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  • Intek Plastics Inc. named Jill Hesselroth CEO to lead the company as it continues to expand its business. President Mike Kinning and COO Steve Glienke will remain in their current roles as part of the executive team. Hesselroth brings a mix of business management leadership, inspiration, operational experience and a passion for customer care to Intek.  She has served as a leader in several... more »
  • Travis Kelley, owner of JenTra Tools and inventor of the Cheatah Door Level Kit was named the Minnesota SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Kelley is currently employed by Marvin Windows and Doors and is one of the top regional salespeople for the company. He started JenTra Tools in 2011 with the launch of their invention, the Cheatah door level, which... more »
  • Pella Corporation announced it is acquiring Grabill Inc., a designer and manufacturer of custom luxury windows and doors for elite properties. Grabill  will become Grabill Windows and Doors Inc. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. Effective May 1, 2015, Grabill Windows and Doors Inc. will remain under the leadership of founder Greg Grabill and Teresa Grabill, chief financial officer.... more »
  • Builders FirstSource Inc. announced it agreed to buy competitor ProBuild Holdings LLC for $1.63 billion, according to an April 13 Bloomberg report. The companies had 2014 combined revenue of $6.1 billion. The ProBuild purchase is expected to close in the second half of 2015. The combined company is likely to generate $100 million to $120 million in annual cost savings in the first two years... more »
  • Mathews Brothers is hosting an "Awards for Outstanding Installations" competition, open to architects, builders and remodelers who use Mathews Brothers products in their projects. Winners in each category will be presented with an iPad Air, as well as a wall plaque. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2015.   more »
  • Thompson Creek Window Co. will break ground on a new 117,000-square-foot building housing the manufacturing and warehouse operations in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, April 20. The window and door manufacturer/retailer will mark the occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony that day, when Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will be in attendance. “By working with our partners in Prince George’s... more »
  • On April 3, 2015, the Texas Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an article titled "$33.8 million awarded to Fort Worth man who fell through skylight." The Bangor Daily News published a similar article, based on the Star-Telegram piece, on April 4. Both articles discuss a current Texas lawsuit involving Maine-based Wasco Skylights. In a statement released April 13, Wasco Products Inc.... more »
  • Andersen will add equipment and expand its facilities in Cottage Grove and North Branch, Minn., Minnesota Public Radio reported. The announcement comes on the heels of an $18 million expansion at the company's Bayport facility, which accounts for about 100 of an expected 300 new jobs. The jobs will be added throughout this and next year at the three facilities. Andersen is expanding operations... more »
  • Duratherm Window Corporation made a major upgrade to its production process, Plant Automation.com reported.  The new technology, the Wizard/Drillex machine center, offers Duratherm clients the opportunity for custom, precision joinery, uncompromising detailing, shorter production times, the company reports.  “This program of modernizing our plant layout and capabilities, working... more »
  • As part of its year-round agenda to support window safety and awareness, The Window Safety Task Force sponsors annual National Window Safety Week, observed April 5-11. The week coincides with the arrival of spring, when homeowners naturally want to open their windows and let in fresh air, according to nsc.org. During this time, NSC and the Task Force encourage homeowners and caregivers to think... more »