2011 News Archive

December 27, 2011
- -Cardinal Employee Found Dead at Portage Plant
-Senator Visits a Window Plant and Discusses Timely Issues
- Jeld-Wen Imposing Seasonal Layoffs
- Loewen Expands With New Showrooms
- Waynesburg Lumberyard Destroyed In Fire
 Shawn Hannux Joins Erdman
- New Home Sales Continue to Rise
- AAMA Releases Revised Specifications for Secondary Storm Products
- DWM’s Green Awards—View a Nominee in the Supplier Category

December 20, 2011
-Amesbury Acquires Overland Products
- IGMA Seminar Focuses on Best Practices, Codes
- Keeping in Check; Webinar Focuses on RRP Enforcement and Compliance
- NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use
- FrontLine Building Products Purchases Assets of GW Millwork
- Canadian Manufacturer Starts Production from New Facility
- Cleveland Companies Recycle Wood from Condemned Homes into Useful Products
- Woodgrain Millwork is a Product Finalist for Home Depot Innovation Award
- After 90 Years, Mizell Lumber in Kensington Shutting Doors
- DWM’s Green Awards—View a Nominee in the R-5/Supplier Category
- New-Home Production Rises 9.3 Percent in November
- Builder Confidence Rises for the Third Consecutive Month

December 13, 2011
- Schield Family Brands Facility Closure to Affect More than 500 Employees
- Fourth Quarter Sales Up for Quanex
- Window Company to Expand
- Arkema Inc. Commissions CVD Flat Glass Process at Hebei Yingxin Glass Group
- ProBuild to Close Smyrna Store
- View the December DWM Newscast
- FeneTech Inc. Names Two Vice Presidents
- NBMDA Announces its 2012 Board of Directors
- Today’s Blog: Merry Christmas
- Association Says State Executive Order Puts Forests Certification on Equal Footing
- Index Shows Apartment and Condo Market Continues to Improve

December 6, 2011
- Manufacturer Sheds Window Business to Focus on Doors
- President Obama Announces Nearly $4 Billion Investment in Energy Upgrades
- Builders FirstSource Secures $160 Million Term Loan
- Parr Lumber to Open New Location
- One Window Retailer Acquires Another
- Brio USA Moves into New Facility
- AAMA Requests Better Tax Incentives for Energy-Efficient Fenestration Products to Alleviate Unemployment
- David Rascoe Looks to Add Value at Thermal Industries Inc.
- OBITUARY: Former Atrium CEO Passes Away
- Today’s Blog: Game Planning for Next Year
- A Fresh Look at IG Quality Control
- USGBC Launches App Lab
- E-Green Nominee—View the Winner in the R-5 Category

November 29, 2011
New IgCC 2012 Offers Benefits, Challenges to Industry
AGC Scaling Back at Kingsport Plant
Guardian Climbs Forbes List of America’s Largest Private Companies
Solutia Completes Tender Offer for Shares of Southwall Technologies
In Shaky Housing Market, Stock Regains Footing
National Vinyl LLC Donates Windows to ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Latest North American Fenestration Standard Published
2010 Florida Building Codes Update ADA Requirements, Energy Provisions, Wind Design
Today’s Blog: Windows Under The Tree
NFRC to Pursue Recognition through ANSI, Seeking Committee Members
Efficiency First Announces Jay Murdoch as Executive Director
ProBuild Names Don Riley Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Technology
All Weather Windows Co-Founder Joins National Council for Safe, Affordable Housing
New-Home Sales Rise 1.3 Percent in October

November 22, 2011
- Watch the November Newscast–News from Win-Door
- Attendees Get Educated at Win-Door
- Win-door Opens in Toronto
- Pella Aligns Employee Numbers with Business Projections
NFRC Sets up Task Group for Residential CMA
Larson Manufacturing Consolidates Plants in Iowa
The Gores Group Acquires Remaining Interest in Stock Building Supply
Builders FirstSource Opens New Florida Operation
Marvin: A Window on the Economy
Window Company Recognized for Safety Efforts; Reduces Workers’ Comp Claims
Moses Lake ProBuild Store Closes
View Win-Door Photo Slideshow
- TODAY’S BLOG: That Used to be Us by Michael Collins
- GUEST BLOG: Throw-away Industry? by Debra Levy
Builder Confidence Rises Three Points in November
Single-Family Housing Starts, Permits Rise in October
Industry Applauds Congress for Restoring Higher FHA Loan Limits
Manhattan Man Sentenced in Lumberyard Fire
New Life for Vacant Eastern Lumber Site
12 On Your Side: Contractors Working on Older Buildings Need Safe Lead Certification

