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  • Representing the culmination of 18 months of hardwork and dedication by employees, Keymark Corp. recently became registered to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System standard, officials report. The aluminum extrusion manufacturing and finishing company based in Fonda, N.Y., achieved ISO 9001:2008 status through BSI, an accredited certification body that performed two stages of audits based... more »
  • Baltimore, Md.–Decking and railing products accounted for much of the floorspace and enjoyed much of the traffic at last week's Remodeling Show.  A handful of window and door manufacturers were on hand at the Baltimore Convention Center, as were suppliers of numerous other building products, but this year's show seemed to reach a tipping point with outdoor products becoming the main... more »
  • Boston–The forecast is for moderate growth in 2013 and beyond, according to three construction experts presenting their findings at the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s first Executive Management Conference held here last week. Window and door company executives “may not feel it” yet, said one economist. Among other reasons, 35 percent of all jobs lost in the... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has named Paul Valle as president of Silver Line Building Products, its New Jersey-based vinyl window and patio doors division. He joins Andersen from CertainTeed Corp., where his most recent role was president of the North American insulation group.   “Paul brings strong building material industry experience and has proven results in operating within a matrix... more »
  • Reflecting an improvement in demand for its products, Ply Gem Windows has announced plans to add of 200 jobs and make a significant capital investment at its Rocky Mount, Va.-manufacturing facility by the end of 2014.  , “The investment in the Rocky Mount facility will ensure the local community will benefit from our growth initiatives,” said Lynn Morstad, Ply Gem Windows... more »
  • Stanley Black & Decker has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI) to Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. for $1.4 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close by the first quarter 2013. With 2011 revenues of $940 million, HHI is a provider of residential locksets, residential builder’s hardware and plumbing fixtures. The company... more »
  • It was "all hands on deck" recently at Mathews Brothers Co. The window manufacturer recently hosted a record number of visitors in one day as two groups visited its factory in Belfast, Maine.     Mathews Brothers' Kyle Hawthorne reviews some of the complexities involved in producing and shipping radius windows with members of the Maine Maritime Academy’s Loeb-... more »
  • The British developer of Accoya wood technology, Accsys Technologies PLC, has entered into a new joint venture with Ineos to develop wood elements acetylation technology and processes for use in MDF, particle board and wood plastic composites. The new company, Tricoya Technologies Ltd., will develop and exploit a technlogy said to give engineered wood products a level of durability and... more »
  • To keep pace with sales growth, Quality Lineals USA Inc. and its sister company, NorthEast Windows USA Inc., have added 55,000 square feet to its Freeport, N.Y. facility. The expansion was was needed to accommodate five new extrusion lines, officials state. Increased demand in Quality Lineals' extrusion business is coming from the addition of PVC fencing, new window fabricators, and the... more »
  • New York–"Today's housing fundamentals are fantastic," according to John Burns, a California-based real estate consultant. Speaking at the 2012 Building and Infrastructure Conference here, hosted by Lincoln International and LEK Consulting, he pointed to steady job growth and low mortgage interest rates as key factors for steady growth in housing starts over the next several... more »