Are You a Door and Window Dealer? Please Take Our Survey!

Sep 2nd, 2015

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Attention, door and window dealers: DWM needs your feedback for an upcoming article on diversification — as in, extra services you might perform or extra products you might sell. (Think siding, gutters, etc.) Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the short survey below. Your feedback is needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you. […]

Should Your Independent Contractor Instead Be Considered Your Employee?

Sep 1st, 2015

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The United States Department of Labor wants to clarify something it claims is costing employees certain protections and the government money. The department recently put out an interpretation of sorts to ensure employees of companies don’t get misclassified as independent contractors (ICs), something it claims “is found in an increasing number of workplaces in the […]

Quanex To Acquire Woodcraft Industries

Aug 31st, 2015

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Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corporation will acquire Woodcraft Industries, a top supplier of doors and components to the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry. The all-cash transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, is valued at approximately $248.5 million. It will be funded by a combination of cash,  revolving credit and a loan.  Woodcraft is […]

If You Only Sell a Product, Are You Responsible For Its Defects?

Aug 28th, 2015

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There’s a renewed legislative push to maintain the innocence of sellers whose products end up being deemed “defective.” The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199) was introduced in the House of Representatives in March by Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who also sponsored the bill in 2013. A version of the bill has been in the House […]

Contractor Sentenced for False Statements Regarding Injured Worker Incident

Aug 27th, 2015

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Safety equipment and proper worker protection is crucial among all trades in the construction industry, and another roofing contractor has been made an example of just why that is. Earlier this month, Russellville, Ala.-based steel and roofing contractor Marcus Borden was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and 30 hours of community service after […]

84 Lumber Placed on Probation in Louisiana

Aug 25th, 2015

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Louisiana will not revoke 84 Lumber’s contractor’s license in the state because of the way it handled federal contracts to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Instead, the company will be placed on probation for one year. The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors could have stopped 84 Lumber from doing business in the state, […]

Do You Use An Online Home Services Listing Provider?

Aug 24th, 2015

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Note: This article is by Drew Vass, a contributing editor for Window Film magazine. Knock-knock. Who’s there? It’s Angie’s List and the other Internet-based home services listing providers looking to stake their claims in the home improvement industries. But before you slam the door, you should know that Internet giants Amazon and Google have joined […]

PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Up Again in July

Aug 21st, 2015

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Flat glass prices increased 0.9 percent in July, after a jump of 2.8 percent in June, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output, according to the U.S. Bureau of […]

What the Presidential Candidates Have Done for the Housing Sector

Aug 20th, 2015

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What have this election cycle’s candidates done when it comes to housing? DWM magazine has put together a list of what we could find on each candidate and their history with the housing market. For the former congressmen/women, we looked at bills they’ve sponsored and co-sponsored as members. Also, since there are a lot of […]

Are You a Door and Window Dealer? Please Take Our Survey!

Aug 18th, 2015

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Attention, door and window dealers: DWM needs your feedback for an upcoming article on diversification — as in, extra services you might perform or extra products you might sell. (Think siding, gutters, etc.) Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the short survey below. Your feedback is needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you. […]