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  • Allied Windows in British Columbia is being closed by the Atis Group, but the Canadian window and door manufacturer plans to invest $3 million to expand operations in several other locations, according to an article in the Montreal Gazette.  With manufacturing operations across Canada, the Atis Group plans to boost capacity at two Quebec facilities and another in Vancouver, British Columbia... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to open verification testing for the Energy Star Windows, Doors and Skylights program to all certification bodies. EPA will be modifying its partner commitments to remove the exclusive reference to the National Fenestration Rating Council, which aligns the window program with those for other Energy Star products, officials note. Window,... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors entered receivership last week and could be sold to new owners, according to an article in the local newspaper.  A Pittsburgh-based private investment firm, the Meridian Group, has been appointed receiver for the vinyl window manufacturer, which continues to operate while its future is determined. "The company has been struggling through the recession and... more »
  • In a year that saw the new construction market continue to struggle, Hurd Windows & Doors introduced new products, hired a number of associates and raced to keep up with product demand, officials state. What's more, executives at the Wisconsin-based company say they are looking forward to even more success in 2012. Hurd's successful 2011 was jump-started in January by the purchase of... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. is planning to close a pre-hanging and distribution facility in North Wilkesboro, N.C., in March. The facility, acquired by the door and window manufacturer in 2006, employs about 60 people. The facility is closing because Jeld-Wen has shifted the door prehanging and distribution business it had at the North Carolina facility to a wholesale customer in the Southeast, explains Teri... more »
  • Fred A. Malik Sr., 98, died Feb. 7, 2012, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Miss. In the 1970s, Malik started Vicksburg Aluminum Metal Products Co. Inc. or Vampco, a supplier of window and door screen products that targeted the manufactured housing industry.  A developer of numerous components, as well as time saving processes and fabrication practices, he was also instrumental in... more »
  • Orlando, Fla.—Window and door customers want “bigger, simpler and more glass,” according to Kolbe & Kolbe’s Cindy Bremer at last week’s International Builders’ Show. That view was shared by many, with product design and aesthetics being prominent discussion topics among industry exhibitors on the floor of the Orange County Convention Center.... more »
  • A company attorney is telling local news media that Twinsburg, Ohio-based Regency Window Co. is closed for good.  The window and door dealer and installer had defaulted on more than $4 million in loans and that its assets had been seized by its secured lender, Roynat Business Capital, according to an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.   Regency had shut down operations in... more »
  • Several new product enhancements and programs are being launched by Sunrise Windows to help dealers "get off to a fast start in 2012," company officials state. Among the new product options are more color combinations and architectural hardware finishes for its double hung and slider products. “One of the keys to our growth during the downturn in the remodeling market has been our... more »
  • Hansons Windows, the Troy, Mich.-based home improvement company, has added Blake Gitlin as its new VP of marketing. He joins the dealer after more than 20 years in the wireless communications and travel industries. The hiring of Gitlin to the newly-created position reflects an aggressive new slant toward marketing and brand protection at Hansons, officials note. “Blake brings with him not... more »