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Ohio, a manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products in the United States and Canada, has withdrawn its plan for an initial public offering.

Vi-Lux expands capacity, with room already laid out for future growth


April 15, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Vi-Lux Building Products Inc. just expanded its extrusion capacity by 15 percent — and while work crews were inside the Napanee, Ontario, factory, they set the stage for the business to grow again.

Report: European window and door market to grow by 225 million units


April 4, 2014 9:12 am ET

Ceresana, a Konstanz, Germany-based research company for the industrial sector, has released a study on the European market for windows and doors — both interior and exterior — used by the construction sector.

Auction set for equipment from profile extruder Profilex


April 3, 2014 1:54 pm ET

Profile extrusion equipment from a failed business in Newmarket, Ontario, will be auctioned off on April 16.

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