2012 News Archive

December 21, 2012
Court Approves Sale of Taylor Building Products to Wausau Supply
Huttig Repurchases Shares
ProPlastix Receives SHARP Certification Through OSHA
Housing Remains on Growth Track, but Challenges Remain
Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2013
USA TODAY Special Report: ‘Green’ Schools: Promises Not Delivered

December 20, 2012
Guardian Names New President and CEO; Completes Sale of Minority Stake to Koch
Angie Recognizes Those at Top of Her List
TODAY’S BLOG: Catching Up and Closing out the Year
Builders FirstSource Increases Liquidity to Support Sales Growth
Watch DWM’s 2013 Outtakes
AAMA Releases New Test Method
Housing Starts Slip, While Permits Rise
Lincoln and Timeline Name New Northeast Reps
Thermal Industries Hires New Materials Manager
What Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff Means for Employers, Jobs

December 18, 2012
Investment Firm Acquires Cascade Windows
Quanex to Acquire Alumco’s Assets
TODAY’S BLOG: The Season to Give
Builder Confidence Improves Again in December
Grayson Group to Represent EuGenie in U.S.
NBMDA Names 2013 Board

December 17, 2012
Experts Weigh in on Glass’ Role in Connecticut Shooting
Quantum Windows Weathers Economic Storm
West Fargo Window Plant Swaps Products with Sister Plant in Virginia
Bostik Expands Business and Technology Center
Scm Group Moves to New Modern Facility
Private Construction Companies Continue Sales Growth

December 14, 2012
Jeld-Wen to Open New Headquarters in Charlotte; Create Jobs
TODAY’S BLOG: I Take Christmas Personal
International Paper Reaches Agreement to Sell Temple-Inland Building Products Division for $750 Million
PPG to Acquire AkzoNobel’s North American Architectural Coatings Business
MI is “Energy Smart”
Tampa Man Accused of Selling Doors That Did Not Exist

December 13, 2012
Highlander Partners Acquires Custom Window Systems
Guardian Begins Production at New Russian Float Plant
Ingersoll Rand Announces Plans to Spin-Off Commercial and Residential Security Businesses
Champion Window in Trademark Tussle
Michigan Governor Signs Landmark “Right to Work” Bill into Law
Flat Glass Prices Stable, According to Latest Producer Price Index Report

December 11, 2012
Construction Employment Rises in 27 States from September to October
ANSI Collaborative Seeks Participants to Help Develop Energy Roadmap
TODAY’S BLOG: What Exactly is the “Cliff?”
Bloomberg Says NYC Will Rebuild with Climate Change in Mind
Clatsop Community College Gets the Lead Out to Repair Glass Windows

December 10, 2012
Masonite to Close Kirkwood, N.Y. Plant
Tru Tech Doors Names Chief Operating Officer
Is the Housing Recovery at Risk?
Valley Family Can Save $1,400 a Year with SRP ENERGY STAR Home
Industry Aims to ‘Close the Loop’ on Resource Use

December 7, 2012
NAHB Analyzes the State of Industry in Light of Presidential Election
ICC and APA Team Up
Apartment and Condominium Market Remains Steady in Third Quarter
Holiday “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Feature Pella® Products
Window World Hosts St. Jude Day
Founder of 84 Lumber, Nemacolin Woods Resort Delivers Strong Messages to WVU Students 

December 6, 2012
DWM Newscast Focuses on Green Awards and More
Number of Improving Housing Markets Surges to 201 in December
WTS Paradigm Holds Third Annual Team Building Event
All Weather’s Santa Shuffle is Success

December 4, 2012
Court Sets Date for Taylor Auction
TODAY’S BLOG: How to Compete with Santa
Falls Windows & Doors Opens in New Location: Owner Says ‘We’re not Quitters’
Quanex Building Products Wins Construction Marketing STAR Award
The Earthwise Group Welcomes Newest Member
Simonton Windows Reorganizes Sales Team

December 3, 2012
Duval Glass Company is Operational Again After Tragic Accident Involving Window Install
– Fenestration China: Lackluster U.S. Attendance but Provides Valuable Global Perspective
– Lumber Demand Increases in U.S. but Prices Rise
Kearney Approves Grant for Ply Gem with Promise of Jobs, Product
Power Home Remodeling GroupNamed Top Workplace by Boston Globe
TODAY’S BLOG: What Do You Offer That Sets You Apart?
Sika Corp. Announces Personnel Promotion
Jeff Gelles: Consumer Chief Leaves FTC a Feistier Place

November 30, 2012
Clarifying Differences in NAFS and Canadian Building Codes
Semco Exec Remembered as ‘Genuine Guy’
-EdgetechUK Named G12 Component Supplier of the Year
NFRC Selects 2013 Executive Committee, Seats New Board Members
Home-Buying is Up, a Good Sign for the Economic Recovery
U.S. Home Prices Rise for a Sixth Month
Double Celebration

November 29, 2012
Foreign-Born and Young Flat Glass Employees are More Prone to Workplace Injuries
GU Hardware Recalls Window Fittings Due to Injury Hazard
Navikas Discusses PPG Business, Financial Performance at Citi Basic Materials Symposium
Energy Swing Windows Receives Torch Award
AAMA Updates Specification for Rating Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance
Pace of New-Home Sales Virtually Unchanged in October
Cuomo Says He Needs $42 Billion for Sandy Work

November 27, 2012
European Supplier Offers Global Predictions and Trends
PPG Completing $2.1B Deal
Deming Award Given to South Sioux Businessman
TODAY’S BLOG: So, What’s Going to Happen in 2013?
Data Front: We’re Not Seeing the Growth Economists Predicted
Total Glass on Target for 20 Percent Growth Despite Difficult Market
Thermoelectric Windows

November 26, 2012
Motion Filed for Sale of Taylor’s Assets
Crystal Extends Hurricane Assistance Program
Door Company Feels Push-Pull of U.S., European Markets
Renomark: Sign of Confidence
Obama Will Take Oath on Sierra Pacific Industries Lumber
TODAY’S BLOG: More Signs of the Recovery

November 20, 2012
Energy Star Releases Final Criteria for Most Efficient Program
NSF International Develops Product Category Rule for Flat and Float Glass
Champion Window Closes Houston Facility, Cuts 70 Jobs
Residential Construction Numbers Rise in October
Guest Blog: Is There a Paradigm Shift on the Horizon for Home Retrofits?
PPG Announces Thiele as Treasurer, Giga to Retire
-What that Front Door Color Might Say About a Home
Getting ‘Closer to the Money’ Increases Profit Margins
Woman Dies Falling from NC Nursing Home Window 

November 19, 2012
Study Shows Corporate America Gets “Greener”
Masonite Suing Mendocino County Over Improper Approval of Nearby Mining Operation
PGT Announces $20 Million Share Buyback Program
TODAY’S BLOG: Thanksgiving: A Time to Give Thanks and Reflect
Builder Confidence Rises Five Points in November
House Crashers Premieres Tonight: Features La Cantina
Roscoe Family’s Wish Comes True

November 16, 2012
Economic Expert Breaks Down the Economy for the Industry
Guardian Industries Announces Land Purchase in Malaysia
Pollution ‘Allowances’ Could Send Prices Up, S.J. Businesses Worry
Housing Affordability Improves in Third Quarter
Forest Products Society to Host Wood Window and Door Symposium
Italian Door Maker Installs GE’s Clean Cycle Heat-To-Power Generators To Produce Renewable On-Site Power

November 15, 2012
EPA Fines 16 Firms for Violations of the LRRP Rule
Resiver Changes Name to Novatech
Mathews Brothers Honored by Chamber
Hoff Companies Acquire Allied Lumber Dealers
Silverline Assists Red Cross in Hurricane Aftermath
Baylor University Honors Texas Family Business
Home Depot 3Q Results Edge up, Beat Street’s View
Green Building Accelerates Globally through Economic Downturn

November 13, 2012
New Fire-Rated Glazing Identification Codes Approved by ICC
Dates and Location Announced for Fenestration Day™ 2013
Glaston Sells Albat+Wirsam to Constellation Software
Chicago Luxury Homes Rebound Amid Foreclosures
Construction Firms Pick Up Hiring
Historic Door to Monte Sano Hotel Sold at Estate Sale, then Lost

November 9, 2012
Watch the November Newscast for More News from Win-door
Experts Weigh in Construction Market Post Election
Crystal Windows Provides Hurricane Victim Discount
Cuba Announces Subsidized Construction Materials, Bank Credits for Hurricane Sandy Victims
EPA Announces Energy Star Product Finder System
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Continues to Improve 

November 8, 2012
New Doors and More on Display at Win-door
Masonite to Lose Some Retail Business
ProVia Takes Energy Star to Local Schools
No Shortage of Materials for Hurricane Rebuild
Arlene Stewart Named FHBA Top Associate
Halloween Costume Contest Winners Announced

November 6, 2012
“Betting the House on Obama”
TODAY’S BLOG: Hurricane Sandy: Offering Help
125 More Markets Improve in November
Court: Company Owes $456 Million for Faxes
PPG CEO: Pittsburgh’s Startup, Innovation Scene an Advantage to Region’s Economy
Marvin Windows Gives Obama Hope, but Romney its Endorsement
2012 Presidential Houseoff Election

November 5, 2012
Expert Makes Predictions Regarding Construction Materials Pricing
TODAY’S BLOG: “Old School” CRM Basics
Christiansburg’s Craftmaster Plant to Close by End of Year
Window World Launches Stinger Tour
Family Regroups After Brookline Lumberyard Fire, Grateful for What Remains

November 2, 2012
NARI Remodeling Survey Plagued by Uncertainty
Thermal Industries Provides Disaster Relief
Romney Praises Roanoke Co. Business
Construction Spending Hits Three-Year High in September
Governors Say No to Hurricane Deductibles
Pee Dee Nephrology Earns FORTIFIED for Safer Business Designation
New Guidance on Protecting Historic Windows and Doors

November 1, 2012
Romney’s Make Campaign Spots at Two Window Companies
PPG Moves Insulating Glass Production to Carlisle
84 Lumber Co. Reopens Stores Harmed by Sandy
Business Owners Try to Pick up Pieces After Fire
TODAY’S BLOG: Will Sandy Boost the Building Industry – Maybe, But She’s the Imperfect Storm!
PGT Reports Substantial Improvement in Third Quarter
Parents Sue Joe Hardy, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for Son’s Death
Chiappetta Joins Ultrafab
Cast Your Vote in the Annual Key Communications Halloween Contest

