IBHS: Stronger Construction Standards can Reduce Tornado Destruction

Feb 27th, 2015

“The devastation and damage to homes and businesses caused by tornadoes can and should be reduced by better construction methods,” says Dr. Tim Reinhold, chief engineer and senior vice president of research at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). Reinhold has new recommendations to reduce tornado damage through stronger construction practices and […]

Developers’ Multifamily Market Outlook Holds Steady in the Fourth Quarter

Feb 27th, 2015

Not much has changed in the multifamily market from the third quarter of 2014 to the fourth. That’s according to the Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which held steady with a reading of 54 for the fourth quarter of 2014. This capped the third straight year of […]

New Houzz Study Finds Home Renovation Expected to Grow in 2015

Feb 27th, 2015

Houzz is taking on indexing side with its new Houzz Barometer, a quarterly index that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. The inaugural barometer posted an index value of 74 or higher across all company types for the final three months of 2014, indicating optimism about a continued industry rebound relative […]

Ferche Millwork Receives Accolades for its Advertising

Feb 27th, 2015

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When  it comes to grabbing customers’ attention, Ferche Millwork is being honored for standing out. The Rice, Minn.-based hardwood mouldings manufacturer won three American Advertising Awards, including the Best of Show honors, at the American Advertising Federation Central Minnesota ADDY Awards on January 24. The event was the first of the annual three-tiered national competition […]

AmesburyTruth Sells Its Non-Fenestration Custom Extrusion Business

Feb 27th, 2015

Amesbury introduced some new product lines.

AmesburyTruth is doing away with its non-fenestration products and sticking exclusively to doors and windows. The manufacturer has agreed to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business in Ontario, Calif. to La Habra, Calif.-based VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business as well as […]

DWM February Newscast: On Location in Florida

Feb 26th, 2015

In the February DWM newscast, editors take a look at the latest news regarding life cycle analysis reported at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) annual conference last week. DWM editor Trey Barrineau also visited two door and window companies – one in Fort Lauderdale and the other in Miami. Find out what’s new in […]

Skylight Falls Rampant in Snowy New England; Industry Discussing Fall Resistance

Feb 26th, 2015

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The New England area has been pounded with snow during the past few weeks, and weather-related accidents in the region haven’t been confined to roads. There have been an alarming number of incidents involving skylights in the past week alone—including at least one fatality, according to police and media reports. Last Wednesday, a mechanical worker […]

PGT Inc. 2014 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Sales Are Up

Feb 26th, 2015

For North Venice, Fla.-based PGT Inc., sales are up and income is down, according to its recently released 2014 fourth-quarter and fiscal year results. Highlights for the fourth quarter include: Net sales of $84.7 million, an increase of $22.7 million, or 36.6 percent, including $12.7 million of CGI net sales, and representing organic growth of […]

Stock Building Supply Earnings Up in Fourth Quarter of 2014

Feb 26th, 2015

Stock Building Supply of Raleigh, N.C., reported on Tuesday that its fourth-quarter net sales rose to $317.1 million, a 3.9 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2013. However, the retailer of doors, windows and other building materials reported an adjusted net income of $3 million, or 12 cents per share. That was down from […]

New Home Sales Keep Up With Pace in January

Feb 26th, 2015

Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 0.2 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units from higher numbers in December, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “The fact that January sales numbers maintained the gains we made […]