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January Newscast: That’s A Wrap From IBS

Jan 22nd, 2016

DWM’s January newscast covers the final day of the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. We check out the latest products from ODL, MasterGrain and much more. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

IBS Day 3: When One Door Opens …

Jan 21st, 2016

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The International Builders’ Show (IBS) wrapped up its three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center with attendees expressing positive feelings about the gathering – and the construction industry. “This booth has been a complete success,” said Ximena Rojas of Panda Windows. “We’ve just had one customer after another come by.” “We’re non-stop,” said Brandon […]

Builders’ Show Day Two: Doors and More

Jan 20th, 2016

DWM’s video coverage of the International Builders’ Show today includes more door trends and styles. Our editors also took a look at sliding doors and a new window and door brand. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Builders’ Show Day One: Checking in with Some Top Companies

Jan 19th, 2016

DWM’s first day of Builders’ show video coverage starts off with products from two major door manufacturers. We also caught up with Marvin and PlyGem about their latest news and innovations. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

IBS Day 1: Live From Las Vegas …

Jan 19th, 2016

Marvin's large booth featured its Ultimate Multi-Slide Door.

The 72nd International Builders’ Show (IBS) opened today at the Las Vegas Convention Center with a little star power and a lot of door and window products. Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno gave the opening ceremonies a humorous spin. He was followed by a performance from  Rhythm Extreme, a musical group that creates impromptu beats using oil drums, trash cans, […]

PPI: Flat Glass Prices Finish 2015 Notably Higher Than 2014

Jan 15th, 2016


Flat glass prices jumped nearly a full percent in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. According to the report, prices increased 0.9 percent for the month and are up 5.6 percent from December of 2014. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling […]

Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

Jan 14th, 2016


There’s plenty of building to be done in 2016, and construction firms throughout the United States are prepared to grow the sector’s workforce to meet the demand. According to survey results from the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) annual industry hiring and business outlook, 71 percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2016 as […]

Carly Fiorina Talks Deregulation in Call With Industry Coalition

Jan 11th, 2016


Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina wants small businesses in this country to survive and thrive. “You guys are the job creators of our nation,” Fiorina told a coalition of building sector associations during a recent presidential teleforum. “Our economy depends on you.” The former technology executive was the latest candidate to take part in the teleforum series hosted […]

Energy Star Working On Specifications for Storm Windows

Jan 8th, 2016


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is working on a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, which are also called storm windows. It has released a framework document for consideration. The framework document is now available for review and can be found here. Beginning in 2009, exterior and interior storm […]

Paradigm Window Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Jan 7th, 2016


Paradigm Window Solutions, a manufacturer of custom vinyl windows in the Northeast, has been acquired by Cleveland-based private equity firm CapitalWorks. Terms of the deal, the fourth for CapitalWorks in the past 12 months, were not disclosed. According to CapitalWorks, the key to the acquisition is the continuing participation of former Simonton Building Products president and COO John Brunett […]