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  • Contact Industries, the manufacturer veneer profile wrapped mouldings and millwork components, has added Hardwoods Inc. as a distributor serving a significant portion of the Southeastern United States, including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and northern Florida.  Atlanta Hardwoods Corp., the parent company of Hardwoods Inc., will also provide national distribution of Contact's... more »
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has approved Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC's Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, company officials report. The confirmation order paves the way for the building products distributor to emerge from Chapter 11 within the coming weeks. "The court's confirmation of our plan is a major milestone in the recapitalization of our... more »
  • Glass and window restoration and replacement company, The Glass Guru, headquartered in Roseville, Calif., has launched franchises in California, Oregon, Texas and Florida.  In April, husband and wife Chuck and Brenda Vecchiarelli opened The Glass Guru of Stockton, Calif. Brenda Vecchiarelli's brother Dennis Freeman, opened The Glass Guru of Modesto in the neighboring territory to the south... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation concluded a busy meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month with the announcement that a new alliance with the National Glass Association will provide online window, door and skylight training via NGA's MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com.  The event also featured lively discussions on re-test requirements for product certification, and... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Program, has awarded GED Integrated Solutions Inc. a research and development grant for the production engineering and commercialization of residential R-5 highly insulating windows. The grant is designed to serve as a catalyst in... more »
  • British hardware manufacturer Paddock Fabrications Ltd. is bringing its line of Lockmaster multipoint door locks to the North American market.  The 30-year-old company recently appointed two distributors in Canada, providing representation in all of Canada and the West Coast of the United States. Paddock is currently working with A K Draft Seal in Burnaby, B.C., and Radisson Industries, St-... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, the supplier of window and door manufacturing and sales software, has signed a new office space agreement, giving the company the potential to more than double its current staff size in Middleton, Wis. Adjacent to its space in Middleton, the new office is designed to better accommodates WTS's growing business. It provides increased access to multiple conference rooms, enhanced... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Glass Association are forming a new alliance to provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and skylight markets. The courses will be offered exclusively via the NGA’s state-of-the-art training sites, MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com. Existing technical... more »
  • Steve Chen, executive vice president of Crystal WIndow & Door Systems, was invited by U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden to be part of  roundtable discussion last week about the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The event, held June 2 at Pace University in Manhattan, brought together business leaders from the New York area and other Northeastern states to... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from protection under both Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada, company officials reported yesterday. “This restructuring process has made Masonite a financially healthier and stronger company better positioned for the future,” said Fred... more »