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  • Quanex Building Products completed the sale of Nichols Aluminum, a wholly owned subsidiary, to Aleris for $110 million in an all-cash transaction. Nichols is an aluminum sheet producer with facilities in Davenport, Iowa; Lincolnshire, Ill; and Decatur, Ala. "Going forward, our full focus will be on growing our position as a leading window and door component supplier both domestically and... more »
  •     King     Kriss Chelsea Building Products hired Jason King as business development manager for its Specialty Products division. Part of Chelsea’s sales department, King has nearly 13 years of experience in the specialty building products sector, having held positions in sales and sales management at B.W. Rogers, AZEK Building Products and Georgia Pacific... more »
  •     PremiDoor KÖMMERLING Windows & Doors will offer two window and door profile systems to the North American market by expanding the manufacturing capabilities of its Huntsville, Ala., facility. The company showcased the InnoNova 70 M5 Slim tilt/turn window and PremiDoor lift/slide doors during the International Builders' Show last month to test the market before... more »
  • Mercer Industries, the Oregon-based manufacturer of Mercer Windows, is decreasing its manufacturing operations, citing the lingering effects of the recent recession. Once all existing orders are fulfilled, the company plans to close, affecting approximately 70 employees at its Beaverton, Ore., facility. The company reports that shareholders, including the Mercer family, "have gone to... more »
  •   MFM Building Products, manufacturer of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, hired SMS Group LLC to represent the company in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia in addition to its current representation in the Carolinas, MFM reports. SMS Group, originally Tom Flowe & Associates, has more than 75 years experience serving the building products... more »
  •     Todd Hallstrand     Tom Weiland Weather Shield Windows & Doors named industry veteran Todd Hallstrand VP of sales and marketing, and Thomas Weiland marketing communications manager. Hallstrand, who has experience in manufacturing, sales and operations, has been in the window and door industry for 28 years. In his new position, he is responsible for... more »
  • Dunbarton Corp. extended its sales and customer service department operating hours. As of March 31, all sales and customer service managers and agents will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, the company reports.    “Our relationship with customers is based on our ability to provide exceptional customer service...,... more »
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC sold the assets of AWP Windows and Doors to Deerpath Holdings, a private equity firm that invests in the manufacturing and distribution space. Located in Medley, Fla., AWP services the south and central Florida window market with residential aluminum and vinyl impact windows and sliding doors. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with... more »
  • Eastman Chemical Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for architectural, automotive, and protective applications. The acquisition will include Commonwealth... more »
  • PGT Industries has appointed Danielle Mikesell director of marketing. In her new role, Mikesell will be responsible for marketing strategies for the company's window and door brands. In her previous position as marketing director for Masco Cabinetry, Mikesell led all marketing activities including brand strategy, research and advertising for multiple brands. "Danielle's diverse skill... more »