February 17, 2010
Joe Peilert is joining Veka Inc. as president, succeeding Walter Stucky, president and CEO of the North American division of Veka AG. Stucky is stepping down as president beginning March 1, though he will remain CEO through June in order to provide a smooth transition at the vinyl window extrusion company.
Peilert most recently served as president and CEO for TMI... more »
February 12, 2010
Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., has filed a formal complaint of anti-competitive and illegal practices with the Federal Trade Commission against Edgetech IG Inc., the Insulating Glass Certification Council, and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance. Glasslam also indicates plans to file a complaint with the Anti-Trust Division of the... more »
February 10, 2010
Wesley Todd Whitworth, CEO of Window World Inc., passed away Friday, Feb. 5, according to an obituary in the Wilkes Journal Patriot.
Son of Leon Whitworth, who founded Window World in 1995, the 40-year-old Todd Whitworth became CEO in 2008, following his father's retirement. Headquartered in N. Wilkesboro, N.C., Window World offers replacement window sales and installation through 186... more »
February 9, 2010
Two new locations have recently been opened by the Glass Guru, the California-based franchiser offering window restoration and replacement services to homeowners.
Adam Renard, a long-time Indianapolis resident, has opened a new location serving the greater Indianapolis market. Tracie and Lucie Woolery are the new franchise owners in Chico, Calif.
Started in 2004, the Glass Guru specializes in... more »
February 9, 2010
Harvey Building Products, the manufacturer and distributor serving contractors throughout the Northeast, is hosting its "Big Game" of trade shows at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, on February 24-25 in Foxboro, Mass.
From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, the company will present New England-area residential contractors, subcontractors and remodelers... more »
February 8, 2010
CMI has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Illinois Flush Door Co. in Plainfield, Ill. The move expands CMI’s CraftMaster Door Division, which includes door assembly plants in Christiansburg, Va.; Ozark, Ala.; and Garland, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1944, Illinois Flush Door manufactures and distributes a full line of interior... more »
February 3, 2010
Looking to gain more financial and operating flexibility, PGT Inc. has announced a special dividend consisting of rights to purchase shares of the window and door manufacturer's common stock with an aggregate value of about $30 million.
"We have a long history of successfully outperforming the overall housing market, particularly in down periods where a differentiated product offering and... more »
February 2, 2010
For.El, the manufacturer of insulating glass production equipment, has updated its Web site, adding new graphics and content, as well as improved content flow and new services for customers, it reports.
Featuring an intuitive interface based on the very latest web technologies, the site is designed to bring together digital contents with downloadable brochures covering various machines, in order... more »
February 1, 2010
FeneTech, the Ohio-based supplier of software for glass and window fabricators, has started a European company, FeneTech Europe SARL, based in Strassen, Luxemburg. The new location will handle all sales, implementation, support and training services for the company's growing European customer base.
"FeneVision has rapidly gained acceptance in Europe as being a modern, innovative... more »
February 1, 2010
Andersen Corp. will not distribute profit-sharing checks to its employees this year, for the first time since the Great Depression, according to a report in Pioneer Press.
The St. Paul, Minn., newspaper reports that officials with the window and door manufacturer told employees last week that while the company did make a profit in 2009, it "did not generate enough profits to... more »