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  • Attendees at the sixth annual user conference for Fenetech’s FeneVision ERP system in Put-in-Bay, Ohio focused on adding customer service and sales capabilities as well as manufacturing efficiency. Sessions on web-browser sales tools, which enable distributors and contractors to visualize, estimate, place and revise orders, have been popular among the 54 attendees from 28 companies at the... more »
  • Screen door and component manufacturer Florida Screen Enterprises has added Prysm Marketing as its manufacturer’s representative for the East Coast. Prysm will represent rolled screen frame, finished window and patio door screens, muntin, and window screen components. Florida Screen was established in 1972 in Miami, Fla. Prysm covers the East Coast market from Maine to Georgia, and represents a... more »
  • Apex Energy Solutions’ recently-completed “living showroom” is a culmination of company cofounder Michael Foit’s five-year vision of a facility where customers can see products out of the standard showroom kiosk setting and in action. The Zionsville, Ind. facility is a converted 1922 farmhouse featuring Apex’s line of siding, windows and doors. Foit says the facility gives the company a way to... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc., has expanded its partnership with OrePac, which is adding the manufacturer’s line of Custom Carved interior doors. One of the West Coast's largest building material distributors, OrePac will now offer the line via its Sacramento, Calif., branch, which services nearly all of the northern California and Nevada territories. Headquartered in Wilsonville, Ore., OrePac serves retail... more »
  • Paragon Door Designs Inc. has aquired exclusive rights to the Radiance Entry Systems product line, customer base and order stream of Erie, Pa.-based J.J. Moore Sales Inc. The company did not disclose financial specifics of the deal. The purchase price is based on an earn-out agreement over a two year period. The Radiance products will be manufactured at the Paragon facility in Louisville, Ky. A... more »
  • SNE Enterprises, the manufacturer of Crestline and Vetter windows and doors, will cut 305 jobs at its Mosinee, Wis. facility by August 13. The company plans to move its wood window manufacturing capabilities to Weather Shield Windows & Doors facilities in Medford and Ladysmith, Wis., it reports, with vinyl window production remaining at the Mosinee facility. “We have evaluated many cost... more »
  • A new study projects that demand for advanced flat glass will grow by 5 percent annually over the next four years, with demand peaking at $7.2 billion in 2012. The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry marketing research firm, projects that gains will stem from factors including the recovery of residential building construction activity from a weak 2007 base; ongoing rapid growth in a... more »
  • Two sales agencies serving the window and door industry, Velocity Marketing and Scherer Industrial Products Inc., will merge effective on July 1. Velocity Marketing, founded in 2000, represents a variety of industry suppliers throughout the Eastern United States. “The addition of Bob and Scherer Industrial Products is a natural step for our group as we strive to grow and provide superior service... more »
  • Skylight and roof window manufacturer Velux will expand its North American production operations—spending about $14 million and adding about 25 jobs, according to the Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal. The expansion will reportedly add more than 100,000 square feet for manufacturing and future product lines. "Thanks to the high quality of our products and services, the strength of our brand... more »
  • Hershey, Pa.—The American Architectural Manufacturers Association set the table for some busy months ahead as it concluded its summer conference at the Hotel Hershey here last week. The group made plans to address the side-hinged door certification issue before the next cycle of code changes, as well as develop a new format for the next edition of the AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 window and... more »