Latest News

  • T-Squared Enterprises LLC, a supplier of machinery, parts and tooling for the window and door and commercial aluminum Industries, has launched www.usedwindowmachinery. The new site was developed based on feedback from customers, officials of the Norton, Ohio-based company state. "Our customers want to be able to see the products and the price on line and find the machine that best suits... more »
  • Richard Gillman, one-time CEO of Republic Windows & Doors, was arrested Wednesday and charged yesterday with trying to steal from the company, its creditors and employees, according mulitple news reports, including one from the Associated Press.  The Chicago Sun Times reports that Gillman is being held in lieu of $10 million bail, an unusually high bail that his lawyer plans to appeal.... more »
  • Accent Windows Inc., a  Colorado-based manufacturer and installer of replacement windows and doors, has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, officials report. The company also reports it recently opened its own retail operation in Albuquerque, N.M. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2008, and emerged on September 9, when a judge signed the... more »
  • Kwikset, the supplier of residential door hardware industry, introduced a new remote-control access control system yesterday at the CEDIA Expo 2009 in Atlanta. The new SmartCode keyless entry electronic locks with Home Connect Technology were developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems, according to the supplier. The lock will allow the homeowner to check... more »
  • George F. Mancuso has been appointed the new chief executive officer at Lag Design Industrial Millwork Corp., a wood door manufacturer based in Seneca, Kan. "Lag Design is on the grow and with the solid background of growing companies and their people, Mancuso's presence in our organization was recognized immediately," reports Kenneth Hermesch, chairman of the board.  "We are... more »
  • Spartech Corp., a St. Louis-based producer of plastic sheet, compounds, and packaging products, reports it has entered into an agreement to sell its profile extrusion business located in Winnipeg, Man., to Acrylon Plastics Inc. The operation supplied window and door profiles to manufacturers across Canada. The purchaser, Acrylon, is not new to the window and door business. Based in... more »
  • Can-Best, a building envelope research and testing firm based in Brampton, Ont., is adding Can-Best West. The new location, in Maple Ridge, B.C., will provide state-of-art testing services to the building and construction industries in Western Canada and the U.S., according to Elie Alkhoury, president and CEO . Jeff Cooke will serve as general manager of the West Coast office and will continue... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance recently released its new TM-3100-09 Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units.  Designed to assist in achieving the long-term performance of IG units, the advisory guidelines are intended for use by those who design, specify, manufacture and install insulating glass. More... more »
  • Looking to better address the challenge of safely handling glass sheets weighing as much as 200 pounds and assembled door panels weighing as much as 500 pounds, Marvin Windows & Doors' Tennessee plant recently installed new material handling equipment from AirOlift Lifting Systems, the supplier reports. Workers at the Ripley, Tenn., plant now use one of two manipulating systems to pick... more »
  • The employees at CMI’s manufacturing plant in Towanda, Pa., have recorded more than 15 million work hours without a lost workday accident, company officials report. The last lost-time incident at the plant occurred on July 27, 1997–over 12 years ago. “Achieving this safety milestone is rarely accomplished in building products manufacturing,” says Matt Ameigh, CMI mill... more »