May 9, 2013
Intertek Testing Services and Artruval Testing Inc. are pooling their technical resources and expertise to offer timely and cost-effective on-site inspections and testing of building envelope components and façade systems for due diligence and quality assurance purposes, the companies report.
On-site testing will be conducted in accordance with applicable Canadian and U.S. Standards, including... more »
May 9, 2013
Marvin Windows & Doors now offers a wide range of wood windows made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported hardware that will meet both the strict European and U.S. standards for passive building. Certification from both U.S. and European bodies is pending, the firm reports.
The products eliminate the need for builders and homeowners to wait for more than two... more »
May 7, 2013
Dedicated to expanding its presence in Turkey, Quanex Building Products has formed a distribution partnership with Istanbul-based FNT Alüminyum to promote its Super Spacer warm-edge spacer system.
“Turkey is the central hub for insulating glass, and window and door fabrication systems in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia,” says Ramsey Bader, Quanex director, international sales... more »
May 6, 2013
Building on its position as a global hardware supplier, Roto Frank AG has acquired Fermax, a Brazilian hardware manufacturer that has been supplying products to its domestic market since 1974. The company has 300 employees and is based in Columbo, a city in Paraná province.
Fermax's facilities in Columbo, Brazil
The company’s latest investment has “... more »
May 3, 2013
Designed for use on smart phones or tablets, www.realdoorsolutions is one of two websites recently launched by Endura Products Inc. The supplier of door system components has also launched www.trilenniumhardware.com, dedicated to its multipoint products.
An abbreviated version of its main site, the new mobile website highlights featured products and developments, and is formatted for... more »
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 »