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  • Onex Corp., a Toronto-based private equity firm, is investing $675 million to acquire a significant minority interest in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. The Klamath Falls, Ore.-based manufacturer will continue to be majority-owned by the Trust of Mr. Richard Wendt, members of the Wendt family, Jeld-Wen employees and other existing shareholders, it is reported. With reported 2010 revenue of more than $3... more »
  • A growing number of window manufacturers have fallen prey to lawsuits which include allegations that an individual homeowner claim is being brought on behalf of a much larger “class” of consumers. Even the risk of certification allowing a case to proceed as a class action can create a very serious situation. The tools for managing this risk have been elusive. However, the United... more »
  • Acme Tools, a distributor and retailer of tools and equipment, is expanding to offer industrial woodworking machinery and tooling products to customers in the Upper Midwest. Products from more than 60 major manufacturers are being added to support the production needs of window and door manufacturers, cabinet makers and furniture producers, the company reports. With the addition, the Grand Forks... more »
  • One-time manufacturer of Milestone Windows, Florida Extruders International Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida last week. In court papers, the company said it plans to submit a plan to sell off substantially all its assets to the highest bidder. Based in Sanford, Fla., FEI started in 1989 as a vertically-integrated... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has accepted Gorell Windows & Doors into its "Save Energy Now Leader” program. As a participant, the Pennsylvania-based vinyl replacement window manufacturer has pledged to reduce its energy intensity—and associated carbon emissions—by at least 25 percent over the next 10 years.... more »
  • The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance have moved.  The organizations are in new offices located at 1945 Old Gallows Rd., Suite 750, Vienna, VA 22182. The phone number for Window & Door and WDDA remains the same (703/442-4890).  Contact information for the Window & Door editorial and... more »
  • Shirley Wang, founder and CEO of Plastpro Inc., will be among several Americans who will be honored on May 7 with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the award recognizes community leaders from diverse ethnic origins for their outstanding contributions to the nation and the world. NECO is recognizing Wang for her efforts to foster deeper... more »
  • The United States International Trade Commission has reached a final determination in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports of aluminum extrusions from China. Agreeing with U.S. Department of Commerce findings that these products are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value, ITC officials have cleared the way for preliminary duties imposed last... more »
  • Feldco Factory Direct, a window and siding dealer based in Des Plaines, Ill., has opened its newest office and showroom location in Menasha, Wis., to serve homeowners in Northern Wisconsin. "We are extremely excited about opening our third location in Wisconsin," states John Quintana, Feldco Green Bay GM. "We have been serving the Midwest for over 30 years, and feel our... more »
  • ScreenItAgain.com, a new online shopping portal for made-to-order window and door replacement screens and grilles, has been launched by Quanex Building Products Corp., parent company of Truseal Technologies, Mikron Industries, Homeshield Fenestration Components and Edgetech I.G. The site is designed to enable homeowners to order replacement screens and grilles, traditionally a confusing and time... more »