A New Poll Shows What Renovations Homeowners Are Looking For

Apr 24th, 2015

-+*CertainTeed, a sustainable building products brand, commissioned Harris Poll to survey 2,000 U.S. on their remodeling preferences. According to the poll, among the considerations of U.S. homeowners looking to remodel are curb appeal, return on investment and outdoor living and lifestyle considerations. Most important to consumers was curb appeal, with 39 percent of respondents listing that […]

Huttig’s First-Quarter Results Show Growth

Apr 23rd, 2015

-+*Huttig Building Products experienced sizable growth in the first quarter of 2015. Sales for the publicly traded, St. Louis-based company grew 9 percent, according to president and CEO Jon Vrabley, while income broke even. “Considering the seasonal nature of our business and the impact that the extreme weather had on many of our operations in the […]

AAMA Updates Fiber-Reinforced Thermoset Profiles Document

Apr 23rd, 2015

-+*For the first time since 2011, fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles are getting updated standards. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has put out an updated document establishing performance requirements for the profiles for use in fenestration products. This document references test procedures and requirements for standard weathering performance of fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles. It also addresses requirements […]

More Remodelers Are Confident in the Market Than Are Not

Apr 23rd, 2015

-+*The market looks good for remodelers following the first quarter of 2015. The newest National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57. Though off slightly from the historically high level of 60 in the last quarter of 2014, the number is above the key break-even point of 50. […]

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 […]

April Newscast: Five Ways to Wow

Apr 23rd, 2015

-+*Learn the five tips you must keep in mind when it comes to your door and window showroom. Whether you’re starting from scratch or just looking for a few improvements, find advice in DWM’s April video newscast. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

WMA Plant Tours: BMC Does it All

Apr 21st, 2015

BMC's showroom

-+*The World Millwork Alliance (WMA) hosted plant tours in Houston this week to give its members a behind-the-scenes look at what’s driving the success of three very different millwork operations, and the Building Materials and Construction Services (BMC) facility might have been the most unique. It wasn’t the biggest, but it was certainly the busiest. […]

WMA Plant Tours: BlueLinx Makes Nationwide Connections

Apr 21st, 2015


-+*The BlueLinx millworking facility in Houston, the second stop on the World Millwork Alliance plant tours of the area, shows how a large, multi-site company can leverage its size and reach to store and ship products in a cost-effective manner. Unlike BMC, there is no manufacturing going on here. Instead, the plant, which is adjacent […]

WMA Rolls Out an All-New Website

Apr 21st, 2015

-+*World Millwork Alliance (WMA) members gathered in Houston this week to tour three diverse millworking facilities, but they also got a special surprise – the unveiling of the industry organization’s new website. The URL – www.worldmillworkalliance.com – is live now, though not all aspects of the site are functional. Its launch is part of a rebranding […]

PPG Reports 1 Percent Net Sales Increase in First Quarter

Apr 20th, 2015

-+*PPG Industries reported its first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations were $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year, according to a release from the company. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a 7 percent contribution from acquisition-related sales and a 1 percent improvement in sales volume. According […]