2010 News Archive

December 21, 2010
Watch the December DWM Newscast
Congress Approves Tax Legislation with Reduced Door, Window and Skylight Tax Credit for 2011
Riverside Co. Invests in Sunrise Windows
Dove Vinyl Windows to Invest $2 Million in Virginia Manufacturing Operation
Eagle Window Workers Shut Door on Union
PGT Acquires Hurricane Window and Door Technologies’ Intellectual Property Assets
Without Options, Duluth’s Owens Files for Bankruptcy
A New View Windows and Doors Inc. Donates 16 Windows to Shelter for Abused Women
– UL Environment Announces “Environmental Product Declaration” Program
Housing Starts Rise 3.9 Percent in November
Ashby Lumber Plans Expansion at North Concord Site
Lumberyard Fire Wreaks Havoc in Lawtey

December 14, 2010
Current Window Tax Credit Won’t be Extended; Congress to Include $200 Credit
ProBuild to Close 20 Field Locations
Simonton Part of Fortune’s Home and Security Spin-Off
U.S. Window and Door Demand to Exceed $31 Billion in 2014
Recession Leads to Loss of Bonuses at Marvin Windows and Doors
Siblings Run Firm they Grew Up In
THV Stores Expands by Opening New Madisonville, Ky., Location
Businesses Damaged by Fire Bombs Regroup in Temporary Quarters
CraftMaster Interior Doors Certified for Recycled Content
Not Enough Votes for LEED-Certified Wood Benchmark
Homebuilders Lament Anxiety of Recession, See No Quick Fix for 2011
Dollar for a Dream Provides Gifts for Teens in Need

December 7, 2010
Industry Calls on Legislators to Extend Tax Credits; Companies’ Promotional Efforts Wind Down
PGT Industries to Consolidate Operations in Venice, Fla.
Weather Shield Plans to Consolidate, Lay Off Workers
Man Dies in Accident at Craftmaster
Quantum Succeeds with First-Class Glass
ProBuild Closing in Cottonwood
Lumberyard a Mainstay in Chesaning
Jim Humphrey to Retire from Andersen Corp. Next March
Quanex Building Products Announces Fiscal 2010 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
Plan to Attend Fenestration Day 2011
20th Annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Was a Huge Success

November 30, 2010
Delving Deeper into the R-5 Program
Larson Plant in Clear Lake Lays Off Second-Shift Workers
Raise your Forks for United Way!
Former Foxworth Site Opens for Business
Jeld-Wen Opens Door to Sustainable Product
Casement Windows Are Architects’ New Darling
Allied Building Products Corp. Announces New Leadership Roles
Sometimes Good Things Can Come from Bad
Entranceways Demand Variety of Choices
Appliance Rebate Deadline Keeping Contractors Busy

November 23, 2010
Watch the November DWM/Shelter Newscast
Glass Helps Define Green at Greenbuild Exhibition
Expert Offers Forecast for Canadian Market
NFRC Approves Technical Procedures for Attachment Product Ratings
Stock Building Supply Names New CEO
Dennis Strassburger Passes Away
GE Capital is Agent for $120 Million Credit Facility to Huttig Building Products Inc.
Northview Hotel Group Acquires Three Jeld-Wen Resort Communities in Oregon
Andersen Windows Worker Injures Arm
Iowa Women of Innovation Event Recognizes Two Pella Corporation Leaders
Associated Materials LLC Reports Third Quarter Results; Posts Slight Increase in Net Sales
Ply Gem Reports Third Quarter Results; Sales Down Due to Continued Decline in Housing Starts
AAMA Publishes Voluntary Specifications for Organic Coatings on Fiber-Reinforced Thermoset Profiles
Study Says Deficit of New Single-Family Homes Need to Be Addressed

November 16, 2010
Andersen Corp. to Divest Dashwood Industries; to Open New Distribution Center
DOE, HUD and Vice President Biden Make Major Announcement Regarding Energy-Efficient Improvements
Professionals Asks How Congressional Changes Will Impact Glass/Window Industries
Jeld-Wen Earns Partner of the Year Award
Foreclosure Fix-ups Put Contractors Back to Work
Builder Confidence Improves Slightly in November
Two Men Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck
Stock Building CEO Appelmann Gone, Company Tells Workers
Former Davies Lawyer Finkelstein Accused of Tipping
Lean on Your Employees: An Interview with Alyson Huntington-Jones of Masco Corp.

