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 »
April 5, 2013
Feldco Factory Direct, a Midwest window, siding and door replacement specialist, expanded operations in Central Illinois with a new location in Peoria. Feldco plans to operate a showroom, corporate office and warehouse at the location, where the company anticipates creating new job opportunities for Peoria residents over the next 24 months.
"We have been serving the Midwest for over 37... more »
April 3, 2013
Power Home Remodeling Group expanded its operations in Rosemont, Ill., ushering in hundreds of new, green jobs in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Power has hired more than 75 employees in the Chicago region and plans to create at least 150 additional jobs in 2013.
“We are thrilled to expand into the Chicagoland area and to introduce Power to the Midwest,” says Corey Schiller,... more »
April 2, 2013
Pro-Line Automation Systems recently announced its expansion into the United States with a new location in Akron, Ohio. As part of the expansion, Pro-Line is joining forces with window and door industry veterans Todd Tolson and Tom Whitehead.
“This new location is an exciting development for Pro-Line and will establish a sales and service point for our U.S.-based customers,... more »
April 1, 2013
Quanex Building Products Corp. partnered with Bostik, a provider of insulating glass sealants, to distribute four new edge-seal products, sold under the Edgetherm brand name. The product line was designed specifically to meet key requirements in insulating glass production, including low moisture vapor transmission rates, movement accommodation, low temperature flexibility and low gas... more »
March 27, 2013
MI Windows and Doors―along with Green Builder Media, green building expert John Wesley Miller, and architect Hank Krzysik―is participating in the Vision House Tucson, a sustainable demonstration home under construction in Arizona's Armory Park del Sol neighborhood, which includes more than 90 single-family, energy-efficient homes. The project focuses on green design; advanced technologies; and... more »