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  • Inline Fiberglass Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Distinctive Blinds of the Philippines to set up a manufacturing facility to produce high performance fiberglass windows and other fenestration products. The facility will be set up in Manila, with the operation expected to be up and running by spring of 2009. "The latest agreement further solidifies our position as the most... more »
  • Republic Windows & Doors shut down on Dec. 5, due to an inability to secure financing, officials report.  Bank of America withdrew a credit line because of declining sales at the Chicago-based vinyl window manufacturer, which closed the doors of the company and eliminated over 200 jobs, Republic executives confirm. Republic employees’ union leaders immediately descended... more »
  • Traco is selling its residential vinyl replacement division to Echo Windows LLC, which is described as a strategic buyer with experience in the residential marketplace. As part of the agreement, Echo has purchased Traco's Red Oak, Iowa, manufacturing plant, where it will produce Sienna Series vinyl windows and Power Two composite vinyl/aluminum windows. "The decision to sell our... more »
  • PPG Industries is closing its PRC insulating glass sealants business. The company cites declining demand in the North American residential construction market as the primary reason for this decision. Production is expected to cease by March 15, 2009, at its Gloucester City, N.J., insulating glass sealants manufacturing facility, which employs approximately 29 people. “These decisions... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors LLC has received Green Seal certification for its five replacement double-hung products. The Indiana, Pa., based company points out it is only the second window manufacturer to gain recognition from the organization. Founded in 1989, Green Seal develops environmental certification standards for a wide variety of products. A non-profit organization, Green... more »
  • Gord Wiebe is stepping down as president of All Weather Windows, which states that it is the largest Canadian owned door and window manufacturer.   Wiebe remains in his position as CEO.  Richard Scott, currently vice president and general manager, is taking over as president with respsonsibility for day-to-day operations. Wiebe has held the position of CEO and president since... more »
  • The residential window and door industry is expected to post positive growth through 2012, according to research firm The Freedonia Group. It’s not going to be the kind of growth the industry saw pre-bubble-burst, but it will likely be modest, reasonable growth of about 3 percent annually through 2012. Demand should be worth about $40 billion in four years, analysts say—a number that... more »
  • Traco will move manufacturing operations for its impact window line from its Bainbridge, Ga. facility to its Johnson City, Tenn. facility, which will result in the layoff of approximately 100 employees. The Georgia plant will continue to produce non-impact products, with about 70 employees remaining on staff.   Robin Randall, Traco vice president of marketing, stresses... more »
  • Andersen Corp. reports its Andersen and Renewal by Andersen brands of wood and wood composite windows and doors have received Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification. This certification is among the first of its kind in the window and door industry, the manufacturer adds. FSC chain-of-custody certification is awarded to companies that meet FSC standards for... more »
  • Phoenix-area window and door dealer VanDenBosch Doors & Windows has acquired the work order backlog of competitor Vista Window & Door and has integrated the Vista sales staff into its day-to-day operations. The deal adds three employees to VanDenBosch's 16.   "While VanDenBosch is the leader in the metro Phoenix area, the Vista staff had extensive experience selling and... more »