November 9, 2010
Homebuilding and Residential Remodeling: When Will We See a Recovery?
Energy Market is the Place to Be According to Green Outlook 2011
MI Windows and Doors to Close Texas Plant
PGT Announces Third-Quarter Financial Results; Increase Over Previous Quarter
Jeld-Wen of Canada Ltd. Fined $50,000 for Incident That Injured Worker at Plant
Proposal to Allow AAMA 507 as NFRC Alternative Defeated During Hearings
NFRC Announces Election Results for 2011 Board of Directors

November 2, 2010
2011 May Show Signs of Improvement in Construction Starts, Forecaster Says
NAHB Conference Looks at What Multi-Family, Single-Family Markets Can Expect
Economist Credits Stimulus for Bringing us Into Recovery
Anderson Predicts Continued Upward Trend in Material, Labor Prices for 2011
Proposals to Lower U-Factor and SHGC Pass, Raising Life Safety Concerns
Industry Debates Code Proposal to Lower SHGC in Climate Zones 1-3
DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions Announces Price Increase
Three Frazee Residents are Now the Owners of Main Street Lumberyard
Overly Receives FSC Chain-Of-Custody Certification
Jeld-Wen Offers Oregon, Idaho Resorts for Sale
NFRC Recognized as EPA ENERGY STAR® Program Certification Body

October 26, 2010
Pella to Close Ohio Door Plant in 2011
Jeld-Wen to Close Hartselle, Ala., Plant
Economist Provides Economic and Construction Outlook
Renewal by Andersen Dealer Surpasses $1 Million in Monthly Sales
Builders FirstSource Reports Third-Quarter 2010 Results; Posts Loss as Compared to Previous Quarter
Crystal Windows Expands Midwest Distribution of Chicago Facility
Splintering 84 Lumber Navigates Rough Seas
Class-Action Suit Against USGBC Alleges Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising and Anti-Trust in Promoting LEED® Program
84 Lumber Names Operations Chief
“Cash for Caulkers” Seals Savings for Homeowners
Credit Spurs Home Show Shoppers
Composite Panel Association Applauds USDA for Protecting Rural Manufacturing Jobs

October 19, 2010
Energy Codes to be a Major Focus During Upcoming ICC Hearings
Investment Meeting to Save Lumberyard at FEC
NLBMDA Announces New Leadership Team
AAMA Announces VMC Profile Certification Course
Lab Re-Creates Nature’s Wrath to Test Homes
Single-Family Housing Starts Rise 4.4 Percent in September
Officials from Meek’s Mark the Company’s 90th Anniversary
Contractors, Lumberyard Create Wheelchair Ramp for Accident Victim
Walter, Shirley Wang Honored at APALC’s 27th Annual Awards Gala
Vinyl Recycling Success Stories

October 12, 2010
Housing Market Forecast: Various Shades of Lousy
Masonite Completes Acquisition of Lifetime Doors Inc.
FTC Proposes Revised “Green Guides”
Legislation Drafted That Would Extend Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, Create Two Levels of Tax Credits for Windows
Simonton Windows® to Transition Various Corporate Functions to Columbus, Ohio, in 2011
Washington County Backs $5 Million Loan to 84 Lumber Co.
Grand Opening for Marvin Windows and Doors
Researchers Study Life Cycle Assessment of North American Windows
GOP’s No. 2 Candidate Emphasizes His Work Ethic, Not Youth
Pershing May Push for Fortune Brands Split

October 5, 2010
Donald Trump Responds to Story about Chinese Window Purchase
EPA Issues Requests for Comments on Top-Tier ENERGY STAR Program: Windows Not Part of the Mix
IGMA Continues Harmonization with ISO Standard for Insulating Glass
Associated Materials Announces Offering of $730 Million of Senior Secured Notes
Haddon Windows Benefits from Federal Stimulus
84 Lumber Reopens Doors in Milton
Columbia Forest Products Receives Hardwood Forestry Fund Gifford Pinchot Award
Ask the Experts at Win-Door 2010
AAMA Publishes Installation Standard Practice for Windows with Mounting Flange

September 28, 2010
President Signs Small Business Jobs and Credit Act into Law
Consumers Digest Releases its Best Window Buys
Donald Trump Places Large Chinese Window Order; Says He Couldn’t Locate Them in the United States, According to Recent CNBC Interview
OSHA Cites Columbia Forest Products with 15 Safety Violations Following Death
New-Home Sales Remain Flat in August; Housing Starts Rise
DOE Funding Provides for Free Downloads of IECC
Pending New Building Code Turning into Home “Stretch”
ARAUCO Selected as Dual Finalist in RISI Awards
Edgetech I.G. Honored with Ohio ‘Exporter of the Year’ Award
AAMA, IGMA and GANA Launch Joint Glass Documents Website

September 21, 2010
Energy-Efficiency Meets Practicality at Remodeling Show
GlassBuild Exhibitors Get a Handle on Material Handling
GlassBuild Exhibitors Offer Insight into Energy Efficiency
GlassBuild 2010 Concludes in Las Vegas
Local Business Takes Part in TV Makeover for Salem School
Edgetech I.G. Seals Deal to Bring Gas-Fill Technology to America
Alberta Says $1.3 Million Funding Deal will Make Wood Products Sector More Competitive
‘Rural Star’ Bill Passes House
Lumber Industry Organizations Respond to Wood Dust Notification Requirements
Lumber Industry Has Worst Year Ever in 2009
Rennekamp Named Westmoreland’s Businessperson of Year
Warren takes “George” Award at Chamber Banquet

