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  • Paragon Door Designs has renovated its website, www.paragondoor.com, to offer consumers and dealers an improved resource for information on its replacement entry doors and storm doors.       “With websites becoming accessed more often with mobile devices, we designed the site to be iPad-friendly to better meet the needs of our dealers that are using iPads during... more »
  • Euro Vinyl Windows & Doors, a manufacturer of Rehau window systems based in the greater Toronto area, is now live with CenterPoint, WTS Paradigm's front-end selling system, after a three-month implementation process, the supplier reports. Euro Vinyl is also working to implement MasterPoint, WTS Paradigm's back-end ERP system.     Euro Vinyl is promoting its use of WTS... more »
  • Thomas Chen, owner, founder and president of New York-based Crystal Window & Door Systems, has established Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems. Located in Riverside, Calif., the new company is producing vinyl windows and doors for markets in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. Crystal Pacific recently acquired certain assets from Malibu Window & Door, a now-defunct... more »
  • Two large companies in the British window and door industry, the Epwin Group and Latium, have merged. Representing companies involved in extrusion, window and glass fabrication, and sales and installation, the new company Epwin Holdings will employ approximately 2,500 people. The new business encompasses several Epwin brands–including Profile 22, Swish Window and Door Systems, Swish... more »
  • EuroWindoor, an umbrella organization of European industry associations, plans to host a conference in conjunction with Fensterbau/Frontale, the biennial international trade show held in Nuremberg, Germany.  Scheduled for March 21, the event is titled Climate Protection with New Windows. The conference is designed to provide a unique opportunity to get information on the latest legal and... more »
  • A $120 million interior door component plant in Louisiana, a project placed on hold for several years due to the economic downturn, will be opened this year by Jeld-Wen Inc. Reconstruction has started on the Winn Parish facility, expected to employ at least 75 people. “The Jeld-Wen plant in Louisiana will be the most technologically-advanced wood fiber door-facings plant in the world,... more »
  • Dynamic Glass from Soladigm will be offered by Solar Innovations Inc., the Pennsylvania manufacturer of folding, stacking, and sliding glass doors and windows, as well as glass enclosures and skylights. The new option, expected to be available this spring, enables building occupants to control the tint of the window on-demand, providing unprecedented control of the light and heat that enters a... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2012.  The 16-page document urges policymakers to consider incentives that would spur the purchase of energy efficient windows, doors and skylights, and also asks Congress to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency. "This new year brings an election, but it should not bring... more »
  • Western Window Systems was recently showcased as a “Manufacturing Marvel” on the Fox Business Channel.  The Arizona manufacturer was highlighted in a segment that aired on the cable news network in December. Produced by the Marvel Production Group, the Manufacturing Marvel segments appear on “Freedom Watch,” a talk show hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano. The segments... more »
  • Sounding a positve note for the new year, Alside has opened its second Pittsburgh distribution operation.  The new 37,000-square-foot facility in Export, Pa., designed to serve the city's eastern suburbs, is the company's 100th supply center in the United States. “Instead of downsizing and cutting back during these difficult economic times, Alside is expanding and growing our business... more »