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  • GED Integrated Solutions has been named as a 2008 Progressive Manufacturing Award winner. The annual awards, sponsored by Managing Automation magazine, focus on winning projects and strategic initiatives centered on eight key progressive manufacturing disciplines.The company won in the Supply Network Mastery category for companies that have re-thought, re-engineered and improved material... more »
  • The Miami-based private equity group HIG Capital LLC is making a bid to acquire Shapes/Arch Holdings LLC, parent company of Accu-Weld LLC, the manufacturer of replacement windows and entry doors, and Ultra Hardware Products, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Citing the decline in the construction markets, Shapes/Arch, based in Delair, N.J., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in... more »
  • The National Sunroom Association announced the winners of its 2007 NSA Design Awards at its annual meeting in San Antonio in March. Winners were selected in six categories based on aesthetic appeal, how well the product enhances the architecture and natural surroundings of the home or setting and its interior appeal and functionality. SunPorch Structures, based in Westport, Conn., was... more »
  • On March 27, Oasis Sunrooms LLC received the Professional Remodeler of the Year, First Place award for residential exterior under $100,000 from the Professional Remodelers of Ohio. The winning construction, the company's Leisure Room 3000, was showcased at the organization's annual Evening of Excellence in Cleveland. The sunroom is designed to compliment a ranch style home in Valley View, Ohio.... more »
  • Building products dealer Plymart will shut down about 75 percent of its business, including its window and door operations and lumber business. The 40-year-old Norcross, Ga.-based company will retain its specialty products divisions, including stairs, wire shelving, garage doors, mirrors, locks, shower doors and shutters. Company officials note that window and door operations are not part of the... more »
  • Founded in 1978 to provide design and tooling to window and door manufacturers, Product Design & Development Inc. celebrates 30 years in business this year. Over the years, PDDI has expanded and acquired other companies, including an injection molding company and more recently Lowell Manufacturing. The company now provides custom machining, window and door hardware, metal stampings and... more »
  • Beginning this year, ProVia Door will award two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to eligible seniors from local high schools. Upon meeting continuing requirements, these scholarships can be renewed for one year, totaling $5,000 for each student. The Hiland Academic Boosters and the Garaway Education Foundation will be utilized to qualify and award these scholarships. Qualifying factors... more »
  • The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's "The Glass Experience" special exhibit features Chihuly, Tiffany, Botti, Corning, Pilkington and electronically tintable glass products from Sage Electrochromics. Visitors to the museum will travel through a timeline of glass as they learn about the material's science, artistry and applications. The Sage products, made with Pilkington TEC... more »
  • The U.S. Local Business Association selected Amesbury Locca for the 2008 Best of Sioux Falls Award in the doors category. Amber Grayson, director of sales and marketing, received the award on behalf of the company. The USLBA Best of Local Business Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies they believe have achieved... more »
  • Marv Doering, Weather Shield Windows & Doors territory manager for eastern and north central Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan, has received a Life Spike Award from the National Association of Home Builders. He received the award for helping to recruit new members to the association. NAHB members earn spike credits for each new member they sponsor, and continue to earn retention... more »