AmesburyTruth Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Vision Industries Ends in Settlement
By Donna Cockrell on June 5, 2018

Edina, MN -- 

AmesburyTruth, a leading supplier of engineered components to the door and window industry 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.

The terms of the settlement are confidential, but Mike McCann, AmesburyTruth’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said that AmesburyTruth is very pleased with the outcome. According to McCann, “AmesburyTruth’s robust R&D department develops unique solutions for its customers, such as these patented products, and AmesburyTruth is committed to protecting its valuable intellectual property.”  AmesburyTruth is represented by Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property law firm. 

 

About AmesburyTruth
AmesburyTruth, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a window and door manufacturer with more than a century of expertise and the broadest portfolio of innovative solutions. With more than 2,000 employees and manufacturing plants located across the United States, Canada and Mexico, AmesburyTruth provides components to residential and commercial window and door manufacturers. More than 90 percent of the homes built in North America, in the last 50 years, have incorporated its products in their fenestration solution. AmesburyTruth is the North American division of Tyman plc, which is headquartered in London.  www.amesburytruth.com    

Warranty Updates
By Donna Cockrell on April 16, 2018

Due to recent acquisition activities, effective 4/16/18 our Limited Warranty and General Terms and Conditions have been refreshed. Our warranty is available at amesburytruth.com/warranty, or by visiting the Business Documents page on the AmesburyTruth website.

AmesburyTruth Acquires Ashland Hardware
By Donna Cockrell on March 8, 2018

EDINA, MN -- AmesburyTruth, a leading supplier of engineered components to the door and window industry, announces 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.

AmesburyTruth has over 2,400 employees and is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota, with manufacturing facilities throughout North America.

Ashland Hardware has over 400 employees and is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with manufacturing facilities in Monterrey, Mexico, and Woodbridge, Canada, and centralized distribution in Freeport, Illinois.

  • Ashland Hardware's product portfolio and capabilities are highly complementary to those of AmesburyTruth, providing a broader product offering across multiple categories.
  • Ashland Hardware will expand AmesburyTruth's product offering in the hung/sliding window market which represents approximately 70 percent of all window openings in the U.S. residential market.
  • Ashland Hardware has well invested strategically positioned facilities with significant capacity. Most notably the Ashland Hardware site in Monterrey, Mexico, which will give AmesburyTruth a second manufacturing site location in Mexico.

According to Mike McCann, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at AmesburyTruth, "We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our product portfolio and manufacturing footprint. Ashland Hardware solutions compliment the AmesburyTruth product portfolio and will position us well to serve our customers with continued success across North America."


About AmesburyTruth
AmesburyTruth is a leading manufacturer of window and door extrusions, hardware, and sealing systems used by leading window and door manufacturers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China, for both residential and commercial markets. Based in Edina, MN, the company has facilities in Cannon Falls, MN; Owatonna, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; Fremont, NE; Rochester NY; Amesbury, MA; Statesville, NC; Brampton, Canada; Juarez, Mexico; and Ningbo, China. The company is a subsidiary of Tyman Plc. (London Stock Exchange: TYMN). Tyman Plc, headquartered in London, is a leading international supplier of engineered components to the door and window industry. Visit www.amesburytruth.com for more information.