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  • PPG industries will realign its performance glazing business, ceasing production at one facility and shutting down one other float glass line while investing $100 million in its remaining glass-making facilities in a move that the company attributes to the ongoing decline in demand for automotive and residential window glass.The Pittsburgh-based company will allow shipping and distribution of... more »
  • DAC Products, a manufacturer of displays and samples for the window and door industry has recently been ranked 19th for outstanding sales growth performance in the Annual Wood 100 Report. The report, which profiles and ranks 100 fast-growing woodworking companies, was published in the September 2008 issue of Wood & Wood Products magazine. Established in 1987 with 90 employees, DAC grew its... more »
  • Window and door industry suppliers are making final preparations for the opening of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo next Monday. Despite the weak market, numerous suppliers of equipment, components and other products still foresee window and door manufacturers making their way to the annual event, set for the Las Vegas Convention Center October 6-8. "The economy is... more »
  • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. has acquired Point Five Windows Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo., a manufacturer of custom, wood windows and doors for the ultra high end residential market and light commercial projects. Terms were not disclosed. “The acquisition of Point Five is a continuation of our strategy to advance our nationwide leadership position in the high-end window and door... more »
  • Harvey Industries hosted an open house last week to celebrate the opening of its 60,000-square-foot branch warehouse in Rockaway, N.J. New Jersey represents the ninth Northeast state in which the window and door manufacturer and building products distributor has a presence.The move also follows up on the opening of a new 73,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom facility in Waterford, Conn., last... more »
  • A new Web site, powered by a state-of-the-art content management system, has been launched by Window & Door magazine. Offering a fresh new look, WindowandDoor.com incorporates a number of new features and functions to make it more useful to manufacturers, distributors and dealers that want to stay on top of industry trends and find information when they need it. “The industry is turning... more »
  • Veka Inc., will close its Veka Innovations facility in Youngstown, Ohio facility on Sept. 25. Closure of the plant, which manufactured fence, deck and rail products, will not impact Veka’s extrusion business in the window and door market, the company reports. “The most unfortunate thing about the closure is the loss of jobs for some quality people,” says Chuck Spaulding,... more »
  • Monarch Holdings Inc. and its operating affiliates filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code earlier this week. Officials of Hurd Windows & Doors, part of Monarch, report that operations will continue as normal through the reorganization process.  In a letter to customers, Dominic Truniger, Hurd president stated, “Our plan is to... more »
  • Monarch Holdings closed its American Weatherseal window manufacturing plant in Orrville, Ohio, last week. Monarch started construction on the $12 million, 180,000-square-foot plant in 2006. “The decision to close this facility is the result of a number of factors, including the loss of liquidity, inability to effectuate adequate refinancing, withdrawals of interest by prospective buyers,... more »
  • The Jordan Co. reports it is making several changes in its business organization, including the closing of its Memphis, Tenn., window and door plant, effective November 7, 2008. "These business decisions were driven by the continued decline in the housing market," company officials note. Jordan's extrusion division operations, also based in Memphis, will be sold to a new business entity... more »