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  • Drew Industries announced that its subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., has entered into a six-year aluminum extrusion supply agreement with Atrium Windows and Doors. Drew also sold certain of its aluminum extrusion assets to Atrium for $7.5 million. "Extruded aluminum is a key raw material for us, and identifying a strong supplier such as Atrium was critical in our search for a new... more »
  • Guardian Industries will close its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant on May 2, citing ongoing economic challenges. The Reedley plant opened in 1985 and provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley currently has 36 employees, some of whom will transfer to Guardian’s Kingsburg, Calif., float glass plant. Guardian says it will assist... more »
  • CopyTele, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp., has entered into an agreement with YKK AP America Inc. in connection with JCIC's patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement is the seventh settlement for the technology, and resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against YKK on October 9, 2013, which will be dismissed.   more »
  •   Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. promoted Keith Koenig to vice president of manufacturing, responsible for overseeing Kolbe’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau, Wis., and leading its continuous improvement efforts. Koenig has 27 years of millwork industry experience, and has spent the last eight years as director of manufacturing for Kolbe, prior to which he served in a number... more »
  •   Ventana USA appointed Dave Zack to the role of supply chain manager. In this position, Zack is responsible for materials inventory, as well as purchasing services, materials and supplies. Prior to joining Ventana, Zack spent 25 years in supply chain management across multiple industries with regional and global companies.   more »
  • VPI Quality Windows will acquire the majority of the window and door manufacturing assets of Mercer Windows, which recently announced it would close its Beaverton, Ore., facility due to the lingering effects of the recession. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  “This acquisition...allows us to rapidly add high-quality aluminum window and door offerings to our customers,... more »
  • Western Window Systems announced it will no longer manufacture insulating glass, a business the company has been involved with since it started in 1959. The company has partnered with All Weather Tempering to provide customers with insulating glass, allowing Western Window Systems to expand its production capacity, continue its aggressive lead times, and provide much-needed space on its... more »
  • Richards Building Supply celebrated its 36th anniversary this March at its annual meeting in Chicago, where the wholesale distributor of building materials also recognized its elite window sales people with the 2013 Gold Window Club award. Corporate window manager Ray Howley founded the club in 2011 as a sales goal intitiative for Richards' outside sales force.   Back row left to... more »
  • Mathews Brothers has launched a new website that offers visitors a cleaner, brighter look with a greatly improved navigation experience. The new site incorporates JQuery technology for ease of use across multiple browsers, as well as animated CSS3 techniques for a rich visual experience. “We made this investment in this very important customer support tool for a very simple reason.... more »
  • Quanex Building Products has promoted Vince Warne to director of technical services. Most recently, Warne served as director of quality for Quanex Insulating Glass Systems. His other previous positions within the Quanex Insulating Glass Systems team include production supervisor, standard spacer business unit manager, operations manager and process engineering manager. “Quanex has... more »