Oct. 1, 2019 - "Richelieu's performance in the third quarter benefited from the acquisitions made in the past twelve months, all of which contributed to good growth in the manufacturers market in Canada and the United States. The 3.4% increase in sales was driven by 5.0% growth by acquisition, which more than offset the 1.6% internal decrease caused by the slowdown in the Canadian manufacturers market and in the retailers market notably in Canada, as mentioned in previous quarters. It should be noted that this quarter had one fewer business day than the third quarter of 2018. We have continued to invest in maintaining and improving operational efficiency and have repurchased shares for $9.4 million in the normal course of business since the beginning of the fiscal year, including $4.9 million in the third quarter. We ended the period with a sharply appreciated cash balance and a solid financial position. By continuing to activate our main growth drivers, namely our innovation, acquisition, market development, and customer service optimization strategies, we expect to close this fiscal year with good results and a solid financial position," said Richard Lord, President and Chief Executive Officer of Richelieu.
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June 5, 2018 - AmesburyTruth is pleased to announce that it has resolved a patent infringement lawsuit with Vision Industries Group, Inc. where Vision has agreed to stop selling the inverted block and tackle balance systems at issue in the lawsuit from June 2019 until January 2022. AmesburyTruth filed the lawsuit styled Amesbury Group, Inc. v. Vision Industries Group, Inc., Case 2:17-cv-07303 (D.N.J.) on September 20, 2017, alleging that Vision’s inverted balance systems infringe AmesburyTruth’s U.S. patent Nos. 8,424,248 and 9,580,950 related to inverted balance systems. Vision denied all of the allegations of the lawsuit.
Mar. 8, 2018 - AmesburyTruth has announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Ashland Hardware. The acquisition will enable AmesburyTruth to broaden its hinged window, hung/sliding window and patio door product portfolios. For more than 80 years, Ashland Hardware has been a leading provider of residential window and door hardware to the fenestration industry, supplying wood and vinyl window/door fabricators throughout North America.
Feb. 8, 2018 - Bill Priest has joined the Roto North America team as the Research and Design Manager within the Product Innovation Process. Priest has an extensive background in research and design, with more than 20 years’ experience. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and a Master’s Degree in Finance.
Oct. 30, 2017 - At its meeting on October 19th, the supervisory board of Roto Frank AG decided to once again renew the contract of Dr Eckhard Keill, the chairman of the board of directors.
AmesburyTruth has announced that Cindi Freidhof has been appointed to the newly created role of director of industry relations. She will be responsible for managing AmesburyTruth’s engagement with industry associations and events such as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, the American Institute of Architecture, the World Millwork Association, WinDoor and GlassBuild.
Sept. 25, 2017 - AmesburyTruth has joined with Industrial Sales Corporation (ISC) to develop a nationwide partnership. This restructuring allows AmesburyTruth to have uninterrupted U.S. coverage and service customers more effectively than ever before. It also eliminates complexity for their customers by providing a single representative firm covering the entire United States.
Aug. 16, 2017 - Roto North America is proud to announce the launch of its new website www.rotonorthamerica.com
July 6, 2017 - Roto Frank AG has acquired Union Ltd., a manufacturer based near Shanghai, China. The acquisition will help Roto Frank strengthen and expand its window and door technology division.
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