June 18, 2012
In a move to expand door manufacturing capacity, Jeld-Wen Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. Closing is subject to due diligence and the negotiation and signing of a definitive agreement, and is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2012.
CMI, based in Chicago, is a manufacturer and marketer of CraftMaster molded door facings and doors, MiraTec... more »
June 18, 2012
Founded in 1997, Wellington Windows faced some tough challenges in recent years, on top of the weak economy. Reborn as Wellington Home Improvements in February, the Minneapolis-based company is now well on the road to recovery and reached several important milestones in less than four months, according to Brent Woods, president.
The family-owned Wellington Windows, which manufactured and... more »
June 15, 2012
Five product series from Window World Inc. have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for the fifth consecutive year, the replacement window company reports. The seal comes with a two-year limited warranty for all approved products–a warranty that is offered by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute itself, it is noted.
“Earning the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval is... more »
June 14, 2012
Ohio-based ProVia, the manufacturer of doors, windows and other building products, has launched a new video series designed to engage homeowners through humor while highlighting meaningful features of its products. The premier episode, below, shows a hapless ProVia door owner who lost his keys and attempts to break in to his own home.
“It’s part of our corporate culture at ProVia to... more »
June 13, 2012
THV Compozit Windows & Doors, the manufacturer and installer of replacement windows and patio doors, is expanding through the acquisition of Paragon Door Designs, a producer of entryways, including steel and fiberglass entry doors and premium storm doors. Both companies are based in Louisville, Ky.
“The acquisition of Paragon by THV Compozit is an excellent marriage of strengths and... more »
June 6, 2012
Fasco Die Cast Inc., a manufacturer of window and patio door hardware based in Mississauga, Ontario, has been acquired by Roto AG, the parent company of Roto Frank of America Inc. The new subsidiary will operate under the Roto Fasco Canada name.
“This targeted acquisition in Canada is testimony to Roto’s international growth strategy, strengthens our presence and significance in North... more »
June 5, 2012
Vinyl window manufacturer Simonton Windows plans to hire 65 workers at its Paris, Ill.-facility immediately. The company is primarily seeking people for production operator positions in the company’s glass, glazing, vinyl and loading operations.
“We’re in a dedicated hiring mode right now,” says Russ Chaney, Simonton's Paris plant manager. “Applicants must be able... more »
June 5, 2012
In a move bringing together two glass fabrication and tempering operations, Tem-Pace LLC has completed the acquisition of Atwood Spec-Temp Glass from Atwood Mobile Products LLC. Tem-Pace, based in Niles, Mich., is an operating company of the Cypress Cos. in Akron, Ohio.
Both Tem-Pace and Spec-Temp provide tempered flat, bent, and insulating glass for a variety of construction, transportation and... more »
June 4, 2012
Two European suppliers of glass processing equipment, Bystronic glass and Hegla are entering a “preferred partner” agreement.
The plan calls for Bystronic glass to support the sales of Hegla-branded cutting systems, including handling and sorting units. In return, Hegla will support the sales of Bystronic glass-branded machines and units for the production of insulating glass... more »
June 4, 2012
In conjunction with a display industry trade show this week, Corning Inc. is launching Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass, which the manufacturer says could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronic technologies.
Corning's Willow glass
“Displays become more pervasive each day and manufacturers strive to make both portable devices... more »