November 15, 2011
- Using BIM to Bring in Money
Andersen Corp. to Lay Off 250 Workers
- Former ProBuild Execs Form New Company
- MJB Wood Group Expands Distribution Operations in U.S. and Mexico
- Caldwell Celebrates Safety Milestone at Williamsport Plant
- Quanex Building Products Partners with Door Com Distribution in Canada
- Window Manufacturer Prides Itself on Speed, Safety
- NSG Group Changes Logo, Brand Identity
-  Serious Energy Acquires Agilewaves
-  Win-Door North America Opens Today
-  Fenestration Day Registration is Now Open
-  Proposed Requirements in LEED 2012 Will Allow Fenestration Products to Qualify in More Places
- TODAY’S BLOG: Seven Ways to Reduce Adhesive Costs by Michelle Tobbe
-  GUEST BLOG: Recycling: “Just Do It” by Arlene Stewart
-  Builder Confidence Declines in Third Quarter for 55+ Housing Market

November 8, 2011
- Quanex to Close Kentucky Plant; Restructure IG Operations
- Masonite Announces Acquisition of Birchwood Best
- Milgard to Close More Plants
- Weather Shield May Swap Closures, Park Falls Stays Open
- Northwest Exteriors Window Installation and Siding Company Expands To Solar Panel Installation, Launches New Websites
- Susan Marvin on Bloomberg TV’s “Bottom Line”
- FeneTech Launches Updated Website, New Corporate Logo
- PGT Sales Decrease Slightly in Third Quarter; Attributed to Consolidation
- Royal’s Parent Company Posts Sales Increase in Third Quarter
- AGC Announces Financial Results; Makes Organizational Changes
- TODAY’S BLOG: Understanding the Consumer Code
- Mead Lumber Buys South Dakota, Norfolk Stores
- Propane Tanks Explode, Cause Massive Fire at Champion Lumberyard
- Improving Markets Index Expands to 30 Metros in November
- Global Warming and Green Architecture
- NFRC Announces New Board of Directors

November 1, 2011
- Housing Recession Causes Another Manufacturer to Close Plant
- Economists Offer the Good, Bad and Ugly in Construction Forecast
- PGC International Annual Symposium Focuses on Mitigating Natural Disasters
- For Doors, AMD is the Place to Be
- TODAY’S BLOG: Top Insights from AMD by Tara Taffera
- View DWM/Shelter’s Photo Slideshow from AMD Convention
- Two Companies Team up to Purchase Florida Powder Coating; Form New Company
- Royal Group Becomes Royal Building Products
- Window Manufacturer Reduces Lost Time Accidents by 60 Percent
- Lyman Lumber Acquired by BlackEagle Partners
- WinWinWindows.com Open in Abilene, Texas
- NLBMDA Announces New Leadership Team including First Woman President
- Prime-Line Products Adds Manager of Emerging Markets
- Quanex Adds to Board of Directors
- Remodeling Market Index Slows After Four-Year High
- American-Made Campaign Seeks to Build Housing Jobs
- Happy Halloween from the Key Communications Staff: Vote for your Favorite Costume
- SPONSORED LINK: Attend a Window and Door Dealer Seminar

October 25, 2011
- October Newscast: Winding Down and Gearing up for Industry Events
- How to Work with Remodelers
- Survive to Thrive
- Homebuilding Recovery Process Moving from Oversupply to Weak Demand
- Jeld-Wen to Close Cheyenne Plant
- Champion Window to Close Houston Plant, cut 135 Jobs
- Milgard to Close Chicago Operations
- PPG Finalizes Agreement to Purchase Dyrup A/S
- The Art of the Turnaround
- How Window/Door Maker is Surviving Housing Bust
- FHFA Revises HARP to Help Homeowners in Need
- Housing Starts Rise 15 Percent in September Thanks to Multi-Family Gains
- NAHB Says Presidential Candidates Must Address Housing Issues
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Economy
- Today’s Blog: The Bright Spots Most Headlines Miss
- Builders FirstSource Reports Third Quarter Results; Annual Sales are Up

October 18, 2011
- Exhibitors Unveil the Latest Innovations at Remodeling Show
- Champion Sues Former Executives; Alleges Wrongful Hiring Practices
- EPA Issues Version 6.0 of Product Specification Framework Document
- Long-term Trend for Home Building Several Years Away, Economists Say
- World Demand for Windows and Doors to Reach $192 Billion in 2015
- Remodeling Activity Reaches Record Levels; Builder Confidence Rises
- JELD-WEN Exits Garage Door Business
- Bostik Inc. Announces Consolidation
- GBO Fails to File for Bankruptcy
- PPG Glass Fabrication Plant to Begin Operation in January
- A.D. Moyer Lumber Consolidating its Douglassville Operations
- Lumber Company Consolidates
- Today’s Blog: Remodeling Show Recap
- Today’s Blog: Consider Diversification

