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Quanex Acquires Flamstead Holdings






In a strategic move to expand its reach into the vinyl extrusion business in Europe, Houston-based Quanex Building Products has acquired U.K.-based Flamstead Holdings, parent company of HL Plastics, Wegoma Machinery Sales and Vintage Windows. The all-cash transaction was valued … Continue reading




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Construction Input Prices Increase in May






In May, prices for inputs to construction industries saw their largest month-over-moth increase in more than two years, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Prices expanded by 1.1 percent for the month, marking only the third time … Continue reading




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Tower Added to PPG’s Authorized Manufacturing Program






Tower Insulating Glass is now certified as a member of PPG’s Authorized Manufacturing Program. The company is also an independent Guardian Select Fabricator and an AGC Authorized Residential Fabricator. “It’s always satisfying to be recognized by glass industry leaders,” says … Continue reading




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Giroux Moves Fresno Location






Giroux Glass announced it has moved to a new, larger office location in Fresno, Calif. According to Giroux, the new site includes office space, as well as a shop area almost four times larger than its previous location, where it … Continue reading




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BLOG: My Job is to Say, “Yes, Dear,” and I Just Love It!






“Our children are getting married in the next couple of weeks. Yes, children. Our daughter Jessica is getting married in 11 days here at our home in New Hampshire. Two weeks later, our son Philip is getting married at the … Continue reading




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BLOG: Favorite Things






“It’s one of my favorite things to do at work, and it only comes once a month. And sometimes, a month even has to be skipped. But when it comes, I sure do enjoy it. Am I talking about our … Continue reading




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Aluro Introduces New Thermal Break Assembly Machine






Belgian company Aluro, which specializes in thermal break assembly of aluminum profiles with plastic strips, announced the development of its latest machine Aluroller EVO. “We’ve noticed that the market of window isolation is rapidly changing,” says Peter De Roovere, head … Continue reading




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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Level Out in May

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Flat glass prices edged down 0.1 percent in May, following a 1.1-percent dip in April and a 0.8-percent spike in March, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average … Continue reading




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Study: Natural Benefits of Glazing Key in Young Learning Environments

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From a building design standpoint, is the use of glazing the most important factor in learning and academic performance of elementary school students? One recent study suggests that just may be. The University of Salford, Manchester, in the United Kingdom … Continue reading




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WDMA Door Market Study Shows an Eight-Year High






Wood still rules the day in nonresidential interior doors, and the use of the material within the market is not dissipating any time soon, according to a report by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The association has released … Continue reading




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