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  • SWISCO and Nova Group Sales Inc. partnered to create Point Click Technologies, a new company that will spearhead online sales of the FlexScreen system, a flexible window screen. Point Click Technologies will retail FlexScreen through the SWISCO.com website, which is designed to walk consumers through an easy-to-use custom ordering process. Further, Point Click Technologies plans to introduce... more »
  • Residential window and door demand in the U.S. is projected to rise 6 percent per year through 2020 to $25.6 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group.  Demand saw steep declines following the housing construction collapse and economic recession, but began to recover in 2012 following improvements in new housing construction.  The Residential Windows & Doors study,... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance welcomed  improveit 360 as the exclusive Gold Sponsor for WDDA’s Window & Door Dealer Days, taking place at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door EXPO, Oct. 19-20, in Las Vegas. improveit 360 produces CRM and business management software built exclusively for residential remodelers, replacement contractors, and specialty contractors... more »
  • Professional Builder magazine chose the Contemporary Collection from Weather Shield Windows & Doors as one of the Top 100 Products for the new home construction market. The Contemporary Collection was selected from among thousands of products featured on the pages of Professional Builder magazine throughout the past year. The annual Top 100 Products list is compiled by Professional... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products Inc. acquired the assets for the Everlast Polymeric Cladding System, including the brand and full distribution rights, from American Builders and Contractors Supply Co. (ABC Supply). With this acquisition, Chelsea Building Products will be the sole manufacturer/marketer of the Everlast Polymeric Cladding products. The Everlast Polymeric Cladding products have been... more »
  • After news broke Thursday, July 21, of the $750 million PPG-Vitro acquisition deal expected to close by the end of 2016, officials from the National Fenestration Rating Council spoke with Paul Bush, director of technical services at PPG and vice chair for the NFRC. In the interview, Bush noted that 240 years of glass technology are coming together to better serve customers. “These... more »
  • Manufacturing Day will be held October 7, 2016, with events happening at manufacturing locations across the country. Officials from the National Association of Manufacturers, co-organizer of the event, are looking for endorsing companies. Becoming an official Endorser of MFG Day is free and shows that the organization supports a day created for the manufacturing community, according to NAM. The... more »
  • MFM Building Products reached an agreement with Peak Sales & Marketing to represent MFM in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. Peak Sales & Marketing was founded in 1985 and serves one- and two-step building products distributors with support through architect and builder promotion, training and marketing support. Tom Braun and Will Halstead, partners in... more »
  • Pella Corporation acquired Reilly Windows & Doors, a manufacturer and designer of custom window walls and doors for builders and architects. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.   “From the very beginning, the reputation and breadth of offering from Reilly Windows & Doors has grown due to the beauty and superiority of our products,” says Michael Reilly, founder and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document describing the test procedures and performance requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum, fiber reinforced thermoset or wood and cellulosic composite profiles for windows, doors, wall panels, skylights, sloped glazing and similar products. The update clarified the requirements for outdoor or... more »