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  • White Oak Partners, a private equity investment firm of Columbus, Ohio, has entered into an agreement with Maine's Applicator Sales & Services Inc. to acquire a stake in its Paradigm Window Solutions business. Paradigm, based in Portland, Maine, manufactures vinyl windows and currently distributes products along the East Coast and into the Upper Midwest. Also based in Portland, Applicator... more »
  • Seaway Manufacturing Corp. celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday, May 29, welcoming local and state officials to its plant in Erie, Pa. “We are here today because of the skills, dedication, and strong work ethic of our workforce," said Jana Goodrich, Seaway vice president, in welcoming the more than 100 people gathered for the event. "We could not be here today without the... more »
  • The Gienow Group, one of the Canada's largest window and door manufacturers, recently completed a restructuring plan that enables it "to significantly reduce its outstanding debt and create an appropriate capital structure to support the company's long-term strategic plan and business objectives," according to company officials. Sankaty Advisors LLC, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital... more »
  • FeneTech Inc., a provider of software for window, door, sunroom and glass fabrication companies, was honored as a Crain’s Leading EDGE award winner at May 21 ceremony held at Kent State University. The awards program is designed to recognize mid-market companies that create value for themselves and for the Northeast Ohio region at large. Sponsored by the nonprofit Entrepreneurs EDGE (... more »
  • Rather than extending layoffs at its Hawkins, Wis., window plant, as suggested by a number of local media reports, Jeld-Wen Inc. hopes to bring "as many of those employees back as soon as possible," says Teri Cline, director of corporate communications for the window and door maker.  Due to the weak housing market, Jeld-Wen Inc. had temporarily laid off more than 200 workers at... more »
  • Silver Line Windows, an Andersen Co., is closing its vinyl window plant in Fall River, Mass., in July.  "Unfortunately, due to the continuing economic crisis and its impact on housing as well as our own business, we still have more manufacturing capacity than we need for the foreseeable future," states Maureen McDonough, director of corporate communications for Andersen Corp.... more »
  • The deadline for nominations for the Window & Door's 2009 Dealers of the Year has been extended until June 8. The annual program, honoring “excellence in the middle,” will once again recognize today’s leaders within the industry's channels of distribution in the October issue of the magazine. "The past few years have been difficult for many dealers and distributors, but... more »
  • Full House Co., the supplier of equipment and tooling to door and millwork companies, has launched a new Web site, featuring more than 2,000 products. The new site provides online shopping capabilities, enabling customers to shop any time for door machinery, repair parts, tools, cutters, bits, material handling equipment and more, the company reports. The site features "all the necessary... more »
  • Seeing new demand and a "huge opportunity" resulting from the stimulus package tax credits for energy efficient windows and doors, Andersen Corp. is launching the new EcoExcel brand for products in its line that meet the criteria.  To be supported by a "huge integrated campaign," the new brand also looks beyond the tax credit to position Andersen at the forefront of... more »
  • May National Associates Inc., based in Lakewood, N.J., is resuming production of PRC insulating glass sealants, having acquired a license to produce the line from PPG Industries, which announced plans to exit the business at the end of last year. The former PRC line, including polyurethane and silicone polymer-based IG sealants, will be sold under the Bondaflex brand name. “The addition of... more »