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  • A strategic partner with Sage Electrochromics Inc. since 2010, Saint-Gobain is acquiring all the outstanding shares of the company. The deal will help Sage expand into international markets, develop new products and complete construction of the company’s new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn., executives report. “Through this action, Saint-Gobain underscores... more »
  • Demand for prime windows continued to remain slow in 2011, following housing activity in general, according to a new study jointly released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The updated 2011/2012 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights provides historic data for product sales in both residential and... more »
  • Founded in 2011, Fit'em Right Measurement Applications is offering Fit'em Right Windows for iOS, an app said to serve "as a complete guide for window replacement and installation, putting the expertise of a contractor on an iDevice."  Available for download from the App Store for $1.99, the app provides step-by-step instructions, tips on accurate measuring, instructional... more »
  • Royal Building Products' new logo, launched in 2011, has been honored with a gold medal for Elements of Advertising in the Charlotte, N.C., chapter competition of the Addy Awards. “The new logo and positioning of our brand was designed to retain the legacy of Royal’s original symbol–the crown–while shifting the emphasis from manufacturing to a focus on what our building... more »
  • U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson recently visited Schlegel’s 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rochester, N.Y.  He visited the company, which is part of Amesbury, to learn how the Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership in New York is helping the company  accelerate new products in the marketplace and expand its markets. Visiting the facilty... more »
  • EnsoGlass is the new name for Bella Fleur Corp.'s decorative glazing product.  Previously known as EssenceGlass, the the new name is part of a larger branding effort to emphasize the company's commitment to innovative products and sustainable manufacturing, it reports. “We are ecstatic at the worldwide positive response to our products that transform living space within interior and... more »
  •       DAC Products Inc., the manufacturer of showroom displays and sales counters for the window and door and building products Industries, has launched a new website. With a new look developed based on customer feedback, the site is designed to allow the supplier to publish up-to-date information about its products. "We need a site that can be manipulated on a weekly... more »
  • A leading European extruder of window profiles, profine GmbH, is being acquired by Hidden Peak Capital, based in Frankfurt, Germany.  The private equity firm is buying up the shares of the manufacturer from Arcapita Bank BSC of Bahrain, which filed for bankruptcy protection in March.  Financial details of the transaction, which still must be approved by regulatory authorities, were not... more »
  • The National Association of Custom Home Builders has named Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows its 2012 Vendor of the Year.  The organization, developed to differentiate and serve companies involved in the custom home market, is recognizing the manufacturer for its commitment to quality and its abillity to  "truly transform the ordinary to the extraordinary," says NACHB's Deb... more »
  • Hansons Windows, a replacement window and home improvement dealer serving Michigan and Ohio, is expanding its Columbus operations. The Troy, Mich.-based company recently moved its Columbus location to accommodate its growth in sales, according to Brian Elias, owner and president. “With our increased sales and marketing efforts in the Columbus market, a move to a new location was needed,... more »