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  • GDIC Group LLC, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, has acquired the operating assets of Patio Enclosures Inc. through its subsidiary, GDIC Management Services LLC. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The new owners say they will continue to use the Patio Enclosures brand name. “GDIC is an acronym for Great Day In Cleveland; and it is certainly appropriate today, as we were able... more »
  • MarketSharp Software reports that Pella Corp. has renewed membership within the MarketSharp Strategic Alliance Program for a second year. The program provides Pella’s Certified and Select Contractors a number of benefits and opportunities including networking, industry educational events, branded marketing tools and preferred partner discounts on MarketSharp M, the supplier’s Web-... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group, formerly known as Power Windows & Siding, has relocated its headquarters to the Wharf at Rivertown in Chester, Pa. The move is expected to usher in hundreds of new, green jobs locally and nationally, company officials note. “We will be relocating to new corporate headquarters more than three times larger than our existing space and doing business in three... more »
  • Mighton Products Ltd. has selected Roto Frank of America to become the exclusive North American distributor for its Angel Ventlock. Developed in response to the enactment of Laila's Law in 2008, and the creation of ASTM F2090, Mighton's vent lock for hung and sliding windows limits the opening in order to help prevent accidental injury. “We are tremendously excited about this new strategic... more »
  • Orlando, Fla.–A fairly upbeat mood prevailed at last week's International Builders' Show, despite evidence that there's still plenty of caution about housing and the economy. Although the show filled only one hall of the Orange County Convention Center and attracted about half as many people as the last edition held here, window and door manufacturers exhibiting at the show seemed more... more »
  •   Final preparations in the PGT booth at the Orlando County Convention Center. Orlando, Fla.–Thousands of housing industry professionals, including builders, contractors and dealers from around the country, are gathered here for the International Builders' Show, which opens today at Orange County Convention Center. Although smaller than previous editions, thanks to the decline in... more »
  • Announcing the close of the comment period for Phase II of its windows volume purchase program, the Department of Energy is finalizing plans to move forward and open up participation to more manufacturers and suppliers of R-5 products.  Final specifications and a request for proposals will available on or around January 21 at DOE's Web site for the program. Responses to the RFP will be due... more »
  • The National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance responded recently to a House Republican's request for details on  "existing and proposed federal regulations that negatively impact the economy and jobs." A letter written by Phil James, president and CEO of both organizations, urged the Congressman to look closely at current and pending Environmental... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors has acquired New Jersey-based SuperSeal Manufacturing Co. Inc., a vinyl window manufacturer with a strong East Coast presence.  The addition is part of Hurd's strategic growth plan to expand its diverse product mix to address the shifting needs of a broad range of construction markets–with emphasis on the replacement window market, as well as new... more »
  • Maryland-based vinyl window manufacturer Thompson Creek Window Co. hosted President Barack Obama today for a tour of its facility with Rick Wuest, CEO and president.  The company served as a backdrop for the President to discuss the latest unemployment statistics and announce several White House appointments. The President gets a first-hand look at window assembly operations at... more »