October 11, 2011
- Dealers Head to Remodeling Show to Check out Window Options
- Architectural Testing Inc. Purchases Hurricane Test Laboratory
- Quaker Says Expansion is a Necessity
- Vinylmax Beats the Safety Odds; Comes a Long Way
- BF Rich: The Best in Wilmington
- Andersen Adds VP of Marketing Position
- Brio USA Inc. Hires Peter Taft
- Number of Improving Housing Markets Nearly Doubles in October
- New Study Shows Economic Benefits of Wood; Creates Jobs
- Growing Green Building Market Supports a Third of the Design Construction Workforce
- Today’s Blog: Confidence?
- FMA Takes Installation Practices on the Road
- IRS Eases Up on Worker Misclassifications
- 3M Film Turns Windows Into Transparent Solar Panels

October 4, 2011
- Onex Completes Investment in JELD-WEN
- Fortune’s Home and Security Stands Alone; Interview with Top Exec
- Third Annual Fenestration Day™ Date Set for 2012
- Caldwell Acquires Unique Balance
- Merrill Unanimously Approves West Side TIF District, Hurd Funding
- How One Firm Survived the Down Housing Market
- UL Environment Releases Sustainability Requirements for Doors
- TODAYS BLOG: Industry Capacity and the Road to Profitability by Kevin Surace
- Lean Lumber Industry Poised for Recovery
- Handling of World Trade Center Beams Irks Some in Oak Lawn
- Damages at NuForest Fire Estimated at $500,000
- Three 2011 Solar Decathlon Projects Include Kolbe Windows

September 27, 2011
- Similar Dilemma: Australia Also Struggles to Revive Housing Market
- Solar Decathlon Houses Feature PV, BIPV and Energy-Efficient Windows
- Brio® Expands into the United States
- Larson Manufacturing Makes History with 50 Million Doors
- Jeld-Wen Trims Junk-Bond Issue and Offers Higher Interest Rates, Still Aiming for Onex Takeover
- In Company Town, Cuts but No Layoffs
- Crystal Welcomes HUD and EDC VIPs
- Sunrise Windows Selected to Host Lean Manufacturing Workshop
- TODAYS BLOG: Thinking About Buying Used Equipment? Often times Buying New is Better in the Long Run by Jim Plavecsky
- Intek Plastics Awarded for Sustainability
- WDMA Tells Congress the Importance of Window Tax Credits
- Joint Spec Establishes Updates Performance Requirements for Sunrooms
- IGMA Announces New Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee
- AAMA Launches Virtual Library

September 20, 2011
- Companies Continue to Focus on Innovation
- TODAYS BLOG: News and Notes from Atlanta (Part Two) by Tara Taffera
- OSHA Slaps Bostik with 50 Safety Violations; Proposes $917,000 in Fines
- Disgruntled Employee Causes Damage at  Milgard Plant
- BBB Challenges Window World $189 Window Claims
- Ray-Jans Opens New Window on Business
- Associated Materials Names President and CEO
- Remodeling Reaches Record Levels in July, But Shows Bad News Also
- WDMA Forms National Architectural Door Council
- NFRC Program Name Change: Blind No More
- New Committee Forms at IGMA Summer Technical Conference
- Glass-Like Solar Cells Set Stage for Power-Producing Windows
- Door Energy Ratings Scheme Launched
- SPONSORED LINK: Sunrise Windows Partners With NAPAC

September 13, 2011
- Industry Debuts New Products in Atlanta
- View DWM’s GlassBuild America Slide Show
- GlassBuild America Coverage: A Look at the Impact-Resistant Window Market
- TODAYS BLOG: News and Notes from Atlanta by Tara Taffera
- Mikron Announces Global Cooperation with European Extruder
- Jeld-Wen Says Onex Deal Still on Track
- GBO Inc. to File for Bankruptcy
- Schield Family Brands to Close Park Falls Facility
- Trojan Powder Coating Co. Opens Facility in Sarasota
- Hurd President Says Plans to Expand “Remain Unchanged”
- Remodeling Company Plans to Add 100 Jobs in Marlborough
- SPONSORED LINK: WTS Paradigm Announces Debut of TouchQuote – Mobile Selling Tool for Building Products

September 6, 2011
- Simonton Windows to Close Oklahoma Plant
- Vanguard Sells Metal Division to Fasco
- RavenBrick to Build Automated Manufacturing Plant
- Industry Joins Together to Inform Industry on Wind Speeds
- Fines Kick in for Errors in Lead Removal
- AAMA Fall Conference to Feature U.S. Economic Outlook, Monitoring of Legislation
- Cardinal Shift Supervisor Runs for Town Commissioner

August 30, 2011
- Industry Companies Named Among Inc.’s “Fastest Growers”
- Associations Come Together to Form Fenestration LCA Group
- Sunset Moulding Reaches the “Golden Gate”
- USG Corp. to Close Eight L&W Locations
- Monterey Park Woodworking Company Loses Out on Long Beach Contract – to Canadian Firm
- Quanex Sales are Up in Third Quarter
- TODAYS BLOG: It’s All in the Name by Tara Taffera
- Get “The Straight Talk” at Win-door Seminar
- IGMA Meeting Taking Place this Week
- AAMA Releases Two New Specs
- SPONSORED LINK: Praxair Signs Agreement to Market Innovative Gas Fill Technology for Insulating Glass