October 30, 2012
Some Window Manufacturers Quickly Rebound Despite Hurricane’s Havoc
LaCantina Shows off New Showroom and Facility
Chemist Followed Heart as Food Pantry Director
FTC Chairman Will Decide Whether to Leave After Election
Heated Windows Make Iconic Genesee House Livable Again
Get the Window News from glasstec 2012

October 29, 2012
Green Building: What a Difference Seven Years Makes
Sherwin-Williams and PPG Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers Regarding Paints
AAMA Publishes Polyamide Thermal Barriers Guidelines for Quality Assurance
Arches, Contemporary Glass New Trends in Front Doors

October 26, 2012
Taylor Defaults on Loan Payments
Doers Window Manufacturing Brings Energy-Efficient Windows to Walmart
JELD-WEN Recalls Interior Bifold Doors
84 Lumber Sees Brighter Days Ahead
Sierra Pacific Settles Suit
Remodeling Market Index Returns to 2005 Levels
China Forecasts Pickup in Industrial Production
NLBMDA Honors Three Members with Chairman’s Awards

October 25, 2012
– Construction Forecast Shows Bright Spots
IG Market Worldwide: Up or Down?
JELD-WEN Completes Acquisition of Craftmaster
Fortune Brands Home & Security Display Growth in Window and Door Segment
Woodgrain Millwork Invests $8 million to Locate Production Facility in Lenoir, North Carolina
In U.S. Building Industry, is it Too Easy to Be Green?
September’s ABI Rate Reveals Quickest Increase Since 2010
New-Home Sales Rise 5.7 Percent in September
Industrial Directory Reports Ohio Gained Manufacturing Jobs Over Past Year
Blaze Guts Building at Noble Lumberyard

October 23, 2012
EPA Releases Latest Info on Most Efficient Program for Windows
Power Home Remodeling Ranked as Best Place to Work
TODAY’S BLOG: “Old School” CRM
Bull or Bear Market for 2013? We’re About to Find Out
Obama and Romney Spar on China, Trade Despite Similar Plans
Sensata Closes for Weekend over “Bainport” Publicity

October 22, 2012
Construction Employment Declines in 28 States in Past Year
PNNL Issues Data on Highly Insulating Windows Study
TODAY’S BLOG: Bringing Jobs Back to America
With Jobs Lagging, What is the Solution?
The Rise and Fall of Deep Creek’s Greg Mortimer
Missed the Homebuilder Run? It’s Not too Late

October 19, 2012
Moody’s Economist Echoes Optimism
Home Remodeling Spending Set to Grow by Double Digits
Glaston Negotiates Sale of its Software Solutions 
PPG Third Quarter Report Reveals a Decline in Glass Segment Sales
Builders FirstSource Reports Increase in Sales in Third Quarter
Jeld-Wen Building Near Former Mill Site Sells for $750,000
Shasta EDC Hosts Chinese Delegation on South County Tour
Hardy Plant Damaged in Blaze

October 18, 2012
NAHB Optimistic for Continued Construction Growth
McGraw-Hill Reports Decreased Construction Starts in September
Housing Starts, Permits Post Big Gains in September
TODAY’S BLOG: An Evolving Remodeling Show
Andersen Corp. Board Names Lund as Chairman

October 16, 2012
Energy Star and SHEDS Focus of Recent Code Update
Builder Confidence Edges Higher in October
Cost of Construction Material Continues to Rise in September
First Time Homebuyers Struggle to Compete with Investors
AAMA Announces New Technical Staff Appointments
Four Seasons Sunrooms Goes Pink

October 15, 2012
Products on Display at AMD
TODAY’S BLOG: Selling Without Advertising?
Huttig Building Products Announces Supply Agreements with Two Major Door Makers
Lumber Mill Finds Buyer
Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS): Locking it Up
Southern California Home Prices Rise in September

October 12, 2012
View the October Newscast: Video from Remodeling Show
TODAY’S BLOG: Falling in Love Again
New Mexico Company Expands Manufacturing Capabilities
Mathews Brothers Hosts Record Number of Visitors
ASTM Announces New System to Track Products Environmental Effect
Use of Building Information Modeling Increases in North America

October 11, 2012
Networking is Key at AMD
Chinese Government Delays Fenestration China 2012
Ply Gem Windows to Add 200 Jobs
Stanley Black & Decker Reaches Agreement to Sell Hardware & Home Improvement Group
Quality Lineals/North East Windows Add Capacity
Chamber Rewards Gerkin CEO for Entrepreneurial Excellence
TODAY’S BLOG: Roundtable Discussions Yield Results
TODAY’S BLOG: Having Fun and Building Relationships
IGMA Opens Conference Registration

October 9, 2012
AMD Show Underway in Louisville
Building Relationships with Remodelers
GUEST BLOG: You’re a Fear Monger!!
Hurd Windows and Doors Thrives Globally
Andersen Corp. Names New President for Silver Line
Imperial Capital Analysts Begin Coverage on PGT (PGTI)
Open and Shut: Parr Lumber Window & Door Showroom in Hillsboro

October 5, 2012
Certain Plaintiffs in Pella Case Object to Proposed Settlement
New Energy Modeling Guide Could Encourage Glazing to Optimize Energy Efficiency and Daylighting
Fortune Brands Lets Poison Pill Expire
Parr Lumber Announces Opening of Aloha Window and Door Showroom
EPA Announces New Electronic Filing System for Environmental Reviews
Construction Employment Shows Significant Decline in August
First House Built Entirely from Waste Set to Open its Doors

October 4, 2012
Guardian Adds Minority Investor
Derry Man Accused of Taking $70k and Not Doing Work
More Than 100 Housing Markets Improve in October
USGBC Opens Fifth Public Comment Period for LEED Green Building Program
Retrofitting Older Windows Shows Better Returns on Investment and Similar Energy Savings
Researchers Find Ordered Atoms in Glass Materials
Windows, Doors and so Much More in Historic Building

October 2, 2012
ANSI Seeks Participation in Energy Efficiency Assessment Efforts
Court Approves $2.9 Million Sale of Benada’s Extrusion Equipment to Tubelite
Keymark Corp. Obtains ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Masonite Donates Doors to San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Home Depot Donates $100K to Rebuild Elderly Couple’s Sayreville Home After It’s Ravaged By Flood
Win-Door to Honor Pioneers and Promote Window Balcony Safety
Capital Economics: Window for Building Single-Family Rental Portfolios Closing

October 1, 2012
FTC Issues Long-Awaited Version of Revised “Green Guides”
EPA Delays Commercial Lead Paint Rule
TODAY’S BLOG: Are Industry Organizations Worth it?
Construction Spending Drops Between July and August
Two Officers of Goose Island Company at Heart of Labor Protest Still on the Hook for $8 Million
Builders, Buyers All Smiles for Parade of Homes in Oklahoma City
Williams Financial Group Analysts Begin Coverage on Builders FirstSource
U.S. Hardwood Plywood Manufacturers File Unfair Trade Petition Against China

September 28, 2012
Construction Employment Rises in 23 States from July to August
Serious Weighs in on Alpen Sale and Reports Growth
AGC Flat Glass to Lay Off 100 Employees at Kingsport’s Blue Ridge Plant
California Company Plans Northern Iowa Operation
Jeld-Wen Takes Part in Re-Lighting of New Canal Lighthouse
Fire Destroys Garner Lumberyard
PPG Appoints Iams VP, Corporate Communications and Marketing

September 27, 2012
Alpen Purchases Fiberglass Window Business Back from Serious
JELD-WEN Announces New Chief Financial Officer
American RENOLIT Receives ISO 9001 Certification
Pace of New-Home Sales Holds Steady in August
Home Prices Rose in July in 20 Major Cities
Discover the “Power of Networking” at AAMA Fall Conference

September 25, 2012
Builders Call on Government for Assistance in U.S.-Canada Lumber Pact
State of the Building Industry Report Reveals Positive Results
ARAUCO and Flakeboard Co. Ltd. Finalize Share Purchase
S&P Revises Ply Gem Industries Outlook to Positive
Hurd Spotlighted in ABC World News ‘Made in America’ Story
The Voice of Color Program of PPG Pittsburgh Paints Brand Forecasts Teal and Fuchsia for Home Decor in 2013-2014
Stronger Evaluation Needed for Long-Term Effects of Green Building Construction
DOE Issues Decision Regarding Window Attachments and Rating, Certification and Labeling Programs

September 24, 2012

View the September DWM Newscast: More Product and Show News
TODAY’S BLOG: Impressions from GlassBuild
Ohio Governor Tours Quanex Facility
DuPont Named Top Employer by Science Magazine
Window World of LouisvilleNamed Winner of We CARE Award
EPA Seeking Public Comment on SPI Plant Near Anderson
Home Products Heading South

September 21, 2012
Demand for Doors and Windows to Exceed $34 Billion in 2016
Michael Collins Takes on New Role as Partner at Building Industry Advisors
Quanex Building Products Names Ketelaar as New Vice President
Woman Accused in High-Rise Fall Sues Apartment Owner
Unemployment Rates Remain Steady
Leaving the ’60s Behind

September 20, 2012
GANA Members Focus on Energy Matters and LCA
Housing Starts Rise 2.3 Percent in August
Pella Windows and Doors to be distributed in India
Ponderosa Fire Timber Salvage Begins
Princeton Architect Wins Challenge
WDMA Adds Another Speaker to Executive Conference Lineup

September 18, 2012
Genesee Valley Windows Moves Facilities
WDMA Applauds Introduction of Legislation Extending Energy Efficient Tax Credit
ON THE BLOGS: Dealer Financing May be Just the Right Medicine to Cure Economic Jitters by Jim Plavecsky
View DWM’s GlassBuild America Slideshow
Builder Confidence Continues to Gain Momentum in September
Jeld-Wen CFO Neil Stuart Resigns

September 17, 2012
Las Vegas Show Displays Product Variety
ON THE BLOGS: Final Thoughts on Vegas by Tara Taffera
Power Home Remodeling Named as Top Midsize Firm in Survey
Lowe’s Withdraws Buyout Bid for Canada’s Rona
Home Depot Closing Last 7 China Big Box Outlets
Marietta Welcomes Businesses
Lumberyards Build a Defense Against Big Box Stores
James Edward Dixon, ProBuild, Durango, Colo.

