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  •         Chelsea extrusion lines Chelsea Building Products Inc. announced plans to invest in new high-capacity vinyl profile extruders and downstream equipment for its production facility in Oakmont, Pa., during fourth quarter 2013. The investment is expected to increase Chelsea's lineal production capacity by 20 percent.  The investment in new extruding... more »
  •       Custom decorative glass manufacturer Kenyon’s Glass launched a website devoted to informing manufacturers and consumers of its capabilities. In addition to highlighting the decorative door and window glass products and services available from the company, the new website also features a Design Your Own tab for customers to visualize a... more »
  • NanaWall Systems Inc. provided products for four homes featured in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The highest ranked team, from the University of Nevada Las Vegas created a home using NanaWall Systems in every room. The home, named DesertSol, also won the Market Appeal contest. "Since 2005, NanaWall opening glass wall systems have played a significant role in nearly a... more »
  • PGT Inc. saw improved financial results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2013. "We delivered our highest quarterly sales since the first quarter of 2007, coming in at $64.9 million, up 45 percent over the third quarter of 2012," reports Rod Hershberger, president and CEO. "A combination of improving market conditions and marketing programs focused on both consumers and... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security announced the appointment of Jason Baab as vice president of mergers and acquisitions and the promotion of Elif Sagsen-Ercel to the position of vice president of strategy.  Baab is former director of business development at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Prior to hist stint at Goodyear, he held positions at SPX Corp. as VP of business development, at... more »
  • Baltimore―The DOE is seeking the next game-changing, energy-saving window technology, said Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist for the Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies Program, at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s National Fall Conference held here this week. In short, the BTO is looking for the next low-E. The BTO has established... more »
  • Winchester Industries will be the featured company on Manufacturing Marvels, airing November 8, 2013, on The Fox Business Network during “The Willis Report” show, (6 p.m. EST, 5 CST, 4 MST, 3 PST). The two-minute spot highlights American manufacturers and their products, as well as the companies’ processes and customers. Winchester's segment was shot on location at the company'... more »
  • Builders FirstSource Inc. reported increased third quarter sales and income. Specifically: third quarter 2013 sales increased 38.1 percent to $402.9 million compared to third quarter 2012 sales of $291.8 million gross margin percentage improved to 23.0 percent, up from 19.8 percent in the third quarter of 2012 Operating income was $20.3 million, up nearly $22.0 million when compared to an... more »
  • The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office will fund the creation of a program to rate and certify the performance of fenestration attachments. The BTO is encouraging funding applicants to begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of funding becoming available. The funding opportunity is open to applicants in the following areas:... more »
  • McGraw Hill Construction released its 2014 Dodge Construction Outlook, which predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2014 will rise 9 percent to $555.3 billion, higher than the 5 percent increase to $508 billion estimated for 2013. Single-family housing will grow 26 percent in dollars, corresponding to a 24 percent increase in units to 785,000. The positives for single-family housing... more »