September 14, 2010
GlassBuild America Opens Today in Las Vegas
Associated Materials to Change Hands in $1.3 Billion Deal
Department of Commerce Finds Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Imports are Being Subsidized Significantly
Huttig Extends $120 Million Secured Credit Facility to 2014
U.S. Senator Gillibrand Tours Crystal Windows Factory
ProBuild to Close Remaining Racine Operation this Month
Shortages of Trucks and Truck Drivers Stall Product Deliveries
Alberta Says $1.3 Million Funding Deal will Make Wood Products Sector More Competitive

September 7, 2010
Great Lakes Agrees to Pay $10,000 in Settlement with Washington State Attorney General over Energy-Savings Pledge Allegations
Southwall Technologies Acquires Crown Operations International
Customers Angry After Window Supplier Fails to Deliver
Local 673 Still on Strike with ProBuild after Meeting
GE Capital Arranges Refinancing for Atis Group Inc.
Southland Log Homes Announces Strategic Sourcing Relationship with Monarch Windows and Doors
Discount Windows & Doors Expanding Kaneohe Showroom
DOE to Host Windows Volume Purchase Midwest Regional Workshop
BHMA Issues New Standards Updates
FTC Green Guidelines May Leave Marketers Red-Faced
Courthouse Window Work Delayed by Production Backup
Big Leap in Private Health Coverage Predicted

August 31, 2010
Industry Companies Named to Inc. 5000 List
Vice President Biden Announces 200,000 Homes Weatherized Under the Recovery Act
Strybuc Industries Acquires Replacement Hardware Mfg. Co.
Win-Door Announces Speakers for November Event
Haddon Windows to Expand: Create, Retain Nearly 200 Jobs
Fire Destroys Landmark Jacksonville Lumberyard
Fayette County to Sponsor 84 Lumber $15 Million Loan Request
Company Rehires Unemployed Workers for Energy-Efficient Window Project
Sunset Moulding Founder Passes Away
Memorial Held for Jeld-Wen Founder Richard Wendt
Former Weiser Exec Bill Kushlick to Lead Stanley Doors Initiative at Dusco
ProBuild Names Bill Myrick CEO
Coppola Named Chagrin Solon Sun’s Person of the Week
New-Homes Sales Fall to Record Low in July
Quanex Announces Third-Quarter Sales of $225.2 Million, Up 37 Percent from Last Year
ULC Standards Acquires Environmental Certification and Advisory Firm Terrachoice
Solar Cottage to Test McMaster University’s Technology

August 24, 2010
A Half a Decade Later, Tightened Codes and Product Awareness Help Secure Much of the Gulf from Hurricane Damage
The Iron Door Co. Announces Partnership with Famous Designer
Weather Shield Employees to Receive Foreign Competition Layoff Assistance
Laurel Masonite Mill Lays Off 83
Huttig Building Products is Seeing Green
Volunteers Aid Storm Cleanup in Stearns, Benton
Former Weiser Exec Bill Kushlick to Lead Stanley Doors Initiative at Dusco
ProBuild Names Bill Myrick CEO
Housing Starts Rise 1.7 Percent in July
Gettysburg HARB Hesitant to Approve Boro Hall Windows
Better Than Lowe’s or Home Depot
AAMA Publishes Update of Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants
WTS Paradigm Helps a Local Family in Need
Window World Hits Fundraising Goal of $1.5 Million to Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

August 17, 2010
Sunrise Celebrates Production of 1,500,000 Windows with Visit from Michigan Congressman
JELD-WEN Founder Dick Wendt Passes Away
MMPA Members Make Progress on Certification Program During Summer Meeting
Energy Groups Discuss Development of National Guidelines for Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofits
Masonite Inc. Completes Third Acquisition in India
84 Lumber Seeks $15 Million Loan for its Better Rates
Sierra Pacific Wants Bigger Power Plant
Window World Teams Up with kathy ireland Worldwide®
Ernst: Keeping Away People by Taxing Machines?
Making Smart Windows That Are Also Cheap
Windsor Windows and Doors Names Rieser President; Stephens, Chief Operating Officer
Marvin Again Chosen to Lead Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

August 10, 2010
Industry Disappointed that Home Star Program Shelved Until After Senate Recess
Atria Building Products Ceases Operations
Lumber Supply Workers in Yorkville on Strike
PGT Has First Increase in Sales Since 2006
Searching for Soladigm’s Secret Sauce
Builders FirstSource Receives the Eminent “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes
Housing Boom’s Jobs Aren’t Returning as Economy Recovers

August 3, 2010
Timing is Right for R5 Window Volume Purchase Program, According to Recent Webinar
DOE Requests Expanded Collaboration with NFRC on Energy-Related Research
Smart Window Maker Soladigm to Manufacture in Mississippi
Champion Window Oklahoma City Location Honored With Two Awards
Local Spokane, Wash., Company Gains International Recognition
Remodeling Dips But Shows Signs of Stabilization
Builders FirstSource Inc. Reports Operating Results
AAMA Publishes Life Cycle and Anchorage Documents
NWDA Discusses Important Issues at Summer Meeting

