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June 2, 2015 - Spectrum HHI Canada, makers of Weiser residential locksets, and JELD-WEN, Spectrum HHI’s distributor in western Canada, have announced the conclusion of their distribution partnership.
May 27, 2015 - The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is set to release a bulleting that will recommend that bid calling authorities require the listing of major trades, critical subcontractors and subcontractors with a significant value to the contract price in bids. This is a positive and necessary change that increases transparency and accountability in Canada's construction industry while creating greater stability in the work environment for trade contractors. The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) supports the move and is encouraging CCA to continue its productive and balanced review of standard practices.
May 26, 2015 - Some who have attended Windoor in the past are receiving emails like the one pictured claiming to offer accommodation on behalf of Windoor. The emails come from "CBS International." Show organizers wish to inform the industry that they have no arrangement with CBS or any other organization to offer hotel reservation services and that these emails are likely fraudulent. Windoor attendees are strongly encouraged to deal directly with their hotel of choice to make reservations.
Quanex Building Products has announced the promotion of Sean Hummel to director of research and development. In his new role, he will oversee R&D for the Quanex IG Systems business unit.
May  6, 2015 - The Marvin Companies is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100 percent ownership of TruStile Doors, LLC.  TruStile, headquartered in Denver, CO, is a leading manufacturer of high quality made-to-order architectural stile and rail doors, servicing the high-end residential and commercial construction markets.  Much like Marvin has done in the window and patio door industry, TruStile has established itself as a leader in the architectural door industry by providing a very high quality product with a wide variety of material and design options.
April 30, 2015 - Scottish power couple Colin & Justin have quite the following as successful designers, celebrity elitists and social media gurus. They have recently left the city life behind and overhauled a ‘slanty shanty’ into a modern cottage on their Cottage Life show ‘Cabin Pressure’ – season two.
April 13, 2015 - Fenzi North America has announced that Bob Lalonde, based in Montreal, has taken on the position of national sales manager. Fenzi general manager, David Devenish, announced “Bob joined Fenzi North America last spring and has showed a strong commitment to his customer’s throughout all of Canada, ensuring Fenzi’s place in the marketplace is well represented."
April 8, 2015 - All Weather Windows has achieved Platinum Club status with Canada's Best Managed Companies program by retaining its Best Managed designation for the seventh consecutive year.
April 8, 2015, Hamilton, Ont. - The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has made practical workplace health and safety information, resources and tools easier to find and access with its newly redesigned website
April 7, 2015 - Screenco Manufacturing has acquired all of the assets of Alumaroll Specialty Co., a rollformer and fabricator of custom window and patio door screens in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
April 7, 2015 - Richelieu Hardware Ltd. has announced that Mr. Pierre Bourgie has completed his mandate on the Corporation's Board of directors and has elected not to renew his candidacy for re-election at the Corporation's annual and special meeting of shareholders. Richelieu's management wishes to thank Mr. Bourgie for his important contribution as a member of its Board of Directors and wishes him well in his future endeavors.
March 24, 2015 - The Small Business Challenge is back, shining a spotlight on Canada’s brightest entrepreneurs and the challenges they face. The annual contest is an opportunity for Canadian small business owners to showcase their unique business ideas to a nationwide audience and get help overcoming the barriers standing in their way.
March 5, 2015 - AmesburyTruth has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business based in Ontario, California to VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business as well as the Bandlock Couplers business.
Feb. 27, 2015 - At a press conference held Thursday at the headquarters of ATIS Group, the company's management, together with representatives of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) and Fondaction CSN announced that they have acquired the Québec door and window manufacturer. ATIS Group was founded in 2004 with the acquisition of Laflamme Doors and Windows and Solarcan Doors and Windows.
Feb. 12, 2015 - Started by Albert Spanier in 1936, Calgary Sash and Door has made high-end wood windows and doors in Alberta for 79 years. Now, Ralph Spanier, Gord Spanier and Lorie Gibson have announced the company will exit the window and door business, citing difficulty finding workers with the woodcrafting skills necessary to maintain their standards.

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