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  • Intigral Inc. is the new name for Edge Seal Technologies, the manufacturer of insulating glass units based in Walton Hills, Ohio. “Pronounced just like integral, Intigral captures the closely linked working relationships we form with customers and focuses attention on the heart of our business—commitment to IG,” says Tom Bradley, president, part of a new management team that has... more »
  • The Gienow Group, one of Canada’s largest window and door manufacturers, has entered into an agreement with Miami-based H.I.G. Capital LLC to acquire the business in a transaction valued at $105.6 million (CDN). Gienow, which has operated as a publicly traded income trust, includes Calgary-based Gienow Windows & Doors, a producer of wood and vinyl windows and doors serving Western... more »
  • Global demand for windows and doors is projected to rise 5 percent per year to $150 billion in 2011, according to a new report from the Freedonia Group. Product sales will be spurred by generally healthy economic growth, rising per capita income and ongoing industrialization efforts in developing parts of the world. While demand will continue to increase, the study from the Cleveland-based... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to spend about $6.5 million to renovate a building currently on the site of the Yakima, Wash., property it bought two years ago. The goal is to set up a “feeder facility” for its existing plant in Yakima. The national producer employs about 100 people in the area, and the new site may create as many as 85 additional jobs, according to the Yakima (Wash.) Herald-... more »
  • In a move that gives the company’s window business national scope, Ply Gem Industries Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the vinyl window business of CertainTeed Corp. CertainTeed operates three window and patio door fabrication facilities, located in Auburn, Wash., and Corona and Sacramento, Calif. It also extrudes and supplies vinyl window profiles to licensed window... more »
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has launched a certification program for contractors and remodelers who want to be labeled green. The Green Certified Professional certification requires interested remodelers to have at least five years of experience in the industry with at least three years worth of green projects, principles or products to their credit. Additionally,... more »
  • Increasing its stretch into the residential door market, Marshfield DoorSystems acquired Precision Architectural Corp.’s automated door manufacturing line in Largo, Fla. The second expansion in three years, Marshfield purchased Bolection Door in 2004. "Largo’s manufacturing systems are an excellent fit for our residential routed MDF door business," notes Don Bergman,... more »
  • Continued strength in the commercial market and an influx of international exhibitors helped GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo set new records in September. Window and door manufacturers made their way to the Atlanta event as well, despite weak demand in the residential market, with many focused on finding new options to add to their lines and opportunities to lower... more »
  • Venture Tape Corp. will likely become a part of the 3M Corp. family in the last quarter of the year as the conglomerate has announced its intention to buy the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape producer. The companies have not disclosed the terms of the acquisition. In addition to making tape used in the glazing and construction industries, Venture Tape also offers its products to the electronics... more »
  • With the theme, Millwork…A Mile High, the Association of Millwork Distributors’ annual convention and exhibition is set for November 1-6 in Denver. The event reflects continued efforts to revitalize the organization, with an expanded educational program and new initiatives designed to attract more attendees to the event. Most noteworthy of the changes is a new initiative to open up... more »