July 27, 2010
Watch the DWM/Shelter July Newscast
Woodbridge Group Closes Millwood-BlackEagle Deal
Champion Window Workers Vote “No Union”
Accu-Weld Announces New Corporate Name: Haddon Windows & Doors
Interlock USA Expands Distribution Capabilities
Sierra Pacific Industries to Retool Sawmill in Sonora, Calif.; Will Create 130 Jobs
NFRC Discusses Software Problems During Virtual Meeting
NFRC Technical Committee Sends New Information to its Task Groups
Builders FirstSource Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results
Single-Family Housing Starts Virtually Unchanged in June
Homebuilders Losing Confidence in Recovery
Family Learns its Art Collection Was Stolen in World War II

July 20, 2010
NLBMDA Chairman Testifies Before House Small Business Committee Urging Extension of Bonus Depreciation
Remodeling Spending Expected to Accelerate Moving into 2011
Consumers Say Price is Increasingly Important in Window and Patio Door Choice, According to Recent Survey
Truseal Technologies Promotes Coppola to Senior Vice President at Quanex Building Products
Taking on a Champion
Ply Gem Rallies, Reports $54M Profit
ProBuild Opens Millwork Facility Near Windcrest
Novatech Recognized for Environmental Efforts
Keymark Announces New Circle Size Extrusion Press is Now Live
Builder Confidence Declines in July
AAMA Announces Southeast Region Fall Meeting

July 13, 2010
WDMA and Other Industry Groups Sue EPA Over Removal of Opt-Out Provision
Where Will the Money Go? Industry Companies Talk About Their Projects Earning DOE Grants
Sunset Moulding Goes Solar
84 Lumber Closing Seven, Reopening One Store
Santelli Tempered Glass Continues to Grow with Third Location
Pellerin Vinyl Siding and Replacement Windows Offers Broken Window Warranty
NexGen to Take Place This Fall
BHMA Offers Free Download of Builders Hardware Materials and Finishes Standard

July 6, 2010
Loewen CEO Offers Further Details Regarding Sale; CEO Babiuk Says New Ownership Will Allow It to Operate with Current Brand Strategy
Masonite Acquires Two India-Based Door Manufacturers
Formaldehyde Bill Approved by Congress
AAMA Announces IG Certification Program
Stock Building Supply Completes Acquisition of Bison Building Holdings
ABC Supply Closes Bradco Purchase
ProBuild to Buy Chopp Lumber
Atis Group Closes Window in IPO Plans
New Ideas Help Fight Stagnant Status Quo
Distributors Expand and Add Versatex to Product Lines
Old Economy Leading the Recovery — for Now
Green Building Supplier Serious Materials Brings in $19.8M

June 29, 2010
View the June DWM Newscast
Manufacturers Gather for Fenetech User Conference
Ultra Hardware Products L.L.C. Partners with Fapim Products
Sutherlands Lumberyard in Boulder Closing
Troy’s Collins Lumber Shuts its Doors
Pa. Glass Company to Open $3.7M Plant in Elkhart
GBO Inc. Extends Issuer Bid
Alcoa Announces Acquisition of Traco
Atrium CEO Retires, O’Meara to Lead
AEC Teams Up With Aluminum Association and AAC for Aluminum Week
Construction Camp Prepares Girls for Carpentry Careers

Clarifying Lead Rules

June 22, 2010
DOE Officials Say They Plan to Market R5 Volume Purchase Program Aggressively
EPA Delays Enforcement of Lead Rules Until Later This Year
Senate Approves Formaldehyde Standard
Industry Discusses U-Factor Versus R-Value for Window Performance
Thermal Industries Celebrates 50th Anniversary
DAC Consolidates Plant to Enhance Efficiencies
EPA Cites Hanson’s Window and Construction for Failures to Warn Residents About Potential Exposures in 2005; $784,380 Penalty Proposed
Interlock USA Partners with Dr. Hahn to Distribute European Hinges in North America
Court Rules in Favor of Custom Glass Products in Patent Litigation Case
DOE to Award More Than $22 Million for Building Envelope and Window Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency
Cranberry Company Receives $1.3 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Develop Energy-Efficient Windows
The Eli Home Receives Energy-Efficient Windows and Help with Lead Paint Concerns
Housing Starts, Permits Decline in May
Consumer Survey: Top-Rated Local Window Companies
Fallingwater Asking For Patrons’ Help
Nominate Your Company’s Product for DWM’s Green Awards

June 15, 2010
EPA Begins Phase 2 of ENERGY STAR® Revisions
Frontline Building Products Purchases Assets of B&B Engineering
Gorell to Donate Portion of Sales to Help Save Wildlife in the Gulf
Auburn’s 84 Lumber Closing a Sign of Times or Home Depot?
Fire Destroys Business in Valentine
Window World Certified for EPA’s Lead Paint Rule
Southwall Technologies Acquires Controlling Interest in Southwall Insulating Glass Joint Venture
Governor Sides with Building Industry in Building Codes Debate
Solar Cells: Coming to a Window Near You?
National Award for Local Firm
JELD-WEN Receives Canada’s ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence
Multifamily Builders Less Pessimistic
Economy Strengthens Behind Building, Manufacturing
AAMA Announces Five Scholarship Award Winners
Fiorina Talks Jobs at San Diego Lumberyard

