December 13, 2016
Functional Fenestration Inc. launched Automated Fenestration Inc., headquartered in Hawthorne, California. According to company officials, product lines exist for residential, commercial and institutional projects. AFI is a provider of UL listed products and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Our automation solutions for the fenestration industry have become a substantial... more »
December 13, 2016
Stürtz Machinery Inc. of Twinsburg, Ohio, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the United States this January. This milestone follows the parent company’s 70th anniversary in 2016.
After entering the North American market through distributors in the early 90s, Stürtz opened its U.S. operation on January 14, 1997. Starting with five employees in a small office, the operation expanded to a... more »
December 6, 2016
Simpson Door Co. has added WaterBarrier technology for flush door designs, including ones with windows, standard raised moldings and flush shaker moldings. Regardless of the wood species, size or shape of the door, the new technology provides a five-year warranty with no protective overhang required.
“With the ever-increasing popularity of contemporary design and the prominent role of... more »
November 29, 2016
Western Window Systems will release an aluminum product family designed and built for markets in the Northwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. A total of 12 new moving glass walls and windows products will be released throughout 2017, providing open floor plans and indoor-outdoor living options, while addressing the energy, structural and hurricane-impact needs critical to each area, the... more »
November 21, 2016
Guardian Industries Corp. and Koch Industries Inc. today announced that Guardian stockholders have approved the acquisition of the company by KGIC Merger Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. The deal is an all-cash transaction for the remaining 55.5 percent outstanding shares of Guardian Industries’ common stock not already owned by affiliates of Koch.
“Guardian... more »
November 18, 2016
Gerkin Windows and Doors unveiled a new brand identity that company officials say has a more contemporary look and feel, including a new logo and website. The site features enhanced photography and video, newly designed product literature, a more robust product features and benefits area, and easier navigation. more »
November 17, 2016
Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. celebrated its five-year anniversary as an independent company.
The Company grew incrementally by deploying $1.4 billion in cash to complete several strategic acquisitions. The Company also repurchased more than $900 million in shares, in addition to initiating and steadily increasing its dividend. During this same period of time the Company nearly doubled... more »
November 15, 2016
Masonite will close the Algoma Hardwoods plant in Algoma, Wisconsin, purchased in 2012, by Aug. 31, 2017, according to a report from the Milwaukee Business Journal. The door factory employed 180 workers and operated for more than 100 years. Layoffs will begin Jan. 13, 2017.
Masonite officials say the company is closing the facility “to improve its cost structure, expand operational... more »
November 15, 2016
North Atlantic Corp. partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to install a 1551 kilowatt solar energy system on the roof of its Somerset location. The solar array is projected to cover 90 percent of North Atlantic Corp.’s annual electricity bill and will contribute to substantial savings on the company’s energy expenditures.
“NAC has been looking at solar the... more »
November 8, 2016
Deceuninck North America is collaborating with Owens Corning to improve thermal efficiency and performance in window and door systems, according to officials from Deceuninck. Projects may include Owens Corning Weatherstripping, Innergy Rigid Thermal Reinforcements and thermal installation.
"We are excited to be a part of an industry-changing initiative," says Filip Geeraert, president... more »