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  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Polar Seal Windows Corp. of Grand Rapids, Mich., enabling Polar Seal to incorporate Suntuitive glass into its product line, according to a Pleotint release. With 64 years of experience, Polar Seal is a family owned and operated residential window manufacturer and installer, serving Michigan and Northern Indiana. Polar Seal provides windows... more »
  • According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors, home prices are expected to continue appreciating over the next year, with a median price increase of 4 percent expected over the next 12 months. “Slower sales due to tight credit conditions, declining affordability due to the recent price growth amid modest income gains, and fewer distressed sales likely account for... more »
  • Door and window manufacturer Advanced Window Products, has joined The Earthwise Group, LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent fenestration manufacturers. Advanced Window Products, based in Salt Lake City, is the 17th manufacturing facility to do so. "We are pleased to welcome Advanced Window Products to the Earthwise Group," says Mark Davis, executive director... more »
  • Armaclad Windows & Doors, headquartered in Chicago, has ceased operations, according to a statement on its website. The manufacturer, which employed more than 125 people, provided vinyl replacement windows; residential and commercial fiberglass windows; acoustical windows and doors; vinyl and fiberglass sliding patio doors; high-performance IG units and fiberglass entry doors. A division of... more »
  • Hurd Windows and Doors won’t have to pay back a $200,000 TID loan from the city of Merrill, Wis., now that its Superseal operation has surpassed job creation goals set by the city, according to a local Foto News report. Hurd was offered the loan in November 2011 for its subsidiary Superseal Windows and Doors. Per the terms of a development agreement with the city, Hurd wouldn’t... more »
  •   Cascade Windows welcomed Michael Schmitt as plant manager of its Tualatin, Ore., facility. “I’ve worked with Mike in the past and am truly excited to have him join us," says Randy Emerson, CEO of Cascade. "His drive for excellence in customer service, quality, safety and productivity makes him an ideal fit with our group. I am confident Mike Schmitt will play a... more »
  • The Waterford Township Police and Fire Retirement System has filed a federal securities class action complaint against Ply Gem Holdings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, claiming the company failed to disclose financial information relevant to its future operating results to those who purchased common shares during Ply Gem's IPO in May 2013. In court documents... more »
  • Seven Point Equity Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm  in the building materials sector, has acquired The RiteScreen Co. from J.T. Walker Industries, creating the largest standalone supplier of fabricated screens for North American window, door, and commercial ventilation markets, according to a release. RiteScreen will continue to be headquartered in Elizabethville, Pa., and the... more »
  • Ernst & Young named Thompson Creek Window Company President and CEO Rick Wuest a winner in the Family Business category of the Entrepreneur of The Year Maryland Awards. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Wuest was... more »
  • Hubert Thomas joined DAPA Products Inc. as general manager. A veteran in the plastic extrusion industry, Thomas brings knowledge of plastics to his new position, opening the door for DAPA’s growth with additional custom and special profiles, the company reports. more »