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  • 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 »
  • Euro Vinyl Windows & Doors, a manufacturer of Rehau window systems based in the greater Toronto area, is now live with CenterPoint, WTS Paradigm's front-end selling system, after a three-month implementation process, the supplier reports. Euro Vinyl is also working to implement MasterPoint, WTS Paradigm's back-end ERP system.     Euro Vinyl is promoting its use of WTS... more »
  • Thomas Chen, owner, founder and president of New York-based Crystal Window & Door Systems, has established Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems. Located in Riverside, Calif., the new company is producing vinyl windows and doors for markets in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. Crystal Pacific recently acquired certain assets from Malibu Window & Door, a now-defunct... more »
  • Two large companies in the British window and door industry, the Epwin Group and Latium, have merged. Representing companies involved in extrusion, window and glass fabrication, and sales and installation, the new company Epwin Holdings will employ approximately 2,500 people. The new business encompasses several Epwin brands–including Profile 22, Swish Window and Door Systems, Swish... more »
  • EuroWindoor, an umbrella organization of European industry associations, plans to host a conference in conjunction with Fensterbau/Frontale, the biennial international trade show held in Nuremberg, Germany.  Scheduled for March 21, the event is titled Climate Protection with New Windows. The conference is designed to provide a unique opportunity to get information on the latest legal and... more »