Policy Makers and Housing Experts Gather Today to Address Rental Crisis

Dec 9th, 2013


The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its America’s Rental Housing Report today, a report published every other year, and a few of the presenters echoed the same sentiment, “The simple fact is we are in midst of the worst rental crisis in terms of affordability that this nation has ever [...]

Former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Pleads Guilty

Dec 5th, 2013


According to reports from the Chicago Tribune, former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Richard Gillman has pled guilty to one count of theft. The Chicago Tribune article says that as part of the plea, Gillman will receive four years in prison and a $100,000 fine. With good behavior, he could be released after two years. [...]

Special Series: Securing Equity Capital

Nov 26th, 2013

Most door and window dealers are not large enough to secure equity capital from traditional channels, such as private equity funds, family offices or pension funds, says Michael Collins, partner, Building Industry Advisors. There are, however, often overlooked sources of equity available to smaller businesses. In the next few weeks, DWM will explore with Collins the opportunities available and ways to secure capital.

Greenbuild Show Highlights Changing Trends in Residential

Nov 22nd, 2013


Though the Greenbuild show in Philadelphia, hosted by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), closes today, it highlighted several trends in the residential glazing industry. Those trends include growth and a changing market. According to Dan Mitchell, marketing and communications for Western Window Systems, who attended the show, his company is experiencing rapid growth. [...]

Canadian Economic and Housing Forecast

Nov 19th, 2013


While the U.S. economy and housing market is on the way up, Peter Norman, chief economist, Altus Group, informed attendees of last week’s Win-door show, held in Toronto, what is in store for the Canadian housing and remodeling markets, and the economy and labor markets as well. “Canada will progress moderately,” said Norman. “Employment growth [...]

DWM November Newscast: Watch the Win-door Wrap Up

Nov 15th, 2013

Win-door 2013 ended yesterday in Toronto and DWM was there to report on the latest products. See what’s news and mark your calendars for Win-door 2014 November 11-13 where the show will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube

DWM Video Newscast: New Products Abound at Win-door

Nov 14th, 2013

DWM magazine continues its coverage of Win-door North America. Take a look at many of the products in display at Win-door from spacers to hardware and more. Stay tuned to dwmmag.com for more news from Toronto. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

DWM Video Newscast: Win-door Opens with Education on the Mind

Nov 13th, 2013

Win-door North America opened last night in Toronto and DWM is there to cover all the show news. In today’s newscast, show presenters and organizers talk about the educational components of the show. If you couldn’t make it to Toronto find out what crucial code changes are taking place and what you need to know [...]

Win-door Opens Today

Nov 12th, 2013


If you are planning to attend Win-door, which opens today and runs through Thursday in Toronto, you can expect to see numerous products on display and various educational seminars addressing everything from Canadian codes to the economy. If you can’t make it here’s a look at what you’re missing. Stay tuned to dwmmag.com all week [...]

AMD Show a Harbinger of Full Recovery

Nov 7th, 2013


What a difference a year makes. The mood at this year’s annual convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) was hopeful buoyed by an increase in attendance, sales and market activity throughout the country. The association celebrated its 49th year during its annual meeting which ended yesterday in Atlanta. “This show is about more [...]