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  • Soft‐Lite Windows is expanding its Measure & Install Division by opening operations in two new areas, as well as expanding several existing M&I locations. Soft‐Lite will base its new western Pennsylvania M&I division in Monroeville. The company’s second new facility will be based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. These two facilities will provide Soft‐Lite with an additional 42,... more »
  • Pella Corp. introduced the Architect Series Collection. The collection includes two new lines—Architect Series Reserve and Architect Series Contemporary, which join the classic designs of the Architect Series Traditional line. Pella Architect Series Reserve windows and patio doors intertwine historical authenticity with modern convenience. The line has design elements from historic... more »
  • B.F. Rich Windows & Doors laid off approximately 130 workers when it went out of business suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 8, after nearly 60 years, according to The News Journal of Wilmington.  The Delaware-based window and door manufacturer, a long-time presence on Window & Door's Top 100 Manufacturer list, had struggled since the housing crisis and economic downturn that started in... more »
  • Haogenplast Ltd. and Pixiu Solutions Inc. announced a joint venture in North America to distribute  vinyl products currently manufactured by Haogenplast in Israel. Each company will own 50 percent of pH plastics inc., based in Brantford, Ontario. Product lines include lamination foils for interior and exterior windows and doors. more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors added 20 new colors to its exterior color palette, offering more choices for different aesthetics. The new palette features grays and blacks ranging from warm to cool, along with attention-grabbing radiant hues. Classic tints match the style and era of historical projects. Colors are available in Mica or anodized finishes. more »
  • Vytex Windows opened a new facility in Cleveland, Ohio, to accommodate the company’s expansion. This 4,800-square-foot location will house deliveries, run install services for Midwest clients and offer a fully equipped showroom. February marks the company’s first full month in the space. more »
  • Koch Industries Inc. completed the acquisition of Guardian Industries Corp. following the receipt of all regulatory approvals. Koch initially invested in Guardian in 2012, acquiring a 44.5 percent minority interest in the company at the time. Guardian brings new capabilities and expertise to Koch in several highly technical manufacturing and distribution industries. In addition to being one of... more »
  • Global Products International Group/GPI Millworks acquired a plant in Tucker, Georgia. "We see continued growth opportunities in our core markets,” states Ryan Chapman, GPI Group’s president. "Our investment in the new facility will allow us to expand our fabrication and production to better serve our customers.” more »
  • Jeld-Wen went public at the New York Stock Exchange Friday, January 27. Window & Door previously reported that the company filed a registration for an IPO last June. The company will trade under the ticker JELD and announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $23 per share. Of those shares, the company is... more »
  • Premier Building Solutions launched the new GenX product line. The sealant technology offers maximum durability for use in many interior or exterior conditions, according to the company. GenX addresses contractor sealant needs with aggressive adhesion to common construction substrates and  compatibility with rubberized asphalt, flashing and other building materials. “Our research and... more »