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  • In response to difficult market conditions and reduced equipment demand, Urban Machinery is restructuring its North American operations. The move includes the closure of its West Coast facility in Port Townsend, Wash. "The changes made by Urban in North America are necessary and will allow Urban to help all of our North American customers during these uncertain economic times, by reducing... more »
  • Jancor Cos. Inc. has ceased operations at its manufacturing operations, including Kensington Windows in Vandergrift, Pa., and Survivor Technologies in Hillside, N.J., according to a variety of newspaper reports.  Jancor, which did not return calls for comment, has also shut down its Heartland Building Products siding plant in Mississipi and other facilities as well. According to the... more »
  • In response to a growing need among window manufacturers for concise information regarding new National Fenestration Ratings Council and Department of Energy mandates, Edgetech I.G. is offering an IG Certification Manual.  The booklet features useful timelines, step-by-step instructions, frequently asked questions, a glossary of related terms and a full list of certification... more »
  • Wolseley plc, parent company of Stock Building Supply, plans to close 86 more branches of the building materials distribution operation, bringing its total number of locations to 209.   The 86 branches to be closed represent around 25 percent of Stock’s sales and 28 percent of its headcount, officials report. “With the on-going... more »
  • Montag Windows & Doors, a German manufacturer targeting the high-performance luxury market, opened its first marketing and distribution center in the U.S. in October in Roswell, Ga. From this location, the company plans to service the needs of architects, builders, developers and homeowners throughout the coastal impact market. “Since 1728 Montag Windows & Doors has been... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders is forecasting 936,000 total housing starts for 2008, a 30.2 percent decline from the 1.34 million homes produced last year. Starts in 2009 are projected to slide 16.2 percent further, to 784,000 units, before picking up again in 2010 to the 1.0 million level. Those projections were offered at NAHB's Fall Construction Forecast... more »
  • Eric Mertz has been appointed president and CEO of Caldwell Manufacturing, effective October 27. As part of a planned succession, Ted Boucher, current president and CEO, will continue with the company in the new position of chief business development officer and vice chair of the board.“Eric is the right person to lead Caldwell Manufacturing into its next era and set the company on a path... more »
  • Orlando, Fla.—"We just have to get through this,” said one distributor attending the annual exhibition and convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors last week. That attitude was shared by many, expressing quiet determination to hold on for now and get prepared for better times when they do return. No one expects that time coming soon, and that was reflected in... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc., the supplier of window manufacturing equipment and systems, has appointed Bill Weaver to the role of president and CEO, effective October 31.  Weaver, currently  the company’s vice president of sales & marketing, has more than 23 years experience in the window and door industry and has been an integral part of the GED team for the... more »
  • Fiberglass window manufacturer Inline Fiberglass Ltd., has signed an agreement with Zoom Developers of India to create a joint venture to manufacture and distribute fiberglass windows and doors in India. The venture will be based in Mumbai. Mike Levine, Inline's international sales manager says the deal "underlines our commitment to become a major international... more »