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  • Montreal-based Atis Group has acquired Allsco Building Products Ltd., a window and door manufacturer based in Moncton, N.B., according to several press reports.  Following up on several additions in Western Canada, the addition of Allsco enables Atis to serve Canada coast-to-coast.  "Allso is a clear leader in Atlantic Canada and will give Atis a presence in new markets, diversify... more »
  • Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu and Congresswoman Kathleen Dahlkemper visited Seaway Manufacturing Corp. today to meet with the owners and employees, tour the plant and promote energy efficiency tax credits for windows and doors. Secretary Chu inspects a new window while touring Seaway's plant in Erie, Pa. “Investing in energy efficiency is one of the quickest and most cost-... more »
  • Atrium Companies Inc., the Dallas-based manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors, reports that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has authorized the company’s entry into an equity purchase agreement with Golden Gate Capital and Kenner & Co. in conjunction with Atrium’s plan of reorganization. Atrium must still get final approval of its... more »
  • Nuremberg, Germany—Window and door executives from around the world have gathered to see the latest in equipment and components as Fensterbau/Frontale opens here today. More than 760 exhibitors, introducing new machines, hardware, profiles, fill more 10 halls at the Nürnberg Messe. Veka's display includes a window incorporating vacuum glazing. A walk... more »
  • Glasslam N.G.I. Inc. plans to open three new manufacturing facilities for its Air-Tight insulating glass foam spacer products this year. The expansion is due to the success and acceptance of the spacer program, according to Gerhard Reichert, president. Glasslam will open Air-Tight UK Ltd. in Kent, UK, to service existing and new accounts in the growing European warm-edge insulating glass market.... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy today outlined a series of steps to further strengthen the Energy Star program and boost confidence in the Energy Star brand. The action covers products across the board and is not specifically targeted at windows, doors and skylights in the program. Officials note that in addition to third-party testing already underway,... more »
  • Window & Door Dealers Alliance representatives met with officials from the White House Office of Management & Budget and Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to make the case for preserving the “opt-out” provisions in the Environmental Protection Agency’s pending Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. The meeting was “encouraging,” according to... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Ledco Inc., located in Shelbyville, Ky.  A manufacturer of interior flush doors, specializing in molded, veneer, mirror, pine, and bifold doors, Ledco serves wholesale customer East of the Rockies. Previously known as Lake Erie Door Co., Ledco was founded in 1964 in Akron, Ohio, by the Solomon family and has been manufacturing and... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed a new leasdership team at its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C., this week.  Stephen Sisson of Karona Inc. was elected the association's new chairman by the WDMA board of directors, replacing outgoing Chairman Steve Tourek of Marvin Windows & Doors. "I look forward to serving as WMDA chairman and... more »
  • A coalition of construction and building product industry groups wrote a letter to Congressional leaders last week requesting a delay in the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead  Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. The letter argues that EPA is not ready to implement the LRRP laws starting on April 22.  Sent specifically to Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Lisa... more »