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  • OpenGate Capital officially completed the acquisition of the window and door division of Royal Building Products, now renamed Energi Fenestration Solutions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Window & Door first reported news of the pending acquisition last month. Energi will be a standalone entity within the OpenGate Capital portfolio of companies and will soon release... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will hold a webinar on April 12 at 11:30 EDT to discuss the role of daylighting in current energy and sustainable codes, as well as advanced building design, daylighting strategies and methods, and the science behind the measurements. Vice president of product enterprise for Solatube International Inc., Neall Digert, Ph.D., MIES, will lead the... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems’ COO Steve Chen was named to Crain’s New York Business magazine’s 40 Under 40 list of influential young executives. Crain's receives over 500 nominees each year for the 40 Under 40 List from a broad spectrum of industries.  Reporters for the publication vet nominees as to their professional success, community service and participation in... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors’ 1675 casement window achieved an STC rating of 28 and an OITC rating of 33 in a recent acoustical performance test. The results were achieved with a standard ¾-inch dual-pane insulated glass package, utilizing ¾-inch DSB for the exterior glaze and 3/16-inch glass for the interior. Traditionally, triple-pane or laminated glass is needed to obtain the... more »
  • U.S. LBM acquired the American Lumber Corporation (ALCO Doors). Howard Farbman, one of the three fourth-generation owners of ALCO Doors, will remain with the company as president. “This partnership with U.S. LBM will allow us to provide more services to our existing customers and is a platform to reach new customers,” says Farbman.   more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined G.D. Friend Inc. $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule while performing renovation work at two residential properties in Southern California. The company installs energy efficient home improvement products, such as windows and siding under the operation Everlast Home Energy Solutions. An EPA inspection... more »
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo moved up the ranks of the Trade Show News Network's list of Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States, landing at No. 169 for its 2015 event. The TSNN list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. GlassBuild America has moved up 15 spots over the past three years. Returning to Las Vegas October... more »
  • Pella was named a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year for the ninth time and received its fifth Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pella credits the EPA award to the efforts of its internal sustainability team and to three Iowa manufacturing plants—in Carroll, Sioux Center, and Shenandoah—that reduced energy consumption by more than 10 percent... more »
  • Pro-Line Automation Systems acquired a 10,000 square foot building in the Cleveland-Akron, Ohio area which will allow for expanded spare parts inventory and the opportunity to stock complete machines. The facility will also host advanced training on complex machinery. “This expansion is an integral part of our long-term growth plan that includes providing 100 percent U.S.-based parts and... more »
  • BM Windows moved to a new facility, which will house its expanded showroom, warehouse and offices. The new space is in the same business park, but comprises two suites and roughly doubles the company’s square footage. “We are so excited about our new location. We have been looking to move for quite some time now,” says owner Michal Bohm, who reports that the new location... more »