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  • Jeld-Wen Inc., has expanded its partnership with OrePac, which is adding the manufacturer’s line of Custom Carved interior doors. One of the West Coast's largest building material distributors, OrePac will now offer the line via its Sacramento, Calif., branch, which services nearly all of the northern California and Nevada territories. Headquartered in Wilsonville, Ore., OrePac serves retail... more »
  • Paragon Door Designs Inc. has aquired exclusive rights to the Radiance Entry Systems product line, customer base and order stream of Erie, Pa.-based J.J. Moore Sales Inc. The company did not disclose financial specifics of the deal. The purchase price is based on an earn-out agreement over a two year period. The Radiance products will be manufactured at the Paragon facility in Louisville, Ky. A... more »
  • SNE Enterprises, the manufacturer of Crestline and Vetter windows and doors, will cut 305 jobs at its Mosinee, Wis. facility by August 13. The company plans to move its wood window manufacturing capabilities to Weather Shield Windows & Doors facilities in Medford and Ladysmith, Wis., it reports, with vinyl window production remaining at the Mosinee facility. “We have evaluated many cost... more »
  • A new study projects that demand for advanced flat glass will grow by 5 percent annually over the next four years, with demand peaking at $7.2 billion in 2012. The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry marketing research firm, projects that gains will stem from factors including the recovery of residential building construction activity from a weak 2007 base; ongoing rapid growth in a... more »
  • Two sales agencies serving the window and door industry, Velocity Marketing and Scherer Industrial Products Inc., will merge effective on July 1. Velocity Marketing, founded in 2000, represents a variety of industry suppliers throughout the Eastern United States. “The addition of Bob and Scherer Industrial Products is a natural step for our group as we strive to grow and provide superior service... more »
  • Skylight and roof window manufacturer Velux will expand its North American production operations—spending about $14 million and adding about 25 jobs, according to the Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal. The expansion will reportedly add more than 100,000 square feet for manufacturing and future product lines. "Thanks to the high quality of our products and services, the strength of our brand... more »
  • Hershey, Pa.—The American Architectural Manufacturers Association set the table for some busy months ahead as it concluded its summer conference at the Hotel Hershey here last week. The group made plans to address the side-hinged door certification issue before the next cycle of code changes, as well as develop a new format for the next edition of the AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 window and... more »
  • Marvin Windows & Doors will expand its window facility in Grafton, N.D., from its current 256,000-square-feet to about 470,000-square-feet. The expansion will add about 50 employees in the short term and more over the next five years, reports John Kirchner. The addition is designed to increase current production capacity and enable future growth. Construction will begin later this month,... more »
  • Northeast Building Products Corp. has acquired an equity position in Chicopee, Mass. window and door manufacturer National Vinyl Products Inc. Both companies will remain independent, Northeast president Alan Levin says. “The creation of this alliance will allow both companies to meet their common objective which is continued growth through innovation, technology, quality products and... more »
  • Hershey, Pa.—The American Architectural Manufacturers Association started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference here this week. The group also heard an update on Department of Energy initiatives in developing new window and door technologies. “We want to be the ones defining what a green product is,” said Tracy Rogers of Edgetech... more »