2013 Door and Window Industry Benchmark Survey Now Available

Oct 30th, 2014

The 2013 Door and Window Industry Benchmark Survey has been completed and the survey results are now available anyone interested in purchasing them. For an investment of $390, interested parties will gain access to a wide variety of information that will be of use to managers and owners door and/or window manufacturers as well as [...]

Stock Building Supply Announces 2014 Third Quarter Results

Oct 30th, 2014

Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. has good news for its investors. The company recently released its financial results for the third quarter, ended September 30, 2014. The highlights include: Net sales of $354.1 million, up 7.8 percent, compared to $328.5 million in the prior year period. Operating income of $8.4 million, compared to operating loss [...]

NFRC Elects Four First-Timers to Board

Oct 30th, 2014

Four of the five newly-elected members to the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) board of directors are first-timers, the NFRC announced. While Kerry Haglund of Efficient Windows Collaborative is a returning board member, Catherine Best of Benson Industries, Kevin Vilhauer of Milgard Manufacturing, Payam Bozorgchami of California Energy Commission and Daniel Huard of the U.S. [...]

Dusco Doors Names Thomas Gale President

Oct 30th, 2014

The Board of Directors of Dusco Doors has appointed Thomas McAndrew Gale to the position of President at Dusco Doors and all of its operating subsidiaries. As such, Gale will manage all aspects of the Dusco Group of companies, which include Ocean Building Products, International Glass Products and Jade Bathroom Products. Gale comes to Dusco [...]

NFRC Documents Receive ANSI Designation

Oct 28th, 2014

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has announced that three of its documents have earned the American National Standard (ANS) designation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The three NFRC documents referenced in International Code Council building codes were the ones subjected to the process. The documents, with their new designations, are: ANSI/NFRC 100-2014: [...]

View’s Tinianov Could Provide Industry Representation on USGBC Board Pending Vote

Oct 27th, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will wrap up voting for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors Friday, and one member of the glass industry hopes to make the cut. Brandon Tinianov, senior director of business development at dynamic glass manufacturer View, is on the ballot. If elected, Tinianov would be the only fenestration professional [...]

ITUS Subsidiary Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Silver Line Building Products

Oct 27th, 2014

Melville, N.Y.-based ITUS Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Silver Line Building Products LLC. This is the 14th agreement that JCIC has entered into with respect to its patented J-Channel window frame construction technology, according to ITUS. “We continue to [...]

New-Home Sales Edge Up 0.2 Percent from Revised Down August Rate

Oct 26th, 2014

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched up 0.2 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 units, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for August were revised down from 504,000 [...]

IBHS Urges Consumers to Rebuild Stronger on Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

Oct 26th, 2014

As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 29, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has issued an advisory to residents in affected areas to rebuild and repair their communities, homes and businesses to be stronger and more hurricane-resistant. IBHS recommends specific guidelines for “Rebuilding and Repairing Safer and Stronger [...]

Remodeling Market Index Reclaims All-Time High

Oct 24th, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) reclaimed the high-water mark of 57 in the third quarter of 2014. This is the sixth consecutive quarter for an RMI reading above 50. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared to the prior quarter) than report [...]