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  • Phantom Screens and Seiki Screen Systems of Japan have signed a letter of intent to develop a definitive partnership agreement by which they will collectively deliver a complete family of retractable screening solutions to North America. Under the agreement, Phantom Screens will handle the distribution, customer service, sales and marketing of Seiki products in North America. “Seiki is the... more »
  • Following Schüco International’s 2006 sale of its German vinyl window business, Schüco USA has signed a letter of intent to sell its U.S. replacement window business to Four Seasons Sunrooms. The move fits with Schüco’s corporate strategy to focus on its core competencies in aluminum and solar systems. Schüco’s manufacturing facility in Newington, Conn., is... more »
  • ECP Safe-Way Door LLC, based in Warsaw, Ind., has acquired the garage door business of Taylor Building Products. Taylor will continue to manufacture and distribute its line of steel and fiberglass entry door systems through its current customer base and distribution channels. “The sale of the garage door business to Safe-Way allows us to focus on and grow our entry door systems... more »
  • Thompson Creek Window Co., a 27-year old manufacturer and installer of windows based in Landover, Md., has created St. Claire Windows as a new company to focus on the multi-family window renovation business. The company has served that market, supplying windows for low and mid rise apartments and condominiums, along with the single-family home market. With the change, Thompson Creek will... more »
  • Titan Wood Ltd., the supplier of Accoya treated wood—designed to offer a high-performing, non-toxic alternative for windows and doors, as well as other building products—is opening new regional office for the Americas in Dallas, Texas. “Accoya wood has received an overwhelming response in the Americas and we are delighted to expand our physical presence in this key market,... more »
  • Wheeler’s Building Materials, a pro dealer and window manufacturer based in Rome, Ga., is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report in the Rome News Tribune. The move follows a January announcement that the company would lay off 264 employees at a number of its operations, including its window manufacturing plant. “We will figure something out. We always... more »
  • Atlantic All-Weather Windows Ltd., one of the largest window and door manufacturers in Eastern Canada, will create about 200 jobs at its new plant in Amherst, Nova Scotia. With the help of a business promotion agency, the Port Elgin, N.B.-based company will receive up to $1.2 million during the next five years for meeting hiring targets. Atlantic Windows, founded in 1983, already has strong... more »
  •   Thermal Advantage Inc., a Thornton, Colo., home improvement company, is facing a lawsuit filed by Colorado’s attorney general for allegedly running misleading advertisements. The suit says Thermal Advantage attracted customers by offering an energy efficiency test program with the opportunity to be paid for their participation, according to the Rocky Mountain News. Dozens of ads... more »
  • Atlantic City, N.J.—The Department of Energy is waiting to see what happens at the February International Code Council hearings before issuing its plans for revisions to Energy Star criteria for windows. Speaking at the Northeast Window & Door Association winter meeting here in January, Richard Karney, DOE’s Energy Star program manager, explained that an important goal for Energy... more »
  • A preview of the potential changes in the Energy Star windows program tops the agenda of the Northeast Window & Door Association’s winter meeting, scheduled for January 14 and 15 at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J. Richard Karney, the Department of Energy’s Energy Star program manager, will be speaking, offering an update on the government’s plans to strengthen... more »