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  • Colorado-based American Exteriors LLC recently became the third window manufacturer in the United States to earn Green Seal certification for its products.  The company, which manufactures and sells replacement windows, siding and other products, operates a manufacturing plant in Denver, as well as locations in Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Utah.  American Exteriors'... more »
  • Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. has been re-certification as an ISO 9001:2008 registered company. The certification applies to all phases of Frank Lowe’s quality management system, including, manufacturing, sales, and customer satisfaction, it is noted. “I attribute this accomplishment to excellent internal training, our diverse internal auditing team, and the high level of... more »
  • Philips Products Inc., the manufacturer of windows and doors for the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle and residential markets, is being closed down by its parent company, Tomkins PLC.  The decision came after attempts to sell Philips Products over the last 15 months failed to produce a buyer, according to a company officials. "This was not a decision taken or made lightly but... more »
  • Deciding it was the "right time and the right place," Tru Tech Doors is re-opening a Fredericksburg, Va., door manufacturing facility previously operated by Therma Tru Doors, states John Careri, owner of the Canadian door manuafcturer. Ontario-based Tru Tech plans to start with about 40 workers from the Therma Tru operation to manufacture steel edge doors and steel frames, and... more »
  • Discussions of upcoming code changes and an economic forecast kicked off the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference which began Sunday and concludes today.  Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO, noted during the opening general session that “despite the challenging economy, 24 new members have joined AAMA since February.” The association gained... more »
  • Despite the down economy, Lauren International, parent company to Edgetech I.G. and LMI Custom Mixing, has made significant investments in equipment, information technology and processes over the past two years. As a result, Edgetech achieved record-breaking sales in April, it reports. “Continuous improvement initiatives have always been the backbone of Edgetech’s success,” says... more »
  • Veka Inc. intends to implement green technology for window and door extrusions being manufactured for its commercial window division. The window systems made with these profiles will contain at least 40 percent pre-consumer, recycled PVC material, enabling them to earn LEED credits. “Our commercial products are manufactured using co-extrusion technology, which means that two extrusion lines... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc. has entered into a forbearance agreement with its principal lenders that will provide the window and door manufacturer with additional time to restructure its capital structure, according to a May 15 press release. During the forbearance period, Atrium will operate normally, officials note.  It will continue to provide products and services to its customers in a timely... more »
  • 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 »