July 26, 2012
Leitz Tooling Systems, a supplier of tooling for machining wood windows and doors, has moved its U.S. production operations from Jasper, Ind., to Grand Rapids, Mich.
"We are excited about the synergistic effect of uniting our U.S. production facility and corporate headquarters and the benefits this will bring to our customers," says Mike Lind, CEO. "As the industry leader, Leitz is... more »
July 25, 2012
J.F. Cook, a garage door and commercial window distributor in Southeast Wisconsin, recently implemented Sage 100 Contractor to streamline its processes, enhanced customer service, and integrate all aspects of its business, according to the software supplier. The progam is said to combine accounting, project management, estimating and service management into one complete construction... more »
July 20, 2012
With plans to invest $3 million and create 75 new jobs over the next three years, MGM Industries is expanding its vinyl paint capabilites. The vinyl window maker, which added an automated paint application line in 2009, plans to offer its own line of paints to manufacturers of all types of exterior vinyl and plastic products.
“We have positioned our company for the future by making a $... more »
July 19, 2012
The boards of directors of PPG Industries and Georgia Gulf Corp. have approved definitive agreements under which PPG will separate its commodity chemicals business and then merge it with Georgia Gulf. Following completion of the transaction, expected in late 2012 or early 2013, the combined company will be the second-largest vinyl chloride monomer producer and third-largest chlor-alkali producer... more »
July 17, 2012
The NSG Group, which sells glass to the window and door market under the Pilkington brand name, has decided to reduce its float glass production capacity in North America. One of the two float lines at its plant in Laurinburg, N.C., will be idled.
This process is expected to be completed later this year, between August and September, according to a company release. It is intended that... more »
July 11, 2012
Development of RavenWindow version 2.1, a thermochromic glazing product, is complete and will be available from the Denver-based RavenBrick manufacturing facility in May 2013, company officials report.
“There are many significant improvements for this version,” states McCarthy, RavenBrick co-inventor and CTO. “An increase in visual light transmission of 15 percent makes this... more »
July 10, 2012
Over the past few weeks, Weather Shield Windows & Doors has been giving its dealers a glimpse into the future of the company, with the launch of the “ReInvented” campaign. Behind the campaign is the launch of three new product lines, new advancements in those products’ foundational technology, an improved value proposition for homeowners and an overall sense of renewed... more »
July 3, 2012
Eastman Chemical Co. has completed its previously announced $4.8 billlion acquisition of Solutia Inc.
“We are pleased to complete this transaction and welcome Solutia to the global Eastman team,” says Jim Rogers, Eastman chairman and CEO. “The addition of these strong businesses, unique technologies, and highly differentiated products is expected to contribute strong cash... more »
July 3, 2012
MI Windows & Door has started manufacturing Designer Series vinyl replacement windows at its Southern division plant in Carrollton, Texas. The two vinyl product lines have proven themselves as the premium platform for the manufacturer's Eastern division, officials report.
The Designer 1555 series meets Energy Star ratings in all zones and provides great value, while the Designer 1650 offers... more »
June 27, 2012
Rugby Architectural Building Products, a New Hampshire-based distributor of architectural wood products and decorative surfacing, is expanding with the addition of Lumber Products, an Oregon-based distributor of doors and industrial building products. A portfolio company of Leading Ridge Capital Partners, Rugby acquired substantially all of the assets of Lumber Products through a stalking horse... more »