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  • Following the addition of siding in 2009, ProVia has expanded its portfolio of exterior products with the purchase of Heritage Stone, a manufacturer of stone products located in Zanesville, Ohio. Both companies are privately owned and terms of the transaction were undisclosed. Known at one time as Precision Entry and Sugarcreek Windows & Doors, ProVia makes fiberglass and steel entry... more »
  • After nearly 35 years with the company, Jim Quinlivan is retiring Truth Hardware. Quinlivan joined Truth as a salesperson in 1976 and spent his entire career with the Owatonna, Minn.-based company in the sales and marketing area.  He served as sales manager, marketing manager and most recently, channel distribution manager. Over his career, Quinlivan has been active in the industry... more »
  • New York–The long-term prospects for housing are good, "but we're not going to snap back," said John Burns, a home building and real estate consultant, speaking at the Lincoln International 2011 Building and Infrastructure Conference yesterday. Targeted at the investor community, the event featured numerous speakers echoing a view that recovery is coming, but the next year or... more »
  • WTS Paradigm has announced a continued partnership with Pella Corp. The supplier of fenestration software for manufacturers, dealers, and retailers reports it has been working with the window and door manufacturer to optimize CenterPoint, its order-entry system and window and door product configurator, for several years. “WTS Paradigm’s front end configurator and PK (product knowledge... more »
  • Delmac Machinery is being merged into SCM Group North America on April 4. Both suppliers of woodworking equipment are part of the Italy-based SCM Group. By combining the two companies' service networks, product sales specialists and back office support, as well as their collective manufacturing knowledge, "we aim to build the strongest and most diverse machinery manufacturing company in... more »
  • The Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance are presenting Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling, a free webinar next week looking at possibly tragic results from mishandling of flat glass in a manufacturing facility. “This webinar is a must-see,” says Marg Webb, IGMA executive director. “As glass people we often... more »
  • The upcoming meetings of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's two regional groups will both feature tours to laboratory facilities, in addition to regular association business sessions. AAMA's Western Region spring meeting, which will be held April 6-7 in Tempe, Ariz., will feature a tour of the Atlas Materials Testing Lab.  A chartered bus will take meeting attendees to... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has acquired the equipment and certain assets of Jeld-Wen Inc.'s vinyl extrusion plant in Yakima, Wash. With the acquisition, Quanex's Mikron Industries, based in Kent, Wash., will operate the facility, supplying vinyl components to the window and door manufacturer. “Strategically, this allows each of our companies to focus and leverage what they do best... more »
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  • Soft-Lite LLC has added a second line for applying interior woodgrains and external color laminates on windows at its manufacturing facility in Streetsboro, Ohio.  The new line is designed to support quick changes in the manfuacturing process to enable the vinyl window manufacturer to provide a wide variety of interior and exterior finish options, it notes. “Our dealers are telling us... more »