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Doors Steal the Show at IBS

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

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

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

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

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 >>

Fortune Brands Posts Growth; Including Doors and Windows Segment

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. announced third quarter 2013 results which included a net sales increase of 24 percent year-over-year to $1.125 billion. The company raised its expected annual sales growth to 15-16 percent. “We continue to leverage our … FULL STORY >>

Tru Tech Doors Hits a Production Milestone

Tru Tech Doors in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, has now produced its one millionth steel door. The staff celebrated the milestone at Tru Tech’s head office in Vaughan. John Careri, president and founder of Tru Tech Doors, presented the 36-inch wide … FULL STORY >>

AAMA Updates Specification for Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Doors

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released AAMA 925-13, Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, which determines the ability of a side-hinged door system to remain operable following the application of a vertical load along … FULL STORY >>

AMD Show a Harbinger of Full Recovery

What a difference a year makes. The mood at this year’s annual convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) was hopeful buoyed by an increase in attendance, sales and market activity throughout the country. The association celebrated its 49th … FULL STORY >>

Masonite International Corp. Announces Preliminary 2013 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Results

Masonite International Corp. (“Masonite”) announced preliminary results for the full year and the fourth quarter ended December 29, 2013. In reporting the data, Fred Lynch, president and CEO, called 2013 “a critical year in Masonite’s business transformation.” “The strategic tuck-in … FULL STORY >>