Contractor Advises ‘Proactive’ Approach in Seeking Talent

Dec 19th, 2014

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The supply and demand curve of talent in the building industry will further bend in the wrong direction if things don’t change soon. That was a hot topic recently as hundreds of construction industry members gathered in Las Vegas for the Painters and Allied Trades LMCI Finishing Industries Forum 2014. The panel focused on the […]

Watch the December Newscast for Industry Research and a few Laughs

Dec 18th, 2014

The DWM December newscast tells viewers about important industry research–and how you can obtain this important information. We also close out 2014 with a viewer favorite sure to make you chuckle. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

NAHB: Upward Housing Trend to Continue in 2015

Dec 16th, 2014

Crowe drew attention to the fact that though month-to-month the construction numbers bounce around, quarterly there is an upward trend.

The economic and housing outlook for 2015 is a positive one, continuing trends seen in 2014. That’s according to a webinar hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) in which chief economist David Crowe explained the rationale behind builders’ positive outlook. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) had builder confidence for newly built […]

Energy Star Version 7.0 Discussions Begin

Dec 15th, 2014

Doug Anderson, EPA's Energy Star project manager, addresses industry stakeholders. (Photo by Trey Barrineau)

According to the EPA’s presentation, the purpose of the meeting was to “begin the dialogue on how to make specification revisions as collaborative and transparent as possible.”

PPI Shows Half-Percent Increase in Flat Glass Prices in November

Dec 12th, 2014

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In November, flat glass prices saw their first increase since August. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices rose 0.5 percent from October to November after seeing a 0.9-percent decrease over the prior two months. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the […]

Second Version of Health Product Declaration Delayed

Dec 11th, 2014

Photo courtesy of PGT Industries

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) was developed as part of the evolving demand for transparency in the architectural and green building sectors. The HPD is evolving as well, though it’s taking a little longer than initially planned. The tool was officially introduced at Greenbuild 2012 after two years of development. The release of HPD version […]

Roto Frank Celebrates 35 Years in North America

Dec 9th, 2014

Roto officials  celebrated 35 years in North America last week.

On December 4, Roto Frank of America Inc., celebrated its 35th anniversary in North America with a big shindig at its facility in Chester, Conn.

How to Avoid the Top 5 OSHA Violations

Dec 2nd, 2014

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Doors and windows are meant to keep consumers safe, whether it’s from hazardous weather, insects, etc. But what about the safety of those who manufacture these products? While manufacturer officials would say their employees’ safety is a number one concern, sometimes that’s not quite good enough for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In […]

New Products, Growth and Good News Reported at Win-door

Dec 1st, 2014

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When Win-door North America wrapped up before those in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving, it was evident that door and window companies in both the U.S. and Canada have a lot for which to be thankful. Chris Dimou, president Roto North America, reported that business has doubled organically in the last five years. “It’s encouraging to […]

Glass, Window Dealer Updates from Ferguson, Mo., Area

Nov 25th, 2014

DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A reporter looks through the window of a laundromat that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas last night after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After months of speculation, late last night it was announced that the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The announcement was followed by riots, looting and arsonists setting fire to more than 20 buildings overnight, ABC News reported. Despite many of the […]