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April 14, 2016 - OpenGate Capital has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Window & Door division of Royal Building Products, a manufacturer of vinyl window profiles and patio doors, from Axiall Corporation. The division has been renamed ENERGI Fenestration Solutions (“ENERGI”), as part of OpenGate’s investment strategy to transition the business into a stand-alone entity. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ENERGI was founded more than 40 years ago and is a leading manufacturer of rigid and cellular vinyl window and patio door profiles, as well as interior vinyl shutters and other extruded vinyl products for a variety of applications. ENERGI is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, has seven manufacturing sites in the United States and Canada, and employs more than 900 people.
April 14, 2016 - It is with a deep sense of loss and sadness that we announce the passing of Ray Caravaggio on March 22, 2016.
April 14, 2016 - As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety year-round. Window Safety Week is observed April 3-9. However, open windows can be dangerous any time of year for young children who are not properly supervised.
April 14, 2016 - The Fenestra Purchasing Co-op is pleased to welcome Les Fenêtres Québécoises Inc. of St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, PF Expert Inc. of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and Huron Window Corporation of Morden, Manitoba as the most recent Member-Owners to join the group.
April 14, 2016 - Now that spring has arrived, Roto Frank of North America is joining the Window Safety Task Force (WSTF) of the National Safety Council to remind homeowners of the importance of practicing window safety. Although National Window Safety Week is observed April 3-9 this year, open windows can be dangerous any time of year for young children. Falls from a window can result in serious injury or death, and pose an especially dangerous threat for children. Every year, about eight children under age five die from falling out of a window, and more than 3,300 are injured seriously enough to go to the hospital.
March 17, 2016 - The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 11.3% to $6.9 billion in December, following a 19.9% decline the previous month. Higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta explained the advance.
March 17, 2016 - The chairmanship of JRC Machinery Inc. is pleased to officially announce the appointment of Guillaume Cloutier as general manager. Having earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Cloutier has 11 years of experience in management in service companies, including three years as general manager and two years as president. Guillaume is known for his leadership and is particularly appreciated for his social skills.
March 17, 2016 - Brian Hermiston, General Manager of The Fenestra Purchasing Co-op, is pleased to announce the addition of Southern Glass Works Ltd. of Weyburn, Saskatchewan and Supreme Windows (Calgary) Inc. of Calgary, Alberta as Member-Owners to the Co-op.
Mar. 3, 2016 - Roto North America has received the award for “Best Performing Market” of the Roto Group's Window and Door division in 2015.
Mar. 3, 2016 - Protomach GML Machinery is pleased to announce that Volker Lamprecht has joined their organization as director of business development.
Mar. 3, 2016 - – OpenGate Capital has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Window & Door division of Royal Building Products, a manufacturer of vinyl window profiles and patio doors, from Axiall Corporation. The transaction is expected to close March 31, 2016. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Feb. 18, 2016 - Allegion and JELD-WEN Windows & Doors are pleased to announce a distribution arrangement in Canada effective Jan. 22, 2016.
Feb. 18, 2016 - Mr. Richard Chauvette, President of Groupe Eugénie, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Stéphane Labelle to the position of Vice President Business Development.
Feb. 4, 2016 - Coming this May from the team who brings you Fenestration Review, a new digital channel highlighting the stunning architecture of Canada’s most luxurious recreational properties. Welcome to Views.
Feb. 4, 2016 - Jim Krahn, longtime fixture of the window and door industry in both the U.S. and Canada, will be moving into a part-time role at Marvin Windows this year. Krahn has filled a variety of senior positions at the company over his long tenure.

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