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  • In support of National Window Safety Week, Roto Frank of America is promoting window opening control devices as a means to help protect children by limiting a window opening to less than 4 inches. Roto is the North American distributor of the Angel Ventlock, a device that complies with the ASTM F2090-2010 standard for window fall prevention devices with mechansims for emergency escape. “... more »
  • Said to be one of the largest manufacturers of extruded plastic products in China, China Liansu Group Holdings Ltd. is establishing a joint venture in Canada with the Skyreach Group Inc. The new company, Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. will operate two divisions–one providing vinyl profiles to the window and door industry and another supplying standard and custom-finished vinyl patio... more »
  • A supplier of fiberglass components to the window and door industry, Teel Plastics Inc. is selling its pultrusion division to Razor Composites LLC, a new business unit of James Hardie Industries, the international manufacturer of fiber-cement siding. The acquired assets will be part of a potential new business development platform in non-fiber cement building materials in the U.S.A, James Hardie... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. has acquired Baillargeon Doors Inc., a manufacturer of wood flush doors for architectural applications headquartered in St. Ephrem, Quebec, Canada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1985, Baillargeon employs approximately 120 people at a single facility. The company’s 2011 revenues were approximatley $20 million. "The acquisition of... more »
  • U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer recently visited and toured Crystal Window & Door Systems’ 205,000-square-foot production facility in Queens, N.Y. He met with employees and senior management to learn more about the company, as well as to discuss a number of important industry issues, including federal energy efficiency tax credits, lead paint regulations and affordable housing construction,... more »
  • ProVia Door Inc. is adding a new 108,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its headquarters in Sugarcreek, Ohio.  The building, expected to be completed this fall, will house residential entry door manufacturing and distribution. The door and window manufacturer is also planning to add about 75 jobs over the next several years. With pledges to add new jobs, ProVia received a variety of state... more »
  • Power and phone lines at the Truseal Technologies plant damaged by severe weather on Friday, March 16, have been restored and Quanex Building Products has resumed shipping finished goods. Company officials also report that customers should see no interruption in service. “With a strong inventory build of Truseal spacer products in Barbourville (Ky.) and in warehouses, we will continue to... more »
  • Pennsylvania-based Sylvin Technologies Inc. has commissioned a twin screw compounding line in response to repeated customer requests for rigid PVC compounds. The twin screw compounding line has enabled the supplier to develop a new line of rigid PVC compounds for profile extrusions, including grades suitable for window profiles, officials report. Founded in 1978, Sylvin provides vinyl compounds... more »
  • UK-based Harnser Solutions Ltd. has established a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wood’s Powr-Grip to offer its Eazi-Lifter window crane. Wood's, which produces a variety of glass handling equipment and lifts, will produce and supply the window crane unit internationally through its comprehensive distributor network, reports Jeff Crowder, Harnser managing director. The Easi-... more »
  • Builders FirstSource Inc. has opened a new distribution facility in Jarrell, Texas. The Dallas-based company's new location will primarily serve the greater Austin market. The facility includes a 40,000-square-foot warehouse with an additional 6,000 square feet of office space. Its product offerings will include our full line of structural and related building products, including lumber, trusses... more »