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  • Stanley (Stan) Kenneth Dudeck, the president and founder of Winnipeg, Man.-based Paramount Windows & Doors Inc., passed away July 9, at the age of 84.   Beginning his working career as a teacher in Morris, Man., Dudeck's true passion was for carpentry. He began building homes in the 1940s and soon after opened Paramount Windows, a 2,400-square-foot facility in Winnipeg that... more »
  • A large, steam-pressurized metal tank exploded early Monday morning at the Marshfield DoorSystems plant in Marshfield, Wis., causing an estimated $3 million in damages, according to several local press reports. Company officials were not returning calls to local media about the event.  The Wausau Daily Herald says the facility remains closed as the cause of the explosion is under... more »
  • A new series of commercials from Jeld-Wen Inc. celebrates the company’s involvement in “the beautiful game.” Launched July 10 with a commercial aired on ESPN during a Portland Timbers vs. the Seattle Sounders soccer match, the campaign also demonstrates the window and door manufacturer's committment to its home state, officials note. “We understand the commitment, the... more »
  • Continuing a new product campaign launched in June, MI Windows & Doors has deployed Apple iPad 2.0 tablets equipped with a customized iPad application to its sales force. The tablets will allow the team to access sales tools such as videos, brochures, technical specifications, and sell sheets that will help them more effectively sell the new MI EnergyCore energy efficient window system,... more »
  • Consumers are playing a greater role in choosing window brands, with energy efficiency remaining a top priority, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2011 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study, released last week. A second, separate survey of conducted by the market research firm found that builders and remodelers see products improving, but are less satisfied with the ordering... more »
  • If you have ever tried to run an internet search for your business name to see what pops up under the results, you might notice “sponsored advertising” links above, below or next to the search results. In those sponsored listings, you might also notice these ads are using your business name or identifying your product in the advertisement itself, even though you are in no way... more »
  • John H. Myers & Son, a York, Pa.-based building product distributor, has became part of US LBM, a collection of building products distributors serving the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic in eight states with more than 35 locations. Owned by private equity group BlackEagle Partners, US LBM say it is one one of the fastest-growing suppliers of building products in the United States.... more »
  • Marshfield DoorSystems Inc., a manufacturer of door and door components for commercial and architectural applications, is being acquired by Masonite Inc. Marshfield employs approximately 600 people, with a primary facility in Marshfield, Wis., and two smaller locations in Greensboro, N.C. and Largo, Fla. Masonite reports that Marshfield's 2010 revenue exceeded $100 million. No other financial... more »
  • Hinge manufacturer Simonswerk is continuing its international expansion by establishing a new subsidiary in Whitewater, Wis. The 120-year-old German company produces heavy-duty, high-performance and premium adjustable hinges and has produced hinge systems, serving more than 60 international markets with representation in 19 countries, the company reports.   Hinge production at... more »
  • Allied Building Products Corp., a division of Oldcastle Inc., has acquired Astro Building Supplies Inc., a privately held wholesale building materials supplier based in Taylor, Mich. A two branch distributor of roofing, siding and windows, Astro was founded in 1966 by Don Speer. While focusing primarily on the remodeling markets  in Taylor and Roseville, Mich., the two branches provide... more »