June 8, 2010
Lead Plays Big Role in AAMA Meeting; Members Work Hard on Variety of Issues
Senate Passes Amendment to Allow Small Contractors Time to Comply with EPA Lead Paint Rule
AMD Convention Relocates to Charlotte
Court Reverses Own Stance on Timing of Asbestos Claim
The Earthwise Group and Deceuninck North America Name New Executive Director
Railing Dynamics Inc. Mourns the Loss of its Co-Founder and President; Names New Executives
Ex-Pilot at 84 Lumber Accused of Fraud, Theft
AAMA/WDMA Industry Review and Forecast Available
FeneTech Receives Second Value Creation Award
White Powder Sent to Ganahl Lumber Turns Out to be Meth

June 1, 2010
DOE Kicks Off Windows Volume Purchase Program with Event in Washington, D.C.
WDMA Applauds House Passage of Change to Tax Credit Criteria
AAMA and Northeast Manufacturers Meet with Government Leaders, Call for Support of Delay on EPA’s Lead Rule
Legislation Addresses Housing Production Credit Crisis
Ply Gem files for up to $300 mln IPO
Quanex Building Products Reports Stronger Results in Recent Financial Statement
Woolworths Buys Gunns Hardware Units
Seattle-Area Window Company Oversold Product’s Green Ability, AG Says
Cedar Creek Appointed William Adams as Chairman and CEO

May 25, 2010
ICC Says Sprinklers Aren’t Enough When It Comes to Window Egress
Industry Debates Window Labeling for Egress
ICC Tackles Installation and Flashing Issues
ICC Rejects AMD Side-Hinged Exterior Door Standard During Code Hearings
ICC Takes Action Regarding Window Sill Heights
ICC Approves Skylight Change; Disapproves Others
Experts Offer Positive Outlook for Housing
McVay Brothers Establishes The Coeur d’Alene Window Company
Atis Group Inc. Files Preliminary Prospectus for Initial Public Offering
Upgrading Equipment is a Clear Winner for Wallside Windows
Ply Gem Reports First-Quarter 2010 Results
RSL Inc. Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership
Energy Efficiency in Southeast to Get Huge Boost, Thanks to $20 Million U.S. DOE Award to SEEA Regional Alliance
Lumber Prices Increased, Now Seem to Retreat
IT Gives Windows 7 the Green Light
BHMA to Discuss Standards, Codes and Sustainability at Summer Meeting

May 18, 2010
Watch the DWM/Shelter May Newscast
Stock to Add to Portfolio: Will Purchase Assets of Bison Building Materials
ABC Supply Co. Inc. to Acquire Bradco Supply Corp.
Kolbe & Kolbe Implements Enterprise System from WTS Paradigm
Elixir to Reopen Idled Facility
BICA™ Awards Announced for Vinyl and Composite Windows
Cascade Windows Plans Aggressive Expansion
Expansion for Winnipeg Window Pultruder
Lumber Soars on Low Supply
Installation: Think Like a Customer
Masonite Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer
Hurd Adds Darrell Bender as Vice President of Operations
Edgetech I.G. Promotes Koscoe to Lab Technician
N.C. Fines Home-Repair Firms $100,000
AAMA Western Region Spring Meeting Tackles Key Industry Issues
IWF Announces Challengers Award® Entrants for the 2010 Fair
Builder Confidence Strengthens in May

May 11, 2010
House and Senate Introduce Legislation to Delay EPA Lead Rule
House Passes Home Star Legislation
Economist Talks About What’s in Store for the Future of the Construction Market
Résiver Patio Doors Joins Novatech Group
HTL Expands Engineering Services
ProVia Door’s is Awarded a “Star” by OSHA
Crystal Exports Windows to China for Project with American Feel
Serious Windows’ Orders, Work force Grow in Parks
Earthwise Group Adds Three New Members
New Fenzi Alu-Pro Plant in Russia Almost Ready for Production
North Carolina Proposal to Offer Insurance Credits for Storm-Proofing Homes
Change is a Pane

May 4, 2010
International Aluminum Corp. and Atrium Emerge from Bankruptcy; What Does the Future Hold?
ProBuild to Acquire Oso Lumber
Stock Sells Commercial Door Operations
Former Masonite Employees Gather for Reunion
Former Employee of Pella Windows Charged in Theft
Sierra Pacific Workers Avert Fire Disaster
End of an Era as Jeffers Millwork Closes
Getting the Lead Out: New Rules for Contractors
Remodeling Index Says Remodeling Market Poised for Recovery
Marvin Honored as Family Business of the Year
Edgetech I.G. Receives Certificate for Exporting Excellence
Benchmark Survey Helps Manufacturers Navigate Challenges

