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  • Following up the announcement that it was shutting down its Illinois facility, Milgard Windows & Doors says it has additional plans to close window manufacturing plants in California and Arizona. It has also closed its Milgard Tempering operation in Washington state.  The changes are expected to be completed by the end of the year. Over the next few months, Milgard will move window... more »
  • Nashville, Tenn.—“Don’t worry about those forecasts that say we may get a double-dip recession,” said McCoy Building Supply’s John N. Meeks, speaking to Association of Millwork Distributors members on Monday. “Those of us in building products aren’t out of the first dip yet.”     McCoy Building Products' John Meeks With a... more »
  • With the recent assignment of bankruptcy at Bonneville Windows & Doors, officials at Bonneville Solutions, a division of Farley WinDoor Ltd., have stepped forward to reassure customers and suppliers that all operations continue as normal at its two plants in Quebec. Despite the similar trade names, the two companies are unrelated.  “Bonneville Solutions manufactures PVC, steel... more »
  • Nashville, Tenn.—Busy aisles and an influx of new exhibitors marked the opening of the Association of Millwork Distributors annual exhibition here yesterday. Once again, AMD's trade show is featuring more options in doors, but a variety of other new products are being featured this year as well.     AMD always provides a showcase for new doors from manufacturers such as Tru... more »
  • GBO Inc., manufacturer of Bonneville windows and doors, which closed operations about a month ago citing financial difficulties, has failed to file a proposal for restructuring and therefore "is deemed to have made an assignment in bankruptcy," it reports.  Furthermore, since the publicly-traded company no longer meets the TSX Venture Exchange's continued listing requirements,... more »
  • According to an article in the Houston Business Journal, Champion Window, owned by Atrium Windows & Doors, is closing its plant in Houston. Manufacturing will be moved up to Atrium facilities in the Dallas area, it is reported. The move is expected to impact about 135 workers.  The closing follows shortly on the heels of a suit filed by Champion against two former executives.... more »
  • MyLowe's, an integrated online tool, has been launched by Lowe's to help consumers manage home improvement processes. The new tool allows  purchases, in-store and online, to be tracked automatically and stored on their customer profile online. "Customers expect to be engaged and in control throughout the entire home improvement experience–from inspiration to enjoyment," says... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week this week to raise awareness of lead poisoning in children. For children, even low levels of exposure to lead can cause a host of developmental effects such as learning disabilities, decreased intelligence and speech, language, and behavioral problems, which can affect children for a lifetime, the... more »
  • Quebec-based JRC Machinery Inc. has been named as an authorized dealer of Haeco and Famatec products in Canada. Haeco and JRC plan to introduce the new partnership at the upcoming Win-Door North America show in November. Based in Loveland, Ohio, Haeco produces a variety of bedding and glazing machines to the window and door industry.  It is also the exclusive North American importer of... more »
  • Based on independent research studies conducted over the past several years, homeowner demand for decorative glass doorlites in their main entrance doors is on the rise, reports Therma-Tru. According to the door maker, the studies also show that females, who are driving the overall door style selection process, prefer contemporary and simplistic glass designs as compared to center cluster and... more »