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  • Already the world’s largest window and door industry event, Fensterbau/Frontale is getting larger. The 2008 edition, scheduled for April 2-5 at the Nuremberg Messe in Germany, has expanded with the addition of two more halls. The new space is designed to accommodate both its growing international audience and its expanding scope that now includes facades and related architectural products... more »
  • Wheeler’s Building Materials, a Georgia-based distributor of building materials with window manufacturing operations, recently announced a new round of layoffs and the closing of a number of locations, according to a report in the Rome (Ga.) Herald Tribune. The most recent layoffs include about 65 employees at its window manufacturing facility. Wheeler’s produces both vinyl and wood... more »
  •   Ohio-based Patio Enclosures Inc. has signed a new dealership agreement with Malibu Sunrooms and Outdoor Living to serve the Southeast Nebraska and Western Iowa region. The new dealership is owned by partners Terri Peterson and Jack Rediger, who possess a combined 12 years experience in sunroom sales and more than 500 sunroom units between them. The dealership is also planning to move into... more »
  • 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 »