Wisconsin Contractor Faces Big OSHA Fines

Nov 24th, 2015


Affordable Exteriors LLC, a Wisconsin roofing contractor that also installs doors and replacement windows, is facing $112,000 in proposed fines after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says the company put employees at risk by letting them work without fall protection equipment. It’s the fourth time in three years that Affordable […]

Construction Employment Rebounds in October

Nov 24th, 2015

Construction job growth bounced back in October, as 43 states and the District of Columbia recorded employment increases from a year earlier. Meanwhile, 35 states added construction jobs in the past month, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Construction job gains were more widespread than at […]

Dow Scientists Edit ASTM Papers on Sealants and Adhesives

Nov 24th, 2015

Two Dow Corning industry scientists, Larry Carbary and Andreas T. Wolf, edited ASTM International’s technical papers collection “Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives.” The compilation contains 17 peer-reviewed technical articles from a range of industry experts, including facade consultants, engineers, architects and sealant producers. The articles focus on functionally and aesthetically pleasing long-lasting […]

Lowe’s Announces Executive Promotions

Nov 24th, 2015

Lowe’s Companies Inc. has promoted Marci P. Grebstein to chief marketing officer (CMO). Additionally, Erin K. Sellman has been promoted to senior vice president of strategy, insights and planning responsible for corporate strategy, consumer insights, and the planning and process organization. Grebstein most recently served as vice president of advertising, leading the U.S. advertising strategy and marketing […]

10 Things Every Business Website Should Have

Nov 23rd, 2015

Hong gave this as an example of a "unique selling proposition." It lists key statistics that will help build rapport with customers.

Welton Hong of Ring Ring Marketing knows what it takes to get door and window dealers’ phones ringing. Much of that has to do with how their websites are set up, and on a recently held webinar, Hong laid out 10 things every dealer’s website should have. They are as follows: 1) A Call to Action […]

What’s the State of Single-Family Housing?

Nov 20th, 2015


While multi-family housing continues to shine, single-family housing has been waiting for its big break. The sector is growing, yes, but hesitantly, said Robert Murray, chief economist at Dodge Data & Analytics during last week’s 2016 Dodge Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C. As part of his presentation, Murray shared key single-family housing data from the […]

Report: Door Prices are Up

Nov 20th, 2015

The October Producer Price Index (PPI)  for wood doors was up 4.4 percent from 2014 and the other wood doors (garage, screen, storm, etc.) PPI was up 3.7 percent year over year. For the month, the PPI for wood doors was up 1.0 percent from September and up 0.1 percent for other doors, according to […]

Simonton and ‘This Old House’ Partner to Deliver Family’s Dream Patio

Nov 20th, 2015

Simonton Windows & Doors, in partnership with the Emmy-winning home-improvement series This Old House, recently completed a patio makeover for an Indianapolis homeowner who won the Party on the Patio contest. The homeowner, Courtney Jennings, received a $10,000 patio makeover and a new Simonton Inovo patio door. The contest asked participants to submit a photo […]

Accoya Wins Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Award

Nov 19th, 2015

Accoya wood, manufactured by Accsys Technologies, was honored with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Award, recognizing leaders across industries that are designing for upcycling and making products with safe ingredients that are perpetually cycled and manufactured in ways that respect humans and the environment. “We are very honored to be recognized by the Cradle […]

Quanex Names New Managing Director for Edgetech UK

Nov 19th, 2015

Quanex Building Products has appointed Chris Alderson as the managing director for its Edgetech UK business unit. Alderson served most recently as Bostik’s European Business Director, Assembly Solutions. “Chris is well respected within the European insulating glass market, bringing a wealth of experience to his new role in the areas of leadership, planning, service and knowledge […]