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  • Intek Plastics Inc. reports it has reduced its energy consumption by 17 percent in the first year of its Joint Energy Efficiency Plan, a four-year effort developed in cooperation with Xcel Energy. Intek’s goal is a 25 percent reduction, or 1.5 million kilowatt hours, by 2014. With its efforts in 2010 alone, the extruder of custom plastic products, including window and door components, has... more »
  • On Monday, two long-time competitors in flexible, warm-edge spacer technologies were brought under one roof as Quanex Building Products Corp. announced the acquisition of Edgetech I.G. Inc. The deal still must be approved by the government, executives note, but they are already eying growth opportunities for the combined operations, which will bring together Edgetech with Quanex's Truseal... more »
  • Grand Mark Solutions, a new affiliate of HighMark Digital Inc., has been started to establish a dealer network to offer entry and interior door replacement services. The program combines Highmark's technology for electronically measuring exising door openings with marketing and an infrastructure that enables dealers to efficiently meet homeowner needs, executives state. “We have the proven... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has signed a definitive agreement with Lauren International to acquire Edgetech I.G. Inc. for $107.0 million in an all cash transaction. Closing will take place immediately upon conclusion of applicable governmental regulatory approval. Edgetech I.G., headquartered in Cambridge, Ohio, has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., the UK and Germany that produce and... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has filed the appropriate papers with the Federal Election Commission to establish the WDMA Political Action Committee. The association says that WDMA PAC will raise funds to contribute to candidates for Congress that support the industry's advocacy goals in Washington. "Forming WDMA PAC was the next logical step in advancing the association's... more »
  • Glass maker Guardian Industries has signed a joint development agreement with Infinite Edge Technologies to commercialize a new warm-edge spacer system. The companies are working collaboratively to introduce the IET's InfiSpace spacer system into the global marketplace, executives report. Based in White Bear Lake, Minn., IET was founded in 2007 to develop new warm-edge solutions for the IG... more »
  • Primary Wave Media, a supplier of toll-free vanity telephone number marketing packages, reports it has signed up its first three licensees for its 1-877-WINDOWS package. Philadelphia-based Remodeling Concepts, Dallas-based Window Expo and HomeRite Windows & Doors with locations in Harrisburg, Pa., and Washington County, Md., will each be using the phone number in their markets. "As a... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors has announced that this year's annual convention and exhibition will be held in Nashville, Tenn., October 23-27. The organization was originally scheduled to be in the Music City in 2010, but moved last year's event to Charlotte, N.C, after spring floods damaged the Opryland Hotel. The city of Nashville remained one of the preferred cities in its 2010... more »
  • Atlantem Industrie, a subsidiary of the French company Groupe VM Matériaux, has acquired Fenètres Lapco Inc., a manufacturer of PVC windows and doors based in Mirabel, Que. Founded in 1994 by Normand Lapierre, the Canadian company employs 50 people and reported 2010 sales of about $8.5 million (U.S.).  With 3,000 employees, VM Matériaux consists of three groups. One is involved in... more »
  • Sika Corp. has launched a new U.S. Web site to showcase the company's product range in both its construction and industry products divisions.  The site features sections devoted to such topics as renewable energies and sustainability, as well as a page dedicated to window and door industry products. Direct links to product applications and a Document Download Center are designed to... more »