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  • Tru Tech Doors, a Canadian door manufacturer, today formally announced its expansion into the U.S. market, with plans to host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility in Fredericksburg, Va. The new division is known as Tru Tech USA. The location was previously occupied by Therma Tru Corp.  As previously reported, after the Virginia operation was closed, an... more »
  • Craig Morris of FeneVision led one of many breakout sessions held for attendees at the conference. When the recovery will come is less important than being ready and continuing to improve in the meantime. That was the attitude among managers of window and door and glass fabrication companies who gathered at the end of June for the annual FeneVision user conference hosted by FeneTech Inc... more »
  • Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC announced last week it had successfully completed its financial restructuring and has emerged from Chapter 11. The company’s plan of reorganization was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on June 15, 2009. “This is a great day for Stock. We are emerging with the strongest balance sheet and financial foundation... more »
  • Formerly a distributor, Eurocraft Industries established a production facility in Largo, Fla., to produce German-designed tilt & turn window and door systems. Formerly an importer of the Kömmerling Tilt & Turn windows and doors, Eurocraft Industries Inc. has established a manufacturing facility in Largo, Fla., to be the first North American producer of the German system. A... more »
  • Due to increased demand for its high performance products, Inline Fiberglass Ltd. is starting a second shift. The Toronto-based company has been working overtime for several months while sales have been steadily increasing, officials note, and recenlty began a recruiting campaign to get more workers to expand production. "It's a credit to the entire company, we have continuously... more »
  • Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., was recently named as the exclusive North American distributor of window and door hardware solutions manufactured by the Siegenia-Aubi Group, consisting of the companies Siegenia-Aubi KG based in Wilnsdorf, Germany, and KFV Karl Fliether GmbH & Co. KG, Velbert, Germany. Interlock began distributing the line of hardware... more »
  • Bison Building Materials, based in Houston, Texas, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The building products distributor employs more than 500 people and, as of June, had closed all of its operations outside of Texas, according to Modern Distribution Management. A statement filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas attributes a combination of real estate... more »
  • Jeld-Wen is recalling 86 of 150 workers laid off at its Rantoul, Ill., facility, according to a local newspaper report. The manufacturer is bringing back the employees, many of whom were laid off in the winter months, to keep up with increasing seasonal demand. In a release, company officials said the plant may require additional workers depending on weekly production demands. "The beginning... more »
  • 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 »