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  • Custom Glass Products of Carolina Inc., the manufacturer of Decralite grids, reports it has successfully concluded a patent litigation case against Infini-Lite LLC. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has permanently enjoined any further infringement of Decralite patents and the Decralite trademark, according to Custom Glass. Based in Salisbury, N.C., Custom Glass also... more »
  • Kevin O'Meara, currently chairman of Atrium Cos. Inc. and an operating partner at Golden Gate Capital, Atrium's majority shareholder, is assuming the chief executive officer position.  He succeeds Gregory T. Faherty, current Atrium president and CEO, who is retiring.  Prior to joining Golden Gate, O'Meara was president and COO of Builders FirstSource Inc., the  distributor and... more »
  • Santelli Tempered Glass Inc., a Pennsylvania-based supplier to residential window manufacturers, plans to open a new tempering facility in Elkhart, Ind.  The company plans to invest more than $3.7 million to lease and equip a 32,500 square-foot facility, according to officials with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. "Elkhart is perfectly situated between major glass areas of Toledo... more »
  • Alcoa plans to purchase Traco, the Cranberry, Pa.-based manufacturer of commercial windows and doors.  Traco will become part of Alcoa's global Building and Construction Systems business, which also includes Kawneer, the manufacturer of architectural aluminum windows, curtain wall and storefront products and entrance systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Traco's strong brand... more »
  • As part of a green initiative, the Amesbury Group recently installed a blower-powered air wipe system to dry extruded plastic at its Statesville, N.C., textile facility.  The compressed air reduction project is expected to yield  $41,000 annual electricity cost savings in the extrusion department at the plant, with the industry supplier planning to bring in similar equipment at its... more »
  • Marvin Windows & Doors has discontinued its wood entry door product line, company officials report.  The decision also impacts its interior wood door line, introduced earlier this year at the International Builders' Show.  The Warroad, Minn., company entered the entry door business in 2005 with the the acquisition of Heritage Door, a high-end wood manufacturer with a 65,... more »
  • "Warning: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear." Many window and door manufacturers arealready looking at the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rules addressing lead and necessary precautions for the work in their rearview mirror. Through the efforts of many, however, enforcement of the regulations was pushed back until October of this year. Before we get too far away from... more »
  • A delegation from the Window & Door Dealers Alliance visited the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., delivering the organization's official response to the EPA's request for comments on proposed lead clearance testing rules under its Renovation, Repair and Paint program.  The WDDA group also brought nearly 200 letters gathered from dealers around the country... more »
  • The board of directors at Intek Plastics Inc. has appointed Mike Kinning as president and Steve Glienke as chief operating officer. The two serve as co-leaders of the Hastings, Minn., based company effective immediately. Kinning started at Intek in 1991 as a sales engineer, and went on to serve the supplier of custom extruded and fabricated plastic products as business manager, manufacturing... more »
  • Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has expanded its product line by forming a strategic partnership with Dr. Hahn, a German manufacturer of hinges for metal and vinyl doors. “We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the need for European hardware throughout North America, and we are always looking to offer the world’s most advanced solutions to... more »