September 14, 2012
GlassBuild America: Focus on Glass
ON THE BLOGS: Day Two Impressions by Tara Taffera
PPG Industries Says Entered into Five-Year Credit Agreement on September 12
AAMA and WDMA Release Updated Review and Industry Forecast
Phillips to Lead National Sales at DORMA Interior
Man Caged for Glass Attack

September 13, 2012
GlassBuild America Continues Today; Check Out the Latest Innovations on Display
Chris Barry Explains the Origins of Glass Breakage
Margaret Webb Clarifies IGMA/IGCC Product Certification
Discussions on Energy-Efficient Fenestration Highlight IGMA
Helen Sanders Discusses the Benefits of Dynamic Glazing
Bill Lingnell Explains Glazing Guidelines and Forensic Investigations
Mike Burk Discusses How to Prevent Flat Glass Injuries
ON THE BLOGS: GlassBuild Day One by Tara Taffera
August Payroll Employment Rises; Unemployment Rate Edges Down
2013 International Builders’ Show Registration Now Open

September 11, 2012
IGMA Educational Seminar Kicks Off in Las Vegas Today
Briese Offers Tips for Handling a Better Glass Product
High-Rolling, High-End Glass Residence
TODAY’S BLOG: How to Get the Most out of Trade Shows
NFRC Creates New Website Designed for Window Shoppers
Apartment and Condominium Market Continues to Improve in Second Quarter
One Home Improvement Industry Doesn’t Need a Strong Housing Market
Family Sues Wichita Home Builder After Mold Found

September 10, 2012
Two Industry Execs Tell DWM Their “Concerns”
AGC to Build New Fabrication Facility in Atlanta
Benada Aluminum Motions to Sell Specific Extrusion and Related Assets to Tubelite
Marvin Windows Exec Appreciates Obama Shout-Out
TODAY’S BLOG: Did You Get a Pay Raise?
NAHB Says List of Improving Housing Markets Expands to 99 in September
Around Since 1947,Dallas Lumberyard Craddock’s and its 94 Year-Old Owner are Built to Last
Robber Stuck Inside Bank Double Glass Doors in Pittsburgh

September 7, 2012
Industry Organizations Named to Inc.’s Fastest Growing Companies
Santelli Tempered Glass Reportedly Closes Doors
Obama Praises Minnesota’s Marvin Windows and Doors
Simpson Door Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary
WTS Paradigm’s Donates to Habitat for Humanity
Wireless Window Sentinel Draws Its Power from Its Environment

September 6, 2012
FTC Issues Warning to Replacement Window Manufacturers and Glass Manufacturer
Pfleiderer to Sell Certain Uniboard Facilities to Kaycan Subsidiary
TODAY’S BLOG: Training … Do We Still Need It?
Quanex Building Products Reports Drop in Consolidated Net Sales for Third Quarter, While EPG Sales are Up
Lee Shaw Promoted to Vice President of Sales, Doors & Windows
July Construction Up 9.3 Percent from July 2011

September 4, 2012
Glasslam Suit Against Edgetech Dismissed
IWF Exhibitors Report Successful Event; Worth the Investment
Lumber Firm Lost at Least $10 Million in Ponderosa Fire
New Homeless Shelter Receives Act of Kindness from Local Window Company
Lumber Markets See Increasing Demand and Prices in Second Quarter
Report Now Available on Smart Windows Markets

August 31, 2012
Industry Rep Headed toCharlotte,N.C., for Democratic National Convention
Quanex Celebrates Re-Branding Efforts
Venture Local Series Investigates Manufacturing
Home Depot, Lowe’s May Get a Boost from Isaac
AAMA Encourages Year-Round Window Safety
Two More “Homeliest Home” Contest Winners Announced
6.1 Million Workers Displaced From Jobs Held at Least Three Years

August 30, 2012
Republican Convention Kicks off in NewSouth’s Backyard
Door and Window Manufacturing Report Now Available
AZEK Parent Company to Acquire TimberTech
Perry Officials Seek Answers to Former 84 Lumber Site
TODAY’S BLOG: “Negotiate Before the Battle”
The Demand for Over-Sized Homes is Back
Suspect in Lumberyard Confrontation Arraigned

August 28, 2012
Stakeholders Weigh in on Latest Energy Star Draft
Milgard Recognized as One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces for Second Year
LaCantina Doors Announces New Website
Is a Housing Rebound Building These Stocks Up to New Highs?
New Report Available on Metal Door and Window Manufacturing Industry
Hot Ember Believed Cause of Milan Lumber Fire

August 27, 2012
EPA’s Anderson Reveals Details on Most Efficient Program for Windows
Ashland Hardware to Close Lowell, Ind., Facility
Window World of Winchester named Store of the Year
Sixty-Plus Years After Opening in Collier, Naples Millwork Shutting its Doors
Single-Family Housing Moves Up 1 Percent in JulyYKK AP Promotes Hein, Saunders

August 24, 2012
New Resource Can Aid Window Companies in Energy Audits
Virginia Window Company to Pay More than $83,000 in Back Wages FollowingU.S.Labor Department Investigation
Cav’s Guard Kyrie Irving Highlights Window Nation Grand Opening
TODAY’S BLOG: Is Andersen a Dinosaur or an Elephant?
-Stiles Machinery Adds Northeast Regional Service Center; New Distributor for Great Lakes Region
Eggers Industries Names New Regional Sales Manager

August 23, 2012
European Journey Offers Learning Opportunities for MMPA Members
NAHB Says GOP Platform Drafting Committee Shows Support for Middle-Class Taxpayers
TODAY’S BLOG: Lessons in Up Selling
Focus On Business: The Top Shop
Habitat for Humanity Gets Approval for Windows
Stanek Windows Sees Trend Toward Replacing One Window at Time

August 21, 2012
Georgia Governor Says LEED Rating System is Unfair to Wood Materials
West Shore Window & Door Inc. Breaks Ground on New Facility
Charleston Window Company Owner Patents New Products
KB Home and Lennar Continues Rally in 2012 as Residential Construction Permits Rises to 4-Year High in July
New Study Published on Canadian Door and Window Market
-U.K. – TV Production Company to ‘Expose’ its Members

August 20, 2012
Construction Employment Increases in 20 States from June to July
Housing Starts Up 6.8 Percent in July; Starts Down 1.1 Percent
TODAY’S BLOG:IG Certification: What is the Secret to Passing?
Northern Building Products Expanding Headquarters
New York Family Wins Home Makeover Including New Doors and Windows
Toll Brothers Offers Impact Glass in its New Homes in Southwest Florida
New Andersen Window Dealer Store Opens in Kansas City
Fasada Brings Mobile Showroom to Clients

August 17, 2012
EPA Holds Stakeholder Meeting to Gain Input on Energy Star Draft as Industry Reps Begin to React to Proposed Changes
ASSA ABLOY Buys Alarm Controls
New Research Says Europe Leads PVC Recycling Campaign
Rising Home Prices Push Affordability Slightly Lower In Second Quarter
Bob Simon Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Gossen Corp.
WDMA Conference Speaker to Focus on Changing Nature of Door and Window Distribution
Evonik to Construct New Polybutadienes Plant in Germany
Simonton Windows Partners with This Old House Ventures on “The Great TOH Giveaway”

August 16, 2012
DOE Explores Attachments as an Added Way to Offer Energy-Efficient Benefits
Window World President to Appear on “Home Talk USA” with Michael King
New Owner of Mill Valley Lumber: ‘It’s Perfect the Way it is’
TODAY’S BLOG: Tend to Prospects Like Bamboo
Builder Confidence Continues to Improve in August
Profits up for Home Depot as Customers Spend More

August 14, 2012
Tracking the Performance of R-5 Windows
DOE’s Marc LaFrance Takes International Assignment
Enter DWM’s Green Awards 2012
TODAY’S BLOG: The Oracle of Omaha Bets on Housing
Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation
Homeowner Blames Energy-Efficient Windows for Scorched Furniture
– You Worry About the Housing Recovery, Fortune Brands Will Just Keep Making Money
AMD 48th Annual Convention and Trade Show Set for October
Carson City Millwork Firm Awarded Large Portion of 49ers New Stadium Interior

August 10, 2012
Dove Vinyl Windows to Close its Doors
TODAY’S BLOG: The Sad Days Keep on Coming
Number of Homes Facing Foreclosure Rose in July
International Wood Markets Group to Present at MMPA Meeting
– Milgard’s Day of Caring Helps Children with Back-to-School Needs
– Simonton Bay Windows Earn Perfect 100 Percent Rating from Handyman Club of America
– BLS Reports Job Openings See Little Changed in June; Up Over the Year

August 9, 2012
Class Action Complaint Filed Against MI Windows and Doors
IWF Advance Registration Exceeds 10,000; Free Passes Available to Door and Window Symposium
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Shows Improvement in the Second Quarter
TODAY’S BLOG: Window and Door Industry from A to Z
Buyer Wants to Save 120-Year-Old Mill Valley Lumber
ENERGY: Energy Efficiency Program Enrolls 1,000th Customer
WDMA Announces Keynote Speakers for Executives Conference

August 8, 2012
Court Authorizes Benada to Continue Operations During Chapter 11 Proceedings
TODAY’S BLOG: Beat the Price Objection
Gross Job Gains Decreased in Fourth Quarter 2011; Gross Job Losses Increased
New York State Passes Real Property Tax Exemption Legislation for Green Buildings
Gibson Guitar, Feds Settle Lacey Act Case
China’s Sawlog Imports Down in First Half of 2012

August 6, 2012
Impact and Efficiency All in One
Research Frontiers Raises $1.75 Million in New Capital
Alexandria Moulding Announces Social Media Launch
TODAY’S BLOG: Weighing in on the New Energy Star Draft
Index Spotlights 80 Improving Housing Markets in August
More Job Losses at Glassmaker Pilkington

August 3, 2012
Benada Aluminum Products Files for Chapter 11
Company Sells 84 Lumber Store as Part of Reorganization
PGT Reports Sales Increase for 2012 Second Quarter
NSG Reports Stabilization of North American Architectural Glass Market; Levels Still Low
Eggers Industries Acquires Manufacturing Facility in Kentucky
Loggers, Suppliers Threaten Louisiana’s Cypress Groves

August 2, 2012
August DWM™ Newscast: Insurance Institute Conducts Full-Scale Hurricane Test
Masonite Acquires Lemieux Doors Inc.
Keeping it in the Family: Wojan Window and Door Reaches 60-Year Milestone
Capital Millwork to Seek GSA Schedule
Georgia Lumberyard Owner Hammers Obama on ‘You Didn’t Build That’
Former White House Economic Policy Director to Keynote 2012 Executive Management Conference

