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  • Maximizing the value of each window opening and new innovative sales tools are the subject of two seminars being offered by Royal Building Products in conjunction with Win-Door North America, scheduled for November 15-17 in Toronto. The presentation on maximizing each sale will discuss interior options such as shades and shutters, window trim and paint and stain offerings.  The second... more »
  • The number of OSHA recordable accidents is significantly lower at Gorell Windows & Doors over the past year—down from 42 recordable accidents in 2010 to just 17 so far this year. This improved safety record (a 7.9 OSHA Incident Rating) has resulted in much less lost work time due to accidents, the manufacturer notes. “Awareness and communication—that’s the ‘magic... more »
  • By the end of 2011, Pella Corp. will close its West Columbia, S.C., vinyl window manufacturing plant.  In addition, the window and door manufacturer is offering incentives for team members at some of its manufacturing locations to retire or voluntarily leave the company to adjust its workforce numbers to align with continued projections for a declining housing economy, reports Kathy... more »
  • Glasslam CEO Steve Howes, in partnership with Pat Argento, owner of Hurricane Impact Glass & Aluminum, has purchased Florida Powder Coating in Lantana, Fla., and formed a new company, Cirrus Powder Coating.  With the new ownership, two automated spacer manufacturing systems that will produce Air-Tight S silicone insulating glass spacer will be added to the operation. “Because of... more »
  • According to numerous local press accounts, Weather Shield Windows & Doors plans to keep its plant in Park Falls, Wis., open.  The decision was made following a union vote at the facility to accept a new contract that keeps wages frozen for two years, reports WAOW News.      Meanwhile, union workers at Weather Shield's plant in Mosinee, Wis., have rejected the... more »
  • Citing continued weak demand, Jeld-Wen Inc. is closing its vinyl window plant in Cheyenne, Wyo., according to a report in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.  The 112 workers at the facility received notice from the company, which expects the site to be closed by mid-December. The newspaper received a company statement that noted, "After extensive evaluation and discussion, we... more »
  • Following up the announcement that it was shutting down its Illinois facility, Milgard Windows & Doors says it has additional plans to close window manufacturing plants in California and Arizona. It has also closed its Milgard Tempering operation in Washington state.  The changes are expected to be completed by the end of the year. Over the next few months, Milgard will move window... more »
  • Nashville, Tenn.—“Don’t worry about those forecasts that say we may get a double-dip recession,” said McCoy Building Supply’s John N. Meeks, speaking to Association of Millwork Distributors members on Monday. “Those of us in building products aren’t out of the first dip yet.”     McCoy Building Products' John Meeks With a... more »
  • With the recent assignment of bankruptcy at Bonneville Windows & Doors, officials at Bonneville Solutions, a division of Farley WinDoor Ltd., have stepped forward to reassure customers and suppliers that all operations continue as normal at its two plants in Quebec. Despite the similar trade names, the two companies are unrelated.  “Bonneville Solutions manufactures PVC, steel... more »
  • Nashville, Tenn.—Busy aisles and an influx of new exhibitors marked the opening of the Association of Millwork Distributors annual exhibition here yesterday. Once again, AMD's trade show is featuring more options in doors, but a variety of other new products are being featured this year as well.     AMD always provides a showcase for new doors from manufacturers such as Tru... more »