July 6, 2009
Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., was recently named as the exclusive North American distributor of window and door hardware solutions manufactured by the Siegenia-Aubi Group, consisting of the companies Siegenia-Aubi KG based in Wilnsdorf, Germany, and KFV Karl Fliether GmbH & Co. KG, Velbert, Germany.
Interlock began distributing the line of hardware... more »
July 2, 2009
Bison Building Materials, based in Houston, Texas, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The building products distributor employs more than 500 people and, as of June, had closed all of its operations outside of Texas, according to Modern Distribution Management.
A statement filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas attributes a combination of real estate... more »
June 29, 2009
Jeld-Wen is recalling 86 of 150 workers laid off at its Rantoul, Ill., facility, according to a local newspaper report. The manufacturer is bringing back the employees, many of whom were laid off in the winter months, to keep up with increasing seasonal demand. In a release, company officials said the plant may require additional workers depending on weekly production demands.
"The beginning... more »
June 26, 2009
The Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association elected new officers at its annual general meeting held in June at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort in Prince Edward Island. Kevin Pelley of Kohltech International in Debert N.S., was elected as president, succeeding Eva Ryterband, Screenco Manufacturing, Concord, Ont., who now serves the organization as past president and treasurer.... more »
June 26, 2009
GBO Inc., parent company of Bonneville Windows & Doors, has entered into an agreement with Farley WinDoor Ltd., to sell the operating assets and related inventories of GBO's vinyl and steel door divisions. The transaction, valued at $12.5 million (CDN), includes a vinyl window plant in St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Que., as well as a steel door facililty in Lévis, Que.
Based in Alexandria, Ont... more »
June 24, 2009
The Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act, now before the House Financial Services Committee, is getting support from the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Green Building Council. Representatives of all three organizations recently testified on behalf of H.R. 2336, which would establish incentives to encourage energy... more »
June 23, 2009
Reflecting changes expected to come to the industry, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance featured presentations on emerging dynamic glazing technologies at its summer technical meetings last week at the Hyatt Regency Montreal (Quebec). The event also featured the first meeting of a task group focusing multiple airspace IG unitts.
The new IGMA group is planning to develop a technical... more »
June 22, 2009
Hurd Windows & Doors is embarking on a multi-million dollar, multi-phase project designed to upgrade its manufacturing facilities and processes in Medford and Merrill, Wis. The investment and renovation initiative is backed by Hurd’s new ownership, HWD Acquisition Inc., which purchased the company assets in December 2008, and its parent company, Longroad Asset Management LLC.... more »
June 18, 2009
Roto Frank AG and Hoppe AG have formed a strategic distribution alliance to offer their combined hardware product lines in the United States and Canada. To initiate this collaboration, the Roto Frank of America sales team will starting to sell Hoppe’s HLS9000 program, and Hoppe will begin actively promoting Roto’s NT and ALU tilt and turn hardware programs.
“We enthusiastically... more »
June 18, 2009
Sapa entered into an asset purchase agreement with the aluminum extruder Indalex Inc. for the possible purchase of substantially all of Indalex’s assets in the United States and Canada. Indalex filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March and the deal is subject to court approval and any other potential bids for the Indalex's assets.
Sapa, part of Norway based Orkla ASA,... more »