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  • If you have ever tried to run an internet search for your business name to see what pops up under the results, you might notice “sponsored advertising” links above, below or next to the search results. In those sponsored listings, you might also notice these ads are using your business name or identifying your product in the advertisement itself, even though you are in no way... more »
  • John H. Myers & Son, a York, Pa.-based building product distributor, has became part of US LBM, a collection of building products distributors serving the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic in eight states with more than 35 locations. Owned by private equity group BlackEagle Partners, US LBM say it is one one of the fastest-growing suppliers of building products in the United States.... more »
  • Marshfield DoorSystems Inc., a manufacturer of door and door components for commercial and architectural applications, is being acquired by Masonite Inc. Marshfield employs approximately 600 people, with a primary facility in Marshfield, Wis., and two smaller locations in Greensboro, N.C. and Largo, Fla. Masonite reports that Marshfield's 2010 revenue exceeded $100 million. No other financial... more »
  • Hinge manufacturer Simonswerk is continuing its international expansion by establishing a new subsidiary in Whitewater, Wis. The 120-year-old German company produces heavy-duty, high-performance and premium adjustable hinges and has produced hinge systems, serving more than 60 international markets with representation in 19 countries, the company reports.   Hinge production at... more »
  • Allied Building Products Corp., a division of Oldcastle Inc., has acquired Astro Building Supplies Inc., a privately held wholesale building materials supplier based in Taylor, Mich. A two branch distributor of roofing, siding and windows, Astro was founded in 1966 by Don Speer. While focusing primarily on the remodeling markets  in Taylor and Roseville, Mich., the two branches provide... more »
  • Deceuninck North America, the provider of vinyl window and door profiles, and Tri-State Wholesale Building Supplies Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of windows and other exterior building products, conducted a window walk last Thursday, participating in the “G2OTR Project: LEEDing the Way in Historic Renovation and New Construction.”  In order to demonstrate the commitment of... more »
  • Benada Aluminum Products LLC,  a newly-formed entity owned indirectly by FTL Capital LLC and Benada Aluminum of Florida Inc., has acquired from bankruptcy the assets of Florida Extruders International Inc. Simultaneously, the new Benada has acquired the assets of BAF, which was owned by Monte Friedkin, who now becomes president and CEO of the new unit. In announcing the transaction,... more »
  • GBO Inc., the Quebec-based manufacturer of Bonneville Windows & Doors, reports that Montblanc Capital Corp., a real estate investment and development company headquartered in Toronto, Ont., has entered into an agreement with Fonds de Solidarité des Travailleurs du Québec (FSTQ) to acquire about 4.5 million common shares of GBO.  The transaction represents about a 25 percent... more »
  • Last year, attendees at the annual FeneTech User Conference were holding their breath waiting for the economy to improve. This year, companies are plotting how to get tablet devices like the iPad into the hands of sales, delivery and production staff, many report. The three-day event, held this year at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Cleveland, gathered 75 people from 45 window manufacturers... more »
  • Mike Murray, Lloyd Barela and Holly Gilbert have each won a four-day grand prize trip from Therma-Tru as part of the company’s “Unlock the Opportunities” sweepstakes. More than 3,300 people entered the online sweepstakes between January 12 and April 30, 2011. Murray, owner of Sunrise Windows in Damascus, Ore., and Barela, customer service representative with Trimco Millwork out... more »