Vista Window Expands Georgia Operations

May 11th, 2015


Vista Window Company has expanded its operations in Swainsboro, Ga., and plans to create 50 jobs and invest $2 million in the project during 2015. The 57,000-square-foot facility, which went into operation in March, produces the company’s primary line of vinyl replacement windows. Vista Window is also moving its insulating glass line to the plant. […]

MIWD Reaches Out Regarding Class Action Lawsuit

May 8th, 2015

MI Windows Ad

Did you see that advertisement in last month’s Sports Illustrated about MI Windows? That may seem like an odd statement to make about a window manufacturer—but it’s relevant. The company took out a half-page advertisement in the April 13, 2015 issue letting consumers know they may be owed money. “If you own or owned property […]

Ply Gem Suffers First-Quarter Losses

May 7th, 2015


The recent harsh winter helped drive Ply Gem Holdings Inc. to a first-quarter loss of $48.9 million.  The company posted a loss of 53 cents per share, which was more than Wall Street analysts expected. Yahoo Finance reported that Zacks Investment Research predicted a loss of 38 cents per share. Ply Gem reported sales of […]

Marvin Acquires TruStile Doors

May 5th, 2015

Marvin Acquires Door Manufacturer TruStile Doors, LLC. (PRNewsFoto/Marvin Windows and Doors)

Marvin Windows and Doors of Minnesota announced late Monday that it has acquired TruStile Doors of Denver.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TruStile, which began operations in 1995, manufactures made-to-order architectural stile and rail doors for the high-end residential and commercial construction markets. “TruStile is an outstanding company with a proven track record […]

New York Attorney General Scrutinizes Scheduling Practices

May 4th, 2015

New York Attorney General

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is shining a spotlight on retailers’ scheduling procedures—but the move may have direct consequences for door and window dealers as well. Target, J.C. Penney and 11 other large retailers were asked for their staffing and scheduling information from Schneiderman’s office due to his concern for their “on-call” practices. In […]

NAHB: Housing Recovery Could Soar in 2016

May 1st, 2015

AAMA home

The housing market is on the rise—and will keep on rising, according to economists participating in the recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar. Solid employment gains, attractive mortgage rates, a growing economy and pent-up demand will keep the market moving up into 2016. “This should be a good year […]

Pennco Windows Plant for Sale in Kentucky

Apr 30th, 2015


Looking to buy a window manufacturing facility? There’s a big one for sale in Ashland, Ky., and if you submit an attractive bid, the property could be yours – along with all the equipment. The Pennco Windows plant is being sold at auction. It features 200,000 square feet of production space and a large selection […]

Friends, Co-Workers Mourn Loss of Tim Harris

Apr 28th, 2015

Tim Harris of Quanex died last week.

Tim Harris, Quanex Building Products’ technical services manager who passed away last week from injuries sustained at a customer’s door and window facility, is being remembered by colleagues for his dedication to the fenestration industry. Harris spent more than 40 years as a fenestration industry professional, holding positions at Norton Sealants, Besten, Tremco, Truseal and, most […]

Quanex Manager Dies From Injuries Sustained During Plant Visit

Apr 27th, 2015

Structure of roof warehouse in side

Tim Harris, the technical service manager for Quanex Building Products, died last week as a result of injuries sustained Wednesday, April 22, during a customer site visit at a door and window manufacturing plant, which at press time was undisclosed. Quanex representatives said they couldn’t release further details of the incident. Harris, an industry veteran of […]

WMA Plant Tours: Detering Has Deep Roots

Apr 23rd, 2015

The Detering Company in Houston has been in business since 1926.

The third stop on this week’s World Millwork Alliance (WMA) plant tours in Texas showcased a successful, family-owned business with a long history in Houston that’s striding into the future at a new facility. In March, The Detering Company moved into its new 107,000-square-foot plant in north Houston after nearly eight decades near downtown. The […]