Registration Open for WDMA Executive Management Conference

Jul 8th, 2014

Senior executives can now register for Window and Door Management Association’s annual Executive Management Conference. The conference will be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2014 at The Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. The event will focus on topics and trends that will shape the industry over the coming year and will [...]

Sierra Pacific Industries Announces Intent to Acquire Hurd Windows and Doors

Jul 7th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has entered into an agreement to purchase Hurd and Superseal Windows and Doors from Longroad Asset Management LLC.  This purchase will add manufacturing capacity, a skilled workforce, additional product lines, and immediate exposure to Central and Eastern U.S. and international markets for the window division of Sierra Pacific Industries, according to [...]

Cardinal CT Acquires Assets of Catalina Tempering

Jul 7th, 2014

Cardinal CT Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering, Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed. Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential door and window market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality products [...]

Builders FirstSource Acquires Certain Assets of Slone Lumber Company

Jul 7th, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc., has purchased Houston, Texas-based Slone Lumber Co. Inc. The transaction closed on June 30, 2014. Slone is a full-line building materials supplier with sales of approximately $17 million in 2013. Slone’s product offerings include lumber, engineered beams, interior and exterior door units, moulding, trim and cabinets. Slone also offers installation services on exterior doors, [...]

New Texas Facility a ‘Significant Milestone’ for YKK AP America

Jul 7th, 2014

YKK AP America has a plan, and this week marked a major part of its unfolding. The company announced Tuesday it has opened the doors to its new, 105,000-square-foot Texas facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area—a major expansion move by the company. “This one is actually pretty unique for us,” says YKK AP senior vice [...]

AGC Teams up with Obeikan for Solar Control Glass Coating Venture

Jul 7th, 2014

AGC announced its consolidated subsidiary, AGC Glass Europe (AGEU), has signed a letter of intent with Obeikan Glass Company, a Saudi Arabian glass manufacturer, to establish a solar control glass coating joint venture. The processing line for temperable solar control glass coating will be built in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, where Obeikan Glass already operates the [...]

Chelsea Building Products Hires Two

Jul 7th, 2014

Chelsea Building Products Inc. made two new hires last week. Tyler Skiba will join the company as the new process engineer. As part of Chelsea’s tooling department, Skiba will focus on the continued improvement of Chelsea’s PVC and composite PVC flow processing. Of Skiba’s hiring, Byron Vrabel, senior tooling manager says, “Tyler will be an [...]

Bob Ober Joins YKK AP Cincinnati Branch

Jul 3rd, 2014

YKK AP America announced it appointed Bob Ober as an architectural sales representative for the company’s Cincinnati branch. According to YKK AP, Ober will be based in Pittsburgh and cover the western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia territories. “Bob is another outstanding addition to the YKK AP America family,” says Oliver Stepe, senior vice [...]

AGC Consolidating Fabrication Facility in Jacksonville to Atlanta Area

Jul 3rd, 2014

AGC Glass Company North America announced it will consolidate its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s 200,000-plus-square-foot facility in Lithia Spring, Ga., in the Atlanta area. The move, which is expected to be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014, will bring all processes under one roof. According to the company, [...]

Bayer MaterialScience Consolidating Polycarbonate Business

Jul 3rd, 2014

In an effort to consolidate its polycarbonate business, Bayer MaterialScience announced it will close its site in Darmstadt, Germany. The closure will affect 90 employees, though the company “will do everything possible to ensure that this step is conducted in a socially responsible manner,” according to a press release. Bayer MaterialScience currently produces sheets at [...]