Industry News
Sept. 29, 2016 - It took two tries and a three-month timeout but eventually the annual Fenestration Manitoba golf tournament took place this year on Sept. 15 at Winnipeg’s Rossmere Golf and Country Club. The initial date, June 1, was a washout after successive days of rain and a hurricane-like forecast for that day. But it eventually worked out with a pleasant late summer September day on the prairies, which only clouded over in the late afternoon.
Sept. 29, 2016 - Fenestration Review has added a list of 489 of Canada's top architects to its circulation list. The added reach is a response to market movements that have seen architects become more involved in building custom luxury homes.
Sept. 29, 2016 - Chad Hackman has joined the Roto Fasco Canada team as an Inside Sales Coordinator. Chad’s experience spans two decades in logistics and more than 14 years in technical sales within the window and door industry.
Spet. 1, 2016 - Skyreach L&S recently appointed Rick Pries as the company’s technical sales representative for Western Canada and Western USA.
Aug. 18, 2016 - Quanex Building Products Corporation has announced plans to expand its Cambridge, Ohio, insulating glass (IG) systems facility, in anticipation of significant growth with its Super Spacer and Dura Platforms.
Glasshaus Living, a Woodbridge, Ont.-based custom fenestration fabricator, will display its novel shipping container shelters at a pop-up marketing event in a wooded area near the Old Mill in a swanky part of Toronto. On display will be Glasshau's portable shipping container shelter that displays its unique window and door designs, and another shipping container shelter designed by Glasshaus that is used by Needs and Wants, a Canadian clothing designer, as a store.
July 21, 2016 - PPG has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
August 31, 2016 – Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL) for $33.00 per share in an all-cash transaction, representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.8 billion, including debt and certain other Axiall liabilities.The combined company will be the third-largest chlor-alkali producer and the second-largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer in North America, with expected combined pro forma revenues of $7.4 billion and adjusted EBITDA of $1.4 billion for the twelve-month period ended June 30, 2016. Westlake expects the transaction to be accretive to its earnings in the first year following close and expects annualized cost synergies of approximately $100 million.Albert Chao, Westlake’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to complete this important strategic acquisition and to welcome Axiall and its talented team into the Westlake family of companies. This transaction aligns two remarkable companies, creates a company with greater financial and operational flexibility and accelerates our growth strategy. We believe that we will be better able to serve our customers with a more diversified portfolio that should create significant value and growth opportunities for Westlake stockholders.”Westlake retained Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. as its financial advisors, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as its legal counsel, MacKenzie Partners, Inc., and other advisors.For more informationwww.westlake.com
June 23, 2016 - Dalmen Pro—the retail wing of Dalmen Windows and Doors—has unveiled a new showroom at their Nepean location. Located at 78 Jamie Avenue in the heart of Ottawa’s west end, this showroom is the next stage in Dalmen Pro’s continuing mission to offer outstanding products and services to the greater Ottawa region, and is staffed by an experienced and talented sales and installation team.
June 9, 2016 - More than 27 companies were nominated Friday, May 27, at the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie Les Moulins.
June 9, 2016 - Loewen Windows has acquired an Arizona specialty window manufacturer called La Loma Windows & Doors, based in Tucson.
June 9, 2016 - JELD-WEN Canada was recognized at an industry event on May 24th as the recipient of the 2016 ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year, Windows and Doors. Minister Jim Carr was on hand to announce the winners and offer his congratulations. Lisa Bergeron, Government Relations Manager, JELD-WEN Canada was present to receive the award on our behalf.
May 26, 2016 - AmesburyTruth, a premier manufacturer of window and door components for residential and commercial applications, has developed plans with Ryan A+E, Inc. to construct a center of excellence facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The new state-of the-art building will enable the design, development, testing, and manufacturing for window and door components. The new facility will positively position AmesburyTruth for future growth.
May 26, 2016 - With an established, worldwide presence, the company who specialize in CNC machinery for the window and door industry, has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Last summer the company inaugurated a 12,500 square foot showroom in Montreal. Besides proving invaluable as a location to demonstrate their products (including its distribution division JRC Machinery) this showroom has also helped open up needed space in the Eugenie plant, allowing for an increase in production capacity.
The Fenestra Purchasing Co-op is pleased to welcome Prestige Window & Door Ltd. of Medicine Hat, Alberta as our most recent Member-Owner to join our group.

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