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  • A leading European extruder of window profiles, profine GmbH, is being acquired by Hidden Peak Capital, based in Frankfurt, Germany.  The private equity firm is buying up the shares of the manufacturer from Arcapita Bank BSC of Bahrain, which filed for bankruptcy protection in March.  Financial details of the transaction, which still must be approved by regulatory authorities, were not... more »
  • The National Association of Custom Home Builders has named Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows its 2012 Vendor of the Year.  The organization, developed to differentiate and serve companies involved in the custom home market, is recognizing the manufacturer for its commitment to quality and its abillity to  "truly transform the ordinary to the extraordinary," says NACHB's Deb... more »
  • Hansons Windows, a replacement window and home improvement dealer serving Michigan and Ohio, is expanding its Columbus operations. The Troy, Mich.-based company recently moved its Columbus location to accommodate its growth in sales, according to Brian Elias, owner and president. “With our increased sales and marketing efforts in the Columbus market, a move to a new location was needed,... more »
  •       Industry software supplier WTS Paradigm has launched a newly-redesigned website at www.wtsparadigm.com. Designed as a single online point of reference for all customers, prospective customers and end users, the new site provides a comprehensive overview of the company's software and systems for manufactuers, retailers, contractors, lumberyards, dealers and... more »
  • Todd Antonelli has joined PGT Industries as vice president of sales and marketing. He comes to the Florida-based window and door manufacturer from Masco Corp.,  where he most recently was director of sales for Masco Cabinetry. "Todd's skill and experience positions PGT to be poised for growth when the market turns," states Rod Hershberger, PGT president and CEO. "We're looking... more »
  • Gerkin Windows & Doors will be breaking ground on a plot of land located across from its current plant location to build a new glass fabrication facility. The new facility will enable the manufacturer to increase glass production and allow for line expansion in the existing plant, officials state. New automated machinery will allow for increased production and the new facility will allow... more »
  •       Jeff Graby has joined Truth Hardware as its new president and CEO.  He brings more than 20 years experience as a senior executive to the manufacturer of operating hardware for the window and door industry. Most recently Graby served as executive vice president and business unit leader at Interface Solutions. Prior to that, he held the position of president at... more »
  • The Department of Energy is hosting two windows technologies "roadmapping workshops" in June. The sessions are designed to provide updates on DOE building envelope research projects and discuss future goals and priorities for its Building Envelope R&D Program. The first workshop is planned for June 26 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio-Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Scheduled for 1 p.m... more »
  • Pensacola, Fla.—With code and regulation updates, an overview of the current state of the industry and a look ahead at trends that will drive the industry in the longer term, particularly in the Southeast, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association covered a lot of ground at its Spring Conference at the end of April.  A healthy mix of suppliers, manufacturers, dealers and industry... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is hosting its summer technical conference in Canada's capital next month.  The event, to be held at the Ottawa Marriott in Ottawa, Ontario, is scheduled for June 4-7. In addition to task group and committee meetings, the event feature a reception at the new Canadian War Museum and a scavenger hunt in the city of Ottawa. More information on the... more »