July 31, 2012
Congress Postpones Vote on Bill that Would Reform the Lacey Act
Alside Celebrates 65th Anniversary
TODAY’S BLOG: A is for AAMA … A Door and Window Word Puzzle
Weekend Fire at Sutherland’s Lumberyard
IGMA Educational Seminar Scheduled for September in Las Vegas

July 30, 2012
$75,000 PPG Suit Against Jeld-Wen Dismissed with Prejudice
Huttig Moves into the Black with Q2 Profit
TODAY’S BLOG: “I Take Customer Service Personal”
Resilience Capital Partners Closes Resilience Fund III; Includes WT Hardwoods Group
David Weekley Homes Awards ABC Supply Co. Inc. for Service and Quality
EPA Kicks Off Third Annual Energy Star National Building Competition

July 27, 2012
EPA Releases ENERGY STAR Draft 1 Version 6.0 Windows, Doors and Skylights Criteria
Window Segment Sales Increase in Second Quarter for Fortune Brands
ABC Supply Co. to Open New Branch in Carnegie, Pa.
Remodelers Forecast Positive Outlook on Business
Home Values Finally Going Up, Zillow Says
Five Houses at Home Show Expo 2012 Feature Windsor Products

July 26, 2012
One Manufacturer Opens Up About What Sets His Company Apart
IBHS Pushes Legislators to Pass Safe Building Code Incentive Act
Associations Publish New Installation Standard for Doors in Wood Frame Construction
Deceuninck North America Hires Commercial Markets Development Director
New-Home Sales Decline in June from Upwardly Revised May Pace
Energizing Indiana Urges Hoosiers to Use Energy Audit Program
Construction Expenditures in China Expected to Increase Annually Through 2016

July 24, 2012
Will DOE Score with New Program?
Builder Confidence Rises Six Points in July
Study Finds that Energy-Efficient Homes Often Command Higher Prices
BLS Reports June Jobless Rate Up in 27 States, Down in 11
Pella Team Members Rally to Help Find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes
AAA Royal Windows & Construction Completed Condo Replacement Project

July 23, 2012
MGM Industries to Expand Hendersonville, Tenn., Facility
Builders FirstSource Reports Sales Increase for Second-Quarter 2012 Results
TODAY’S BLOG: Growth, Commodity … And Be Different
Lieutenant Governors Group Calls on President, Congress to Address Housing Crisis
Simpson Awarded by WSO
Rhode Island Property Owner Faces Fine for Failing to Notify Tenants about Potential Lead Hazards
New Windows Could Generate Electricity

July 20, 2012
Tales from a Survivor
IBHS Testing in Pictures
American Builders Supply Names Bill Myrick as CEO
Smith Phillips Building Supply Hires Michael Harig as Architectural Millwork Specialist
Builders Tell Congress Inefficient Regulations Harm Housing, the Economy
PPG Commodity Chemicals Business to Merge with Georgia Gulf
Glass House: Birkenhead Point House

July 19, 2012
New Kid on the Block: Building, Design Industry Groups Establish Buildings Coalition to Develop LEED Alternative
DWM Magazine’s Sister Publication Named as ASBPE Award Finalist
Sierra Pacific Reaches $114.5 Million Wildfire Settlement
Housing Starts Rise 6.9 Percent in June
Remodeling Activity Poised for Strong Growth
Historic Lumberyard Property for Sale

July 17, 2012
Codes, Energy, Economics and More Take the Stage During NWDA Event
Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Conducts Commercial Building Hurricane Test
DOE Announces Public Review of Energy Savings Protocols to Help Standardize Energy-Efficiency Estimates
TODAY’S BLOG: The Legend of the Grey Couch
Thermal Industries Announces Regional Sales Manager
PGT Industries Wins Arthur Rutenberg’s Best Customer Service Award
Registration Now Open for WDMA 2012 Executive Management Conference

July 16, 2012
NAHB Gives Political Predictions
TODAY’S BLOGS: Employment and the Industry Outlook
More US Homes Facing Foreclosure Risk in June
A New Market Report on Millwork in the U.S. is Now Available
Texas Rangers and Champion Windows Team to Raise Money for Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation
New Law Gives US Companies a Break on Pensions

-July 13, 2012
View the July DWM Newscast
Kodiak Building Partners to Acquire Gulf & Basco
WDMA Door Standard Open for Public Ballot
Registration Open for ProDealer Industry Summit
BLS Releases U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes
Man Gets Prison for Fires in Fredericksburg

July 12, 2012
Full Circle Green Living
More Changes at Serious Energy
TODAY’S BLOG: Pushing The Envelope on Thermal Performance Gains: There Are No Shortcuts!
Windows Break After Sonic Boom from Air Show
Report Now Available on Global Door and Window Market

July 10, 2012
Experts Discuss Risks Versus Rewards of ‘Surface 4 Low-E Coatings’
DWM Magazine Releases App for Kindle Fire
-84 Lumber VP Dies in Boating Accident
TODAY’S BLOG: The Multi-tasker!
Weather Shield Launches its ReInvented Campaign
More and More Homebuilders Going Green
Olympics-London Raises Bar on Greening the Games

July 9, 2012
Upcoming Event Offers Industry Education to Door and Window Companies
TODAY’S BLOG: Insulating Comes of Age
84 Metros Listed As Improving Housing Markets in July
Feds Settle with SPI in Moonlight Suit
Fire Damages Ukiah Lumber Yard
Replacing Windows Could Improve Home’s Energy Efficiency

July 6, 2012
Fen-Tech Expands Due to Growth
IBHS and Xactware Collaborate to Analyze Texas Hailstorm Damage
New Era Employees File Legal Arbitration to Save Jobs at Former Serious Chicago Plant
MI Windows and Doors’ Southern Division Offers New Line
Nippon Sheet Glass Group to Reduce Float Glass Production Capacity in North America, Europe
Crystal Windows Installed in Historic St. Louis Area Building
Milgard Recognized for SmartTouch Door Handle

July 5, 2012
New Era Employees File Legal Arbitration to Save Jobs at Former Serious Chicago Plant
Dereck “Bub” McAvoy Passes Away
TODAY’S BLOG: The Outlook Continues to Improve
Factory Expansion Pumping $1 Million into Merrill Economy
Millwork Firm to Fill Key Vacancy
Watch for Continued Gains in Shares of Builders FirstSource
Feel-Good Glass for Windows Helps Hormone Balance

July 3, 2012
Windows Roadmap Session Features DOE Key Players at Forefront of Window Energy-Saving Technologies, Strategies
FTC Report Says Many Consumers Believe “Up To” Claims Promise Maximum Results
TODAY’S BLOG: FTC in the News Again
BLS Reports 75 Percent of Businesses Use at Least One Green Technology
Five Homebuilders on the Rise
Little Falls Fire Destroys Building; One Firefighter Sent to Hospital
Window and Door Company Doubles Output via RFID

July 2, 2012
Heading West Pays Off for PCBC Exhibitors
PGT Added to Russell 2000 Index
TODAY’S BLOG: You’re Fired
Republic West Home Adds New Window Products for Phoenix Area
Interior Design Showroom Opens in North Cedar Area
Rate Cuts Yet to Spur Home Sales

June 29, 2012
Rugby Architectural Building Products Closes; Acquires Lumber Products
WDMA Expert Provides Look at Architectural Doors Standards and Guidelines
NLBMDA Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Health Care Decision
AMD 100 Available for Public Comment
ABC Supply Names Todd Buehl Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
McGraw-Hill Construction Expects New Construction Starts to Rise 2 Percent in 2012
New Study Available on Global Vinyl Door and Window Market

June 28, 2012
Windows and Energy Efficiency: Experts Discuss What’s Next
WDMA Tech Conference Takes Closer Look at Forest Certification Standards: Experts Ask What is Best for All?
WDMA Technical Conference Provides Insight into European Door and Window Manufacturing
WDMA at the Ballgame
House Committee Votes to Stop EPA Lead Rule Enforcement Without Reliable Test Kit
Wife of Retired Graham President Georges Thiret Passes Away
Sugar Land Democrats Club Leaders Elected to Attend Democratic National Convention
Historic Crozet Lumberyard Property Sold to Mystery Buyer

June 26, 2012
WDMA Opening Session Features Fenestration Fundamentals and Fallacies
FeneTech Conference Continues with Thermal Optimization Discussion
TODAY’S BLOG: Embrace Change: Be Quick on Your Feet!
Andersen Corp. Publishes First Corporate Sustainability Report
Soft-Lite Gains McGruff’s Nod in Agreement With National Crime Prevention Council
How Fast Is the Cash at Builders FirstSource?
Eye-Catching Glass Houses in Singapore

June 25 2012
Pella Reaches Proposed Settlement Agreement in Class-Action Suit Over ProLine Products
FeneTech Hosts User Conference and Unveils New Product
Family Lumberyard Too Costly to Save
TODAY’S BLOG: The Summer Plateaus…
New-Home Sales Rise 7.6 Percent in May

June 22, 2012
Taking Strategic Planning to the Extreme
Learn What to Watch for When Making Green Claims; Details of AAMA’s Green Certification Program
McGraw-Hill Construction Reports May Construction Slides 16 Percent
Carter Lumber Showcases New Look
Texas Rangers Foundation Announces Partnership to Help Make Camp for Underprivileged Kids Possible
Phoenix Panel Proposes $200,000 for Biltmore Resort Repairs

June 21, 2012
Residential Construction Sector Showing Signs of Improvement Following Slow Recovery
Edgetech Adding 150 Jobs in Cambridge Area
ProBuild Cuts 127 Workers
Door Maker Moving Division to Granville
Research and Markets to Conduct Study of Canadian Residential Window and Exterior Door Market

June 19, 2012
NFRC Subcommittee Members Vote Against Proposed Research Projects
VI Petitions EPA to Reconsider Critical Aspects of Final PVC MACT Rule
Indow Windows Completes Series A Financing
Chicago Workers’ Economic Plan: Go Co-Operative
Envelop Employee Issued Patent for Vacuum Insulating Glass Unit
Single-Family Housing Starts Rise 3.2 Percent in May
Cloud House by McBride Charles Ryan
Pella Corp. Joins CABA Board of Directors

June 18, 2012
JELD-WEN Enters into Letter of Intent to Acquire CMI
Soft-Lite Gorell Brings Gorell Manufacturing to Streetsboro
Timber Reform Plan Needs a Tweak
TODAY’S BLOG: Going the Distance
Builder Confidence Rises One Point in June
Window World Helps St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Celebrate 50-Year Anniversary

