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  • Simonton Windows has finalized previously announced plans to relocate the company’s corporate office to Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. The transition is set to be complete in June 2011. “We’re extremely pleased to announce the new location of our corporate office,” says Mark Savan, president of the vinyl window manufacturer. “This move fully supports our... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems hosted New York Federal Reserve Bank Executive Vice President Joseph Tracy and other bank executives for a visit of the Crystal facility and headquarters in Queens, N.Y. last week. The visit was the result of outreach efforts of the New York reserve bank which met that day with a variety of Queens businesses and trade associations. Crystal's Steven Chen,... more »
  • Washington, D.C.—The potential restoration and extension of 25c tax credits for energy efficient products and the containment of lead-paint regulations topped the legislative priority list for the Window & Door Manufacturers Association as its members gathered here for its second annual legislative conference. Joining again with the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors has been named a 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award winner.  Nominated by the Medford Area Chamber Commerce, Hurd was given a special award for its “Local to Global Commitment.” The window and door manufacturer was recognized for its consistent commitment to buying locally and selling globally. “Over the 91 year history of the brand, Hurd... more »
  • The Portland Timbers, a new team in Major League Soccer, and Jeld-Wen Inc. have signed a naming rights partnership for the newly-renovated home venue, which now will be known as Jeld-Wen Field.  The window and door manufacturer will also work with the Timbers in a number of local and statewide initiatives in Oregon. Additionally, Jeld-Wen becomes the Official Window and Door Provider of the... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. said Friday it will close its acquisition of Edgetech I.G. Inc. on or before April 1. Quanex received the applicable government approvals, and as previously announced, the $107 million purchase will be an all-cash transaction, officials report. Edgetech is headquartered in Cambridge, Ohio, and has three manufacturing facilities that produce and market a full line of... more »
  • New York-based Crystal Window Crystal Window & Door Systems is introducing a new corporate logo. The new design, using large solid block font lettering stylized to represent gemstone crystal prisms, will be phased in over the coming months. As the company completed the celebration of its 20th anniversary, Crystal considered a new logo as the perfect symbol of an innovative, modern... more »
  • A return to growth in building and construction activity may come with some unexpected changes in building products sales channels, according to a new report from L.E.K. Consulting.  Based on a survey of more than 500 residential contractors across the United States, the report looks at the steps they took to weather the economic downturn and their strategies for the future. The survey found... more »
  • Jordan, Knauff & Co., the Chicago-based investment banking firm, has made available a free download, including slides and audio, of its recently recorded Winter/Spring 2011 Window & Door Industry Update webinar. Topics covered in the presentation include an analysis of transactions and expansions and the slowing rate of plant closings and bankruptcies. Also covered is the state of the... more »
  • As part of a continuing commitment to protecting the environment, Pilkington North America is becoming an Energy Star Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company will ensure its float glass manufacturing facilities that produce energy efficient products are operated with concern for the environment, it reports, emphasizing that its strategic, corporate energy management... more »