May 3, 2013
In its report on results for the first quarter of 2013, Newell Rubbermaid announced plans to divest several non-strategic businesses, including Ashland Hardware Systems. Michael Polk, president and CEO, said the company is focusing on "a sharper set of portfolio choices to prioritize those businesses that have the greatest right to win."
Newell Rubbermaid plans to sell its... more »
May 2, 2013
In a deal bringing together two of North America's largest suppliers of OEM window, door and skylight hardware, Tyman plc, the British parent company of Amesbury, has reached an agreement to acquire Truth Hardware. The $200 million transaction is expected to close in June, according to Melrose Industries plc, the UK-based firm that currently owns Truth.
“We are delighted to announce... more »
April 30, 2013
To support the launch of its factory-applied stain finishes on its clad wood products, Marvin Windows & Doors has launched the Marvin Finishes iPad and iPhone app. The app lets builders and homeowners “build” and preview products with any of its wood species and finish options applied.
In addition to clear coat and painted interiors, Marvin offers six stain options—... more »
April 23, 2013
US LBM Holdings LLC has acquired Shelly Enterprises Inc., a building materials supplier based in Telford, Pa., from third-generation owners Bill and Greg Shelly. Founded in 1923, Shelly’s operates seven locations serving builders, remodelers and consumers in five counties in the metro Philadelphia area.
Shelly’s, which sells windows and exterior doors from Andersen, Jeld-Wen, MI... more »
April 19, 2013
Alside, the manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products, plans to open a third wholesale distribution supply center in the greater Buffalo, N.Y., area. Scheduled to open in May, the new operation will be in Falconer, N.Y.
The 28,000-square-foot supply center will stock an array of products, including Alside custom-made vinyl windows and vinyl siding products, as well as... more »
April 12, 2013
Fiberglass window manufacturer Duxton Windows & Doors opened the Fenestration Centre last week. The new showroom is designed to help designers and consumers choose the right products to achieve such energy goals as LEED, PassivHaus, and Net Zero.
Visitors to the Fenestration Centre will find detailed information on frame materials, performance values by glass type, and 3D drawings of... more »
April 11, 2013
Expanding its presence in Western Canada, Ply Gem Indusries has acquired Gienow Windows & Doors. The window and door manufacturer was owned by VKR Holding, the Danish parent of Velux Group, which reported the sale on its website.
Ply Gem, based in Cary, N.C., already owns Ply Gem Canada. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the company operates a 300,000-square-foot plant that... more »
April 10, 2013
Pleotint LLC's Suntuitive interlayer, used to produce thermochromic glass that passively adapts to changes in temperature and direct sunlight, is featured in the recently-constructed ecosmart house.
Built in Bozeman, Mont., the ecosmart house serves as a residential modeling and construction project to expand the knowledge of environmental and human sustainability, according to Rehau, the... more »
April 9, 2013
Seloy Oy, a Finnish insulating glass fabricator, and Lasiliiri Oy, a Finnish architectural glass manufacturer,are implementing FeneVision ERP software into their company operations, according to a FeneTech Europe SARL release. Seloy Oy produces IG units on two TPS spacer lines and one metal spacer line, and serves local window and door manufacturers, steel construction firms and glazing... more »
April 8, 2013
Terry Walker and Joseph G. Fabick, Jr., recently launched WFI Global LLC, a Madison, Wis., specialty chemical coatings and foam company. WFI's initial product offering will consist of low-density polyurethane foam systems for the fenestration industry, with other chemical coating products to follow. The company plans to sell the foam systems throughout the U.S. and western Canada through... more »