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  • Great Day Improvements LLC, parent company of Patio Enclosures, has acquired the operating assets of Stanek Windows, a manufacturer and installer of vinyl windows based in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Great Day intends to manufacture and offer Stanek brand windows as part of its comprehensive line of home improvement products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.... more »
  • Following up on the 2011 launch of its high-performance MI EnergyCore product line, MI Window & Door is introducing the Homemaker 3 Series of windows. "The line provides our dealers with a complete, feature-rich and cost-effective family of products to meet the next phase of Energy Star requirements," states Mike DeSoto, president of the manufacturer's Western... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products Inc. has launched a new website targeted at companies that develop, manufacture or distribute building products using extruded profiles in PVC, cellular foam or composite materials. The site reflects the company's product development efforts, which have evolved to include not only vinyl window and door extrusions, but also cellular mouldings, exterior cladding, exterior... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, the national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, has unveiled a new brand identity for the organization. Complete with an updated logo and tagline, the new brand identity is aimed at better representing the organization’s members and their commitment to developing and manufacturing durable, attractive, energy-efficient windows... more »
  • Willi Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH, the manufacturer of vinyl window and door production equipment, has filed for insolvency at its local court in Neuwied, Germany.  Business operations and production continue, however, at its headquarters in Germany, and at its U.S. operation, Stürtz Machinery Inc., in Twinsburg, Ohio. "The day to day business here in the States is unaffected,"... more »
  • Taylor Entrance Systems, formerly Taylor Building Products of West Branch, Mich., has been purchased by Wausau Supply Co. The Schofield, Wis.-based distributor serves retail lumber yards from locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Kansas. The change in the Taylor name reflects the new direction of the door manufacturer, founded more than  40 years ago,... more »
  • The Affordable Care Act requires reporting of the aggregate cost of applicable employer-sponsored coverage on an employee's W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. According to Internal Revenue Service Notice 2010-69, reporting was optional for all employers in 2011 and for employers issuing less than 250 W-2 forms in 2012. However, reporting will be required on the W-2 form issued in January 2013 for... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, the New York-based manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum window and door products, has recently completed a major redesign of its corporate website. The new site, www.crystalwindows.com, offers expanded and enhanced product information, an extensive gallery of notable Crystal projects around the country, and new resources for construction professionals,... more »
  • A number of revisions in the criteria for doors, as well as clarifications in the installation instruction requirement, are among the changes in Draft 2 of the Energy Star for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Version 6.0 specification just issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.  EPA now is seeking written comments on the latest revisions, to be received no later than February 8, 2013.... more »
  • Marvin Windows & Doors and Loewen usually battle for sales with homeowners, architects and builders, but this week, employees of the neighboring window and door makers will face off in an international border battle for bragging rights on the hockey rink. About 90 miles separate Warroad, Minn.,–home of Marvin–and Steinbach, Manitoba–home of Loewen. A group of Loewen... more »