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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.
Sept. 25, 2017 - RegaLead Ltd has announced that it is committing to invest more than $1,000,000 CAN in its North American operation, with the opening of a new subsidiary, RegaLead (Canada) Limited.
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.
A strike at Gentek Building Products in London, Ont., has ended after five days. Members of Unifor Local 27 went on strike June 23, but have reached a tentative deal that will be voted on Thursday.
Long-time industry leader, Barry "Mr. Marvelous" Murphy, passed away at his home in Toronto on June 7. Murphy was a past president of the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association, a recipient of the C.P. Loewen Award and inducted as an industry Pioneer in 2009.
Kevin Pelley, president of Kohltech International, was recognized for his contributions to the industry with Fenestration Canada's C.P. Loewen Award at the association's Annual General Meeting on June 2. Longtime industry friend, George Warren of Centennial Windows and Doors, presented the award along with incoming Fenestration Canada president, Lisa Bergeron of Jeld-Wen.
May 11, 2017 - UL is expanding its service offerings further into the Building Envelope and Building Sciences market. Today, UL announces the acquisition of CLEB, the leading Canadian Building Science and Building Envelope service provider. CLEB, a Montreal-based company, is a privately owned business. CLEB provides a wide range of building science services, including building envelope testing services, building forensic services, and field testing and building system commissioning services for architects, building owners, manufacturers and others in the building construction markets across North America. The acquisition strengthens UL’s expertise in the field of building science services and building envelope testing, and certification services, and offers manufacturing clients greater access to global markets.
Mar. 15, 2017 -  North Star Windows and Doors and TruTech Corporation have announced North Star's acquisition of TruBilt, TruTech's pre-hung entry door system division.
Jan. 25, 2017 - The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) has agreed to merge operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), with the members of NWDA becoming members of the newly formed WDMA-Northeast. Under the new structure, WDMA-Northeast members will continue to receive the same benefits as they did with NWDA, including regular regional meetings, as well as certain services from WDMA, such as legislative, regulatory and code representation, issue briefs and alerts, access to technical experts and participation in WDMA conferences.
Jan. 19, 2017 - RPM Rollformed Metal Products has join forces with Can-Space Manufacturing Inc. in an acquisition finalized on Dec. 20, 2016. Beginning immediately, Can-Space Manufacturing will operate under the New Era Group Company as RPM Rollformed Metal Preoducts Ltd.
Jan. 5, 2017 - The Fenestra Purchasing Co-op is pleased to welcome Fabelta Aluminum Inc., of Terrebonne, Quebec as the most recent Member-Owner to join the group.
Jan. 5, 2017 - Glenn Syrowitz, beloved husband of Judie, passed away on December 2, 2016 at the age of 63 years with his loving family by his side. A devoted son, husband, father, brother, boss, uncle and friend, Glenn will be mourned and missed by so many people. His loss leaves a gaping hole in our lives. He touched so many, earning respect and admiration wherever he travelled.
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