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  • Jeld-Wen Inc. has named Robert Turner as its new chairman of the board, according to a report in the Portland Business Journal. He succeeds Richard L. Wendt, who remains on the board. Turner has served on the Jeld-Wen board since 1994 and became vice chair in 2007.  He joined the window and door manufacturer in 1971 and later became executive vice president and COO. more »
  • Kinro Inc., the manufacturer of windows and doors for manufactured housing and recreational vehicles, is setting up production in Chester, S.C., according to an announcement from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.  The company is investing nearly $1 million in the facility, previously occupied by Philips Products. “We are thrilled to move forward with our new facility in... more »
  • Extreme Window & Entrance Systems, based in Moncton, N.B., has added the Royal Concerto Eco-Window product to its line, Royal Group Inc. reports.  Extreme Window will assemble, promote and sell the window line throughout the Maritime provinces of Canada. A Royal Group customer since 2005, the New Brunswick manufacturer has close to 50 distributors, selling products under the Extreme and... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors, the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer, is expanding its sales territory to include Colorado. The area, with its extreme climate conditions, will be an ideal market for the company's energy-efficient products because of their exceptional thermal performance and longevity, officials state. Tom Traub will serve as regional sales manager and will work to establish dealers to... more »
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan visited Northeast Building Products last Friday, where he addressed the company’s employees and took an hour-long tour of the window and door production facility. Also participating in the event were Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene... more »
  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer of windows and doors, plans to hire up to 100 workers at its Salisbury, N.C., plant after a job fair this Saturday. The company is expanding its workforce due to increased volume from its SpectraGuard vinyl replacement window primarily, reports Debbie LaPinska, VP of sales and marketing.  The product line, which is targeted at 26 states outside... more »
  • The New York City/Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is spearheading an April 15 protest in Washington, D.C., to ask for a delay and modifications to new lead paint rules set to go in effect April 22.  Organizers have reached out to numerous other NARI chapters and other groups "hoping for thousands" of contractors to turn out for the event... more »
  • Stock Building Supply has acquired the assets of National Home Centers Inc., an Arkansas building materials dealer that had filed for bankruptcy protection last December.  Stock had previously announced in February its intent to acquire the business.   “We are pleased to complete this transaction and look forward to working with our new colleagues in central and northwest... more »
  • 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 »