June 15, 2012
Expert Discusses Design Windloads for Doors and Windows
CraftMaster Manufacturing Plant in Wysox Township Might be Sold
May Sees Pickup in Homes Facing Foreclosure Risk
120-Year-Old Mill Valley Lumber Co. for Sale, May Close
MI Windows and Doors Donates Windows to Homes for Our Troops
Mother’s Horrifying Moment: Daughter Falls Out Window
The Good Health Advice You Can Easily Follow

June 14, 2012
THV Compozit Windows & Doors Acquires Paragon Door Designs
Harvard Research Center Report Forecasts Turnaround in U.S. Housing Market
Windows and Patio Doors StudySays Satisfied Customers Less Influenced by Price
Window World Windows Earn Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
Manufacturer Buys Former Sam’s Club inDallas for HQ
80 Metros Listed as Improving Markets in June
AAMA Awards Scholarship Winners

June 12, 2012
How Prevalent is Melted Vinyl Siding—and are Windows and Glass to Blame?
AAMA’s Keynote Speaker Notes Positive Trends for Fenestration Industry
USGBC and Northern California Chapter to Launch Energy-Saving Challenge at CGI America Meeting
U.S. Import Prices Drop in May, Reports Bureau of Labor Statistics
Pella Corp. Engineer Leaves Lasting Legacy for Iowa Parks

June 11, 2012
Ohio Attorney General Sues Regency Windows for Failure to Deliver
ARAUCO Acquires Flakeboard
Window Manufacturer Granted Extension to Respond to PPG Suit
TODAY’S BLOG: Social Media: Here to Stay but a Long Way to Go
Associated Materials Appoints Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
NRC Announces Energy Star Market Transformation Award Winners
NWDA Announces New Webinar Program Starting this Week

June 8, 2012
View the June Newscast for Good News
Roto President Divulges Further Details of Fasco Purchase
Industry Praises Legislation to Reform EPA’s Lead Rule
IBHS Says Modern, Enforced Building Codes Critical to Reducing Storm-Related Damage
Apartment and Condominium Market Shows Ongoing Improvement in First Quarter
Power Home Remodeling Group Named One of the Best Places to Work in Boston

June 7, 2012
Roto Acquires FASCO to Expand North American Presence
New California Energy Code Sets Provisions for Residential Buildings
WDMA and FMA Announce Plan to Affiliate and Integrate Operations
IGMA Summer Conference Features NREL Presentation
-Acquisition of Atwood Spec-Temp Increases Capabilities for Tem-Pace
Global Vinyl Doors and Windows Industry Market Report Now Available
Builders Call on Congress to Make Housing and Homeownership a National Priority
Tale of Two Markets: No Downturn in Mega-Home Sales

June 5, 2012
LEED Rating System Ballot Delayed Until June 2013
Tem-Pace Acquires Atwood Spec-Temp
IGMA Summer Conference Continues with Work, Presentations
TODAY’S BLOG: Fenestration Fortresses
Thompson Creek Windows Wins Capital-Gazette’s 2012 Readers Choice Award
Simonton Windows Introduces ProNetwork
Ply Gem, GAF Partner on Homeliest Home Contest

June 4, 2012  
IGMA Works to Ease IG Standard Funding Issue and More as Technical Conference Gets Underway
Quanex Reports Drop in Net Sales for Second Quarter
New BIM Standard Could Affect Industry
LaCantina Announces New Corporate Facility
Simonton Windows to Hire 65 Full-Time Workers in Paris in June
Chris Alling Joins Pioneer Millworks
SD: Meeting Housing Demand

June 1, 2012
Door and Window Companies Make the Fortune 500
NFRC Postpones Requirement to Display Full CPD Number on Temporary Label
ANSI Requests Comments on Architectural Wood Flush Door Standard
EPA Names The Home Depot 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year
Power Home Remodeling Group Names June ‘Power Month’ For Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

May 31, 2012
Former Republic Workers Start Worker-Run Cooperative
Watch David Crowe’s Predictions for Housing Market in Exclusive Webinar
AMI Report Says PVC is Going Green
Higuera Hardwoods Announces Public Lumber Co. of Detroit as New Stocking Distribution Partner
Parr Lumber ‘Happy to be in Marysville’
U.S. EPA Announces $400,000 Brownfields Grant to Mt. Shasta to Assess, Clean Up Toxic Former Lumber Mill

May 29, 2012
Industry Decision-Making is Mixed Regarding Transportation Costs
Wood Resource Quarterly Says Global Lumber Trade Up 25 Percent the Past Two Years
TODAY’S BLOG: Insanity?
Homeowners Can’t Understand Why a Solid Glass Patio Door Suddenly Ends Up in a Million Pieces
Hurricane Glass Thwarts Delray Beach Burglary Attempt
New Pella Corp. JDRF Benefit Revs Up at Knoxville Raceway June 2

May 25, 2012
MI Windows and Doors Plans to Close Tennessee Window Fabrication Plant
Amid Construction Industry Uncertainty, Residential Sector to Fair Well, Experts Say
Gov. Jerry Brown Seeks to Cap Wildfire Liabilities in California
Pella Moves Its Distribution Site in Albuquerque
NSA Announces Results of the 2011 NSA Design Awards
State Economy Strengthens as Business Improves
Heceta Head Lighthouse Restoration Draws Unique Contractors

May 24, 2012
Revamped Insulating Glass Product Testing to be Discussed During IGMA Summer Conference
Washington Congressman Visits Quanex Building Products
TODAY’S BLOG: The Tide is Turning
Hansons Windows President Honored with Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award
New-Home Sales Rise 3.3 Percent in April
Gulf South Forest Products Receives Presidential “E” Award for Exports at White House Ceremony

May 22, 2012
What Are Architects Looking for? Find Out in This Month’s Newscast
Door & Window Manufacturer (DWM) Magazine Releases App
USGlass Adds Assistant Editor; Welcomes Erica Terrini
Atrium Corp. Appoints Vice President of Materials and Logistics Management
Simonton Windows and Rollin’ Supply Support Young American House Program
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Finds a Home in the Suburbs
Lowe’s Companies Declares 14% Boost in First-Quarter Earnings
Lisbon Lumberyard Honors Worker for 50 Years on the Job

May 21, 2012
Bostik Pays $600,000 in Fines Over Workplace Safety Violations
Taking on Lean? Learn Items to Consider
The 100% Solution for Rewarding CEOs
Subcommittee Evaluates Rating Systems to Measure ‘Green Buildings’
Material Connexion Awards Honorable Mention to Perennial Wood

May 18, 2012
Flexibility and Variety Reign at AIA
Another MI Facility Gets SHARP
Crystal Pacific Celebrates Grand Opening
TODAY’S BLOG: AIA Show Gives Snapshot of Market
-84 Lumber in Riverhead Closes; 5.6-Acre Property on W. Main Offered for Lease
-Builders FirstSource to Open New Tennessee Location

May 17, 2012
AIA Convention Opens to Launches of New Glazing, Fenestration Products
Window Nation Purchases Remaining Regency Windows Assets
ICC Approves Skylight Code Change
TODAY’S BLOG: Are Window Dealers Making a Profit?
April Housing Starts Rise 2.6 Percent From Upwardly Revised Rate
Scranton’s Historic Fire Department Headquarters Getting New Windows/Doors
Home Depot Disappoints as Home Sales Rise 

May 15, 2012
Glass Maker Sues Window Manufacturer for Breach of License
Court Throws Out NLRB’s “Ambush-Election” Union Rule
Millwork Products Adding 50 Jobs in Wilkesboro
NAHB Reports Builder Confidence Rises Five Points in May
EPA Releases Update on Vision and Guiding Principles for Energy Star

May 14, 2012
Gain Great Leads through Canvassing
Royal Building Products Partners with Habitat for Humanity on 55 Homes
Made and Sold in Macomb
Special AIA Series: The Hottest Spots for Food in Washington, D.C.
TODAY’S BLOG: NFRC’s IVP: The Ultimate Pop Quiz
Seven-D Industries Awarded SHARP Recognition
Boehner Hears Business Leaders’ Health Care Concerns
Soaring Insurance Rates Hit Sawmill Operators

May 11, 2012
Economist Predicts Continual Improvement for Remodeling Market
Fire at Bend Jeld-Wen Plant Prompts Evacuation
Deering Buys Local Lumber Company
TODAY’S BLOG: Networking: How Good are You?
Special AIA Series: DWM Visits Newseum in Washington, D.C.
IGMA Summer Technical Conference to Focus on Emerging Technologies and More
Hale Joins YKK AP as National Operations Manager

May 10, 2012
Residential Remodeling Sentiment Remains Strong
U.S. Commerce Secretary Bryson Tours Schlegel Facility
Royal Building Products Wins Gold ADDY Award
TODAY’S BLOG: Nothing Happens Until you Make a Sale
NSG Building Products Segment Revenue Falls 3.8 Percent from FY 2011
Hansons Windows Introduces Interactive Mall Kiosks
Fenestration Canada Annual Meeting Set for June

May 8, 2012
Webinar Looks at Economy, Housing Market and Where It is Headed
AAMA and WDMA Release Window, Door and Skylight Market Studies
ICC Code Hearings Wrap up With Decisions on Fenestration Assemblies
Masonite Announces Increase in Cap on Shareholders
Millwork Products Adding 50 Jobs in Wilkesboro
Woman Sues Over Botched Window Installation
100 Housing Markets on Improving List in May

May 7, 2012
ICC Approves Revisions to IBC Egress Codes
Deflection Limits Proposals Fail During ICC Hearings
Ridgeview Capital Purchases Krosswood Doors
Rainwater Collapses Roof in McCleary
Crystal Pacific Likes View from this Window
TODAY’S BLOG: Survey Respondents Say Good Things about Housing
Special Series: DWM Visits Washington Nationals Park as AIA Approaches
Saint-Gobain First-Quarter 2012 Sales Increase 3.7 Percent; Flat Glass Sales Fall

May 4, 2012
Window Replacement Proposals Approved During Code Hearings
Energy Code Proposal G208-12 Disapproved by ICC
Pilkington to Lay Off in Ottawa Plant
Hansons Windows Columbus Expands, Assumes New Address
PGT Announces New Executive Appointments
AAMA Revises Field Testing Requirements for Newly Installed Fenestration Products
Special Series: USGNN.com™ Visits the Peace Building in Washington, D.C., as AIA Approaches

