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  • Ply Gem recently donated windows to assist the Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers program (TROSA) with a rehabilitation home renovation. Located in Durham, N.C., the 4,200-square-foot home will provide 17 individuals with improved housing accommodations, giving recovering residents greater independence and the confidence to transition into the community and become successful... more »
  • A new study from Pella Corp. suggests plenty of items in homes across the country are calling for urgent attention. According to a November survey conducted for Pella by Kelton Research, about two-thirds of homeowners in the U.S. have a major item in their home that needs some type of maintenance and the average person reports five major items that need to be repaired or... more »
  • Steve Chen of Crystal Window & Door Systems has accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Council on Small Business to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The group provides a forum to informally share insights on economic and financial conditions affecting small and mid-size businesses in the region and the nation as a whole. “I am extremely honored to be... more »
  • National Fenestration Products, a manufacturer of windows, doors, entrances and storefronts, recently began operations in Pompano Beach, Fla., aiming to service a wide range of markets worldwide. “The principals of NFP have over a century of experience” states Ralph Horta, NFP president. “We have achieved +90/-100 design pressures with the combination of the... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is planning an inaugural Window & Door Dealers Forum to be held next year in conjunction with GlassBuild America 2010 in Las Vegas. The one-day event, set for September 14, 2010,  is the first initiative announced by the new organization, which was launched in September to represent dealers of new and replacement residential... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council recently elected one member to serve on its board of directors and re-elected two others. Each begins a three-year term. An independent firm that managed the voting process reported the certified election results to the NFRC. Members elected Sneh Kumar of Traco as a first-time board member to fill a fenestration industry category seat.  Mike Thoman of... more »
  • Overhead Door Corp. completed its acquisition of Wayne-Dalton’s residential and commercial door business, as well as its Fabric-Shield storm panel business yesterday. The transaction, announced in September, creates the largest manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of residential and commercial overhead doors and operators in the North American market, with fiscal year 2008 revenues of... more »
  • Royal Group Inc. anticipates disciplined growth across its building products divisions following the completion of a debt-for-equity exchange by parent Georgia Gulf Corp., executives report. The new capital structure reduces Georgia Gulf’s long-term debt by $736 million, also reducing its annual interest expense by $69.7 million. “We are immediately positioned to be a stronger... more »
  • The manufacturer of Woodport interior doors, Owens Door Co., closed its doors last Thursday.  Its parent company, Owens Inc., went into court-supervised receivership Friday when it was unable to meet obligations on its debt, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Based in Shawano, Wis., Owens employed about 150 people at its two factories.  In addition to Owens Door,... more »
  • SureView Inc., a Cleveland-based fiberglass fenestration lineal systems supplier, is preparing to roll out a new product line for window and door manufacturers at the International Builders' Show this coming January.  Producing fenestration lineals and components at manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, the company currently sells to customers in the U.S., Canada and the UK... more »