August 23, 2011
- East Coast Shaken by Earthquake
- Baker Provides Energy Code Awareness During Recent Presentation
- Endura Acquires W&F Manufacturing
- ASSA ABLOY Acquires Paddock Fabrications
- Great Day Improvements LLC Opens Patio Enclosures Operation in Charlotte, N.C.
- Pella Windows® & Doors Expands Presence in the Gulf States
- 84 Lumber Builds Butler Family New Home After Fire
- JELD-WEN Appoints New President; Wendt Remains CEO
- EAI and Passive House Collaborate  On EPS
- Quebec Doormaker GBO Doubles Q2 Net Loss as Sales Fall
- Top 20 High Yielding Dividend Aristocrats
- From Form to Function, Windows have Several Roles

August 16, 2011
- Watch the DWM August Newscast
- Masonite Completes Acquisition of Marshfield DoorSystems Inc.
- Senator Talks Manufacturing at Gorell Windows and Doors
- State Window Makers See no Break in Economic Downturn
- Net Sales Down Slightly at PlyGem
- Net Sales Decrease Roughly Five Percent at Associated Materials in Second Quarter
- Head Down Under for Glass and Window Conference
- Moss Lumber Files for Chapter 7, Shuts Doors; Company Founded in 1946 in Butte County
- Randolph Lumberyard Closes; 60 Employees Lose Jobs
- Housing Starts Down Slightly in July
- EPA Requires Remodelers to Provide Clients Information on Testing for Lead Paint Dust

August 9, 2011
- Window and Shutter Company Sued for Unfair Trade Practices
- North Carolina Clarifies Windborne Debris Protection
- Manufacturer Up and Running
- Pella Corp. Receives Environmental Honors
- New Energy Efficient Window, Door Business Welcomed to Clearfield
- After 50 Years, Woody Really Knows his Lumber
- Fisher Lumber Store ‘Will be Missed’
- Amesbury Expands Into Commercial Market; Hires Pat Junker
- VEKA’s Spaulding Retires After 25 Years; Names Successor
- David Petratis Tackled a Weak Building Environment to Grow Quanex Building Products
- BHMA Issues Standard on Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches

August 2, 2011
- Onex Ups its Investment in Jeld-Wen
- Consumers Digest® Names Best Buys for Doors
- Scientific Conservation Sues Serious Energy Over Exec Poaching
- Building Supplier Buys 84 Lumber Site in Perry Twp.
- New Home Sales Remain Flat while Remodeling Slows
- DWM Parent Company Hires Industry Veteran
- Associated Materials Announces Appointment of Senior VP Operations
- Fortune Brands CEO to Retire at End of Year
- Choosing to Live on the Edge

July 26, 2011
- Graham Partners Acquires Chelsea Building Products
- Chelsea Acquisition: One Company’s Loss is Another’s Gain
- International Window Re-Opens for Business
- Masonite to Invest Big in Automated Plant
- Builders FirstSource Reports Best Operating Performance Since 2007
- Going Green Can Mean Less Cost and More Jobs
- Ex-ProBuild CEO Buys Barton Supply
- Man Convicted of Killing Boss and Co-worker at Vernon Lumberyard
- Is Illegal Immigrant Entitled to Comp Benefits? Court Decides
- Good News for Housing in June
- Changing Building Codes are Big News at Win-Door
- Homeowners Go Big on Glass Walls

July 19, 2011
- Watch the July DWM Newscast
- Finally, Some Good News: EPA Says No to Clearance Testing
- Montana Congressman Helps Ease the LRRP Burden for Contractors
- Industry Organizations Fend Off EPA Verification Rule
- Hurd Gets Aggressive with SuperSeal
- Therma-Tru Expansion to Add Jobs
- 84 Lumber Closes in Santa Rosa
- Industry Mourns Passing of Stan Dudeck
- Myrick Out as ProBuild CEO
- Pella CEO Calls on Lawmakers to Raise Debt Ceiling
- Do Manufacturers Know the $1,500 Credit has Expired?
- May Sets Record for Remodeling
- Are Builders More Confident?
- Litigation Gauges Banks’ Ability to Cut Home-Equity Credit Lines

July 12, 2011
- Don’t Bring Your Deceptive Window Claims to Florida
- Legislation Introduced to Delay BOILER MACT Rule
- Survey Says: Builders and Remodelers Are Less Satisfied with Ordering Process
- John H. Myers & Son Joins US LBM Holdings
- Sika Corporation Establishes Silicone Competency Center
- Early Morning Explosion at Marshfield Factory
- Retooled Lumber Mill Back in Business
- ProBuild to Close Regional HQ in Winona
- For Job They Do, Storm Doors Get Little Respect
- AUCKLAND, New Zealand
- Demand for Windows and Doors in China to Rise 7.7 Percent
- Dropping Loan Limits Could Impact Housing Market Recovery

