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  • FomUSA will be expanding its Medina, Ohio, facilities from 9,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet. The additional space will allow for an improved demo showroom and training center, as well as an expanded technical department and sales floor. Fom produces a range of machinery, including highly customized automatic cutting and machining lines, sawing machines, and CNC machining centres, designed... more »
  • Truth Hardware has announced the hiring of Ronald J. Foy as president and CEO. He brings more than 30 years experience in the building products industry to the Owatonna, Minn., based company. Prior to his appointment at Truth, Foy spent more than 14 years with Black & Decker Corp. in charge of marketing and product development, followed by almost 15 years with Masco Corp. Key roles at Masco... more »
  • Amcraft Building Products Co. Inc., the window manufacturing unit of ABC Supply Corp., is introducing a new line of vinyl windows, patio doors and siding targeted at high-volume remodelers, replacement contractors and dealers. The new Grandura program offers protected territories, giving program members the competitive advantage of being the only source for the product line in their area,... more »
  • Building Materials Holding Corp., the provider of building materials and construction services tobuilders and contractors, has reached an agreement with creditors on a restructuring plan to strengthen the company’s balance sheet. The parent company of BMC West and SelectBuild,filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware this week to implement the pre-packaged restructuring plan, officials... more »
  • Contact Industries, the manufacturer veneer profile wrapped mouldings and millwork components, has added Hardwoods Inc. as a distributor serving a significant portion of the Southeastern United States, including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and northern Florida.  Atlanta Hardwoods Corp., the parent company of Hardwoods Inc., will also provide national distribution of Contact's... more »
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has approved Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC's Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, company officials report. The confirmation order paves the way for the building products distributor to emerge from Chapter 11 within the coming weeks. "The court's confirmation of our plan is a major milestone in the recapitalization of our... more »
  • Glass and window restoration and replacement company, The Glass Guru, headquartered in Roseville, Calif., has launched franchises in California, Oregon, Texas and Florida.  In April, husband and wife Chuck and Brenda Vecchiarelli opened The Glass Guru of Stockton, Calif. Brenda Vecchiarelli's brother Dennis Freeman, opened The Glass Guru of Modesto in the neighboring territory to the south... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation concluded a busy meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month with the announcement that a new alliance with the National Glass Association will provide online window, door and skylight training via NGA's MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com.  The event also featured lively discussions on re-test requirements for product certification, and... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Program, has awarded GED Integrated Solutions Inc. a research and development grant for the production engineering and commercialization of residential R-5 highly insulating windows. The grant is designed to serve as a catalyst in... more »
  • British hardware manufacturer Paddock Fabrications Ltd. is bringing its line of Lockmaster multipoint door locks to the North American market.  The 30-year-old company recently appointed two distributors in Canada, providing representation in all of Canada and the West Coast of the United States. Paddock is currently working with A K Draft Seal in Burnaby, B.C., and Radisson Industries, St-... more »