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  • Glaston Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Albat+Wirsam Software subsidiary to Constellation Software Inc., parent company of industry software supplier Friedman Corp. The value of the deal is estimated at EUR 18 million (about $23 million) and is expected to close by the end of the year. Headquartered in Linden, Germany, A+W develops and markets ERP, production planning and... more »
  • AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG, based in Arbon, Switzerland, is acquiring Dobroplast, said to be the leading Polish manufacturer of PVC windows with annual sales of approximately $95 million. With the acquisition, AFG will become the third largest window and door manufacturer in Europe, it reports. The takeover still requires the approval of the Polish competition authorities. Terms of the... more »
  • Condensation is generally the result of high humidity on the inside of the home combined with low temperatures on the outside, but every winter, many manufacturers and dealers receive calls from customers complaining about condensation, says  David Bain of HumidityMatters!.  He advises that it's in a manufacturer's best interest to be proactive and provide homeowners with a hygrometer,... more »
  • In response to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York-based Crystal Window & Door Systems is offering a special price discount on vinyl windows for impacted residential homeowners. The discount is available through the company’s network of window distributors, dealers and home improvement contractors in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region. “Our... more »
  • Entryguard Doors of Concord, Ontario, has implemented CustomBuilt360 assisted selling software from 360 Innovations. The system features an  interactive quotation tool and virtual configurator designed to eliminate errors, reduce lead times and stimulate sales. “We looked at a number of different solutions, but found that Custombuilt360 offered the most flexibility and the user... more »
  • On election day, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast were still without power following Hurricane Sandy, with the hardest hit areas in New Jersey and New York marking a ninth consecutive day without electricity. In addition to power outages, gas shortages stalled recovery efforts, and window and door manufacturers in the region said it was still too early to gauge the storm’s... more »
  • The new DuraFinish finishing system designed to provide superior protection and durability to the manufacturer's Artisan and Estate Collections of fiberglass doors has been introduced by GlassCraft Door Co. The process involves coating each fiberglass door with long-lasting, multi-layered and multi-colored stains which are protected by a clear UV finish top-coat saturated with ultraviolet... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. reports it was recently notified by its second largest retail customer that it will reduce its interior door business with the manufacturer, primarily in the Northeastern and Southwestern United States, starting early in 2013. The affected business, which consists principally of molded doors, is expected to amount to approximately $70 million dollars of sales on an... more »
  • Contact Industries has launched a newly-updated website designed to provide a fresh new look as well as added functionality to the company's web presence. "Our old site was poorly optimized, the design was out of date and customers had a difficult time finding the information they needed," says Peter McKibbin, Contact VP of sales and marketing. "The new site is a much better... more »
  • The A&E cable TV show "Flipping Boston" has selected Crystal Window & Door Systems as the exclusive window supplier for the new fall season. While several episodes of the new season have been completed, production and installation of Crystal windows continues with future episodes. The New York-based manufacturer supplied a few individual projects for the prior seasons of... more »