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  • Sunrise Windows delivered eight palettes of food to Food for Thought in December to assist the Toledo, Ohio-based nonprofit organization in its efforts distributing brown bag lunches to area needy.The food was collected by the vinyl window manufacturer’s employees for the third year, with staffers turning the food drive into a fun competition amongst each other, breaking into teams and... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors has announced that despite the current downturn in the home-improvement industry, it experienced a record increase in new business last year.  The Indiana, Pa., based manufacturer reported a nearly 30 percent increase in the number of new dealers and distributors that signed on in 2008 versus 2007.   The amount of new... more »
  • Following up on their victory to receive severance and back vacation pay, members of the United Electrical Workers Local 1110 plan to file charges against Republic Windows & Doors at the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago today. According to the union Web site, www.ueunion.org,  Republic's former workers are charging the company with shutting down operations without... more »
  • The principals of ProVia Door are purchasing the assets of Heartland Building Products, the siding business that was once part of the Jancor Cos., which filed for bankruptcy protection last year.  In addition to the Booneville, Miss., based siding company, the purchase includes two separate manufacturing facilities in Mississippi. ProVia reports that the purchase has... more »
  • Ultrafab Inc. has signed a deal with Sealmax to distribute the Canadian company’s urethane foam seals to window and door manufacturers in the United States. The line of urethane foam seals will be marketed under the name of Pro-Lon in the U.S., officials note. The newly formed, long-term alliance will expand the reach of Sealmax’s foam seal technology through the use of Ultrafab... more »
  • Window World Cares, the charitable foundation of Window World Inc., recently presented a contribution to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the amount of $160,000. The company also announced that it has committed its’ fundraising efforts exclusively to St. Jude’s. “Even though our country has been experiencing difficult economic times, we remained focused on helping... more »
  • Facing a year-end deadline that could have forced the company into bankruptcy proceedings, Masonite International Inc. has entered into an extension of a forbearance agreement it reached with creditors in November. Under the new agreement, lenders have agreed not to exercise their rights against the door maker until the end of January.  In a Dec. 31 announcement... more »
  • Following up on a previous definitive purchase agreement, HWD Acquisition Inc., a newly formed company owned by Longroad Asset Management LLC, has acquired the assets of Hurd Windows & Doors Inc. HWD Acquisition will retains the assets, including the Hurd brand, as well as the employees and management team of the Medford, Wis., based manufacturer. “This ownership change... more »
  • Billco Manufacturing, the supplier of glass processing and IG equipment has launched a new corporate Web site to provide glass fabricators with a comprehensive source of product information as well as a number of tools to better accommodate current and future customers. New features include quote request forms for inquiring customers to better organize their requests and contact the sales and... more »
  • Fenestration China, the international exhibition for windows and curtain walls held this past November in Beijing, reported continued growth with 16,700 trade visitors in four days up from 15,400 the prior year.  This year's event also saw an increase in the number of exhibitors from 235 to 261. Besides Chinese exhibitors, companies from Germany, the United States, Turkey,... more »