March 4, 2013
Masonite International Corp. filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, last week, relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. In connection with the proposed offering, the company intends to apply for listing of its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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March 4, 2013
Tyson Schwartz has been named VP of Sales & Marketing for Soft-Lite LLC, succeeding Greg Irving, who is retiring after more than 33 years in the window and door industry. In his new role, Schwartz will direct the company's sales expansion and growth, as well as oversee the in-house marketing department that Soft-Lite incorporated last year to help expand its marketing capabilities and... more »
February 26, 2013
Lincoln Windows and Timeline Vinyl Windows announced new sales representation for the Upper Midwest. Mark and Greg Klosner of the Klosner Co, will work in conjunction with Joel Roberts of Resolve Marketing to cover dealers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Outstate Minnesota. In addition they will offer AIA Continuing Education credits, dealer training and support through regional... more »
February 19, 2013
Patton Industrial Products Inc. has acquired Window Support Systems, a Bloomington, Minn.-based supplier of cable support kits used in the installation of bay and bow windows. Founded in 2002, the company sells its cable support kits to more than 65 of the largest window manufacturers in North America, it reports.
Also based in Bloomington, Patton Industrial Products distributes a wide variety of... more »
February 12, 2013
Ply Gem is expanding its line of exterior home products with the addition of cellular PVC trim and mouldings. The introduction adds to the manufacturer's existing line of more than 20 exterior home product categories, including siding, windows, patio doors, stone veneer, fence, rail, rainware, designer accents, and accessories, officials report.
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February 8, 2013
PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, has unveiled a new state-of–the-art website to support its distributors and consumers. The website, www.pgtindustries.com, features several new innovative and interactive features, as well as a password-protected section for distributors.
“As the market for windows and doors increases... more »
February 6, 2013
Window and door industry software provider FeneTech Inc. has relocated to a new 16,000-square-foot facility. Growth over the last several years has fueled the need for a larger space, according to company officials.
FeneTech employees gathered for a flag-raising ceremony at the new facility.
"FeneTech’s growth has been energized by FeneVision’s acceptance... more »
February 5, 2013
HomeSphere Inc., a provider of digital marketing services, reports that Masonite has joined its network of more than 70 manufacturers using the lead generation and customer loyalty platform to connect with builders.
Nearly 9,600 privately owned, mid-tier builders use HomeSphere BRI to gain product knowledge and manage their cash-producing rebates, helping them to improve their bottom line... more »
February 5, 2013
When the new MainStreet America park in Houston opens its doors this month, visitors will walk through Therma-Tru fiberglass entry doors in some of the 12 show homes on display. The manufacturer has partnered with MainStreet America to showcase its fiberglass doors in four of the park’s show homes.
The entry to the Centennial Home at MainStreet America
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February 4, 2013
AGC Glass Co. North America is launching two families of low-emissivity coated glass products: Comfort Select for residential applications and Energy Select for architectural applications. The Comfort Select product family provides an array of new passive solar and solar control low-E coated glass, allowing window manufacturers to choose the product that best meets or exceeds the Energy Star... more »