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  • The fiberglass pultrusion plant of Omniglass Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.  Laurie Davies, president of the company, has already vowed to build the facility, but says it is too early to offer any timetable. According to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Damage at the 60,000-square-foot... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors is partnering with Arizona-based Vista Pointe Architectural Systems, a manufacturer of folding and sliding patio door systems. The move enables Hurd to offer an expanded range of patio door products through its distributors. “Bi-fold and telescoping doors are complicated systems. They are best created by specialists that know exactly what they’re doing,... more »
  • Amesbury, the supplier of window and door hardware, weatherseals and other components, has acquired Overland Products Inc. Based in Fremont, Neb., Overland supplies metal stampings for a wide range of applications, mainly in the fenestration market.  Overland, has been a long-standing partner and supplier to Amesbury’s hardware manufacturing operations, officials note.  As part of... more »
  • Access Hardware Supply, a wholesale distributor of access control equipment and mechanical and electronic locking hardware for commercial doors, has developed the Retrofit Installation iPad App. When used on-site, the app prompts the user to fill in the all aspects of a door opening (including whether or not the current door sticks or jams) and all potential hardware necessary. It reduces that... more »
  • Frontline Building Products Inc., a producer of cladding and aluminum-clad entry and garage door frames, has acquired the assets of GW Inc. Based in Merrill, Wis., GW produces wood window and door components and other custom millwork products. With the purchase, GW Millwork now operates as a division of Frontlline. Frontline's current Green Bay and Medford facilities remain operational... more »
  •     One of Loewen's recently opened showrooms Loewen, the manufacturer of high-end windows and doors based in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, reports it has opened 12 new showrooms across Canada and the United States in 2011, with more slated for the future. The centers range in size from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet and are designed to support people who work in the design and... more »
  • Integrity Windows & Doors has launced a new website, said to be cleaner and easier to navigate, while offering more detailed information on the company's products made with Ultrex pultruded fiberglass. “We listened to what our customers told us and added new features to the website based on their feedback,” says Becky Felling, Integrity director of marketing. “In today... more »
  • Simonton Windows has developed a new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting video to educate homeowners on the dangers of homes built prior to 1978 with lead-based paint. The one-minute video has been posted on YouTube to make homeowners more aware and encourage them to review their homes for lead paint issues. “An estimated 30 million homes in the United States today still contain lead-based... more »
  • Stiles Machinery will host a benchmarking tour in Switzerland and Germany to tour various window and door manufacturing facilities and also attend the Fensterbau/Frontale trade fair this coming March. The tour is designed to provide an understanding of "what's next" in the global industry, as well as knowledge to make a business more competitive, officials state. The tour runs from... more »
  • As a result of continued growth and demand in Eastern Canada markets, All Weather Windows has moved into a new larger manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the company first expanded manufacturing operations to Ontario in 2006. "Substantial growth in the Ontario and Atlantic markets made it necessary to move into a new facility," says Jon Wagner,... more »