PGT to Acquire CGI Windows & Doors

Jul 29th, 2014

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Two major manufacturers of impact-resistant doors and windows will join forces as PGT Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to buy CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. (a portfolio company of Cortec Group Fund, IV, LP). CGI will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of PGT. PGT says the transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is [...]

All Weather Windows Wins 2014 Best Overall Workplace Award

Jul 8th, 2014

All Weather Windows has received the Best Overall Workplace Award at the seventh annual examination of Alberta’s Best Workplaces by Alberta Venture. The 2014 Best Workplaces Conference and Award Ceremony took place on May 21, 2014, with the theme of the conference celebrating businesses that foster and create high performance employees. All Weather Windows was [...]

Seven Point Equity Partners Acquires RiteScreen

Jun 17th, 2014

Seven Point Equity Partners LLC, an investment firm with extensive experience in the building materials sector, has completed the acquisition of The RiteScreen Company LLC from  J.T. Walker Industries Inc. Seven Point says this creates the largest standalone supplier of fabricated screens for the North American door, window and commercial ventilation markets. According to Seven [...]

Ply Gem Sued Regarding Allegations Surrounding Financial Performance

Jun 5th, 2014

The Waterford Township Police and Fire retirement System filed a suit against Ply Gem Industries on May 19, for alleged violation of federal securities laws. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. According to court documents, this is a federal securities class action consisting of all persons or [...]

Partnership Agreement Signed Between Keraglass Industries and Emmegi Group

May 9th, 2014

Keraglass Industries announced that it has reached a technological and financial partnership agreement with the Emmegi Group. According to the announcement, thanks to the natural affinity between the two businesses, glass and aluminum processing, both will benefit from this important synergy, creating a joint innovative project, which has no equal in the above industries. In [...]

Builder Confidence Rises for 55+ Market

May 9th, 2014

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the first quarter of 2014 is up year-over-year, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released this week. Compared to the first quarter of 2013, the single-family index increased 4 points to a level of 50, which is [...]

WDMA Seeks to Validate EPDs

May 1st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has submitted a formal application for accreditation as a certification body that verify/validate Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for accreditation by the American National StandardsInstitute (ANSI) for its Hallmark Certification Program. Certification bodies seeking to be accredited by ANSI to conduct validation/verification of EPD are required to comply with [...]

AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

Apr 10th, 2014

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the vital strategic importance that AAMA believes sustainability-related [...]

Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

Mar 21st, 2014

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components to which IGUs are exposed, such as sealants, exterior components, adhesives, muntin bars and spacers, [...]

EPA Announces Settlement with Thermo-Twin Industries

Mar 21st, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Thermo-Twin Industries Inc. has agreed to implement lead-safe precautions when renovating pre-1978 dwellings. The company, located at 1155 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, Pa., also will pay a $25,690 civil penalty to settle alleged violations. EPA cited the company for violating the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), [...]