April 27, 2010
EPA Removes Opt-Out in Lead Renovation Rule
H.B. Fuller to Discontinue Production of Polysulfide-Based IG Sealant Product Line in Europe
L&W Supply Releases Latest Financial Figures
City Holds Companies to Their End of Bargain
Lumber Prices Spike
Milwaukie Police Chase Down Suspect in Lumberyard Theft
Economy Lumber Purchases Oakland Piedmont Lumber Store
Stock Building Supply Names Vice President of East Operations
Houses of 2020 Will Be All About Energy
Green Jobs Can Help Fuel State’s Recovery
Participate in 2009 Industry Benchmark Survey
Let’s Move Forward Based on EPA Lead Paint Decision
Ending Tax Credit Triggers New-Home Sales Surge in March

April 20, 2010
Sen. Specter Discusses Lead, Other Issues, with Door and Window Manufacturer Reps
Contractors Join at Capitol to Call for Lead Paint Changes
NLBMDA Participates in Unveiling of Home Star Legislation on Capitol Hill
Weiland Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Panda Windows and Doors
Former Hegla USA President Murdered
Did you Miss the April DWM/Shelter Newscast?
EPA Announces New Guidelines for ENERGY STAR® Homes
New Company in Johnstown Expands with Local Materials, Homegrown Labor
Atrium Ramping up Production
Kinro Establishes Facility in South Carolina
Energy Legislation – The Canvas for a Healthy Fenestration Replacement Market for Years to Come
Housing Starts and Permits Rise In March
Subcommittees Talk Numbers During NFRC Spring Meeting

April 13, 2010
EPA Confirms New Lead Rule Will Take Effect April 22, Despite Requests for Delay
Harvey Building Products Works to Educate the Industry, Prepare for Future Growth
Stock Building Supply Purchases Assets of National Home Centers Inc.
Atis Group Buys Vinylbilt Windows
‘Green Wood’ Lumberyard Out on a Limb
Carter Lumber Plans to Hire as Many as 100 in Franklin|
Tax Credits for Energy-Saving Windows, Cars Going Strong
Lead Paint: Preparing for the Upcoming Regulations; Listen to the Audio Podcast
Foreign Competition Report for U.S. Building Products Industry Available from Jordan, Knauff and Company
Chinese Aluminum Association to Support PFC Reduction Move
JELD-WEN Names Turner Chair of Board of Directors
Evans Honored by Housing Manufacturer
What’s Being Done to Educate the Homeowner on Lead Paint Regulations?
Living with Lead Rules
March on Washington Regarding Lead Rule to Take Place on April 15

April 6, 2010
Contractors Organize March on Washington Regarding Upcoming Lead Regulations
White House Officials Visit Northeast Building Products; Discuss Employment, Effects of Stimulus
Senate Introduces Homestar Legislation
Industry Spreads the Word on Window Safety During National Window Safety Week
Atrium Makes Progress Toward Restructuring
Gorell Expands Sales Territory into Colorado
Timber Products Receives CARB Certification Exemption for Veneer Core Hardwood Plywood
BMC SELECT Names Employees to its New Millwork Best Practices Council
Fensterbau First

March 30, 2010
Fensterbau Exhibitors Launch Latest Innovations to Hefty Crowds; Attendees Search for Automation, Energy Efficiency
Did you Miss the DWM/Shelter March Newscast?
Secretary Chu and Congresswoman Dahlkemper Visit Seaway Manufacturing
AMD Certification Program Adds Fire Rating Certification
ALLSCO Sold to Montreal Company
Deceuninck North America Prevails in Trade Secrets Case
Southwall Technologies Seeks a Reinvention
More Doors Keep Opening at Wincore
A Promise of Jobs Remains Only Partly Fulfilled
New-Home Sales Decline in February
Edgetech I.G. Earns Three Safety Awards
U.S. Senator David Vitter Receives “Legislator of the Year” Award from NLBMDA
The Language of Business

March 23, 2010
Attendees Say First-Ever Fenestration Day Was Great Success
Attendees Soak Up Lead Paint Information During Fenestration Day
Work on Phase 2 of Revised Energy Star® Criteria for Doors and Windows Underway; Validation Program Also Could Be in Future, According to EPA Rep
U.S. Senator Fears Healthcare Bill Could Be “Fundamental Threat” to Small Businesses
Lead Rule is Hot Topic at WDMA Legislative Conference; .30/.30 Still Under Watch as Well
Masonite Completes Acquisition of LEDCO
Griffon Bidding for Bankrupt Window Maker Atrium
WDMA Makes Some Positive Changes
Glasslam to Open Three New Locations, Close One, in 2010
Royal Window and Door Profiles Expands Distribution Presence in Western Canada
84 Lumber Closes 10 Stores, Sees Turnaround in Late 2011
Cost Cuts Help Ply Gem Bolster Bottom Line
Fire District Releases Charred Lumberyard to Owners, Investigation Continues
ProBuild Named Top 10 Store
Chile’s Earthquake is Having Affect on Lumber Supply in Various Regions
Single-Family Starts Hold Firm in February
More Homeowners Pursue Remodeling Projects. What Gives?
Thermal Industries Celebrates Big 5-0

