. Cassidy started the business in 1931, offering just a few lines of commercial products, the organization has built a reputation for... more »
  • Speaking at Pennsylvania State University today, President Obama announced the Better Buildings Initiative, a new program designed to make commercial buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade.  The President also stressed his continued commitment to passing HomeStar legislation to encourage residential energy saving upgrades.  According to the White House, the... more »
  • In 2011, Simonton Windows is marking its 65th anniversary, and according to Mark Savan, president, the Parkersburg, W.Va.-based vinyl window manufacturer will be emphasizing its capabilities to meet homeowner needs for aesthetically-pleasing windows that also offer high levels of energy efficiency. “The advances in technology over the past 65 years have dramatically increased the... more »