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  • YKK AP America expanded its direct freight shipping program to customers in the Southeast United States. The program is already established in the Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, Gulf Coast and Central U.S. regions. The direct freight shipping program uses a dedicated logistics system with YKK AP-branded trucks to handle transportation and deliveries. Each shipment is moved by hand, limiting the... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Holding Inc., publicly traded since Jan. 27, 2017, reported a 9.2 percent rise in revenues for the fourth quarter, according to an article on the Woodworking Network, Feb. 26, 2017, which also reports that  the company's annual sales of $3.7 billion were up 8.5 percent. The company’s net income rose to $357.5 million, a 294 percent, due to a one-time tax benefit.  more »
  • Linetec continues to expand capacity and add new jobs to support the market's increased demand for high-quality finishes and high-performance architectural metal products. Part of the latest job growth is a $3 million investment to double the capacity of the thermal services department, according to a company release. In late 2016, Linetec expanded its painting capacity by going from a five-day... more »
  • TigerStop opened a new office in Mexico City, to better serve the “promising market,” according to Jack Ragan, VP of sales and service. “We are gaining traction in Mexico and, to serve this promising market, we decided to open an office in one of the most cosmopolitan and bustling cities in the world, Mexico City,” he says.Gregorio Aspeitia is the new national sales... more »
  • Wincore Windows and Doors added automated welding and corner cleaning machines to its vinyl window production lines, allowing them to significantly increase output capacity without compromising quality control, according to a company release. The automated high-heat parallel welder and dual-head corner cleaning machine are both operated by a computerized control panel for precision and... more »
  •          Dr. Dirk Leiß, Chairman of the Executive Board of Benecke-Kaliko AG, und Dr. Hans-Hinrich Kruse, Chairman of the Executive Board of Konrad Hornschuch AG. International technology company Continental completed the purchase of the Hornschuch Group, on March 1, 2017. Antitrust authorities previously approved the merger of the two companies, enabling the... more »
  • Lamatek expanded its manufacturing facility from 49,000 to 92,000 square feet. The leading supplier of foam tapes, seals, gaskets and custom fabricated parts says the expansion will significantly increase production capacity. “We’re thrilled about the expansion because it will allow us to accommodate new opportunities,” says President Bob Carlson. “We’re upgrading... more »
  • Apex Building Products and Hartville Hardware formed a new key partnership between the two organizations. Hartville Hardware will now offer all Apex Sunrooms products at its store. This partnership follows the unveiling of Hartville Hardware’s newly-renovated “Idea House,” which now features an Apex sunroom and modern finishes throughout. “Hartville Hardware shares our... more »
  • Pella Corp. changed its warranty on wood windows and patio doors to include limited lifetime coverage. Homeowners who purchase new wood windows or patio doors for their personal home will have lifetime coverage on various components of their newly installed products for as long as they own and occupy their home. “We’ve helped lessen some of the apprehension customers can feel when... more »
  • 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 »