March 16, 2010
Senate Passes Legislation Tying Door and Window Tax Credits to ENERGY STAR® Program
Industry Associations, Including WDMA, Ban Together to Urge Delay on Lead
Paint Rule
Manufacturers Participate in DOE’s R-5 Window Program
ProBuild to Open New Locations in Utah and Virginia
RSL Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership
No Bids Made at 84 Lumber Site Auction
Glass Expo Midwest™ Opens Today; Includes Fenestration Day for the First Time
Edgetech Technical Director to Address Condensation Resistance at Best2 Conference
PPG Webcast Advises on Energy Project Implementation
EPA to Hold Webinar on March 26 to Address ENERGY STAR® Testing and Verification Program
Upgrade Now, Energy Savings Pay Later
Saint-Gobain Playhouse by C.F. Møller Can Be Heated with Candles
Window Executive to Head Conservation Group
Calif. Boy, 13, Wins Awards for Child-Safety Inventions
ABC Supply Co. Inc. Honored with Fourth Consecutive Gallup Great Workplace Award
Man Will Serve Year For Embezzlement

March 9, 2010
Pella Corp. Agrees to Perform Environmental Investigation, Clean-Up of Manufacturing Facility
Industry Reacts to Homestar Program
Minnesota Senate Bill Could Amend State’s Law Relating to Window Fall Prevention Devices
Efficient Implementation of Energy-Saving Regulations
Washington State Clears Up Window Deals
Prineville Plant May Fill in for Quake-Hit Chile Facility
Window Delays Push Back Courthouse Remodel by Six Weeks
A Sense of Agreement
SAGE to Build $110 Million Manufacturing Facility in Minnesota
Windows Siding Roofing Experts Recognized for Commitment to Being Green and Named the Triangle’s Exclusive Restorations Window Retailer
Park Avenue® Windows Sponsoring Energy-Efficient Windows Sweepstakes in 2010
Masco Home Services Launches New Home Performance Program for Existing Homes: WellHome
Thinking about Green
Fact, Not Fad: Marketing Proves “Green” Sells

March 2, 2010
Vinyl Institute Asks Industry to Join in Opposing USGBC Credit
Door and Window Companies Receive Energy Star® Awards
Crystal Window & Door to Participate in R-5 Program
Stock to Buy Arkansas Supplier
Sierra Pacific Plans to Reopen Small-Log Mill
Quanex Announces Financial Results; Focuses on New Growth Program
Builders FirstSource Reports $6.2 Million Profit in Fourth Quarter
New Home Sales Decline In January
HIG Sees Window of Opportunity in Synseal Deal
NFRC Names New Employees and Announces Promotions
Mellor, Former CEO of Builder Materials Holding, Joins Stock’s Board
An End to Greenwash? Interview with Marcello Manca Of Underwriters Laboratories, “UL Environment”
Will Lead Weigh Down a Window Industry Recovery?

February 23, 2010
Binswanger Tech Becomes National Hero; Saves Six from Burning Building in Austin, Texas
Scott Thomsen to Lead Guardian’s North American Flat Glass Operations
Recent Housing Numbers Shows Some Positive Signs
Uniboard Opens MDF Facility in North Carolina
Door and Window Companies Honored with Humanitarian Awards
Senator Cantwell Tours JELD-WEN, Discusses Efforts to Get Lending Capital Flowing for Job Creation
Roto Group Gains Market Share in 2009
Gorell Windows and Doors Approved for Use in Pennsylvania Weatherization Program
Simonton Windows Partners with H&R Block to Offer Tax Preparation Incentives to Homeowners
Graves Lumber Selling More Than Just Lumber
Millvale Company is Restoring Windows at Sacred Heart Church
VEKA Announces New President
Foreclosures and the Outlook for the First Half of 2010
Astronauts Open Space Station Observation Deck

February 16, 2010
Industry Plans to Attend Fenestration Day
US LBM Holdings LLC Agrees to Acquire Edward Hines Lumber Co. and Subsidiaries
Smith Phillips Building Recognized as 2010 Dealer of the Year by Southern Building Material Association
PGT Reports 2009 Fourth Quarter Results
Stiles to Represent Makor and Venjakob
PBS Series Hometime® Comes to Hurd
Todd Whitworth, Window World CEO, dies Friday
NLBMDA Opposes Merkley Amendment in Health Care Bill
Aluminum Extruders Council Has Important Meeting Planned for March
IWF Seeks Entries for Challengers Award
New Lead Paint Regulations—Keep Spreading the Word
Space Station Gets Room, Huge Window to See Earth
Total Glass Gets Green Edge With ‘Ambassador’ Status
Guest Commentary: Stossel’s investigation is Full of Holes

February 9, 2010
Companies Educate their Dealers Regarding Lead Paint Regulations
Generational Expert to Speak at Fenestration Day: Will Offer Proven Methods of How to Communicate Effectively with All Generations
CMI Purchases Assets of Illinois Flush Door Company
FeneTech to Open European Operation
Stock Lumber Auction Brings $700,000 Price
84 Lumber’s 2009 Sales Plunge
ProBuild Opening New Location in Sacramento
Unlocked Gate Tips Police to Burglary At Local Lumberyard
Window World Sponsors John Andretti and Boris Said at Daytona 500
Alan Levin Appears on Bloomberg TV
Melting Vinyl Siding Tied to Energy-Efficient Windows
Crystal Windows Executive Named to NWDA Board of Directors
The Green Police: What Will They Be Looking For?

