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  • Thermal Industries, the Pittsburgh-based division of Atrium Corp., named Dianne Bloomer materials manager. She brings 17 years of materials management experience to the manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, most recently at Sony Electronics. Prior to Sony, Bloomer was the owner/operator of a service station for 17 years.   more »
  • Tru Tech Doors announced that James Wilson has been promoted to COO. In his new position, he will oversee the day-to-day activities of Tru Tech Corp., its Canadian and U.S. operations, as well as the sales team. For the past three years, Wilson served as CFO for the door manufacturer, where he successfully implemented best practices in the areas of finance, operations and information technology,... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has launched three blogs on its website: Trade Secrets by Rich Walker, AAMA's president and CEO; Member Edge by Janice Yglesias, association services director; and Socially Speaking by Sam Sinkhorn, AAMA's communications coordinator. “We are pleased to announce the launch of the AAMA blogs as they will enhance our online communications... more »
  • EuGénie, a Canadian manufacturer of door and door jamb equipment, named Amber Grayson of Grayson Group Sales & Marketing LLC as its first regional sales representative in the United States. Based in Quebec, EuGénie provides machinery for small, medium and large door manufacturers. Its line features what it says is the first vertical door machine that can perform all routing, cutting, and... more »
  • Altamont Capital Partners, a $500 million private equity firm, has acquired Cascade Windows as part of a restructuring with existing lenders and equity holders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We’re excited to partner with Altamont," says Randy Emerson, CEO of the Spokane, Wash.-based vinyl window manufacturer. "Altamont’s operational focus and expertise... more »
  • Expanding its holdings in the fenestration industry, Quanex Building Products Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Alumco Inc. and its subsidiaries in an all-cash transaction. The assets include Aluminite, a screen producer for the window and door industry. Terms of the transaction will not be publicly disclosed. The new business will become part of Quanex’s... more »
  • Glass for Europe, the association of Europe’s flat glass manufacturers, and EuroWindoor, the association of the fenestration industry in Europe, have issued a statement welcoming the publication by the European Commission of the second Ecodesign working plan. Specifically, the two groups are expressing satisfaction that the new plan recognizes the energy saving potential of windows and... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. will open a new North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., according to a news release from North Carolina Gov. Betsy Perdue. The window and door manufacturer plans to invest $2 million in the operation and create at least 142 jobs over the next two years. “We are very pleased to expand in North Carolina and establish our North American headquarters in... more »
  • Fiberglass door maker Therma-Tru Doors is increasing its sales and marketing efforts in Canada. To support its commitment to the Canadian marketplace, the Maumee, Ohio-based company has launched a multimedia awareness campaign targeting dealers, home builders, renovators, and contractors. The program includes print and on-line advertising, direct mail and the launch of its Canadian website... more »
  • Renewed optimism has residential contractors projecting revenue growth during the coming years, which is changing their strategies for how they bid jobs and select products, and where they shop for building products, according to new study from L.E.K. Consulting. The company's third Contractor Behavior Survey finds contractors are slightly less price sensitive when choosing building products and... more »