Quanex To Acquire Woodcraft Industries

Aug 31st, 2015


Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corporation will acquire Woodcraft Industries, a top supplier of doors and components to the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry. The all-cash transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, is valued at approximately $248.5 million. It will be funded by a combination of cash,  revolving credit and a loan.  Woodcraft is […]

Soft Tech Group Joins WDMA

Aug 31st, 2015

Software maker Soft Tech Group is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Soft Tech Group develops and supports applications for fenestration businesses. From its start in New Zealand in the 1980s, Soft Tech now has offices on five continents working closely with extruders, fabricators and assemblers, dealers and component suppliers. From front-end quoting and […]

DWM Magazine Named an ASBPE Silver Winner

Aug 28th, 2015


Door and Window Market magazine (DWM) took home the silver for webcast series in the Mid Atlantic region American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) awards, affectionately known as the Azbee awards. The award was received during a ceremony held today in Washington, D.C. Editor/Publisher Tara Taffera, video producer Chris Bunn and vice president of […]

Deceuninck North America Re-Certified by GreenCircle

Aug 28th, 2015

For the fourth year, Monroe, Ohio-based Deceuninck North America has been re-certified for “Recycled Content” and “Closed Loop Products” by GreenCircle Certified LLC. Deceuninck North America is the only window lineal provider certified by the third-party sustainability analyst. “Third-party certification demonstrates that our products and operations are in compliance with our claims,” says Filip Geeraert, […]

ANSI Updates Codes for Doors, Windows

Aug 28th, 2015

Attention, door and window industry insiders: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has updated a couple of its codes. Fire Tests The updated standards of fire tests for doors and windows are explained starting on page 25 of the latest newsletter.  One example includes reading and recording furnace pressures at intervals not exceeding 10 seconds. Previous […]

Soft-Lite Recognizes All American Window & Door for 30 Years

Aug 28th, 2015

Soft-Lite Windows is a proud supplier this year. One of its dealers, Germantown, Wis.-based All American Window & Door, celebrated its 30th anniversary with an elaborate dinner and fundraiser event. The window manufacturer helped sponsor the event. In addition to the fundraiser for Executive Women International’s educational scholarship funds, All American received a certificate of commendation from […]

If You Only Sell a Product, Are You Responsible For Its Defects?

Aug 28th, 2015


There’s a renewed legislative push to maintain the innocence of sellers whose products end up being deemed “defective.” The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199) was introduced in the House of Representatives in March by Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who also sponsored the bill in 2013. A version of the bill has been in the House […]

Contractor Sentenced for False Statements Regarding Injured Worker Incident

Aug 27th, 2015


Safety equipment and proper worker protection is crucial among all trades in the construction industry, and another roofing contractor has been made an example of just why that is. Earlier this month, Russellville, Ala.-based steel and roofing contractor Marcus Borden was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and 30 hours of community service after […]

Quanex: Our Lawsuit Against ATN Holdings Was ‘Successful’

Aug 27th, 2015

ATN Holdings will infringe upon Quanex’s patents no more, according to a recent release put out by Quanex. On November 6, 2014, a subsidiary of the Houston-based company filed a lawsuit against ATN Holdings of California for infringement of five patents related to spacer and sealant assemblies, specifically its Duraseal product line. On August 17, […]

Sapa Extrusions Ramps up Production in the Midwest Region

Aug 27th, 2015

To keep up with regional demand, Sapa Extrusions-North America has installed new extrusion presses at its Yankton, S.D., and Elkhart, Ind. plants. The new presses have been moved from other Sapa locations and “should begin extruding aluminum solutions for customers during the second half of 2015,” according to the company. “We’ve seen very strong growth in […]