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Why Entry Doors Could Help Expand your Window Business

May 13, 2014

While many window companies sell patio doors, when it comes to swinging or entry doors, sometimes companies view this as a “foreign object.” DWM spoke to Eric Dotson, business development manager at Therma-Tru Corp. and two companies that started out … FULL STORY >>

Therma-Tru Introduces Online Education Center

May 9, 2014

Therma-Tru Corp. has launched an online education center for builders, contractors, dealers and fabricators that provides access to product information at The free interactive tool includes three featured sections, product knowledge quizzes and a chance to win prizes. “Education … FULL STORY >>

Tru Tech Doors: “This is the Year We Grow”

March 17, 2014

The expansion of Tru Tech Doors is just another example that things are looking up for many door and window manufacturers. The company is expanding production capabilities at its Fredericksburg, Va., plant. “We have taken on another building in the … FULL STORY >>

Door-Stop Acquired by Masonite International for $50 Million USD

February 24, 2014

Nottinghamshire, U.K.-based door manufacturer Door-Stop International has been acquired by Canadian trade buyer Masonite International Corp. for £30 million British pounds ($50 million USD) in a deal advised by Clearwater Corporate Finance. Established in 2008, Door-Stop is a U.K. manufacturer … FULL STORY >>

LaCantina Doors Receives “Best of Houzz” Award for Second Year

February 13, 2014

For the second consecutive year, LaCantina Doors was named a “Best of Houzz” winner in 2014 by Houzz, an online platform for residential remodeling and design. The company was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly Houzz users. LaCantina … FULL STORY >>

Doors Steal the Show at IBS

February 10, 2014

The International Builders’ Show had doors on wide display last week at Las Vegas, and modern and contemporary were definitely the buzzwords as this type of door took front and center. Therma-Tru had a variety of new product introductions including … FULL STORY >>

Vortex CEO Discusses State-of-the-Art Training Program

February 7, 2014

Earlier this year, Vortex Doors, based in Orange County, Calif., became authorized to train and certify technicians through exclusive one-on-one training to receive their American Association of Automated Door Manufacturers certification. The company says the five-day training course is “designed … FULL STORY >>

WDMA to Create Product Category Rules for Architectural Wood Doors

February 7, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) National Architectural Door Council (NADC) has initiated a project to create ISO-compliant Product Category Rules (PCR) for architectural wood flush and stile and rail doors (CSI Master Codes 08 04 00). Creation of … FULL STORY >>

Fortune Brands Home & Security Names Robert K. Biggart Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

February 7, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS) has named Robert K. Biggart as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Biggart brings 29 years of corporate law experience from PepsiCo where he held senior legal roles across most of … FULL STORY >>

Fortune Brands Announces New Appointments

February 7, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) announced that it has named Jason Baab vice president of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). His role will support the company’s growth strategy that includes expanding the portfolio through acquisitions. The company also announced the … FULL STORY >>