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  • Toronto-based Inline Fiberglass Ltd. reports it is increasing capacity in its pultrusion deparment by 30 percent. The move is designed to accommodate increased sales to existing customers, as well as additional manufacturer customers it will now be supplying. “The additional business is attributed to several different reasons,” says Bernard Rokicki, Inline's COO. “It is our... more »
  • PPG Industries has filed a complaint against Jeld-Wen Inc., charging that the window and door manufacturer has not paid more than $75,000 in license fees for the use of PPG's Intercept IG technology. The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western Pennsylvania, alleges that "despite several demands that it do so, Jeld-Wen has failed to make its required periodic... more »
  • In recognition of its safety and health management systems, MI Windows & Doors' manufacturing facility in Gratz, Pa., has received a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award from the Occupational Safety & Health Admnistration. This is the second MI facility to be recognized. Its Hegins, Pa., plant, which received the Sharp award last year, was also recently recertified... more »
  •   The supplier of web-based business management tools for home improvement dealers and remodelers, improveit! 360, has launched a new website. The redesigned site is said to embody the company’s forward–thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of its customers. "In an effort to make joining the improveit! 360 family an easier and more rewarding experience,... more »
  • Royal Building Products is partnering with Habitat for Humanity and many homebuilders across the United States during Home Builders Blitz 2012. Habitat for Humanity will build, rehabilitate or repair more than 200 homes for low-income families across the country, with work on most of these homes taking place the week of June 4. Royal is contributing vinyl siding, trim and accessories for 55... more »
  • Kentucky-based Millwork Products LLC is expanding its operations to North Carolina, opening Jenkins Millwork LLC as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The new operation has leased production facilities in Wilkesboro, N.C., with more than 48,000 square feet, and hopes to have more than 50 production, sales and office employees as the expansion proceeds. Most of those workers will come from a Jeld-Wen... more »
  • Momentum is building for the third annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, organizers report.  The event, scheduled for September 12 in Las Vegas, has gained two additional sponsors–Delaware-based B.F. Rich Windows & Doors and Thermal Industries Inc., manufacturer of Thermal and Park Avenue brand windows and doors. The two companies join Infinity from Marvin, Royal... more »
  •       GlassCraft Door Co.'s website now features the Pricer, a new tool that enables users to get the product pricing information they need quickly and simply. Users can pick a door they like from any of Glasscraft's product catalogs. Then, the correct product number is entered and the user clicks submit.  The online tool then generates the pricing, including... more »
  • A strategic partner with Sage Electrochromics Inc. since 2010, Saint-Gobain is acquiring all the outstanding shares of the company. The deal will help Sage expand into international markets, develop new products and complete construction of the company’s new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn., executives report. “Through this action, Saint-Gobain underscores... more »
  • Demand for prime windows continued to remain slow in 2011, following housing activity in general, according to a new study jointly released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The updated 2011/2012 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights provides historic data for product sales in both residential and... more »