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  • Glaston Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Albat+Wirsam Software subsidiary to Constellation Software Inc., parent company of industry software supplier Friedman Corp. The value of the deal is estimated at EUR 18 million (about $23 million) and is expected to close by the end of the year. Headquartered in Linden, Germany, A+W develops and markets ERP, production planning and... more »
  • Toronto, Ontario–Win-Door North America celebrated its 18th anniversary November 6-8, 2012, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where show officials reported an increase in attendance and exhibitors by 15-20 percent. “Perspective is everything,” said Peter Norman, chief economist at Altus Group Economic Consulting, who presented an economic and housing forecast during the... more »
  • AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG, based in Arbon, Switzerland, is acquiring Dobroplast, said to be the leading Polish manufacturer of PVC windows with annual sales of approximately $95 million. With the acquisition, AFG will become the third largest window and door manufacturer in Europe, it reports. The takeover still requires the approval of the Polish competition authorities. Terms of the... more »
  • Condensation is generally the result of high humidity on the inside of the home combined with low temperatures on the outside, but every winter, many manufacturers and dealers receive calls from customers complaining about condensation, says  David Bain of HumidityMatters!.  He advises that it's in a manufacturer's best interest to be proactive and provide homeowners with a hygrometer,... more »
  • In response to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York-based Crystal Window & Door Systems is offering a special price discount on vinyl windows for impacted residential homeowners. The discount is available through the company’s network of window distributors, dealers and home improvement contractors in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region. “Our... more »
  • Entryguard Doors of Concord, Ontario, has implemented CustomBuilt360 assisted selling software from 360 Innovations. The system features an  interactive quotation tool and virtual configurator designed to eliminate errors, reduce lead times and stimulate sales. “We looked at a number of different solutions, but found that Custombuilt360 offered the most flexibility and the user... more »
  • Brad Holtz, an independent representative for MI Windows & Doors, recently led an effort to support the installation of 20 new windows and a new front door in the parsonage of the United Methodist Church in Rising City, Neb. He led a group of volunteers from the church, as well as a sister congregation in Brainerd, Neb., offering clear instructions and guidance to ensure that the work went... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying a new product finder system, designed to provide consumers, partners, and interested third parties with greater access to Energy Star product information.  The first phase of this launch includes clothes washers and cordless phones, with a full rollout for all types of products scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year. The product... more »
  • On election day, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast were still without power following Hurricane Sandy, with the hardest hit areas in New Jersey and New York marking a ninth consecutive day without electricity. In addition to power outages, gas shortages stalled recovery efforts, and window and door manufacturers in the region said it was still too early to gauge the storm’s... more »
  • The new DuraFinish finishing system designed to provide superior protection and durability to the manufacturer's Artisan and Estate Collections of fiberglass doors has been introduced by GlassCraft Door Co. The process involves coating each fiberglass door with long-lasting, multi-layered and multi-colored stains which are protected by a clear UV finish top-coat saturated with ultraviolet... more »