May 3, 2012
ICC Approves Revisions to Exterior Doors Section of Fire Safety Code
Net Sales for Georgia Gulf’s Building Products Segment Increases 19-Percent in First Quarter
PGT Net Sales Decrease in First Quarter
TODAY’S BLOG: The Power of Referrals!
Truth Hardware Hires New President and CEO
QuanexBuildingProducts Adds to Customer Service Team
AAMA Publishes Care and Handling Manual for Aluminum Products
Companies Fined for Failing to Notify Tenants About Lead Paint at Two New England Navy Bases

May 1, 2012
Veteran Millwork Employee Retires; Reflects on Industry Changes
Quality and Value Driving Growth in the Green Building Market, According to New SmartMarket Report
Loewen Windows Factory Will be Back at Full Capacity Today After Roof Fire
TODAY’S BLOG -Should we be Venting at Work?
AAMA’s Western Region Commits to Education and Engagement
Dana Perino to Provide Keynote at NAFCD & NBMDA Annual Convention

April 30, 2012
Yoho Tells Companies What Mistakes to Avoid
Fire at Loewen Windows
TODAY’S BLOG: Will Your New Dealers Sink or Swim?
Homeowners Can’t Understand Why a Solid Glass Patio Door Suddenly Ends up in a Million Pieces
Main StreetFirst Hosts Energy Fair
Former 84 Lumber CFO Launches $700M Fundraising Campaign
NARI Elects New Officers for 2012-2013

April 27, 2012
ANSI Hosts Exploratory Meeting for Energy Efficiency Standards Panel
Andersen Announces Executive Change at Silver Line Window Division
Gerkin Windows and Doors to Expand inSouth Sioux City
Report Expects U.S. Moulding Consumption Will Rebound in 2012
Remodeling Market Index Remains Relatively Flat in First Quarter
DMSi Software Joins NLBMDA’s Manufacturers and Services Council
Get Energy Efficient Windows and Doors

April 26, 2012
Cardinal Corp. Turns 50
Amesbury Acquisition Adds to Hardware Balance Offering
MI Windows and Doors Lawsuits Consolidated, Transferred toU.S.District Court, District of South Carolina
Report Estimates Growth in Glass Product Manufacturing Industry
Atlantic Millwork Corp. Recognized for Integrity from Marvin Sales Achievement
March Home Sales Decline From Upwardly Revised Earlier Pace

April 24, 2012
Former Window Company Owners Federally Indicted for Failing to Pay Taxes
Masonite Announces Acquisition of Algoma Hardwoods Inc.
TODAY’S BLOG: Presidential Race and Replacement Windows
William S. “Bill” Marvin Named to IDEA Hall of Fame
Delaware-Bred B.F. Rich Primed for an Expansion
MinnesotaCityReaches Out to Family Hit by Fatal Fire
Signs Change, but Lumber Company Remains
Tinted Windows that Generate Electricity

April 23, 2012
Lumber Products Files Chapter 11
Remodeling Recovery Expected to Strengthen by Year’s End
PPG Standing by Glass Business, for Now
Local Plant Announces They’re Hiring
TODAY’S BLOG: Cutting Costs to Survive
Wanda Angel Promoted to Brand Manager
Rep. Cantor’sSmall-BusinessTaxCutBillPassesHouse in 235-173 Vote
State Contractors Agency Disciplines 13 Businesses

April 20, 2012
View DWM’s European Photo Tour
What’s Ahead: An Economic Outlook
Builders First Source Reports First-Quarter Sales Increase Compared to Year Before
ASTM International Launches Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity
Pella Corp. Offers Electronic Recycling to its Communities
Minneapolis Glass Repair and Replacement Co. Celebrates Earth Day with a New Glass Recycling Program

April 19, 2012
View the April Newscast for News from U.S. and International Events
Global Industry Analysts Report Says Vinyl Windows Market to Reach 163 Million Units by 2017
TODAY’S BLOG: The Value Equation
Northeast Building Products Takes Corporate Wellness to the Extreme
Can Lean and ERP Work Together?
NLBMDA Welcomes Delay to NLRB Poster Rule
Home Builders Urge Congress to Provide Certainty and Permanency in Tax Code

April 17, 2012
Collins Presents Latest Market Data and Survival Tactics
Caldwell Acquires Advantage Manufacturing Assets
View DWM’s Fenestration Day Slideshow
– ANSI to Host Exploratory Meeting
NAHB Reports Single-Family Housing Starts Virtually Unchanged in March
TODAY’S BLOG: “Innovate or Suffocate”
Arauco Facility Issued FSC Certificates
Wood Chip Exports from Latin America Reach Record High, Reports Wood Resource Quarterly
FTC Action Halts Alleged Scam That Dangled the False Promise of ‘Free Gas for Life’ Then Charged Consumers for Unwanted E-Magazine Subscriptions

April 16, 2012
Panel Proves Communication Still Lacking Among Dealers and Manufacturers
Moulding and Millwork Joins NLBMDA’s Manufacturers and Services Council
TODAY’S BLOG: Why are the Simple Things the Hardest?
Builder Confidence Falls in April
Home Industry Showing Signs of Revival in Sheboygan County
Moulding and Millwork Producers Association Installs New Leadership
Builders FirstSource Floyd Sherman’s Pay Sinks by Over Half to $887K – cbl

April 13, 2012
Plavecsky Shares Creative Financing Options During Fenestration Day
Barr Offers Advice on Maximizing Dealer Networks
GE Capital Closes on $225 Million Asset-Based Loan for 84 Lumber Co.
Thermal Industries Announces New Web Development and Social Media Manager
Association Update: Marvin Windows CEO Says Dealers Busier than Last Year
New Hartville Hardware Opens
New England Landlords Face Fines for Failing to Notify Tenants about Lead Paint
HGTV’s Mike Holmes Offers Support of Building Safety Month

April 12, 2012
Crowe Opens Fenestration Day with Optimistic Forecast
Experts Provide Updates on Green Claims and Certification Programs
Code Consultant Charles Everly Dies
TODAY’S BLOG: I Never Got This Far in My Dreams
Associated Materials Bonds Dive as Loss Grows: Corporate Finance
DOE Announces Funding for Small Business Innovation Research
FeneTech to Host Second Glass Processing Automation Days
Couple Sues Champion Window for Breach of Contract
New Menards Store Set to Open April 17

April 10, 2012
Is Tax Time a Way to Gain More Window Sales?
Manufacturer Finds Success in Niche Markets
Merrill Rebuilds from Tornado that Touched Down One Year Ago Today
TODAY’S BLOG: Guest Blog: Creative Thinking, Bad and Good
D.C. Circuit: Limit for OSHA Violations Is Six Months, Not Five Years
Second Wind-Driven Fire in as Many Days Taxes Firefighters

April 9, 2012
New CEO at Champion; Company Remains Profitable
PPG to Lay Off 2,000
DOE Seeks Reviewers for Building Technologies Program
TODAY’S BLOG: The R-5 Program
AUSTRALIA — Coalition Urged to Increase Home Energy Ratings
SPONSORED LINK: Western Window Systems Offers Series 2600 Multi-Slide Doors and Windows
Working to Seal the Deal on Couple’s Windows
Russian Log Exports Down, According to Recent Report
View the Digital Edition of April DWM

April 6, 2012
Industry Provides Information and Education on Window Safety
EPA Fines Violators of the RRP Rule
Sunset Installs New Line Due to Increasing Demand
A Lubbock Business Has Been Repairing Several Broken Glass Windows and Doors
Looking Back: Local Man Reflects on Former Family Industry
USGBC to Revamp the LEED Program
Lumber Company’s Secret is Staying Competitive

April 5, 2012
Teel Plastics Sells Pultrusion Division
OSHA Orders New Jersey Window Company to Reinstate Whistleblower
EU Commission Fines Nine Hardware Companies €86 Million for Price-Fixing
Fenestration Day 2012 is Just One Week Away; Now Includes Dealer Focus
China Glass Bigger, More International Than Past Years
Truckload Carriers Honored for Outstanding Service to Pella Corp.
McDermott Advises ProBuild Holdings on $505 Million Recapitalization
101 Housing Markets on Improving List in April

April 3, 2012
U.S.Customs Proposes Rule Regarding Imports
TODAY’S BLOG: Guest Blog: It’s Time to Talk Safety
Vision House Exhibit to Open at Epcot’s Innoventions on Earth Day
NAHB Reports Creative and Cost Savings Measures Reflected in New Design Trends
Active Aggressive: Holistic Green Home Building Movement Coming to America
Kentucky Tornado Tax Relief Bill Gets Final Passage

April 2, 2012
Adoption of 2012 IgCC Will Mean Stricter Performance Requirements for the Industry
Alexandria Moulding Acquires Royal Woodworking Co. Ltd.
MI Windows and Doors Named Top Manufacturer of R-5 Windows for 2011
TODAY’S BLOG: Can We Win The Energy War?
China Reported as the World’s Largest Importer of Softwood Lumber and Logs
Iowa’s Federal Court of Appeals Decision in Bad Faith Case Favors Insurer

March 30, 2012
Major Changes Announced for Windows Volume Purchase Program
Atrium Corp. Appoints Senior Vice President of Operations
TODAY’S BLOG: Comfort is King
New Business Excels
Hullco Makes Major Donation to Habitat ReStore
Pella Promotes National Window Safety Week, April 1 – 7

March 29, 2012
Verification Program Unveiled at NFRC; Manufacturers Pose Numerous Questions
Masonite Announces Acquisition of Baillargeon Doors Inc.
ICC Publishes 2012 IgCC
TODAY’S BLOG: Guest Blog: Hitting the Root of the Trend in a European Door and Window Tech Tour
Andersen Corp. Announces Fleet Conversion to Natural Gas
Door Opens for 75 Jobs in Sugarcreek
Hurd Named ‘Exporter of the Year’ by ThinkGlobal Inc.
Sen. Chuck Schumer Tours Crystal Windows Facility

-March 27, 2012
Expert Offers Picture of Millwork Market; Learn about Global Issues and Areas of Opportunity
TODAY’S BLOG: Focus While Driving 
Guardian Board Names New Chairman  
NAHB Identifies Top Counties for Residential Remodeling
Builders Say Home Upgrades Going Strong
EPA Cites Realty Company for Violating Federal Law on Notice of Lead-Based Paint Hazards

March 26, 2012
Fenestration Day Nears; Additional Panelists and Sponsors Announced
For Mouldings, Business is Picking Up
TODAY’S BLOG: Hooray for Making Money and Sharing Ideas
AAMA’s Vinyl Material Council Publishes Sustainability White Paper
New-Home Sales Decline 1.6 Percent in February
Canada and U.S. Lumber Producers for 2011 Show Modest Growth and Ongoing Consolidation
Thermal Industries Announces New Vice President of Operations

