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ANSI Standard for Steel Doors and Frames Reaccredited

The reaccreditation of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) A250, “Steel Doors and Frames,” has been approved, according to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). According to a report from ANSI, the reaccreditation was approved at the direction of ANSI’s Executive Standards … FULL STORY >>

Masonite International Announces Restructuring of Israel Subsidiary

Masonite International Corp. announced that the Board of Directors of Masonite Israel Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masonite International Corp., decided to voluntarily seek a Stay of Proceedings from the Israeli courts in an attempt to restructure the business. The … FULL STORY >>

U.S. Entry Door Market to Experience Growth into 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study shows growth of more than 10 percent for the entry door market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center … FULL STORY >>

Steps to Creating a Great Showroom

Door and window dealers say showrooms are vital for their business. According to Brad Johnson, vice president of marketing at Therma-Tru, dealer support is top priority for entry door manufacturers—and this includes helping them develop a showroom that wows. “We … FULL STORY >>

Are you a Fast Growing Door Dealer?

Door and Window Market magazine (DWM) will once again feature its fastest growing dealers in the June-July issue. If you are a door and/or window dealer who has posted impressive growth from 2012 to 2013 and is on track for … FULL STORY >>

Why Entry Doors Could Help Expand your Window Business

While many window companies sell patio doors, when it comes to swinging or entry doors, sometimes companies view this as a “foreign object.” DWM spoke to Eric Dotson, business development manager at Therma-Tru Corp. and two companies that started out … FULL STORY >>

Therma-Tru Introduces Online Education Center

Therma-Tru Corp. has launched an online education center for builders, contractors, dealers and fabricators that provides access to product information at www.thermatru.com/learning. The free interactive tool includes three featured sections, product knowledge quizzes and a chance to win prizes. “Education … FULL STORY >>

Tru Tech Doors: “This is the Year We Grow”

The expansion of Tru Tech Doors is just another example that things are looking up for many door and window manufacturers. The company is expanding production capabilities at its Fredericksburg, Va., plant. “We have taken on another building in the … FULL STORY >>

Door-Stop Acquired by Masonite International for $50 Million USD

Nottinghamshire, U.K.-based door manufacturer Door-Stop International has been acquired by Canadian trade buyer Masonite International Corp. for £30 million British pounds ($50 million USD) in a deal advised by Clearwater Corporate Finance. Established in 2008, Door-Stop is a U.K. manufacturer … FULL STORY >>

LaCantina Doors Receives “Best of Houzz” Award for Second Year

For the second consecutive year, LaCantina Doors was named a “Best of Houzz” winner in 2014 by Houzz, an online platform for residential remodeling and design. The company was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly Houzz users. LaCantina … FULL STORY >>