Win-door Celebrates 20 Years

Nov 19th, 2014

In today’s video newscast see how Win-door North America is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The show kicked off last night with networking and a variety of products on display. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

PPI Reports Another Dip in Flat Glass Prices for October

Nov 18th, 2014


Flat glass prices dropped in October for the second straight month. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dipped 0.2 percent from September to October after seeing a 0.7 percent dip from August to September. It’s only the third month-to-month decrease in prices since […]

Window Repairman Sentenced for Stealing from Customer’s Home

Nov 17th, 2014


Some people sleep on the job, others steal. A repairman of Rivertown Window in Caledonia, Mich., will soon be sentenced for stealing jewelry worth around $10,000 from a woman’s bedroom last July. As soon as the police brought him here, he was fired on the spot,” said Pat Strzelecki, owner. “It was a total shock. […]

Hope in the Distance for Single Family Housing Market

Nov 14th, 2014


While multifamily housing construction is surging, the single family sector’s recovery remains limp. Even though all measures indicate the sector is improving, having increased by 53 percent since 2011, housing starts fell to such remarkable lows during that downturn that such a gain still leaves activity at a historically weak level, according to the 2015 […]

Multifamily Construction Continues to Cast Shadow over Single-Family Homes

Nov 7th, 2014

Robert A. Murray, chief economist and vice president at Dodge Data & Analytics, speaks to attendees at Dodge’s 2015 Construction Outlook conference in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

As the construction industry continues its recovery, the single-family and multifamily housing sectors have been in a battle. Because of certain economic and sociological conditions, multifamily has gotten the best of the fight so far. Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook Thursday at a conference in Washington, D.C. According to the […]

Mild Storm Season “Best Time to Get Prepared”

Nov 3rd, 2014

WinDoor is seeing an increase in condominium projects for its impact products.

Tropical storm Hannah, which formed and dissipated near the end of October, was the eighth named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, on average, the eighth storm is typically named by September 24, putting this year’s season more than a month behind pace. And while the six hurricanes […]

Housing Forecast: Blue Skies Ahead

Oct 31st, 2014

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Following one of the coldest winters in recent history, the residential construction market is now on track to heat up again. That was the update coming out of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Economic and Housing Outlook webinar. “It’s been up and down,” said NAHB chief economist David Crowe, referring to the housing […]

Momentive Completes Balance Sheet, Emerges from Chapter 11

Oct 30th, 2014


Waterford, N.Y.-based silicone manufacturer Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 and completed its restructuring plan. According to court documents, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order on September 11 confirming the “Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganizing for Momentive Performance Materials […]

Canada Approaching Deadline for Public Review Period for Code Changes

Oct 28th, 2014


The national public review and comment period for proposed changes to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) will close Friday. The fall 2014 review period, which is exploring proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC), National Fire Code of Canada 2010 (NFC), National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 […]

Greenbuild Wraps up with Skylights, Glass and Windows

Oct 24th, 2014

SageGlass announced its product will now be available in large architectural sizes without a center bus bar. Units with no center bus bar may also be equipped with LightZone, enabling maximum control and daylighting.

The conversation on natural light was ongoing throughout the week on the Greenbuild 2014 show room floor in New Orleans. The show ended yesterday and DWM’s sister publication, USGlass, was there to cover all the news from the event, including doors and windows, skylights and glass. While showcasing the environmental aspect of their respective products, […]