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Roto Frank of America Wins Manufacturer of the Year Award

October 24, 2019

Roto Frank of America Inc. won the Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, Connecticut’s largest Chamber, during its annual Business Awards Ceremony.

Remodeling Market to Stall in 2020

October 24, 2019

Annual gains in homeowner spending for improvements and repairs are set to give out by the second half of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Marvin Acquires Distributor A.W. Hastings

October 21, 2019

Marvin acquired the assets of Enfield, Connecticut-based A.W. Hastings and is now the owner of its distributor in New England and Eastern New York.

Pella Acquires Custom Window Systems

October 10, 2019

Pella Corp. acquired Ocala, Florida-based Custom Window Systems. Pella says the acquisition will enable the company to strategically expand and build scale in the high-growth Florida area and coastal regions in the Southeast.

MI Windows and Doors to Acquire Milgard Windows & Doors

October 1, 2019

MI Windows and Doors, manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and sliding patio doors, entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Milgard Windows & Doors from parent company Masco Corp.

US Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

September 24, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule, effective Jan. 1, 2020, to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Quanex Invests in its Mikron Washington Facility

September 24, 2019

Quanex Building Products invested in 10 new extrusion lines from Extrunet for its Mikron brand of vinyl window and door profiles at its Kent, Washington, facility. Quanex anticipates that the new lines will be fully operational by early 2020.

EPA Lacks Way to Enforce Lead Paint Rule, Audit Finds

September 15, 2019

There is no effective strategy in place to implement and enforce the Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to an audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General.

Stürtz Machinery and Pertici North America Launch Alliance

September 13, 2019

Pertici North America partnered with Stürtz Machinery to expand Stürtz’s presence in the aluminum fabrication arena.

Edgetech Founder Michael Glover Dies

September 13, 2019

Michael Glover, the original founder of Edgetech and co-inventor of Super Spacer, died on Sept. 1, according to a joint statement from Lauren International and Quanex Building Products.