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  • PPG Industries is continuing to invest in its PPG Residential IG Service Center in Carlisle, Pa., including installation of the first Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (ATLAS) production line for insulating glass.  Formerly located in Allentown, Pa., the residential IG facility was consolidated at PPG’s Carlisle Works in 2011 to maximize operational efficiencies at the plant, which... more »
  • With new showrooms opened in Colorado and Ontario, Canada, NanaWall Systems now has 25 design studios and showrooms across North America.  The latest additions reflect the growing demand for large operable glass walls in luxury residential, hospiitality and commercial markets, including colder regions, officials note. “The NanaWall Energy Star units are a perfect fit for the extreme... more »
  • Woodgrain Millwork, the producer of mouldings, doors and windows, plans to invest $8 million over the next five years in a new facility in Lenoir, N.C., according to a press release from the Gov. Bev Perdue. The company, which employs about 180 people in two existing North Carolina facilities, plans to create 170 jobs at the new operation. "The decision to open a facility in Caldwell County... more »
  • A manufacturer of windows and doors based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, Westeck Windows & Doors is implementing CustomBuilt360, an assisted selling system from 360 Innovations.  “We are highly motivated by this agreement,” says Casey Kerkhoff, Westeck president. “We were looking for software that would improve our sales process and the 360 Innovations... more »
  • Huttig Building Products Inc. reports it has entered into two new strategic supply agreements with Therma-Tru Doors and Masonite. Under the multi-year agreement with Therma-Tru, Huttig will exclusively pre-hang and distribute the manufacturer’s exterior steel and fiberglass door products across the majority of Huttig’s trading areas in the states of  Washington, Alaska, Hawaii,... more »
  • Pella Windows & Doors has developed a new website designed to help the professional architect, designer, builder, remodeler and contractor achieve their project goals. The new site—professional.pella.com—features detailed information about the manufacturer's wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows and doors. “Everything from technical information and specifications, including 2D/... more »
  • New this fall, the Platinum App from Hunter Douglas is designed to make precise control of motorized window fashions throughout the home much simpler. The system works with home wireless networks with interface componentry that enables homeowners to control shades with an Apple mobile device, the supplier states.   The app lets users operate window coverings by scene (“Movie... more »
  • After moving into an expanded facility earlier this year, LaCantina Doors officially celebrated its grand opening last week, inviting area architects, dealers, customers and other project partners for an open house at its new showroom, headquarters and manufacturing plant.   LaCantina invited architects, dealers and customers for an official grand opening celebration of its new... more »
  • While many manufacturing industries are expected to lose jobs, a new report from IbisWorld points to millwork as an industry with a strong employment outlook over the next five years.  Millwork, along with several other industries, will benefit from two trends–growth in residential construction and the increasing importance of customization to consumers, researchers suggest. The report... more »
  • Reflecting an improvement in demand for its products, Ply Gem Windows has announced plans to add of 200 jobs and make a significant capital investment at its Rocky Mount, Va.-manufacturing facility by the end of 2014.  , “The investment in the Rocky Mount facility will ensure the local community will benefit from our growth initiatives,” said Lynn Morstad, Ply Gem Windows... more »