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  • Leitz Tooling Systems, a supplier of tooling for machining wood windows and doors, has moved its U.S. production operations from Jasper, Ind., to Grand Rapids, Mich. "We are excited about the synergistic effect of uniting our U.S. production facility and corporate headquarters and the benefits this will bring to our customers," says Mike Lind, CEO. "As the industry leader, Leitz is... more »
  • J.F. Cook, a garage door and commercial window distributor in Southeast Wisconsin, recently implemented Sage 100 Contractor to streamline its processes, enhanced customer service, and integrate all aspects of its business, according to the software supplier.  The progam is said to combine accounting, project management, estimating and service management into one complete construction... more »
  • The Fenestration Manufacturers Association, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the WIndow & Door Manufacturers Association have issued FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, "Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure." The document covers applications in residential and light commercial buildings,... more »
  • Nearly a decade ago, the team members of Pella Windows & Doors began actively raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help find a cure for the autoimmune disease. During the past year, Pella employees across the U.S. and Canada raised $107,777. Add that to its annual fundraising since 2003, and personnel at the window and door manufacturer have raised $2,083,411 for... more »
  • Integrity Windows & Doors has recognized six businesses involved in construction projects that have made them winners in the 2012 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program. With nominations submitted by Integrity dealers and distributors that supplied windows and doors for the projects, winners are selected based on outstanding design, innovation, sustainability and quality in projects using... more »
  • With plans to invest $3 million and create 75 new jobs over the next three years, MGM Industries is expanding its vinyl paint capabilites. The vinyl window maker, which added an automated paint application line in 2009, plans to offer its own line of paints to manufacturers of all types of exterior vinyl and plastic products. “We have positioned our company for the future by making a $... more »
  • More than 27 leading associations, including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, have formed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition. Formed in response to continued movement within the U.S. Green Building Council to discourage the use of vinyl in buildings, the coalition will work "to promote and... more »
  • The boards of directors of PPG Industries and Georgia Gulf Corp. have approved definitive agreements under which PPG will separate its commodity chemicals business and then merge it with Georgia Gulf. Following completion of the transaction, expected in late 2012 or early 2013, the combined company will be the second-largest vinyl chloride monomer producer and third-largest chlor-alkali producer... more »
  • After receiving a request for several windows, Stanek Windows recently supplied 23 windows at the historic Stearns Homestead Farm located in Parma, Ohio. Volunteers from the Cleveland-based manufacturer installed the windows thoughout the facilities, which include two houses, a Yankee-style barn, animal shelters and Country Store. The barn, which was constructed sometime between 1835 and 1855,... more »
  • The NSG Group, which sells glass to the window and door market under the Pilkington brand name, has decided to reduce its float glass production capacity in North America. One of the two float lines at its plant in Laurinburg, N.C., will be idled. This process is expected to be completed later this year, between August and September, according to a company release. It is intended that... more »