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  • Jeld-Wen Inc. is planning to close a pre-hanging and distribution facility in North Wilkesboro, N.C., in March. The facility, acquired by the door and window manufacturer in 2006, employs about 60 people. The facility is closing because Jeld-Wen has shifted the door prehanging and distribution business it had at the North Carolina facility to a wholesale customer in the Southeast, explains Teri... more »
  • Fred A. Malik Sr., 98, died Feb. 7, 2012, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Miss. In the 1970s, Malik started Vicksburg Aluminum Metal Products Co. Inc. or Vampco, a supplier of window and door screen products that targeted the manufactured housing industry.  A developer of numerous components, as well as time saving processes and fabrication practices, he was also instrumental in... more »
  • Orlando, Fla.—Window and door customers want “bigger, simpler and more glass,” according to Kolbe & Kolbe’s Cindy Bremer at last week’s International Builders’ Show. That view was shared by many, with product design and aesthetics being prominent discussion topics among industry exhibitors on the floor of the Orange County Convention Center.... more »
  • A company attorney is telling local news media that Twinsburg, Ohio-based Regency Window Co. is closed for good.  The window and door dealer and installer had defaulted on more than $4 million in loans and that its assets had been seized by its secured lender, Roynat Business Capital, according to an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.   Regency had shut down operations in... more »
  • Several new product enhancements and programs are being launched by Sunrise Windows to help dealers "get off to a fast start in 2012," company officials state. Among the new product options are more color combinations and architectural hardware finishes for its double hung and slider products. “One of the keys to our growth during the downturn in the remodeling market has been our... more »
  • Hansons Windows, the Troy, Mich.-based home improvement company, has added Blake Gitlin as its new VP of marketing. He joins the dealer after more than 20 years in the wireless communications and travel industries. The hiring of Gitlin to the newly-created position reflects an aggressive new slant toward marketing and brand protection at Hansons, officials note. “Blake brings with him not... more »
  •     Ply Gem and Marvin are hosting two of the largest window and door displays in Orlando.   Orlando, Fla.—Fewer windows and doors are on display, but there is still much to see as the International Builders' Show begins its four-day run at the Orange County Convention Center today.  As exhibitors set up yesterday, displays suggest that much product... more »
  • The extruded products division of Amesbury, the supplier of window and door components, is expanding capacity with a new manufacturing facility in Covington, Ga.  Production is expected to begin this month. "We currently have extrusion operations in Cannon Falls, Minn., and Ontario, Calif., with additional future growth already being planned," says Todd Betterley, Amesbury Extruded... more »
  • Dariush Arasteh, a leading researcher in energy efficient window technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laborary, passed away February 3 after an eight-year bout with cancer.  Active in the formation of the National Fenestration Rating Council and its earliest window rating methods, Arasteh has served as a staff scientist, principal investigator and deputy group leader at LBNL’s... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. is planning a special shareholder meeting on March 1 to seek approval of an expanded public financial disclosure regime. The moves are designed to enable the door manufacturer to be listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ or other nationally-recognized stock exchange. The company is looking for shareholders to approve three proposed amendments to its existing shareholders... more »