Category Archives: News

Fortune Brands Posts Growth; Including Doors and Windows Segment

February 7, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. announced third quarter 2013 results which included a net sales increase of 24 percent year-over-year to $1.125 billion. The company raised its expected annual sales growth to 15-16 percent. “We continue to leverage our … FULL STORY >>

Tru Tech Doors Hits a Production Milestone

February 6, 2014

Tru Tech Doors in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, has now produced its one millionth steel door. The staff celebrated the milestone at Tru Tech’s head office in Vaughan. John Careri, president and founder of Tru Tech Doors, presented the 36-inch wide … FULL STORY >>

AAMA Updates Specification for Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Doors

February 6, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released AAMA 925-13, Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, which determines the ability of a side-hinged door system to remain operable following the application of a vertical load along … FULL STORY >>

AMD Show a Harbinger of Full Recovery

February 6, 2014

What a difference a year makes. The mood at this year’s annual convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) was hopeful buoyed by an increase in attendance, sales and market activity throughout the country. The association celebrated its 49th … FULL STORY >>

Masonite International Corp. Announces Preliminary 2013 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Results

February 6, 2014

Masonite International Corp. (“Masonite”) announced preliminary results for the full year and the fourth quarter ended December 29, 2013. In reporting the data, Fred Lynch, president and CEO, called 2013 “a critical year in Masonite’s business transformation.” “The strategic tuck-in … FULL STORY >>

LaCantina Doors Launches New Builder’s Program

February 6, 2014

LaCantina Doors announced the launch of its new builder’s program which the company says was designed specifically to meet the needs of developers and production homebuilders. Tim Kelting, sales manager says, “We understand the needs and requirements of the production … FULL STORY >>

Consumers Digest Names Best Buys for Doors

February 6, 2014

Consumers Digest named its “Best Buys” for entry doors in its July-August issue. The magazine chose Best Buys in three categories: steel and fiberglass entry doors, as well as aluminum storm doors. According to the article, “All Best Buy selections … FULL STORY >>

AAMA Releases Multipoint Locking Hardware Standard for Side-Hinged Doors

February 6, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently published a North America standard for multipoint locking hardware for side-hinged door systems. AAMA 909-13, Voluntary Specification for Cycle Performance and Testing of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Multipoint Locking Hardware, establishes a minimum performance … FULL STORY >>