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  • Acquiring the assets from bankruptcy court, Universal Molding Extrusion Co. has re-opened International Window Corp. The new owners have brought back much of the aluminum and vinyl window and door manufacturer’s management team and former employees, and the company is now taking orders and shipping product from its operations in Hayward and South Gate, Calif. Universal Molding Extrusion,... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has received approval from the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association to serve as a designated laboratory for the testing of hardware products pursuant to BHMA certification program requirements. The approval from BHMA follows ATI’s accreditation by the International Accreditation Service to perform tests according to ANSI/BHMA standards. ANSI/BHMA standards... more »
  • Centor Architectural employees from around the world gathered in June in Australia for the Brisbane Trailwalk designed to support Oxfam and help fight poverty in developing countries. The walkers set out into Brisbane’s bush land with the challenge of walking 62 miles in teams of four in under 48 hours.     Centor's Trailwalkers in Brisbane Centor North America... more »
  • Champion Window reports it has passed a major milestone in its summer-long program "Close the Window on Hunger" campaign—having donated more than 1 million pounds of food since the program launched on June 1. Champion launched this new program to fill the summertime need for donations to keep the one in four American children who suffer from food insecurity while school... more »
  • Clement Miller has been named as president of building products for NSG Group. The manufacturer of glass products with operations worldwide operates the unit under the Pilkington name. In his new role, Miller is charged with ensuring sustained growth for the building products business of NSG Group across key emerging markets, while also building on its existing position in more established... more »
  • Ellicott City, Md.–The Northeast Window & Door Association learned about ways to control costs in the factory and in the legal arena at its summer meeting here last week. Steve Chen of Crystal Window & Door Systems offered a first-hand account of how "green" steps at his company's operations have saved money, and attorney Chip Gentry urged manufacturers to... more »
  • Graham Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired Chelsea Building Products from the Tessenderlo Group. Chelsea, based in Oakmont, Pa., designs and extrudes of vinyl window and door profiles. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Newtown Square, Pa., Graham Partners manages approximately $1.5 billion in investments, focusing on middle-market companies. The firm's... more »
  • Konrad Hornschuch AG, a German supplier of decorative laminates, is stepping up efforts to target the U.S. window and door market following the 2010 acquisition of O’Sullivan Films Inc., based in Winchester, Va., last year.  Dating back to 1898, Hornschuch provides "surface solutions" to the automotive, furniture, upholstery, and window industries. The company has... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. plans to invest $14 million in a next-generation automated interior door production line and infrastructure at its Denmark, S.C., plant in Bamberg County. The South Carolina facility manufactures residential interior doors for its Southeast customers, including the Florida market. The company currently operates a 175,000-square-foot plant, but with the new investment... more »
  • A national consumer education campaign to help consumers save money on utility bills was launched today by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Ad Council. Created pro bono by Texas-based advertising agency GSD&M, the public service advertisements direct homeowners to the Energy Savers website, where they can find tools and information to help them make their homes more efficient. The... more »