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  • PGT Inc. has completed the acquisition of CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT's plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth through targeted acquisitions of complementary specialty products, according to a PGT release issued today. "Today we welcome the entire CGI team to our family and... more »
  •   Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum, and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Sept. 22. “Present in the company since 1959, his great entrepreneurial skills, his intuition and his profound knowledge of the glass industry enabled him, together with his son... more »
  • The North Carolina Rules Review Commission rejected the temporary rule which allowed permit holders to opt-out of using low-emissivity fenestration products in residential construction. In an Aug. 8, 2014 letter to the North Carolina Building Code Council, the American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation led a coalition of industry organizations including Glass Association of North America,... more »
  • Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2014 Fall Conference during a Sept. 16 general session. His presentation, “California Regulatory Proceedings Impacting the Nation,” discussed how California’s energy policy is driving the market to time-of-use energy pricing, incentivizing ways to reduce peak load and detailing how the... more »
  •   Industry icon Bob G. Pool, founder and chairman of Thermal Windows Inc., passed away Sept. 16, 2014, at his home in Bayview, Texas. He was 85. Pool spent began his career in the window industry in the early 1950s. Born Oct. 11, 1928 in Durham, Arkansas, he was a Cadet at Oklahoma Military Academy, graduating in 1945. While there he attended flight school and became a pilot,... more »
  • Gaulhofer, an Austrian high-end door and window manufacturer, opened its first North American location in Jacksonville, Florida. Gaulhofer partnered with Jacksonville-based importer Lee Webster to bring the products to the United States. The partnership began in 2011, and the company has spent the past three years undergoing the certification process for Florida impact specifications. The... more »
  • MasterGrain joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The WDMA defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers. MasterGrain offers... more »
  •   Simpson Door Co. appointed Phil Steklenski as vice president and general manager, succeeding Stacie Conkle, who will be retiring after 28 years with the company. Steklenski has a diverse background in the wood products industry, including positions with Bright Wood Corp. and Andersen Windows. "Phil has a breadth of experience in the wood products industry and has helped run... more »
  • Unique Home Designs Inc., manufacturer of residential security doors, screen doors and window guards, has announced a comprehensive agreement with Meshtec International Co. Ltd. to market a new line of security products in North America. The product line will provide a whole-house solution of security screens for entry doors, patio doors and windows. UHD will market these products through major... more »
  • Discover the all new YKK AP Texas Manufacturing Center located at 346 E. Belt Line Road, Suite 600, Coppell, Texas 75019, during an open house, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the new facility and get to know YKK AP's team of dedicated local professionals as well as members of the YKK AP executive leadership team. Prizes, drawings, games, and give-aways will be available throughout the day... more »