March 23, 2012
Expert Encourages Companies to Consider Exporting
FSC Says More Work Needed on LEED 2012
Caldwell Celebrates 2,000 Days of Safety in its Southeast Distribution Center
Champion to Expand Market
NAHB Reports Housing Starts Decline 1.1 Percent in February
Canton Lumber Firm Thrives After Housing Tumble
Grand Woodworking Opens in Naples, Fla.
Atlantic Remodeling Company Opens Fifth Office

March 22, 2012
Soft-Lite President Divulges Further Details Regarding Gorell Purchase
Expert Advises Moulding Companies on Market Update and Areas of Opportunity
Attendees Flock to Germany Seeking Fenestration Innovation
Truseal to Provide Uninterrupted Service After Storm Damage; Customers Asked to give Six Days Lead Time
Labor Department Announces Grants for Laid-Off Andersen Workers
MI Windows and Doors Receives SHARP Recertification From OSHA
AAMA Requests Openness and Transparency in Regulatory Process
Builders FirstSource Opens New Location Serving Austin and Central Texas

-March 20, 2012
Soft-Lite Gorell to Keep Gorell Retail Store in Indiana, Pa.; Will Honor Ongoing Gorell Customer Warranties
Collins Products, Jeld-Wen Plants Fined for Air Quality Permit Violations over Equipment Testing
Fensterbau Opens Tomorrow in Nuremberg
TODAY’S BLOG: What Would You Rather Do?
Ply Gem Reports 2011 Net Sales Increase; Decrease in Operating Income
NAHB Reports Builder Confidence Unchanged in March
Home Builders Hopeful for Better Year
Power Home Remodeling Group Named 2011 Ideal Employer
Green Building Experts to Present During Virtual Tradeshow

March 19, 2012
Codes, Standards, Market Will Drive Disclosure of Product LCA
Masonite International Corporation Announces Completion of Offering of $100 Million 8 ¼% Senior Notes Due 2021
TODAY’S BLOG: Employment, Housing Stats and the Mild Winter
Area Businesses Donate New Windows to Westfield YWCA
BUILDEX Returns to Edmonton as Largest Industry Event
Louisiana-Pacific Names Curt Stevens as New CEO
Newest Candidate for 18th District Seat No Stranger to Politics

March 16, 2012
Truseal Technologies’ Kentucky Facility Damaged by Severe Weather
– Sunrise Windows Makes Dealer Training a High Priority
Lisec Reports Sales Increase in 2011; Looks Forward to Year Ahead
Dun-Rite Window and Door Co. Takes Steps to Boost Web Presence
ALSC Approves New Design Values for Southern Pine Dense and NonDense Lumber
Simonton Windows Promotes Lead Safety for National Poison Prevention Week
When One Lumber Yard Closes, Another Opens the Door

March 15, 2012
Keep Up With the Latest Green Building Standards
Champion Windows to Close in Fort Wayne
TODAY’S BLOG: Are You a Customer Service Champion?
Break-Up Pays Off for Fortune Brands Executives
NAHB Reports 99 Housing Markets Show Improvement in March
Changes to Ontario Building Code Affect Energy Performance Requirements
Menards Hardware Store Reinventing Its Look

March 13, 2012
Industry Responds to New LEED Draft; Wood Certification and PVC Issues Elicit Feedback
TODAY’S BLOG: Review Your Sales Techniques
ProBuild Morgantown, W. Va., Celebrates Grand Opening

Americans are Improving the Energy Efficiency of their Homes, but not with Windows
Survey Takers Expect Remodeling/Replacement to Comprise the Majority of Work
Serious Execs Change Roles

March 12, 2012
Industry Weighs in on New ENERGY STAR Document
– New App Can Help Renovators Comply with Lead Rule
NFRC Requests Participants’ Comments on IVP Program Documents
– Men Use Forklift to Get Tires Back From Regency Windows Van
Homeowner Seeks Damages from Bostik

March 9, 2012
DWM March Newscast Hones in on Legislative Issues
– WDMA Announces New Leadership Team
TODAY’S BLOG: Good News, Volume I
Fourth Quarter Indices Show Optimistic Outlook for Apartment and Condominium Market
Window World Winner Sees Finished Prize
New WinDoor Floor Plan to Provide Improved Trade Show Experience

March 8, 2012
EPA Rep Gives Lead Paint Enforcement Update
– Pennsylvania Governor Visits ViWinco; Praises Company’s Contribution to Community
Fortune Brands Home & Security Named to FORTUNE Magazine’s List of “World’s Most Admired Companies”
Iowa Students Invited to Explore Engineering at Pella Corporation
– Sapa Signs Technology Agreement with Japanese Kobe Steel
The Home Depot and USGBC Launch Database of Green Building Products
TODAY’S BLOG: Working to Stay Focused on all Your Product Lines
Study Forecasts Growth for Wood Plastics Composites in Europe

March 6, 2012
Congressional Members Speak to Association Execs Today and Lament “Over Regulation”
Book Your Room Now for Fenestration Day for Discounted Rates
TODAY’S BLOG: Marketing Radar
Quanex First Quarter Net Sales Down 4 Percent from a Year Ago
AAMA Supports Legislation to Restore “Opt-Out” Provision in LRRP Regulations
Crystal Products Featured On “Flipping Boston”
Power Home Remodeling Group Recognized for Customer Service

March 5, 2012
Crystal Windows Owner Launches Crystal Pacific
OBC Updates Include Energy Performance Changes
TODAY’S BLOG:  Hands On Education
Atrium Companies Inc. to Become Atrium Corporation
Hansons Windows Donates Window Work to Ronald McDonald House of Detroit
Home Builders Announce Housing Finance System Reform Plan

March 2, 2012
Legislation Introduced to Change LRRP Rule; Would Restore Opt-Out Clause
improveit! 360 Sponsors Fenestration Day
Masonite Reports Net Sales Increase for 2011 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
– Window Maker Andersen Looks to Natural-Gas Fueled Fleet
–  Milgard Among 50 Most Engaged Workplaces for 2011
Industry Companies Receive ENERGY STAR Recognitions
Associated Materials Appoints Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Rogers to Speak at Glass Performance Days China

March 1, 2012
AAMA Group Aims to Join Other Associations to Study Optical Distortion
Winchester Offers Comment on FTC Decision
Quanex Sponsors Fenestration Day
TODAY’S BLOG:  It All Comes Down to Marketing
Marvin Named First Company in BAM Hall of Fame
Door, Window and Skylight Executives Request Extension of Energy Efficient Tax Credit

February 28, 2012
Window and Glass Industries Join Together to Pursue LCA
AAMA Conference Continues with Vinyl Update
AAMA Celebrates in Style
Precision Doors was Started to Focus on Customer Needs
TODAY’S BLOG:  Transparent Communications
AMD Seeks ANSI Approval of SHED Standard
NBMDA and NAFCD Co-Sponsor Employee Compensation Study

February 27, 2012
Air-Tite Home Products to Close
AAMA Celebrates 75 Years in Naples
AAMA Tackles Security Hazard Mitigation
PGT Reports Net Sales Decrease for 2011 Fourth Quarter
TODAY’S BLOG:Show and Tell
NAHB Reports New-Home Sales Virtually Flat in January
Mike Holmes: Boo Hoo, Get These Windows Some Tissues

February 24, 2012
Serious Energy Looking for New Owner for Chicago Plant
Former AMD President Richard Herbert McGraw Passes Away
TODAY’S BLOG:What’s Different about 2012?
GUEST BLOG: Weighing in on FTC Decision
Parr Lumber Named Materials Supplier of the Year
Window World Sponsors Mission for Veterans Airlift Command
NFRC Spring Meeting to Include Special Tour Opportunity

February 23, 2012
Window Companies Settle with FTC Over Deceptive Energy Efficiency and Cost Claims
Eastern Millwork Location in Bayonne Will Likely Open Within a Year
LS Building Owner Continues Work
TODAY’S BLOG: Guest Blog – Weighing in on FTC Decision
Housing Affordability Reaches Record Level as Tight Credit Conditions Impede Housing Market
Man Caught in Parr Lumber Burglary inHillsboroGets 5 Years in Prison
Homeowners Challenge HOA Over Replacement Window Selection

February 21, 2012
Window Companies Settle with FTC Over Deceptive Energy Efficiency and Cost Claims
Triple Glazing Takes Center Stage at GANA Conference
Eastern Millwork Location inBayonneWill Likely Open Within a Year
LS Building Owner Continues Work
TODAY’s BLOG: Guest Blog – Weighing in on FTC Decision
Housing Affordability Reaches Record Level as Tight Credit Conditions Impede Housing Market
Man Caught in Parr Lumber Burglary inHillsboro Gets 5 Years in Prison
Homeowners Challenge HOA Over Replacement Window Selection

February 21, 2012
NFRC Helps Retailers Keep Consumers Informed
Canadian Fund Manager Acquires Portion of Novatech
Roto Frank of America Receives Performance Award from Parent Company
Attleboro Factories Get Back to Work
Company Closing Gibson City Lumberyard
– NorQuest Offers Business Solutions for the Intercultural Workplace
TODAY’S BLOG:  Be Prepared to Sell
A Look at the People Behind the Numbers in Area Business

February 17, 2012
EPA Rep Gives Picture of Current and Future Energy Star Market
Crystal Pacific Establishes Itself
– Window Maker Andersen Defers Profit Sharing for Third Straight Year
– Lumberyard Owner Offers Reward for Info on Theft
– Housing Starts Inch Upward
– Builders First Source Boosts Annual Sales by 31 Percent
– S&P Revises Ply Gem Industries Outlook to Positive
– More Video from Builders’ Show
– Home Automation: Central Iowa Company Works on Technology to Help You Save Energy While You’re Away

February 16, 2012
EPA Offers Energy Star Windows Verification to Additional Certification Bodies
Reports Suggest Omniglass Plant Not Likely to Reopen
Adhesive Applications Adds Expanded Manufacturing Facility
TODAY’S BLOG:Thoughts on the Plight of Gorell Windows
Deering to Acquire Part of NEBM
Builder Confidence Increases for Fifth Consecutive Month in February

February 14, 2012
Full-Speed Ahead
Hansons Windows Announces New Vice President of Marketing
Hurd Among 53 Nominees for 2011 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards
Green Homes Market Expected to Increase Five-Fold by 2016, Study Says
Associations Announce Keynote Speakers for Spring Conference

