March 4, 2014
Window and door dealers and manufacturers say one of their biggest challenges this year will be adapting to how the Internet is continuously changing the way they do business: from managing their online reputations to dealing with customers armed with information gleaned from the web.
Social media can build or tarnish a company’s social reputation, and help or hinder it from closing... more »
February 26, 2014
Ply Gem Windows introduced the ProVantage preferred contractor program, designed to provide tools and support to help qualified professional remodelers find the best prospects, close more sales and build a better business, the company reports. ProVantage members will have a personalized website, a preferred listing on Ply Gem’s website, as well as on Angie’s List, and access to high... more »
February 25, 2014
Chelsea Building Products has secured a registered trademark for its Ccore product from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The company developed Ccore as a composite reinforcement for vinyl windows, doors and other building products. It is made of an engineered patented polymer that is structurally stronger than PVC, according to Chelsea's Mark Ammer, director of operations and R... more »
February 24, 2014
Masonite International Corporation completed the acquisition of Door-Stop International Limited, the United Kingdom’s largest pre-hanger and distributor of composite exterior residential doors and door sets, for approximately $50 million.
Door-Stop, with one facility in Nottinghamshire, England, employs approximately 200 people. Its 2013 revenue exceeded $38 million.
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February 18, 2014
Fortune Brands Windows & Doors added 470 new jobs in 2013 across its three brands—Therma-Tru Corp., Simonton Windows and Fypon—a result of increased door, window and trim product sales for both new construction and replacement markets in 2013, the company reports.
"Our window and door segment sales increased 12 percent for the full year of 2013," says Mark Savan,... more »
February 13, 2014
Crystal Windows & Doors' COO Steve Chen issued a response clarifying a Feb. 12 New York Post report, titled "Queens Glass Maker Moving due to City's High Cost."
Chen clarifies Crystal's intentions and future plans with its customers in the statement, saying, "the news story...misrepresents the future plans and activities of Crystal Window & Door Systems.... more »
February 11, 2014
Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America signed a Definitive Purchase Agreement with B12 Capital Partners LLC to acquire substantially all of the assets of Doors in Motion LLC. Caldwell officials did not disclose terms of the agreement, but the company anticipates the closing of the transaction to take place before the end of the month.
The purchase adds depth and diversity to the Caldwell's... more »
February 11, 2014
MT Group, which offers a full range of fenestration testing services for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, added the Sealed Insulated Glass Test System to its fenestration division. With the addition of the IG System, the company can provide the following test methods and standards:
ASTM E2190, "Standard Specification for Insulated Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation"
ASTM... more »
February 11, 2014
Technoform Bautec North America Inc. increased its capacity by 29 percent to meet growing demand for its polyamide thermal insulating strips. Used in aluminum-framed windows, among other applications, Technoform’s strips optimize thermal performance in residential homes, the company reports.
Technoform Bautec enhanced its production flexibility by adding new equipment and reconfiguring its... more »
January 31, 2014
Palmas USA, a division of Palmas International, is expanding its coverage throughout the U.S. market. Palmas offers interior and exterior doors, stile-and-rail door components, and primed mouldings and jambs, among other products.
“Distributors are continually looking for new products, better pricing and people they can work with directly," says James Williams, managing partner. "... more »