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W&D Weekly
December 19, 2018
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Window & Door's Most-clicked News Stories of 2018
Once again, acquisitions piqued the most interest for Window & Door readers this year, as indicated by the most clicked news stories between Jan. 1 to Dec. 10, 2018. Upper-level staff changes and tariffs also topped the list in 2018, among other headlines. Click here to see the full list.
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Integrated Automation Systems Promotes McHugh to President
Therma-Tru Launches Certified Door System Installer Training Program
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Product Spotlight
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ViWinTech introduced its Grand Vista Multitrack Sliding Door, consisting of a two-track base with the ability to add up to six additional panels. Available in white, tan and bronze, with flat 5/8-inch or contoured ¾-inch grid options. Suitable for new construction and retrofit applications.

The Talk

Provided by Lincoln Financial Group

The U.S. window and door industry experienced strong merger and acquisition activity in 2018. This activity reflects the continuation of a long-term trend in consolidation activity for manufacturers, distributors and upstream suppliers. 

There have been 16 announced or completed transactions in the first 11 months of 2018, as compared to 14 transactions in all of 2017. One of the larger transactions was the simultaneous acquisitions of two of the largest window manufacturers, Ply Gem and Atrium Windows by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; the new Ply Gem then merged with NCI Building Systems.

The majority of transaction volume in the space, however, has occurred in the middle market, with transactions of note including the acquisition of Western Window Systems by PGT Innovations, and the sale by private equity firm Audax Group of industrial door manufacturer Senneca Holdings to the private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. Read More




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