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WDMA, NLBMDA Back Legislation That Helps Industry

Dec 21st, 2015


The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) welcome action completed late last week by Congress  and President Obama that will benefit building-products dealers and fenestration manufacturers. The legislation (H.R. 2029) had strong bipartisan support and includes the permanent extension of the Section 179 deduction, multi-year extensions of […]

Kasich Stresses Job Preparation in Call with Industry Coalition

Dec 18th, 2015

Ohio Governor and republican presidential candidate John Kasich.

A coalition of manufacturing and construction industry members recently had its fourth opportunity to pick the brain of another presidential candidate. Last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined an ongoing teleforum to discuss his policies with industry associations and business owners. The National Association of Manufacturers, Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors of […]

View’s Tinianov to Give Window and Glass a Voice in HPD Process

Dec 17th, 2015

Brandon Tinianov is a voice for windows when it comes to health product declarations.

Now is the time to get the glass industry more involved in the Health Product Declaration (HPD) movement. That’s according to one of its new board members. Brandon Tinianov, vice president of business development at View Glass, was recently elected to HPD Collaborative’s board of directors. He is now helping guide the organization, which supports HPD advancement. An […]

December Newscast: Blooperama!

Dec 15th, 2015

DWM’s December newscast covers the recent Greenbuild conference in Washington, D.C., but stick around for our annual blooper reel. It highlights (lowlights?) the hilarious gaffes made by DWM’s staff over the course of the year. Enjoy! Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

PPI: Flat Glass Prices Stay Still in November

Dec 14th, 2015


Flat glass prices remained stagnant in November after increasing 0.3 percent in October, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. According to the report, flat glass prices are up 6.1 percent from November of last year. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices […]

How the Dow-DuPont Merger Affects the Door and Window Industry

Dec 11th, 2015


The $130 billion mega-merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont instantly establishes a major player in the building-products industry. The deal should close in the second half of 2016. When it does, it will create a huge company, DowDuPont, with global holdings that span chemicals, agriculture, materials, electronics and much more. Within 18-24 months of the merger’s close, DowDuPont plans to split into three […]

PGT Executives Talk Long-Term Strategy

Dec 10th, 2015


Florida-based PGT Inc. is celebrating its 35-year anniversary with the highest annual sales in the company’s history. According to a recent press release, its sales surpassed $372 million this week. The Acquisition On November 30, 2015 the company announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Orlando, Fla.-based WinDoor Inc. for approximately $102 million. […]

Report: Prices Rise for Door and Window Installation Services

Dec 8th, 2015

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The market for door and window installation services has seen prices go up thanks to more construction activity, according to IBISWorld’s 2015 Window and Door Installation Services Report. Based on the report’s methodology, door and window installation services have a buyer power score of 3.4 out of 5. That means buyers have moderate power, which […]

Ted Cruz Talks Economic Growth with Industry Coalition

Dec 7th, 2015

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Small businesses are “the backbone of the country.” That was again the recurring theme as a third presidential candidate addressed a joint coalition of construction, manufacturing and other trade  associations in a teleforum last week. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the latest candidate to speak on a call hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers, […]

The Top 7 Causes of Workplace Injuries

Dec 3rd, 2015


While every sub-sector in the construction and manufacturing industries has its own unique safety concerns, most of them share similar risks on the job—moving objects, handling sharp or heavy materials, and elevation changes, among others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its 2014 data on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from […]