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Soy-based foam improves window performance, sustainability


December 18, 2014 12:51 pm ET

Launched in April 2013, Madison, Wis.-based WFI Global LLC is making a name in the fenestration market with what it says is a distinct product development: the first polyurethane window foam made with renewable agricultural materials, in this case...

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Difficult launch still holds promise of brighter sales future


December 5, 2014 12:46 pm ET

The Alside division of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Associated Materials LLC, has been making vinyl windows since 1980 but this year's launch of two new product lines has been wrought with challenges for the company with 35 years of experience.

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German tooling and glass encapsulation firm sets up Michigan plant


December 2, 2014 12:20 pm ET

A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Mich.

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Group backs plastic window alternatives


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

A new industry working group is figuring out how to help plastic break through the glass ceiling.

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Vinyl extruders settle patent lawsuit


November 11, 2014 3:43 pm ET

A trade coalition of vinyl extruders and window manufacturers reached an out-of-court settlement in a patent lawsuit filed by J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC) over window frame technology.

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Bavarian Polymers adds 3 extrusion lines in Tennessee


October 16, 2014 1:16 pm ET

Bavarian Polymers Inc. CEO Robert Weishaeupl credits the company's new vinyl windows systems and its strategic location near Nashville, Tenn., as a couple of the reasons behind a recent capacity expansion.

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Romania's biggest PVC processor adding capacity, product lines


August 26, 2014 10:07 am ET

Romanian plastics manufacturer Teraplast SA has unveiled plans to invest 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million) this year to expand its output capacity and launch new products.

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Deceuninck buys PVC window maker Pimas, adds capacity in Turkey, Russia


August 25, 2014 2:26 pm ET

European building products manufacturer Deceuninck Group has acquired 81.2 percent of Pimas Plastik Insaat Malzemeleri AS, the leading PVC window profile producer in Turkey, for about 57.7 million Turkish lira ($26.5 million).

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Ply Gem continues acquisition streak, buying Simonton for $130 million


August 20, 2014 2:33 pm ET

Building materials manufacturer Ply Gem Holdings Inc. will acquire Simonton Windows from Fortune Brands Home & Security in a $130 million deal that lines up with its strategy to grow earnings through targeted acquisitions of complementary product...

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Ply Gem consolidates plants, adds roof product


August 8, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Building materials maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. has consolidated manufacturing operations of two facilities it acquired last year in western Canada.

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