February 2, 2010
Watch the February Newscast
NWDA Holds Winter Meeting at ATI’s New Facility
Economist Says Single-Family Residential Will Continue to Recover
Obama Singles Out Window Company in Presidential Address
Valuable Industry Research Now Available
Andersen Corp. Workers Won’t Get Profit-Sharing Checks for First Time Since Great Depression
Lack of Product Demand Turning Layoffs into Lost Jobs
BMC Select Leader Sees Advantages in HQ Move to Boise
Cardinal Solar Technologies Awarded $7.7 Million Tax Credit
Suits Filed to Block SPI Clear Cutting
Bill O’Brien Joins ViWinTech as Director of Operations

January 26, 2010
Builders’ Show: Smaller but Successful
Atrium Companies File for Voluntary Chapter 11
Indicator Suggests Remodeling Upturn in 2010
Latest Housing Reports Show Challenges are Still Ahead
Atlanta Hardwood Corp. Acquires Craig Lumber Corp.
US LBM Holdings LLC Acquires Stock Building Supply’s New Jersey Operations
Parr Lumber Executives Spin off Marketing Firm
Bradco Supply Opens New Location in Warminster, Pa
Pella Launches Pro Expo™ Events
To Turn Around Ailing Businesses, Entrepreneurs Buy Them Back
Alum Rock Hardware Closing After Five Decades of Hard Work and Service
Smart Windows: Energy Efficiency with a View
New Energy Achieves Major ‘Transparency’ Breakthrough in Development of See-Thru Windows Capable of Generating Electricity
Zimmerman Named President of Gorell Windows & Door
ASTM Elects Dow Corning Representative to 2010 International Board of Directors
Bringing Manufacturing Back to the United States
Trade Show News: IBS and IWF

January 19, 2010
Watch Video Live from the Builders’ Show
NLBMDA Releases Policy Outline for 2010
Explosion Occurs in Silo at CraftMaster
Green Bay Firm Buys Universal Supply Locations
Poor Economy Leaves Andersen Windows Owing North Branch Under Special Development Agreement
Andersen Logistics Laying Off 25
Arson Ruled in 84 Lumber Blaze
PGT Names Vice President of Operations
A Little Company Praised by President Obama
Innovation, Guts, Better Products, and Transparency
Picking Winners and Losers
A Window on the Real Limits of Government
Fenestration Day Adds Another Session to Seminar Lineup
Klobuchar to Hold Energy Efficiency, Innovation Summit
Company Move to Include Cat

January 12, 2010
Report Forecasts Five Percent Growth in Moulding Market in 2010
Truseal and Union Come to Agreement
Building Materials Holding Corp. (BMHC) Emerges from Chapter 11 and Rebrands Itself
WTS Paradigm Supports Homes for Our Troops
Two Harbors Building Supplier Latest to Succumb to Bad Economy
Officials Talking Plans for Lumber Mill Restart
Burglary and Fire at 84 Lumber
Report Outlines How Cypress Promotes Green Building
Obama Awards $2.3 Billion in Clean-Energy Tax Credits
Insurers ‘Green Up’ Gray Coverage Areas
Seattle Developer Sells Bankers on ‘Green’ Project
The Price of Construction Materials is About to Soar
The Week in Private Equity: What’s Hot, What’s Not Edition
Seaway Manufacturing Corp. Names New President
Edgetech I.G. Appoints Bruce Hodges to Quality Engineer
Ex-Huttig Worker Indicted for Fraud
Gary Curtis to Fill Public Interest Seat on NFRC Board of Directors

January 5, 2010
A Look at the New Energy Star® Focus on Energy Efficiency in Glass Manufacturing
ICC Updates Window Opening Control Devices/Minimum Window Sill Height Code
Energy Star® Seeks Comments Regarding Program Enhancements
International Aluminum Corp. Restructures; Says Business Will be Uninterrupted
National Certified Testing Laboratories Acquires Quality Testing Inc.
PGT Banking on Changes in Energy Codes
Changed Lending Practices Kill Takeover of JC TRACO Plant, 200 Jobs
Bradco Supply Appoints Stoddard CEO
Fallen Deputy Remembered for Passion, Humor, Drive
Digging through the Snow
More “Must Read” 2008 Cases – Part Three
BHMA Winter Meeting to Examine Code Development in the Building Hardware Industry