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  • Jordan, Knauff & Company, a middle-market investment bank with a specialized practice in the building products industry, has announced the publication of the inaugural issue of the Foreign Competition Report for the U.S. Building Products Industry. The report summarizes import statistics and growth rates of the top importing countries in eleven different building products categories. In ... more »
  • Drafting and engineering firm PTC LLC, Rockledge, Fla., has expanded to open a sister company, PTC Product Design Group. Headed up by James Stropoli, president, and Jim Moore, vice president, the group is dedicated to designing new or re-evaluating existing window, door and storm abatement systems in a variety of materials for maximum thermal resistance, maximum structural performance and large... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, a supplier of window and door manufacturing and sales software, reports it has  completed the first implementation for its new dealer software product, DealerPoint, with Westside Door & Moulding of Los Angeles. “In the past we’ve used standard ERP software, and even have had other customized systems," reports Howard Wizenberg, Westside president... more »
  • Citing the weak market and the new tax credit criteria for windows and doors, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is asking the U.S. Department of Energy to delay implementation of new criteria for the Energy Star program for windows.  In submitting comments on the latest DOE criteria, AAMA has also asked for a number of other changes based on input... more »
  • Economist Jeff Dietrich of EcoTrends will offer his most up-to-date economic forecast for the nation as a whole, as well as for the North American glass industry specifically, at this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.  Jeff Dietrich During his presentation in February at the National Auto Glass Conference in Orlando, Dietrich warned that we are further... more »
  • G-U Hardware Inc. plans to consolidate its United States distribution operation in Newport News, Va., into its Canadian division located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The supplier of door and window hardware will maintain sales offices in both Newport News as well as in Medford, Wis. “Our Newport News facility has worked out very nicely for us since we opened here in 1987," says... more »
  • On March 25, Edgetech I.G. was honored with three awards for its commitment to the health and safety of employees by the Guernsey-Noble Safety Council, an organization representing two Ohio counties.  Presented at the group's 12th annual safety luncheon, Edgetech’s three awards included the 100% Award, The Group Award and the Achievement Award. “Safety is... more »
  • Direct Source International has acquired the assets of Advanced Global Technologies in a transaction effective the last day of 2008, the companies report. AGT specializes in global sourcing of components supplying OEM manufacturers in the window, door and industrial markets. Its products include aluminum and vinyl extrusion, metal stamping, die casting, injection products and screen cloth for use... more »
  • About 180 workers are returning to work at Andesen Windows' plants in Bayport and Cottage Grove, Minn. The move comes in response to rising demand, which the company attributes to the Federal tax credit for energy efficient windows, its own "stimulus" marketing efforts, and the usual upturn in business that comes with warmer spring weather. "It's hard to judge if there's... more »
  • U S Block Windows Inc. has purchased substantially all of the assets of Hy-Lite Products Inc., the acrylic block and decorative glass window manufacturer located in Eatonton, Ga. "The purchase combines the two most recognized names in the acrylic block window industry," officials state.  U S Block Windows is privately owned by Hampshire Equity Partners of Greenwich, Conn. The... more »