July 5, 2011
- Masonite to Acquire Marshfield to Offer Broader Range of Commercial Products
- WDMA Members Get Technical
- Penguin Windows to Close
- Court Approves $8 Million Sale of International Window Parent Company to Universal Molding Co.
- SIMONSWERK Opens Facility in North America
- Windowizards Case Coming to a Close
- American Industrial Partners Signs Agreement to Acquire Weyerhaeuser’s Northwest Hardwoods Business Unit
- Fortune Brands to Split into Two Public Companies
- 84 Lumber Seeking More Retail Traffic
- Showing Their Age
- AAMA Releases Updated Cycling Specification for Side-Hinged Exterior Doors

June 28, 2011
- Universal Molding Co. to Purchase International Window Parent’s Assets for $8 Million, Pending Court Approval
- Public Comment Period Open for Side-Hinged Exterior Door System Standard
- Arkansas Window Dealer Sees Uptick in Light of Recent Tornado—But Not as Expected
- JELD-WEN-Onex Merger Approved
- Kuiken Brothers Opens Drive-Through Lumberyard
- Ohio Congressman Visits Simonton’s Columbus Headquarters
- Atrium Ousts Undocumented Workers at Houston Plant
- FeneTech User Conference Focuses on “Three Ds”
- Ply Gem Exchanges $800M in Corporate Notes
- Montblanc Capital Acquires More Than 4.4 Million Shares of GBO Inc.
- H.B. Fuller Reports Second-Quarter 2011 Results
- EPA Urges Caution on Tornado Renovation Activities Involving Lead Paint
- New-Home Sales Decline 2.1 Percent in May
- Mathews Brothers Receives OSHA-SHARP Designation
- Window Installer Donates 50 New Windows for ‘Extreme’ Build

June 21, 2011
- Sale of Florida Extruders International Assets to Benada Closes
- Federal Initiative Focuses on Helping Small Manufacturers Implement Sustainable Practices
- All Weather Windows Named Canada’s 2011 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year
- More Layoffs for Window Maker
- Velux Issues Skylight Alert Over ‘Spontaneous Glass Breakage’ Risks
- Phantom Screens Adds Two New U.S. Distributors
- ProBuild Invades 84 Lumber’s Home Territory
- New Lumberyard is a Leaner Operation
- Madras Mill Fire Causes $280,000 Damage
- Retirement Plans Make Comeback, With Limits
- Caldwell Business Weathers Bad Economy—Q and A with Franklin Building Supply
- Housing Starts Gain 3.5 Percent in May
- BuildFax Remodeling Index for April Shows 18 Months of Growth
- Builder Confidence Declines Three Points in June
- CGI Windows and Doors Names Tom Riscili as CEO
- Guardian Board Names New President of Guardian Building Products
- Proposed Changes to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010 Relate to Fenestration Requirements
- Debating the Cost-Benefits of Synthetics
- The Future of Manufacturer/Dealer Relationships
- Take our Survey
- Check out DWM/Shelter’s June Digital Edition

June 14, 2011
- Educational Initiative Offers Potential for Strengthening America’s Manufacturing Sector
- New Analysis Says Better Buildings Initiative Would Create More Than 114,000 New Jobs
- Quanex Building Products Posts Loss in Second Quarter
- Serious Materials Changes Name to Serious Energy
- Suppliers Issue Caution on Polysulphide IG Sealant Shortages
- Lowe’s to Rationalize New Store Openings, Increase Cash Payments to Shareholders
- New Home Sales Remain at Record Lows, According to Latest Study
- Guardian Names Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Flat Glass, Science and Technology
- Quinlivan Returns to Truth Hardware as Territory Manager
- 14-Hour Days Are Just Part of Life for Those who Pull … Double Duty
- Greed Isn’t Good: Seeking Shalom in Business
- Team of Civil Engineers Addresses Future Rebuilding Efforts for Joplin
- Get Help from OSHA and Small Business Administration at AWFS® Fair
- Crooked Doors: Sometimes They Sell

June 7, 2011
- Florida Extruders International Files Plan of Liquidation
- P.H. Tech Completes Acquisition of Accent Windows
- True Home Value Expands by Opening Two New Stores in West Virginia
- Great Day Improvements Opens Patio Enclosures Operation in Atlanta
- FeneTech Wins “Best Emerging Company” at Best of Tech Awards
- Highway 18 Back Open After Lumberyard Fire in Fredericksburg
- Associated Materials Announces Departure of CEO
- Warroad High Graduates Receive Scholarships
- AAMA makes Progress on Green Product Certification Program at Summer Meeting
- Hardwood Forestry Fund Honored for Outstanding Management of Resources

