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  • Architectural Traditions, a door and hardware supplier based in Tuscon, Ariz., closed its doors suddenly this month due to "unforseen financial issues," leaving some customers out their deposits. According to the company website, Architectural Traditions  "will not be able to complete any outstanding orders" and will not refund customer deposits for work to be... more »
  •   Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, Simonton Windows and Fypon, unveiled its new corporate logo. The refreshed logo supports the message that Fortune Brands is one, unified home and security company, FBHS reports. While the logo emphasizes “Fortune Brands,” because this is how many stakeholders refer to the company, its... more »
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Larry Patterson as director of operations, Steve Wright as logistics manager, Mike Smith as human resources manager and John Bendel as tooling manager of its Richmond, Ky., window and door profile facility.  Patterson joined Quanex in 2005 as plant manager for the Richmond location, working to improve operational performance for the facility along with... more »
  • Space is filling quickly for Fenestration Canada's 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference, to be held June 12-14 at the Fort Gerry hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The advance hotel reservation deadline—to secure a single or double room at the reduced rate of $149/night—is Monday May 12th. Registration information, program content, forms and link to a room reservations portal... more »
  •  In an April 24 letter to customers, PPG Industries announced it would increase prices on primary glass products, effective June 2, 2014.  In the letter, PPG officials attribute the price increase to rising costs of materials, operating expenses and distribution costs, which continue to affect "reinvestment in enhanced product development and security of supply initiatives."... more »
  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility.  “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building... more »
  •   Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, June 1-4. AAMA members can save $50 by registering online. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is May 14, at a special reduced rate of $149. The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Watson's address on the future of the Americans... more »
  • Lowe’s Home Centers, one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its more than 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. The company... more »
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive WDTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor. “Express... more »
  • In an April 17 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices, effective with shipments beginning May 19, 2014. The price increases are as follows: 15 percent on clear glass from 1 millimeter to 2.2 mm in thickness 9 percent on clear glass from 6 mm to 19 mm in thickness 7 percent on clear glass from 2.3 mm to 5 mm in thickness 9 percent on all tinted... more »