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  • The Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association elected new officers at its annual general meeting held in June at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort in Prince Edward Island. Kevin Pelley of  Kohltech International in Debert N.S., was elected as president, succeeding Eva Ryterband, Screenco Manufacturing, Concord, Ont., who now serves the organization as past president and treasurer.... more »
  • GBO Inc., parent company of Bonneville Windows & Doors, has entered into an agreement with Farley WinDoor Ltd., to sell the operating assets and related inventories of GBO's vinyl and steel door divisions. The transaction, valued at $12.5 million (CDN), includes a vinyl window plant in St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Que., as well as a steel door facililty in Lévis, Que. Based in Alexandria, Ont... more »
  • The Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act, now before the House Financial Services Committee, is getting support from the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Green Building Council. Representatives of all three organizations recently testified on behalf of H.R. 2336, which would establish incentives to encourage energy... more »
  • Reflecting changes expected to come to the industry, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance featured presentations on emerging dynamic glazing technologies at its summer technical meetings last week at the Hyatt Regency Montreal (Quebec). The event also featured the first meeting of a task group focusing multiple airspace IG unitts. The new IGMA group is planning to develop a technical... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors is embarking on a multi-million dollar, multi-phase project designed to upgrade its manufacturing facilities and processes in Medford and Merrill, Wis. The investment and renovation initiative is backed by Hurd’s new ownership, HWD Acquisition Inc., which purchased the company assets in December 2008, and its parent company, Longroad Asset Management LLC.... more »
  • Roto Frank AG and Hoppe AG have formed a strategic distribution alliance to offer their combined hardware product lines in the United States and Canada. To initiate this collaboration, the Roto Frank of America sales team will starting to sell Hoppe’s HLS9000 program, and Hoppe will begin actively promoting Roto’s NT and ALU tilt and turn hardware programs. “We enthusiastically... more »
  • Sapa entered into an asset purchase agreement with the aluminum extruder Indalex Inc. for the possible purchase of substantially all of Indalex’s assets in the United States and Canada. Indalex filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March and the deal is subject to court approval and any other potential bids for the Indalex's assets.  Sapa, part of Norway based Orkla ASA,... more »
  • Members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed the American Clean Energy Leadership Act, its version of an energy bill, yesterday. Like the House climate change bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the Senate legislation does not address windows and/or fenestration specifically, but it includes numerous measures designed to improve building energy efficiency.... more »
  • 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 »