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  • Orlando, Fla.—"We just have to get through this,” said one distributor attending the annual exhibition and convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors last week. That attitude was shared by many, expressing quiet determination to hold on for now and get prepared for better times when they do return. No one expects that time coming soon, and that was reflected in... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc., the supplier of window manufacturing equipment and systems, has appointed Bill Weaver to the role of president and CEO, effective October 31.  Weaver, currently  the company’s vice president of sales & marketing, has more than 23 years experience in the window and door industry and has been an integral part of the GED team for the... more »
  • Fiberglass window manufacturer Inline Fiberglass Ltd., has signed an agreement with Zoom Developers of India to create a joint venture to manufacture and distribute fiberglass windows and doors in India. The venture will be based in Mumbai. Mike Levine, Inline's international sales manager says the deal "underlines our commitment to become a major international... more »
  • Silver Line Building Products has filed notice that it will close its Durham, N.C., manufacturing facility before the end of 2008, leaving more than 400 employees laid off. The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area reports today that the company filed paperwork with the North Carolina Commerce Department, giving the required 60 days' notice required by the federal Worker Adjustment and... more »
  • Milgard Windows & Doors has shut down manufacturing operations at its Marysville, Wash. facility.  The change results in the layoff of 80 employees, starting on Oct. 24. The company will maintain a sales and service presence at the Marysville site.  “As a result of the challenging economic times, including an unprecedented downturn in the U.S. housing market and... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc., reports it has restructured its debt with each of its major creditor groups. With a capital infusion to reduce overall debt, the actions improve Atrium’s liquidity and will enable management to effectively guide operations through the slowing economy, the company reports. As part of the restructuring, each of Atrium’s creditor groups has agreed to eliminate... more »
  • Builders FirstSource is exiting the New Jersey market, closing five locations including a millwork fabrication facility in Monroe Township. Other facilities set to be shuttered include three cabinet showrooms and a lumberyard. The supplier of building products to the residential construction market currently operates 65 distribution centers and 61 manufacturing facilities primarily in the... more »
  • The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, has announced a partnership with Architectural Testing Inc. to develop window and door installation courses based on the InstallationMasters program for its on-line training platform, MyGlassClass.com.  “We are pleased to add a new dimension to our training programs in order to further enhance their breadth and... more »
  • The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the $700 billion bail-out bill passed earlier this month, includes provisions bringing back the 2006 and 2007 tax credits for energy efficient improvements in 2009. Additionally, the new law extends the deductions builders can take for improvements in new homes through 2009 and the deduction for energy-efficient... more »
  • Patio Enclosures Inc. reports its intends to merge with Branstrator Sunrooms, which is owned by Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.  Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Patio Enclosures reports it is the largest manufacturer and installer of sunrooms in North America, with 30 branches, 11 franchises, and 10 dealers across the United States... more »