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  • Atrium Cos., the owner of Houston-based Champion Window, has agreed to adhere to revised immigration compliance programs and to pay $2 million as forfeited funds to the Department of Homeland Security, according to the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, along with Robert Rutt, an ICE special agent in Houston, also note that the government has agreed not... more »
  • Eastman Chemical Co. and Solutia Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Eastman will acquire Solutia. The transaction, expected to close in mid-2012, is valued at about $4.7 billion. “The acquisition of Solutia is a significant step in our growth strategy and one that I am confident will strengthen Eastman as a top-tier specialty chemical company with strong, stable... more »
  • Using a new technology said to fuse a long-lasting and realistic interior wood appearance to vinyl, the new TimberBond line of replacement windows has been launched by Champion Window. Available in light oak, dark oak or cherry, the option enables homeowners to get the look of wood with the benefits of the manufacturer's vinyl windows.   One of Champion's new woodgrain finishes... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to update the guiding principles documents of the overall Energy Star program.  A letter went out to stakeholder yesterday seeking input. "Over the past two years, significant and rapid changes to the Energy Star products program have been implemented," explains Ann Bailey, director of product labeling for the program. "Last... more »
  • Special-Lite Inc. has acquired Universal Pultrusions LLC, a manufacturer of pultruded fiberglass reinforced plastic doors, frames, thresholds and related accessories for commercial entrance applications. The purchase includes Universal's manufacturing facility located in Marshall, Ark. Based in Decatur, Mich., Special-Lite manufactures entrance systems consisting of flush, monumental, woodgrain... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors will once again host a spring educational event featuring an interactive one-day workshop in conjunction with a member plant tour.  This spring, AMD is heading to Mobile, Ala., with the meeting set for the Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa and a visit set for Barnett Millworks. “Strategically Aligned Sales Incentives” is the... more »
  • Mount Laurel, N.J.–The Northeast Window & Door Association learned about reducing scrap, as well as potential product lines required to keep up with increasing energy efficiency demands in the residential market at its winter meeting here today.  The event, which also featured a tabletop reception, featured updates from a number of other speakers.   Joseph Machine's... more »
  • The Home Depot has acquired Redbeacon, an online services company that connects consumers with home maintenance, repair and remodeling contractors. The home improvement retailer tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution that it is too soon to say what its plans are for the California-based company. Redbeacon is currently available in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Los... more »
  • Traditionally a four-day event, the International Builders' Show will be reduced to three days when it moves to Las Vegas next year. The 2013 edition of the annual event hosted by the National Association of Home Builders is scheduled for January 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  "It's all about helping our attendees and exhibitors meet with each other in a much more... more »
  • Paragon Door Designs has renovated its website, www.paragondoor.com, to offer consumers and dealers an improved resource for information on its replacement entry doors and storm doors.       “With websites becoming accessed more often with mobile devices, we designed the site to be iPad-friendly to better meet the needs of our dealers that are using iPads during... more »