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  • Sashlite LLC and Bystronic Glass Inc. have entered into a long-term research and development agreement to improve upon the manufacturability of Sashlite's integrated sash technology. The agreement calls for Bystronic to leverage its research and development expertise in insulating glass technology and equipment fabrication in order to produce integrated sash windows that are superior in... more »
  • Serious Materials, the Sunnyvale, Calif., manufacturer of high performance windows and glass, has acquired the assets of Kensington Windows, the vinyl replacement window manufacturer based in Vandergrift, Pa. Kensington was previously owned by the Jancor Cos., which shut the operation down last October and filed for Chapter 11 shortly thereafter. Kevin Surace, Serious Materials' CEO, reports that... more »
  • Houston based locksmith supplier H.L. Flake will serve as the primary distributor for Amesbury Locca in Texas. The company will handle Amesbury products including its new remote access control, wireless remote intercom systems and two styles of remote buttons. Amesbury’s new line of remote access products can be used in conjunction with electronic strikes to allow instant access at the... more »
  • The union representing workers at the Republic Windows & Doors plant in Chicago reports that Serious Materials, a manufacturer of high-performance windows and doors, is in the final stages of working out an agreement to purchase the assets of the manufacturer, which closed down operations late last year. Members of UE Local 1110 staged a sit-in at the Chicago plant last month, attracting... more »
  • While many window and door manufacturers are just looking to survive the coming year, Vista Window Co. LLC is looking for growth. The replacement window manufacturer expects to be up 25 to 30 percent over last year, when it also saw gains, according to CEO Dan McCarthy. The Warren, Ohio, based company joined the INC Magazine list of the Top 5,000 fastest growing companies in America in... more »
  • The full report on Window & Door’s annual survey of manufacturers, distributors and dealers is now available online for purchase. The $39.95 report offers a detailed look at expectations for the coming year, as well as plans for capital spending and employment. The study, sponsored by Truth Hardware, is highlighted in this article.   more »
  • MyGlassClass.com, the National Glass Association's online training program, will introduce its new program for online window installation training at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.  NGA also publishes Window & Door, and information on the new training program, developed in conjunction with Architectural Testing Inc., will be featured in the magazine booth (#N2934).... more »
  • PGT Inc., the Florida-based manufacturer of windows and doors, is decreasing its workforce by 10 percent today as part of a restructuring. The company said today the restructuring comes as a result of continued analysis of its target markets, internal structure, projected run-rate, and efficiency.   "These actions were necessary given the continuing... more »
  • BFRich Windows & Doors, based in Newark, Del., has achieved Certified Green Dealer status after its staff participated in voluntary educational training and testing on good green building techniques and green product choices for windows and building materials. The Certified Green Dealer program was created under the auspices of LBM Journal, a national trade magazine serving the lumber... more »
  • More details on news briefs included in the January/February issue White House Sees More Jobs in Windows Industry Expresses Hope for New Government Energy Programs Denmark's VKR Acquires Gienow Operations in Alberta Harvey Closing One Plant, Expanding at Others MI to Idle North Carolina Plant Seeing Continued Growth, Inline Adds Facility Kolbe to Lay Off 300 Production and Office Workers... more »