Altus Capital Partners Acquires GED Integrated Solutions

Jun 11th, 2015

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A Wilton, Conn.-based investment firm is investing heavily in the door and window manufacturing industry by acquiring a major player. Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle-market manufacturing companies in the U.S., has acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc. According to a company statement, Altus, along with the company’s senior management team, made this […]

WeatherBarr Plant Manager ‘Billy’ Raggio Dies

Jun 9th, 2015

William Ray “Billy” Raggio, the longtime plant manager at the WeatherBarr window fabricating facility in Fort Smith, Ark., who died on April 30, is being remembered by those in the industry as a friend and a self-made man. “The sales, technical service and other staff members at Chelsea Building Products lost a friend,” said Karen […]

Fortune Brands Issues $900 Million Bond Package

Jun 9th, 2015

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., the parent company of Therma-Tru entry door systems and Master Lock and SentrySafe security products, announced on Monday that it priced a $900 million registered public offering of senior unsecured notes. The company intends to use the proceeds to pay down its debt and for general corporate purposes. “Our […]

Gateway Extrusions Plans to Expand

Jun 9th, 2015

Gateway Extrusions has embarked on a significant expansion of its Union, Mo., facility. The company recently purchased its 129,000-square-foot production plant it had been leasing, as well as adjacent properties, and is completing renovations to accommodate additional equipment coming online this year, including a new aluminum billet extrusion press. “Gateway Extrusions has seen considerable growth […]

Canadian Fenestration Minds Meet in Vancouver

Jun 9th, 2015

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The fenestration industry in British Columbia has experienced a turbulent implementation of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) portion of the building code, said Al Dueck, president of Duxton Window and Doors and a member of Fenestration Canada. Codes were among the topics of discussion at Fenestration Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held last week. Fenestration Canada’s Vancouver […]

TruForm Expands with Canadian Acquisition

Jun 8th, 2015

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TruForm Building Products’ operations have been primarily in the Ontario region, says Dale Rivers, marketing director. With a recent acquisition, however, he hopes to change that. The manufacturer and distributor of door and window products has acquired Screens R US’s Calgary division in an effort to take its customer base westward. “We’re very active in […]

Soft-Lite Windows Appoints Harrington as Regional Sales Manager

Jun 8th, 2015

Streetsboro, Ohio-based Soft-Lite Windows has a new regional sales manager for five states. Robb Harrington will oversee sales to Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Tyson Schwartz, soft-lite vice president of sales and marketing says Soft-Lite dealers will take to Robb quickly. “I think our dealers will find Robb to be very knowledgeable not only about […]

This Remodeler Empowers Children Battling Cancer

Jun 8th, 2015

Chester, Pa.-based Power Home Remodeling Group kicked off its fourth annual company-wide “Power Month”  initiative today to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for kids with cancer. Throughout June, Power will host a series of events and fundraisers within each of the ten markets it offers home improvement services. To […]

Are You Ready for Increasingly Stringent Codes? CGA Presentation Provides Education and Awareness

Jun 5th, 2015

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Something code, something new and what can we do? That’s how Stanley Yee of Dow Corning opened his keynote discussion yesterday during the Canadian Glass Association’s (CGA) Glass Connections Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He provided an overview of the various codes that relate to the glass and window industries and why it’s important to be aware […]

Harden Joins Deceuninck North America

Jun 5th, 2015

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Deceuninck North America has appointed Doug Harden product engineering manager. Harden will manage and participate in the design and development of fenestration and building product systems. He will also work with sales and technical services, offering engineering support and technical expertise to customers. “With more than three decades of experience, Doug joins us with a […]