December 6, 2012
The Earthwise Group LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, has expanded with the addition of JetAlum, based in Kansas City, Mo., as its newest member. The addition brings the total number of Earthwise manufacturing facilities to 15, with distribution covering the majority of the Eastern half of the United States.
JetAlum manufactures Earthwise... more »
December 3, 2012
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with G-U Hardware, announced a voluntary recall of the hardware supplier's tilt-turn stay arms and side-hung sash hinges. In a November 28 release, CPSC officials advised consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The recall affects about 5,000 G-U Hardware tilt-turn stay arm... more »
November 30, 2012
Adchem, a supplier of adhesive tapes for the window and door and numerous other industries, has launched a new website featuring a multi-attribute search system to help buyers and engineers select from hundreds of the company’s high performance, pressure-sensitive transfer, double-sided and specialty adhesive tape systems, it reports.
The new adchem.com site provides access to... more »
November 20, 2012
Builders FirstSource Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of building products for residential new construction, has launched its new website at ts www.bldr.com.
Video and other multimedia tools showcases the company's manufacturing and installation capabilities. Additionally, the new site features improved functionality by including location-specific information on products and services.... more »
November 19, 2012
Eovations LLC, an affiliate of Universal Forest Products, is launching what it describes as a process for manufacturing "a fully fiberized thermoplastic-mineral composite that replicates the fibrous structure of wood and creates a unique combination of strength, durability, aesthetic and workability properties." The company says the composite material is a strong candidate to replace... more »
November 19, 2012
The Smart Security App for smartphones and tablets has been developed by Kwikset to help builders and contractors select door hardware.
The application enables industry professionals to create projects that can be customized with interior and exterior door hardware, identifying the different options, types and quantities of hardware needed. Users can also save and view past... more »
November 16, 2012
Idaho-based Hoff Cos. has purchased the assets of Allied Lumber Dealers, a wholesale door distributor in Denver. The Colorado business will be merged with Hoff’s Trimco Millwork Distribution Division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We are very excited about having Jim Bakarich, and his team join our company," says Brian Hoff, Hoff president and CEO. "We... more »
November 12, 2012
Glaston Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Albat+Wirsam Software subsidiary to Constellation Software Inc., parent company of industry software supplier Friedman Corp. The value of the deal is estimated at EUR 18 million (about $23 million) and is expected to close by the end of the year.
Headquartered in Linden, Germany, A+W develops and markets ERP, production planning and... more »
November 9, 2012
AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG, based in Arbon, Switzerland, is acquiring Dobroplast, said to be the leading Polish manufacturer of PVC windows with annual sales of approximately $95 million. With the acquisition, AFG will become the third largest window and door manufacturer in Europe, it reports.
The takeover still requires the approval of the Polish competition authorities. Terms of the... more »
November 9, 2012
Condensation is generally the result of high humidity on the inside of the home combined with low temperatures on the outside, but every winter, many manufacturers and dealers receive calls from customers complaining about condensation, says David Bain of HumidityMatters!. He advises that it's in a manufacturer's best interest to be proactive and provide homeowners with a hygrometer,... more »