February 13, 2012
View the February Newscast
IBS 2012 Slideshow
NT Window Sponsors Social Media Session During Fenestration Day
Windows Reveal the True Housing Market
A Window Into Weathering the Recession
Adco Global in Early Stages of Sale Process
TODAY’S BLOG: Learn From Your Elders
NAHB Foresees Measured Growth in Residential Remodeling

February 10, 2012
Gorell Windows and Doors Placed into Receivership
Federal Reserve Chairman Addresses Housing Concerns During IBS 2012
-TODAY’S BLOG: My Famous List
Bank Seizes Regency Windows’ Assets, Company Closes its Doors
Aldergrove Window Factory Closes
AGC FY2011 Net Income Down 22.6 Percent


-February 9, 2012
IBS Kicks off with Glass, Doors and More
Companies Show Off Latest Styles in Doors; Decorative Glass is a Focal Point
Exhibitors Showcase Latest Innovations, from Hardware to Doors and More
Deceuninck North America Sponsors Fenestration Day
Furloughs for Workers atPella’s Ill., Window Plant
– Consumers, Officials Still in the Dark about Fate of Window Company
– U.S.Reaches Mortgage Settlement with Top Banks
Home Builders Applaud Menendez Bill to Restore the Flow of Credit for Home Building

February 7, 2012
IBS Starts Tomorrow: Whether You Are Going or Staying Home Find Out What’s on Display
VIG Technology Could Allow for Greater Window-to-Wall Ratio
Titan Environmental Services Fined for Lead Violations
TODAY’S BLOG: Are You Smart Enough to Lie?
Vision Hires Operations Manager
Double-Pane Windows Can Melt More Than Vinyl Siding
More Cities Join the List of Improving Housing Markets

February 6, 2012
Industry Remembers Dariush Arasteh
IGMA General Meeting Offers More LCA Discussion, Safety Presentations
Amesbury Opens New Extruded Products Manufacturing Facility
Masonite Pittsburg Plant to Add More than 65 New Jobs
TODAY’S BLOG: Networking to Your Potential
Fortune Brands Home & Security Grows Sales in Q4 and Full Year 2011
84 Lumber President Celebrates B-Day With Celebs
Polyera Poised to Enable Windows That Act as Solar Panels

February 3, 2012
DOE Gains Feedback in Volume Purchase Strategy Session
New Research Committee, VIG Share Limelight at IGMA General Meeting
Guardian DeWitt Float Plant Back in Production Following Leak
Window Nation Offers Help to Regency Windows Customers
– SFI Announces RFP for Conservation Partnerships
– WDMA Offers Webinars on Updated Architectural Door Standards
– AAMA Prepares for Annual Meeting; Residential Green Certification Nears Completion

February 2, 2012
Will Obama Plan Usher in a Housing Recovery?
– FeneTech Signs On as Fenestration Day Sponsor
TODAY’S BLOG: My Day with Joseph
Eastman Officials Expect Solutia Acquisition to Increase Growth Rate inAsiaPacific
Malvern Engineers Marketing High-Tech Storm Windows
SPIB Addresses Questions about New Design Values
U.S. Demand for Wood-Plastic Composite and Plastic Lumber to Reach $5.4 Billion in 2015

January 31, 2012
Window Manufacturer Harnesses the Sun for Plant’s Electricity
AGC Glass Company North America Announces Intention to Restart Idled Float Line
Glass Leak Disrupts Guardian Plant
Unsecured Ducana Creditors Out of Luck
Nanaimo-Area Firms Rally to the Assistance of Victims of Fatal Fire
PPG Global Color Experts Share Color Trend Observations
TODAY’S BLOG: Innovation Provides the Spark for Growth
Marvin Names Brett Boyum VP of Marketing
Why Have Banks Really Tightened Lending Standards?

January 30, 2012
What You Need to Know about 2011 NAFS
Help for Regency Windows Customers Left Out in the Cold
Employee Accused of Bilking $250k from 84 Lumber
TODAY’S BLOG -Selling is Easy!
EPA Requests Input in Revising ENERGY STAR Document
BLS Reports Mass Layoffs in December Increases 52 Percent from November

January 27, 2012
Calculate Carbon Benefits of Wood Easily
DWM Magazine Announces Educational Sessions for Fenestration Day™
Company Collected Deposits, Then Closed
Eastman to Acquire Solutia
Remodeling Market Index Rises to Five-Year High
IBHS Helps Build Stronger, Safer St. Jude Dream Home
10 GreenBuildingPredictions for 2012 from Earth Advantage Institute
NAHB Show Goes from Four to Three Days in 2013
Pella’s 2012 Pro Expos Underway

January 26, 2012
Atrium Confirms Hiring Illegal Workers; Will Pay DHS $2 Million
President’s Energy Efficiency Incentive Proposal Faces Skepticism among Industry Professionals
Master Lock Highlighted in State of the Union Address for Moving Jobs Back toU.S.
Minnesota’s ‘Green’ Glass Efforts Keep Solidifying
NLBMDA Releases 2012 National Policy Agenda for the Building Supply Industry
Woman Claims Neighbor’s Energy Efficient Windows Are Melting Her Toyota Prius

January 24, 2012
Moulding and Millwork Market Faces Challenges Similar to Windows
Regency Windows Slated to Reopen Under New Owner, Lawyer Says
InVenice, Rick Santorum Talks Jobs and Vows to Stick out the Race
Thompson Creek Windows Named to 2012 SmartCEO Future 50 List
TODAY’S BLOG: “Are You Selling or Taking Orders?”
Some Bright Signs, But Housing Market Still Shaky
New Construction Builds Interest in Brown County Home Expo
BLS Reports Decline in Producer Price Index for Finished Goods

January 23, 2012
Software Suppliers Report Growth: Does This Trickle Down to their Customers
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Rises up From Recession
Home Grown:SuperiorWindows & Doors
TODAY’s BLOG: It’s Competitive Out There
Kenneth F. Yarosh Named 2012 ASTM International Chairman of the Board
– AMD to Host Spring Education Seminar and Plant Tour
Get Your House in Order
– F.W. Sullivan’s Windows Victim of Ravens-Patriots Fan Dispute

January 20, 2012
What Makes Western Window a “Manufacturing Marvel”?
NAHB Reports Single-Family Housing Starts Rise in December; Builder Confidence Remains Up
ProBuild Hosts Grand Opening of Altoona, Pa., Location
MI Donates to Habitat for Humanity
Leading Economist to Keynote Fenestration Day

January 19, 2012
Recent Hurricane Study Gleans Surprising Results
SolarWindow Coating on Glass Could Generate 300 Percent Energy Savings over Rooftop Systems
-TODAY’S BLOG: Kicking Butt
Quanex Building Products Invests in Business Development
Ken Pitts Named Plant Manager for Amesbury Extruded Products
Kuiken Brothers Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Lumber Industry
Leading Economist to Keynote Fenestration Day
NWDA to Host Annual Winter Meeting

January 17, 2012
Crystal Windows Owner Launches Crystal Pacific
2012 and Beyond; NAHB Economist Weighs in on What to Expect
One Plant Closes, Another One Opens
– TODAY’S BLOG: Nothing Happens Until Somebody Sells Something
WDMA Releases 2012 National Policy Agenda for the Window, Door and Skylight Industry
Renewal by Andersen Names Hamden’s Hank Betzner Sales Leader in 2011
N.C. Lumberyard Shooting Suspect Dies
The Payroll Tax Cut Extension: How It Affects the Average American

January 13, 2012
American Dream is Alive and Well; NAHB Wants Politicians to Keep it that Way
Gunman Kills 3, Wounds 1 at NC Lumber Company
ALSC Makes Some Decisions on Southern Pine
EPA Cracks Down on Lead Paint Violations in New England
McCoy’s Building Supply Founder Emmett McCoy Dies
-TODAY’S BLOG: Allow Me to Introduce Myself
Bystronic Announces New Representation in Western Canada
Polymera Brings 60 Million Pound WPC Compounding Facility On-Line
Guardian to Sponsor IGMA Meetings

January 12, 2012
Expiry of Energy Codes Could Affect Industry
Republic Windows Case Gets Fast-Tracked
GERMANY – Bystronic glass to Reorganize, Cut Positions, Partner with Hegla
Master Lock Hailed by Obama for ‘Insourcing’
Today’s Blog:Prospective Client Attraction-How Good is Your Website?
Thermal Industries Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Home Depot in Joplin Reopens Amid Questions
84 Lumber Closes its Doors
Thousands Lost in Midtown Copper Theft
IRS Writes New Accounting Rules for Asset Repairs
1,000 Doors by Choi Jeong-Hwa

January 10, 2012
Clear Choice USA and Window Depot Operate on a Different Type of Model
Alside Expands with Opening of 100th Supply Center
Amesbury to Get SHARP
ProBuild Names Robert Marchbank CEO
Paul K. Smith Named President of Hafele America Company
NFRC Moves from Three Annual Meetings to Two
-TODAY’S BLOG: Good News for the Year Ahead

January 9, 2012
How One Distributor is Bucking the Trends and Finding Success
Many Ducana Employees Dedicated
Lumberyard Revamps IT System with Rugged Tablet PCs
List of Improving Housing Markets Nearly Doubles in January
Roger H. Emanuel Passes Away
Today’s Blog:A Better Wayto Hire
Mansion Made of Glass Goes for a Steal at $14.1m… Reduced from $45m Asking Price (But Owner Won’t Get Much Privacy)

January 6, 2012
 January Newscast Highlights Top Five Stories of the Year
– DWM’s Green Awards—View a Nominee in the Supplier Category
– Builders Applaud Fed Report on Housing
– Be Part of High-Performance Windows Strategy Session
TODAY’S BLOG:Guest Blog: Did you Make a New Year’s Resolution?
– Answer DWM Magazine’s Latest Poll

January 5, 2012
Industry in Review: Plant Closures, Layoffs and Expansions in 2011
Superseal Realigns Manufacturing and Distribution Operations
ForestFire Destroys Arauco Plywood Mill
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Feature Pella Products
DMC Moves in with Superfici
Today’s Blog: Canvassing … The ‘New’ Lead Generator?
$20,000 Reward Offered in Lumberyard Arson Cases

January 3, 2012
  – Fire Causes Major Damage at Omniglass Plant
Hurd to Partner with Vista Pointe
Uniboard USA to Sell MDF and Particleboard Mills
Vinylite Windows Becomes VECTOR
Crews Battle Second Suspicious Fire at Lumberyard
Realtors Identify Exterior Replacement Projects as Best Investment for Homeowners
Guest Blog: Mind your Business