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  • Stanley Black & Decker has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI) to Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. for $1.4 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close by the first quarter 2013. With 2011 revenues of $940 million, HHI is a provider of residential locksets, residential builder’s hardware and plumbing fixtures. The company... more »
  • It was "all hands on deck" recently at Mathews Brothers Co. The window manufacturer recently hosted a record number of visitors in one day as two groups visited its factory in Belfast, Maine.     Mathews Brothers' Kyle Hawthorne reviews some of the complexities involved in producing and shipping radius windows with members of the Maine Maritime Academy’s Loeb-... more »
  • The British developer of Accoya wood technology, Accsys Technologies PLC, has entered into a new joint venture with Ineos to develop wood elements acetylation technology and processes for use in MDF, particle board and wood plastic composites. The new company, Tricoya Technologies Ltd., will develop and exploit a technlogy said to give engineered wood products a level of durability and... more »
  • To keep pace with sales growth, Quality Lineals USA Inc. and its sister company, NorthEast Windows USA Inc., have added 55,000 square feet to its Freeport, N.Y. facility. The expansion was was needed to accommodate five new extrusion lines, officials state. Increased demand in Quality Lineals' extrusion business is coming from the addition of PVC fencing, new window fabricators, and the... more »
  • Guardian Industries has reached an agreement in principle for KGIC LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to purchase a minority stake in the glassmaker, according to an October 3 letter from the Guardian board of directors to employees. Terms of the transaction were not released. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., the privately held Guardian group of companies employs 18,000 people worldwide... more »
  • Alliance Door Products Canada Inc. has purchased the assets of Summit Distributors Inc. and will be taking over Summit's distribution business in Edmonton, Alberta, effective November 5.  Summit will carry on business as usual in the interim period, officials note. "Lynden Door and Alliance Door Products have had a strong relationship with Summit Distributors for many years now and this... more »
  • Alpen HHP LLC, based in Boulder, Colo., has purchased the assets of the Colorado-based fiberglass window and architectural glass operations of Serious Energy Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. Alpen High Performance Products will continue to manufacture highly energy efficient fiberglass window and architectural glass products used in both residential and commercial applications at the facility, officials... more »
  • Multiple safety awareness campaigns in October provide homeowners nationwide with a good opportunity to focus attention on their windows and doors, according to Simonton Windows. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and door is offering a variety of tips in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 21-27) and Crime Prevention Month.... more »
  • Pella windows and doors manufactured in the U.S. will be sold in India for the first time, Pella Corp. officials report. An independent distributor, Abir Trademart Pvt. Ltd., will offer products sold through Pella India for residential and commercial new construction, remodeling and replacement applications in the country. “We welcome Abir Trademart Pvt. Ltd. as our newest distributor, and... more »
  • Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, has acquired The Home Service Store, a Georgia company that coordinates lead generation, sales and installation for do-it-for-me home improvement projects between retailers, dealers and manufacturers. Its replacement window activities currently include programs with BJ's Home Improvement and Costco.com.     The... more »