May 31, 2011
- Auction Date Set for Florida Extruders International
- Experts Weigh In: What Happens to Customers in the Event of Bankruptcy Filings?
- CWDMA Changes Name to Fenestration Canada
- Vytex Expands with Distribution Center in Cleveland
- Area Glassmaker Honored with Statewide Business Award
- Intigral Names Bradley CEO
- FTC Seeks Input Regarding Online Advertising

May 24, 2011
- Watch the May Newscast
- Court Approves Sale of Accent Windows Inc.’s Assets to Creditor PH Tech
- Edgetech IG Opens New Plant in Germany
- Pella Expands in Kentucky; to Create 75 New Jobs
- EPA Delays Boiler MACT Rule
- New Home Sales Rise 7.3 Percent in April
- Permanent Shading, Dynamic Glazing See Support and Opposition During IGCC Code Change Hearings

May 17, 2011
- EPA Levies First Fine to Company for Violation of RRP Rule
- Ply Gem Reports First-Quarter 2011 Results; Posts $7.6 Million in Operating Loss
- Associated Materials Reports First-Quarter Results, Slight Decrease in Net Sales
- Crystal Windows Increases Sales
- MI Windows and Doors Receives OSHA Award
- JELD-WEN to Sell $25M Worth of Timberlands
- Housing Starts Fall 10.6 Percent in April
- Index Shows 17 Straight Months of Growth for Remodeling Activity
- Novatech Group Announces New President
- BHMA to Focus on Green Energy Issues and New Standards for 2011

May 10, 2011
- NWDA Members Educate Congress on Industry Issues
- Unable to Secure Industry Support, CSBR and Athena Sustainable Materials Institute No Longer Pursuing LCA Program
- Onex to Invest $675 Million in JELD-WEN
- Representative Robert Hurt Tours Ply Gem Windows Plant
- Fortune Brands Nears Closer to Spin-Off of Home and Security Business
- Fitts Industries Escapes Tornado Damage
- Georgia Gulf Reports First-Quarter 2011 Financial Results; Building Products Segment Still Face Challenges
- USDA Announces Referendum for Establishment of New Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order
- AAMA/WDMA Window, Door, Skylight and Curtainwall Market Study Now Available
- Shoppers are Spending More at Home Improvement Stores, According to J.D. Power and Associates Study
- Susan Marvin Named 2011 Distinguished Minnesotan

May 3, 2011
- Florida Extruders International Inc. Files for Chapter 11
- Florida Focused on Education and Outreach of Lead Safe Rule
- ITC Votes to Impose Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Chinese Aluminum Extrusions
- Activant Solutions Inc. Agrees to be Acquired by Apax Partners
- Gorell Participates in DOE’s “Save Energy Now” Leader Program
- T.W. Perry Executives Building for the Future
- Star Building Materials: Grassroots Lumberyard with Expert Advice
- Remodeling Market Index Reaches Highest Levels in Four Years
- Builders FirstSource Keeps Operating Costs Down, Makes a Difference in Latest Results
- AAMA Announces Availability of Field Testing Course
- Merrill Business Titan Dies at 91
- JELD-WEN Signs Skills Pledge

April 26, 2011
- Severe Storms Continue; Pella Plant Affected
- Noise of Repair Work Becomes Steady Beat in Pulaski
- EPA Fines Roseburg Forest Products $75,000 for Federal Air Monitoring Violations
- Another Window World Company Fined for Failure to Notify Owners of Lead Risks
- Architectural Testing Acquires Assets of ETC Laboratories
- ProBuild Secures FSC Certification for 59 Lumber Facilities
- Secret Service Investigates Local ID Thefts
- Venice Manufacturer Intends to Hire 150 by June 30
- New Home Sales Rise 11.1 Percent in March
- Housing Starts Rise 7.2 Percent in March
- EPA Proposes Stronger Air Toxic Emissions Standards for PVC Facilities
- AAMA Releases Voluntary Tornado Specification
- Doing Business in Canada Means Knowing Important Codes: Attend Win-Door for the Latest Updates

April 19, 2011
- Lincoln Windows Relocates Operations after Plant is Damaged by Tornado
- JELD-WEN to Pay $700,000 to EPA to Resolve EPA Claim at Lumber Site
- Associated Materials Reports Increase in Fourth Quarter
- President Signs 1099 Repeal into Law
- IGMA Announces New President, Board and Committee Chair Appointments
- Florida Window, Door and Millwork Council Adopts Objectives
- Shift to Savings: Practical Home Improvement is Popular

April 12, 2011
- Jeld-Wen Sues Four Glass Manufacturers, Alleges Price-Fixing
- View the April Newscast: Attendees Learn Great Deal at Fenestration Day
- Attendees Learn How to Go Green and Save Money
- Want to Enjoy Success? Work on Paying Down Debt
- Attorneys Discuss Avoiding Litigation, Buying the Right Insurance and More
- Energy Star Official Discusses Energy Star Phase Two and “Most Efficient Label”
- DOE Volume Purchase Program Heads into Phase Two
- View DWM’s Photo Slideshow of Fenestration Day
- ProBuild Expands in Colorado; Acquires Harbert Lumber
- DOE Honors Pella, Andersen, Lowe’s with Energy Star Awards
- Window World Names New President
- Quanex Announces Management Changes Resulting from Edgetech Acquisition

