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  • Northeast Building Products Corp. has acquired an equity position in Chicopee, Mass. window and door manufacturer National Vinyl Products Inc. Both companies will remain independent, Northeast president Alan Levin says. “The creation of this alliance will allow both companies to meet their common objective which is continued growth through innovation, technology, quality products and... more »
  • Hershey, Pa.—The American Architectural Manufacturers Association started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference here this week. The group also heard an update on Department of Energy initiatives in developing new window and door technologies. “We want to be the ones defining what a green product is,” said Tracy Rogers of Edgetech... more »
  • Accsys Technologies PLC, manufacturer of Accoya wood components used in the manufacture of windows and doors, has been named to The Sustainable Business 20 list of the world's top sustainable stocks, published by SustainableBusiness.com. The SB20, now in its seventh year, is designed to showcase the most innovative, model companies that, through their products or initiatives, are contributing... more »
  • All Weather Windows will soon open a new 23,000-square-foot distribution center just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia that the company says will make Canada’s largest independent window and door manufacturer a “true national supplier.” “This takes us coast to coast,” says All Weather national marketing manager Aaron Latimer. “It will allow us to serve our... more »
  • The recent earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China hit home for the employees at Crystal Window & Door in Flushing, N.Y. Together employees pooled their resources and donated several thousand dollars, and the company matched their donations for a total of $9,000. Isabella Leung, the company's manager of human resources, presented the funds to the American Red Cross of Greater New York on... more »
  • The Butler County Board of Commissioners and Department of Environmental Services honored Deceuninck North America, the extruder of vinyl window and door systems as well as siding, fencing, decking and railing, with a 2008 Excellence in Pretreatment Award during an Earth Day celebration on April 25. Award recipients are significant industrial users, as defined by the EPA, which consistently meet... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions has been named as a 2008 Progressive Manufacturing Award winner. The annual awards, sponsored by Managing Automation magazine, focus on winning projects and strategic initiatives centered on eight key progressive manufacturing disciplines.The company won in the Supply Network Mastery category for companies that have re-thought, re-engineered and improved material... more »
  • The Miami-based private equity group HIG Capital LLC is making a bid to acquire Shapes/Arch Holdings LLC, parent company of Accu-Weld LLC, the manufacturer of replacement windows and entry doors, and Ultra Hardware Products, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Citing the decline in the construction markets, Shapes/Arch, based in Delair, N.J., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in... more »
  • The National Sunroom Association announced the winners of its 2007 NSA Design Awards at its annual meeting in San Antonio in March. Winners were selected in six categories based on aesthetic appeal, how well the product enhances the architecture and natural surroundings of the home or setting and its interior appeal and functionality. SunPorch Structures, based in Westport, Conn., was... more »
  • On March 27, Oasis Sunrooms LLC received the Professional Remodeler of the Year, First Place award for residential exterior under $100,000 from the Professional Remodelers of Ohio. The winning construction, the company's Leisure Room 3000, was showcased at the organization's annual Evening of Excellence in Cleveland. The sunroom is designed to compliment a ranch style home in Valley View, Ohio.... more »