EnduroShield Expands to Brazilian Market

Sep 26th, 2014

Australian-based PCT Global Pty is partnering with Abrasipa to launch EnduroShield in Brazil. The news was official when EnduroShield appeared with Abrasipa at this year’s Glass South America show in Santo Amaro São Paulo. “PCT Global [is] looking forward to bringing the superior benefits of EnduroShield’s easy clean coating technology to Brazil,” says Craig Howard, [...]

Scott Gates Named New Western Window Systems COO

Sep 26th, 2014

Western Window Systems, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based designer and manufacturer of custom door and window systems, announced the promotion of Scott Gates to chief operating officer. Gates was previously the company’s vice president and general manager and has been with the company since 2010. In his new role, Gates will continue to be responsible for the [...]

Alside Opens Doors of New Supply Center

Sep 25th, 2014

Alside has opened a new location in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 16,120 square-foot supply center opened Sept. 2, and will bring a wide array of exterior building products to local contractors, remodelers and builders, as well as adding jobs to the local market, the company says. “We are very excited about expanding into Fort Wayne [...]

Gulfguard to Add High Technology Coater in Saudi Arabia

Sep 25th, 2014

The managing board of Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Co. Ltd. (GulfGuard) agreed in principle to an investment in a new high technology coating machine for its float glass plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. GulfGuard is a joint venture owned by Guardian Industries Corp., Zamil Group Holding Company (Zamil Group) and the National Company [...]

JobFLEX Announces First Expansion with New Headquarters

Sep 25th, 2014

JobFLEX has announced its first expansion with the opening of its new headquarters in Rockford, Mich. The company says the expansion is necessary because it has had to add new staff to keep up with the growth of their product and customer base. Additionally, the Mich.-based tech start-up has debuted its national Partner Program to [...]

New-Home Reach Highest Level Since 2008

Sep 25th, 2014

Sales of newly-built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “This robust level of new-home sales activity is a [...]

Fenzi President Dino Fenzi Passes Away

Sep 23rd, 2014

Dr. Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Monday. “Our Association has lost one of its founding members, but above all a great friend, who for over 30 years has dedicated his time and efforts to the growth of [...]

PGT Finalizes CGI Windows and Doors Acquisition

Sep 23rd, 2014

PGT, Inc. will expand its reach into the impact-resistant fenestration industry with its completed acquisition of CGI Windows and Doors Holdings, Inc (CGI). The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT’s plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth through targeted acquisitions of complementary specialty products. “Today we welcome the entire [...]

Fortune Brands Completes Sale of Simonton Windows

Sep 22nd, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has completed the sale of Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc. The Simonton business was sold for approximately $130 million, or roughly 10 times 2014 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Simonton sale is expected to reduce Fortune Brands’ second half 2014 earnings per share from [...]

RavenBrick Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Denver Mayor

Sep 22nd, 2014

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock joined Alex Burney, CEO of RavenBrick, Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Denver. The ceremony marked the unveiling of the new automated line for mass production of RavenWindow. According to the company, the launch of the automated line signals “an evolution in energy efficient windows, the [...]