April 5, 2011
- Two Companies Fined by EPA for Failure to Distribute Lead Safety Pamphlets
- Industry Applauds Congressional Passage of 1099 Repeal
- Industry Applauds USDA Decision to Promote Wood as Green Building Material
- Quanex Building Products Completes Acquisition of Edgetech I.G.
- Accent Windows Inc. Files Chapter 11 Reorganization; May be Acquired by P.H. Tech
- AUSTRALIA — Company Fined for Pollution
- Builders FirstSource Plans $250 Million Senior Notes Offering
- NAHB Opposes FDIC 20 Percent Down Payment Plan
- Allstate, Office Depot, Five Others to Drop Sustainable Forestry Label
- Transparent Monitor Embedded in Window Glass
- Inmate Suing Equipment Firms

March 29, 2011
- Industry Projects Slight Increase for Moulding Market in 2011
- MMPA Poly Blends Group Makes Further Progress Toward Code Compliance Report
- IGMA Members Hear Report on Energy Star® Program
- Mathews Brothers Hosts Sen. Olympia Snowe
- Glasslam Files Complaint Against Edgetech in Federal Florida Court
- IGMA Members Hear Tips for Successful IG Testing; Task Groups Make Progress
- New Home Sales Hit Record Low in February

March 15, 2011
- WDMA Conference Kicks Off: Navigating the Road Back to Normal
- Challenging Yet Successful Year, Says WDMA’s O’Brien
- DOE Requests Feedback on IgCC Code Change Proposals
- HomeStyles Opens Eyes to the Future of Energy-Efficient Housing
- Quanex/Edgetech Deal Close to Complete
- ProVia Expands Exterior Product Portfolio with Stone
- Huttig Building Products Hammered with Losses
- Florida-Based Empire Window Files for Bankruptcy
- Timbers, Jeld-Wen Announce Exclusive Naming Rights Partnership for Jeld-Wen Field
- Simonton Windows® Announces New Location for Corporate Headquarters
- Hurd Named Wisconsin Manufacturer of Year
- Deceuninck North America Sponsors Fenestration Day Session
- Builders Face Rising Prices for Materials
- FBMA Forms Florida Window, Door and Millwork Council
- Deceuninck North America Hires Industry Veteran as Director of Marketing and Innovation
- 2-D Barcodes Debut in DWM Magazine

March 8, 2011
- Taitem Engineering Develops Field U-Factor Methodology
- DOE Presentation Covers Efforts to Improve from “Minimum” Codes
- Windowizards Still Doing Installations
- World Vision Presents Humanitarian Awards During AAMA Meeting
- Akzo Nobel, Henkel, Announce Price Increases
- Pilkington North America Becomes Energy Star® Partner
- Ply Gem Canada Earns Certificate of Recognition for National Safety Programs
- Snohomish Company Lets Customers Order Windows Online
- Home Depot Pulls Ahead Of Lowe’s
- To the “Three R’s” Add One More: Writhing
- Ply Gem Finishes $725M Note Buyback
- Download the Winter/Spring Window and Door Industry Update Webinar
- NAHB Study Says Home Size to Decline
- The Island of Ireland Gets Extrusion Boost
- Quinlivan Retires from Truth Hardware
- Agencies Beware: Culpability Potholes Ahead
- Sponsored Link: WTS Paradigm Announces Continuing Partnership with Pella Corp.
- Reminder Regarding ICC-ES Procedural Changes

March 1, 2011
- Watch the DWM Newscast: Obama, AAMA and More
- Life Cycle Analysis Moves Forward: Further Funding Needed
- Experts Share Tips for Selling, Even in a Down Market
- Royal Window and Door Profiles Expands Distribution Presence into the United States
- Windowizards Founder Declares Personal Bankruptcy in Florida
- State OKs Millions in Expansion Tax Credits
- Quanex Acquires Washington Vinyl Extrusion Plant from JELD-WEN
- Mayfair Business to Close in March
- No Strike at Masonite
- Concern for Community Leads to Company’s Founding
- Edgetech Sponsors Fenestration Day Session
- IGMA Announces Special Promotion for Annual Conference
- George Soros, Cathy Zoi Join New Clean Energy Fund
- Canada is Best Place to Invest
- NFRC Publishes Two New Documents

