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  • Soft-Lite LLC has entered into partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council to help educate the public about home crime prevention strategies, including window and door security. As part of the agreement, Soft-Lite and its affiliates and dealers also are able to leverage the McGruff the Crime Dog and the slogan “Take a Bite Out of Crime.” “Soft-Lite is very pleased to... more »
  • Designed to increase door sales, a new mobile application has been launched by Tru Tech Doors. Currently available for the iPad, the app will be provided to the fiberglass and steel door manufacturer’s sales representatives, distributors and dealers.   “Making the finest quality doors that are easy to buy and even easier to sell is at the root of everything we do as an... more »
  • Soft-Lite Gorell LLC has moved manufacturing of its recently-acquired Gorell brand windows into Soft-Lite’s Streetsboro, Ohio, plant. All lines are now up and running, producing windows for Gorell customers in the 200,000-square-foot facility. Optimistic about the future, Roy Anderson, president of Soft-Lite Gorell, notes that the vinyl window manufacturing operation is debt-free with loyal... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »