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  • George F. Mancuso has been appointed the new chief executive officer at Lag Design Industrial Millwork Corp., a wood door manufacturer based in Seneca, Kan. "Lag Design is on the grow and with the solid background of growing companies and their people, Mancuso's presence in our organization was recognized immediately," reports Kenneth Hermesch, chairman of the board.  "We are... more »
  • Spartech Corp., a St. Louis-based producer of plastic sheet, compounds, and packaging products, reports it has entered into an agreement to sell its profile extrusion business located in Winnipeg, Man., to Acrylon Plastics Inc. The operation supplied window and door profiles to manufacturers across Canada. The purchaser, Acrylon, is not new to the window and door business. Based in... more »
  • Can-Best, a building envelope research and testing firm based in Brampton, Ont., is adding Can-Best West. The new location, in Maple Ridge, B.C., will provide state-of-art testing services to the building and construction industries in Western Canada and the U.S., according to Elie Alkhoury, president and CEO . Jeff Cooke will serve as general manager of the West Coast office and will continue... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance recently released its new TM-3100-09 Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units.  Designed to assist in achieving the long-term performance of IG units, the advisory guidelines are intended for use by those who design, specify, manufacture and install insulating glass. More... more »
  • Looking to better address the challenge of safely handling glass sheets weighing as much as 200 pounds and assembled door panels weighing as much as 500 pounds, Marvin Windows & Doors' Tennessee plant recently installed new material handling equipment from AirOlift Lifting Systems, the supplier reports. Workers at the Ripley, Tenn., plant now use one of two manipulating systems to pick... more »
  • The employees at CMI’s manufacturing plant in Towanda, Pa., have recorded more than 15 million work hours without a lost workday accident, company officials report. The last lost-time incident at the plant occurred on July 27, 1997–over 12 years ago. “Achieving this safety milestone is rarely accomplished in building products manufacturing,” says Matt Ameigh, CMI mill... more »
  • Overhead Door Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with Wayne-Dalton Corp. to acquire substantially all the assets of Wayne-Dalton’s commercial and residential overhead door business, as well as its Fabric-Shield storm panel business. The combined company would create North America’s premier manufacturer and marketer of overhead doors and openers, officials state. Under the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its national fall conference, scheduled for September 20-23 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. Hot topics at the conference will include AAMA’s proposed Green and Sustainability Product Certification Program. Currently, the proposed program adopts a sliding scale approach for recycled... more »
  • William S. “Bill” Marvin, who led the growth of Marvin Windows & Doors from a regional lumber company to a leading manufacturer, died August 31, 2009, at his home in Warroad, Minn., surrounded by his family. Most recently serving as honorary chairman of the company, he was 92 years old. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Marvin worked briefly for General Mills... more »
  • In a move designed to reinforce Truseal Technologies' efforts to develop and support innovative IG equipment, Besten Equipment Co. and Billco Manufacturing have signed an expanded cooperation agreement, Truseal officials state.  Under the agreement, Besten plans to continue to design, develop and service equipment, but will outsource manufacturing to Billco, explains Gus Coppola, president... more »