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Window Makers Open Up New Features

Both online and inside their products, window makers are upgrading their goods in advance of an expected sales surge. More

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Fortune Brands Sets Oct. 3 Spin-Off Date for Home, Security Unit

Fortune Brands Inc.--the conglomerate whose home products include such names as Moen faucets, Aristokraft and Kitchen Craft cabinets, Therma-Tru doors and Simonton wndows--announced the planned spin-off of its home and security unit into a separate company will take place Oct. 3. More

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Fortune Brand Home Unit's Net Plunges in 1Q

Fortune Brands--the conglomerate whose units include such home product lines as Moen faucets, Aristokraft and Kitchen Craft cabinets, Therma-Tru doors, Simonton windows, and Master Lock secuity products--reported that its Home & Security unit's operating income plummeted 74.6% in the first quarter from the year-earlier period to $5.7 million even though the unit's net sales grew 2.3% to $714.2 million. It also lowered its future growth forecast. More

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Simonton: Tax Credit May Be Helping Sales

Simonton Windows has recalled 110 employees to two manufacturing facilities, mainly as part of its traditional spring sales revival but also because recent tax credits appear to be spurring more interest in energy-efficient windows. More

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Supply Chain Special Code Sharing

More and more building material manufacturers are putting unique identifiers on their products to track the goods through their own internal supply chains. Some folks suggest companies share this ID data with dealers more extensively to improve operations farther down the supply chain. More

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Yard Notables

Simonton Names New President; MSLBMDA Appoints New Officers; Do it Best Awards Members More

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