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  • Royal Group Inc. anticipates disciplined growth across its building products divisions following the completion of a debt-for-equity exchange by parent Georgia Gulf Corp., executives report. The new capital structure reduces Georgia Gulf’s long-term debt by $736 million, also reducing its annual interest expense by $69.7 million. “We are immediately positioned to be a stronger... more »
  • The manufacturer of Woodport interior doors, Owens Door Co., closed its doors last Thursday.  Its parent company, Owens Inc., went into court-supervised receivership Friday when it was unable to meet obligations on its debt, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Based in Shawano, Wis., Owens employed about 150 people at its two factories.  In addition to Owens Door,... more »
  • SureView Inc., a Cleveland-based fiberglass fenestration lineal systems supplier, is preparing to roll out a new product line for window and door manufacturers at the International Builders' Show this coming January.  Producing fenestration lineals and components at manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, the company currently sells to customers in the U.S., Canada and the UK... more »
  • Indicating he didn't want to tip his hand too much, President Obama told attendees at last week's White House job summit that the administration was looking aggressively at programs to encourage investment in energy efficiency upgrades and weatherization as part of its efforts to stimulate job creation.  His remarks came in response to comments from Ron Saxton, executive vice president of... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, bringing together past and present leaders of the company at its headquarters in Cambridge, Ohio.  The manufacturer of Super Spacer, wholly owned subsidiary of New Philadelphia, Ohio-based Lauren Mfg., also marked the occasion with the ribbon-cutting on a new dedicated extrusion line. Edgetech’s entire team was on hand,... more »
  • Ron Saxton, executive vice president of Jeld-Wen Inc., has been invited to attend President Obama's "Jobs Summit" at the White House tomorrow. The summit will involve about 130 people from around the country, primarily business and labor leaders. The forum's objective is to discuss ways to bolster American jobs. "I am looking forward to discussing policies and strategies that will... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is conducting a free webinar on December 3 looking at the use of its Component Modeling Approach for rating the energy performance of commercial fenestration system in California.  The webinar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon PST (1 - 3 p.m. EST). CMA is referenced as a compliance path in the state of California’s Title 24, the California... more »
  • Steves & Sons Inc. and Crest Doors Inc. are merging, with the interior and exterior door manufacturing businesses to operate as one company moving forward. Both are owned by the Steves family, with operations based San Antonio, Texas. To be operated as Steves & Sons, the newly-combined company will continue to market products under the Steves and the Crest brand names. “During these... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has joined Start Over!–a national coalition working to defeat health care reform legislation currently under review in the U.S. Senate. "We need health care legislation that focuses on reducing costs. We want Congress to start over and get health care reform right," says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. As part of its... more »
  • Legislation tying the federal tax credit for windows, doors and skylights to 2010 Energy Star standards introduced by Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) in the House is being applauded by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The bill (H.R. 4112), identical to U.S. Senate legislation (S. 1792) introduced in October, would apply to purchases made in 2010. The bill has bipartisan support and was... more »