February 22, 2011
- AAMA Thinks Strategically at Annual Meeting
- Industry Groups File Appeal of IECC Final Actions
- Andersen Corp. Sells Research Entity
- Adage Capital Owns 8.3 Percentage of PGT
- Kearns Brothers Inc. Marking 25 Years in Construction Business
- Soladigm Grabs Another $10M to Make Smart Glass
- Two More Sponsors Sign on For Fenestration Day
- Georgia Gulf Reports 2010 Financial Results
- Bayonne Windows Manufacturer’s Bookkeeper Charged with Stealing More Than $400,000 from Firm: Prosecutor
- Suspect Faces First-Degree Murder Charge in 2009 Shooting of Ex-Boss
- Multi-Family Construction Boosts Housing Starts in January

February 15, 2011
- President Releases Budget for DOE and EPA Energy Efficiency Programs
- Webinar Explores the Door Industry’s Role in Going Green
- TruStile Doors Enters into Agreement to Purchase Door Division of Woodharbor Doors and Cabinetry
- Consumer Office, DA Eyeing Windowizards
- Seasonal Layoffs Down at Jeld-Wen
- Company Gives Awards for Top Sales, Service
- Simonton Windows Nearing Lease at Easton
- Building Suppliers See New Hope
- EPA’s Doug Anderson to Speak at Fenestration Day
- Trump Again Discusses Chinese Glass Purchases Over Buying American
- BHMA Revises One Standard and Introduces Another

February 8, 2011
- Cascade CEO Optimistic about Window Market in Days Following Empire Acquisition
- Sika Corp. Establishes Façades, Fenestration and Insulating Glass Business Unit
- Simonton Windows Announces Seasonal Layoffs
- City Gives Passes to Businesses That Didn’t Hire Enough
- Ply Gem Industries, Inc. Announces Launch of Debt Offering
- UL Environment Acquires AQS and its GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
- Judge Halts California Greenhouse Gas Plan
- Attend Fenestration Day: Learn How to Avoid Litigation
- Pacific MDF Products Owner Doug Hanzlick Passes Away
- WDMA Forms Political Action Committee to Support “Industry-Friendly” Candidates for Congress

February 1, 2011
- Quanex, Edgetech Execs Optimistic Following Acquisition Announcement
- DOE Moves into Phase Two of Windows Volume Purchase Program
- Congressional Aide Outlines the Issues for NWDA Members
- H.B. Fuller to Build Global Center of Excellence
- Analysts Question Fortune Brands’ Breakup Proceedings
- GBO Inc. Releases Financial Results; Canadian Sales Take a Dip
- Attend Fenestration Day: Book your Room Today
- BAU 2011 Features Glass, Framing Innovations
- Remodelers Expect Market Gains in 2011
- New Home Sales Rise Sharply in December

January 25, 2011
- Fen-Tech Sold to Local Group
- Windowizards Inc. and OKNA Windows Settles Lawsuit with Customers
- Q and A with Rick Wuest, President of Thompson Creek
- Requarth Lumber ‘Will Ride Out Bad Times’, Exec Says
- Court Won’t Stop Class-Action Suit Against Pella
- Harvard Report Says U.S. Remodeling Industry Poised for Growth
- Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Rise in December
- Attend Fenestration Day: R-5 is Just One of Many Scheduled Seminars

January 18, 2011
- Watch the January Newscast: All the News from IBS
- GDIC Group LLC Acquires the Assets of Patio Enclosures Inc.
- Ply Gem Signs 90K SF Distribution Center Lease in Harrisonburg, Va
- 84 Lumber Closes Toledo Store
- Global Vinyl Windows Market to Exceed 141 Million Units by 2015, According to a Report
- Housing to See Some Improvements in 2011
- AAMA Responds to House Oversight Committee Request

January 11, 2011
- IBS Show Starts Tomorrow in Orlando: Get a Glimpse of Products on Display
- Obama Speaks at Thompson Creek Window Company
- Hurd Windows & Doors Acquires SuperSeal
- PhillyDeals: Power Windows & Siding has Big Plans in Chester
- Senator Brown Tours Jeld-Wen Plant
- B.F. Rich Windows & Doors Recognized as Top Seller in DOE’s R-5 program
- Feds OK $20M in Loan Guarantees for 84 Lumber Debt
- Daughter Assumes Lead Role for Vinylmax

January 4, 2011
- Republic Windows Trustee Files Complaint in Bankruptcy Court Against Sound Solutions
- Windowizards Returns from Suspended Operations; Also in Settlement Discussions for Previous False Claims Lawsuit
- Simonton Windows® Breaks Production Records to Meet Tax Credit Demand
- Zeeland Lumber Expands, Adding 40 Jobs in Wyoming Location
- $250,000 Worth of Trucks Stolen
- PGT Acquires Hurricane Window and Door Technologies’ Intellectual Property Assets
- With Lowe’s Likely, Poway Dixieline Closes its Doors
- New-Home Sales Rise 5.5 Percent in November
- Study Says U.S. Demand for Advanced Flat Glass Products to Reach $7 Billion in 2014
- Seventh International Trade Fair on Doors, Windows, Facades, Technologies, Components and Products