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  • While sales have retreated at many window and door companies in recent years, Roto Frank of America has enjoyed growth thanks to "a strategic focus on customers," according to Chris Dimou, president and CEO. The operation, based in Chester, Ct., was recently honored by Roto AG, its German parent for its turnaround in sales. The focus on customers can be seen throughout the Roto... more »
  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Inc. has signed an agreement with Meshtec International Co. Ltd., to begin manufacturing and marketing products with Meshtec high-tensilve stainless steel mesh, said to provide unparalleled security protection for doors and windows. Based in Thailand, Meshtec is a global supplier of security mesh and a manufacturer of security doors, screens, balustrade, and window... more »
  • An overview on window and door industry trends and a look at Federal Trade Commission guidelines related to environmental marketing highlight the agenda at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's summer conference. Scheduled for June 10-13 at the Chicago Oak Brook Hills Marriott in Oak Brook, Ill., the event will also feature a full slate of committee meetings devoted to AAMA... more »
  • A newly-posted “Old House, New Door & More” video from Therma-Tru Doors provides step-by-step instructions on the removal of the door on a 100+ year old home and its replacement with an energy-efficient fiberglass entry door. Licensed contractor Mark Clement offers insights on the removal of the older door, lead-safe practices and tips for installing a new Classic-Craft Canvas... more »
  • Amesbury, the supplier of hardware, weatherseals, extrusions and other window and door components, has acquired Unique Balance International, located in Montreal, Canada. The company offers a range of balances to the window industry in Canada, the United States and Europe. Unique Balance will continue to supply its existing customers from the current Montreal location as part of Amesbury... more »
  • Planning for the 10th annual FeneVision User Conference is underway. Designed for window and door manufacturers and glass fabricators using software systems developed by Fenetech Inc., the event is scheduled for June 24-27 in Cleveland. "Ten years ago, our goal was to build an active and vibrant user community that shared ideas to help make FeneVision a great product and to help our clients... more »
  • Expanding its footprint in the architectural door market once again, Masonite International Corp. has completed the acquisition of all of the capital stock of Algoma Hardwoods Inc. With approximately 350 employees, Algoma reports 2011 revenues exceeding $60 million.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Algoma, Wis., Algoma manufactures architecturally specified... more »
  • During its spring House of Delegates meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry named Michael Hydeck of Hydeck Design Build in Telford, Pa., as its chairman of the board. The organization also elevated Dean Herriges of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc. in Mukwonago, Wis. to the office of president. “NARI members have assisted in government affairs initiatives and were... more »
  • Simonton Windows is looking to add more than 250 workers at its plants in West Virginia, Illinois and California. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors is planning to add full-time production personnel in the areas of glass, glazing, vinyl and loading operations, it reports. At present, Simonton is looking to add 160 workers at its facilities in West Virginia, 75 workers at its plant... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese trade association that will bring a large number of additional manufacturers to the annual NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas in January 2013. A formal signing ceremony was held April 19 in Foshan, China, between officials from the China Building Ceramics & Sanitaryware... more »