Mar. 8, 2018 - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is proudly hosting the first Women in Manufacturing (WIM) Success Forum to bridge the alarming gender gap in the manufacturing sector labour force. The event, held on International Women's Day, is a celebration of the successes of women and is the first event of its kind to encourage mentorship, community-building and experience-sharing amongst female peers.
Mar. 2, 2018 - SAWDAC has announced that it has once again partnered with GuildQuality to power the third annual SAWDAC Service Excellence Award.
OpenGate Capital has announced in a joint statement with its portfolio company, Energi Fenestration Solutions, Ltd. (“Energi”), a Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada headquartered manufacturer of rigid and cellular vinyl window profiles and patio doors and other extruded vinyl products that Energi has appointed Mr. Christopher Koscho as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
All Weather Windows has announced it concluded the sale of its Ontario operations and most of its assets to Ventana Windows & Doors on January 31. The Edmonton-based fabricator described the move as a strategic repositioning to focus on its commercial architectural activities, which have seen strong growth over the last year.
The Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency hosted a meeting in Ottawa with industry leaders from the fenestration industry Feb. 6 to further develop a strategy to prepare fabricators and dealers for anticipated tightening of energy efficiency standards. Dubbed a “market transformation” effort, this meeting was focused on barriers to deployment of high-performance fenestration products and how to overcome those barriers. In other words, the question was “How can we get Canadians used to purchasing and installing windows with at least a 1.2 U-factor by 2025?”
Feb. 6, 2018 - Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) have announced a definitive agreement under which CD&R funds will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Ply Gem common stock in a go-private transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion. Ply Gem’s board of directors unanimously approved the agreement, which provides for the payment of $21.64 per share in cash to all holders of Ply Gem common stock. The cash purchase price represents a premium of approximately 20% over Ply Gem’s closing stock price on January 30, 2018. Promptly following entry into the agreement, stockholders holding greater than 50% of the outstanding shares of Ply Gem common stock executed a written consent to approve the transaction, thereby providing the required stockholder approval.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Vicwest has announced they have secured the Site Plan approval with the town of Stratford, to expand their current manufacturing facilities, expected for completion the second quarter of 2018.
Oct. 4, 2017 - With an estimated 700+ home builds this year in Fort McMurray, those working in the construction industry are working at full capacity to get their family, friends and neighbours back into their repaired and rebuilt homes as quickly as possible. To recognize the determination and dedication of those on the front lines of the rebuild, CertainTeed announced today its search for Fort McMurray'sRebuild Heroes.
WTS Paradigm, LLC, and 360 Innovations have announced the acquisition of 360 Innovations. This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of WTS Paradigm and advance the company’s strategic focus on global expansion. These organizations previously competed with one another in the building products software market. Going forward, 360 Innovations will be operated as a division of WTS Paradigm. The entire 360 Innovations staff will be retained and all offices will remain open.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Kolbe Windows & Doors has launched its newly designed website, www.kolbewindows.com, featuring an inspiration gallery, visionary stories, in-depth project profiles with beautiful photography, and extensive resources and videos. To better meet their market's needs, the previous individual sites for homeowners and professionals have been combined into one.
Furthering recent investments in the Mauricie and Montérégie regions and on Montreal's North Shore, Atis Group (hereinafter "Atis") announced today the acquisition of Fenestration Pro-Tech (hereinafter "Pro-Tech"), a window and door retailer based in Stanbridge Station for over 25 years. This transaction is in line with the achievement of Atis' growth plan focussed on the acquisition of retailers throughout Quebec and Canada. A brand name in the Eastern Townships, Pro-Tech has built a reputation for excellence over the years thanks to its expertise in custom renovation projects and new construction and its personalized turnkey service.
July 6, 2017 - The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is building an advanced manufacturing research and development and demonstration facility in Winnipeg.
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