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A third generation is adding to the growth at American Vinyl Co.


July 28, 2014 4:32 pm ET

American Vinyl Co., a compounding and extrusion company that increased its workforce 20 percent this year, is looking to double its space for storing raw materials and producing door and window profiles, pool hoses, and straps for patio furniture.

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New startup uses film for a 'virtual venetian blind' in smart windows


July 21, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Flexible ITO Solutions, which goes by FITOS, has an informal development agreement with a smart window manufacturer that could use the technology to make windows that can block light.

Window maker files Chapter 7 bankruptcy


July 17, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Waterville Window Co. Inc., in Winslow, Maine, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after 61 years in business, citing liabilities of $813,870 to about 30 creditors, including a couple of PVC extruders.

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The sad sequel of Republic Windows


June 30, 2014 12:18 pm ET

History repeated itself, ruefully, for workers at Sound Solutions Windows & Doors Inc. when the Chicago window maker shut down this month, shorting them of vacation pay.

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J-channel window lawsuit staying in Tennessee


June 2, 2014 5:40 pm ET

A patent infringement lawsuit involving J-Channel window frame technology will not be moving to U.S. District Court in New York, where a couple of big-name defendants had wanted to transfer the case.

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Minnkota more than doubling production space for its PVC windows and doors


May 13, 2014 4:01 pm ET

Minnkota Windows is building a 78,000-square foot facility that will more than double its space for making PVC products in North Dakota — the fastest growing state in the nation.

Associated Materials Group names CEO


May 6, 2014 10:07 am ET

Associated Materials Group Inc. named Brian C. Strauss as president and CEO on May 5, as well as a member of its board of directors.

James Hardie launching fiberglass window business


April 29, 2014 4:39 pm ET

James Hardie Industries SE has started a new Chicago-based division called Beechworth Windows to manufacture high-end fiberglass windows and patio doors at a former Weather Shield Manufacturing plant in Ladysmith, Wis.

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China's Shide Group, BASF unveil 'revolutionary' all-plastic window profile


April 23, 2014 9:10 pm ET

SHANGHAI — The PVC window profile market in Asia is expected to increase four-fold by 2025, and Chinese building products maker Dalian Shide Group Co. Ltd. hopes to take a bigger slice of that as a result of a new partnership with German...

Associated Materials Group withdraws plan for initial public offering


April 16, 2014 10:16 am ET

Associated Materials Group Inc. of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products in the United States and Canada, has withdrawn its plan for an initial public offering.

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