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  • Eastman Chemical Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for architectural, automotive, and protective applications. The acquisition will include Commonwealth... more »
  • PGT Industries has appointed Danielle Mikesell director of marketing. In her new role, Mikesell will be responsible for marketing strategies for the company's window and door brands. In her previous position as marketing director for Masco Cabinetry, Mikesell led all marketing activities including brand strategy, research and advertising for multiple brands. "Danielle's diverse skill... more »
  •     Terry Carespodi     Joseph Bernard  YKK AP America named Terry Carespodi national sales manager and Joseph Bernard Midwest region branch manager. Carespodi will be instrumental in implementing strategic initiatives aimed at sales growth in the Texas region, where the company has ambitious market plans after recently breaking ground on a new... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is offering a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting being held March 24-26 in Memphis, Tenn.   “We recognize...that schedules do not always allow the time for travel,” says Jessica Finn, NFRC membership coordinator. “Because participation is the number one benefit of NFRC membership, this year we are... more »
  • VEKA Group will acquire GEALAN Holding GmbH, the European manufacturer of smart window systems, from Halder Beratungsbeteiligung, including all of GEALAN's European subsidiaries and activities. With the takeover still pending approval, both companies have agreed to keep details of the deal confidential.  By acquiring its competitor, the VEKA Group is strengthening its... more »
  • More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. The meeting included several days of committee and task group meetings, followed by two days of educational seminars. In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and... more »
  • Tyman plc, the British parent of Amesbury and Truth Hardware, reports it is "pleased with the progress made towards the integration of the two businesses" and cites a key priority in 2014 as completing the "integration of Amesbury and Truth into a single customer-facing organization." Earlier this year, the company appointed new leadership to oversee the combined organizations... more »
  • CopyTele, Inc., a company that protects the rights of inventors through patent monetization and patent assertion, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp., has entered into a license and settlement agreement with PGT Industries, Inc., in connection with CTI's patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The license is the fifth license for the J-Channel... more »
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. partnered with sales and distribution company Quincaillerie Rabel Inc. to reach the Quebec, Canada, window and door market. The collaboration builds upon Quincaillerie Rabel’s existing sales and distribution of Technoform Glass Insulation and expands Technoform Bautec’s sales representation throughout one of Canada’s largest provinces, the... more »
  •   Sunview Patio Doors Ltd. named Ernie Catalano as its first U.S. sales manager. Catalano will be based in Bloomfield, N.J., and will cover the Northeast and Midwest.    “Sunview has been successfully working with Ernie Catalano in his previous position as director of sales and marketing at Ideal Window Manufacturing in New Jersey,” Tony Margiotta, Sunview... more »