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  • VEKA Group will acquire GEALAN Holding GmbH, the European manufacturer of smart window systems, from Halder Beratungsbeteiligung, including all of GEALAN's European subsidiaries and activities. With the takeover still pending approval, both companies have agreed to keep details of the deal confidential.  By acquiring its competitor, the VEKA Group is strengthening its... more »
  • More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. The meeting included several days of committee and task group meetings, followed by two days of educational seminars. In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and... more »
  • Tyman plc, the British parent of Amesbury and Truth Hardware, reports it is "pleased with the progress made towards the integration of the two businesses" and cites a key priority in 2014 as completing the "integration of Amesbury and Truth into a single customer-facing organization." Earlier this year, the company appointed new leadership to oversee the combined organizations... more »
  • CopyTele, Inc., a company that protects the rights of inventors through patent monetization and patent assertion, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp., has entered into a license and settlement agreement with PGT Industries, Inc., in connection with CTI's patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The license is the fifth license for the J-Channel... more »
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. partnered with sales and distribution company Quincaillerie Rabel Inc. to reach the Quebec, Canada, window and door market. The collaboration builds upon Quincaillerie Rabel’s existing sales and distribution of Technoform Glass Insulation and expands Technoform Bautec’s sales representation throughout one of Canada’s largest provinces, the... more »
  •   Sunview Patio Doors Ltd. named Ernie Catalano as its first U.S. sales manager. Catalano will be based in Bloomfield, N.J., and will cover the Northeast and Midwest.    “Sunview has been successfully working with Ernie Catalano in his previous position as director of sales and marketing at Ideal Window Manufacturing in New Jersey,” Tony Margiotta, Sunview... more »
  • Fry Consultants Inc., an Atlanta, Ga.-based market research and consulting firm, is updating its ongoing United States Residential Window and Patio Door Multi-Client Study. The study will provide data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2014 through 2016, alternative—hybrid/composite—windows, sales channel changes, regional differences, emerging trends and threats,... more »
  •   The Window & Door Dealers Alliance unveiled its new logo designed to resonate with window and door dealers as well as consumers, and reflect its growing membership, according to the WDDA.   The window and door depicted in the logo represent the primary focus of WDDA members in both the replacement and new construction markets. The green swoosh reflects specialty exterior... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," says... more »
  • For the sixth consecutive year, Andersen Corp. recognized five companies for transportation/logistics excellence, based on a combination of corporate and customer feedback as well as a company's contributions to specific program goals, Andersen reports. “Transportation and logistics are as much a reflection of our company as the quality of our products, so it’s only natural that we... more »