January 24, 2011
Therma-Tru Doors is introducing a new Certified Installation Program for dealers and contractors to provide comprehensive training and direct-from-the-manufacturer skills to install entryway systems, it reports. The program is said to be the first of its kind from a national door manufacturer.
“Those completing this program have a powerful extra tool in their belts," say Jim... more »
January 20, 2011
Specialty vinyl product manufacturer Fen-Tech Inc. has new owners. Bachand Group Property Management, a real estate development and construction firm also based in Superior, Wis., took over at the beginning of this year. Terms were not disclosed.
According to an article in the the Duluth News Tribune, the new owners include partners Corey and Adam Bachand, and Pat Heytens, all of whom reportedly... more »
January 19, 2011
GDIC Group LLC, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, has acquired the operating assets of Patio Enclosures Inc. through its subsidiary, GDIC Management Services LLC. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The new owners say they will continue to use the Patio Enclosures brand name.
“GDIC is an acronym for Great Day In Cleveland; and it is certainly appropriate today, as we were able... more »
January 18, 2011
MarketSharp Software reports that Pella Corp. has renewed membership within the MarketSharp Strategic Alliance Program for a second year. The program provides Pella’s Certified and Select Contractors a number of benefits and opportunities including networking, industry educational events, branded marketing tools and preferred partner discounts on MarketSharp M, the supplier’s Web-... more »
January 18, 2011
Power Home Remodeling Group, formerly known as Power Windows & Siding, has relocated its headquarters to the Wharf at Rivertown in Chester, Pa. The move is expected to usher in hundreds of new, green jobs locally and nationally, company officials note.
“We will be relocating to new corporate headquarters more than three times larger than our existing space and doing business in three... more »
January 18, 2011
Mighton Products Ltd. has selected Roto Frank of America to become the exclusive North American distributor for its Angel Ventlock. Developed in response to the enactment of Laila's Law in 2008, and the creation of ASTM F2090, Mighton's vent lock for hung and sliding windows limits the opening in order to help prevent accidental injury.
“We are tremendously excited about this new strategic... more »
January 17, 2011
Orlando, Fla.–A fairly upbeat mood prevailed at last week's International Builders' Show, despite evidence that there's still plenty of caution about housing and the economy. Although the show filled only one hall of the Orange County Convention Center and attracted about half as many people as the last edition held here, window and door manufacturers exhibiting at the show seemed more... more »
January 12, 2011
Final preparations in the PGT booth at the Orlando County Convention Center.
Orlando, Fla.–Thousands of housing industry professionals, including builders, contractors and dealers from around the country, are gathered here for the International Builders' Show, which opens today at Orange County Convention Center.
Although smaller than previous editions, thanks to the decline in... more »
January 11, 2011
Announcing the close of the comment period for Phase II of its windows volume purchase program, the Department of Energy is finalizing plans to move forward and open up participation to more manufacturers and suppliers of R-5 products. Final specifications and a request for proposals will available on or around January 21 at DOE's Web site for the program.
Responses to the RFP will be due... more »
January 10, 2011
The National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance responded recently to a House Republican's request for details on "existing and proposed federal regulations that negatively impact the economy and jobs." A letter written by Phil James, president and CEO of both organizations, urged the Congressman to look closely at current and pending Environmental... more »