Who “Owns” Legally Binding Construction Codes?

Jul 28th, 2015


The state of Georgia has filed a lawsuit against public-domain activist Carl Malamud for publishing the state’s entire legal code online. It’s the latest legal battle for a man who is currently being sued by organizations that develop construction standards — including ones used for glazing, doors and windows — that are then incorporated into state building […]

Crystal Windows Names VP of Manufacturing

Jul 27th, 2015

Crystal Window & Door Systems has promoted Joseph Chang to the position of vice president of manufacturing. In this role, he will be responsible for all production, scheduling, purchasing, inventory, quality assurance, and logistics and shipping at the company’s main facility in Queens, N.Y. Crystal’s New York facility manufactures 400,000 vinyl and aluminum window and door units […]

Gregor Stuart Joins Lowe’s Canada

Jul 27th, 2015

Lowe’s Canada has announced the appointment of Gregor Stuart as vice president, supply chain. Stuart joins Lowe’s Canada with over 25 years of supply chain and logistics experience in the retail industry. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for overseeing the supply chain function and the company’s new 1.3-million-square-foot distribution center in Milton, Ontario, that’s expected to open […]

These Fast-Growing Companies Aren’t Slowing Down

Jul 27th, 2015

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When companies appear on DWM’s Fastest-Growing Dealer List, do they continue to grow or do sales eventually flatten? The latter doesn’t seem to be the case with at least three companies that have appeared in our pages. When DWM debuted its list in 2013, West Shore Window in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was one of the seven companies […]

Masonite Completes Acquisition of Performance Doorset Solutions

Jul 27th, 2015

Masonite International Corp. has completed its $16 million acquisition of Performance Doorset Solutions Ltd., a U.K.-based supplier of custom doors and millwork that specializes in non-standard product specifications for wood and composite products. PDS employs about 150 in Lancashire, England. Net sales for the fiscal year that ended in April 2015 were in excess of […]

Builders FirstSource Sales Jump 8.2 Percent in Second Quarter

Jul 27th, 2015

Builders FirstSource Inc., a supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction in the United States, reported that sales increased 8.2. percent to $461.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, which ended on June 30. The company’s gross margin percentage was 24 percent, up 200 basis points from 22 […]

Window World Honors Store Owner for Military Service

Jul 27th, 2015

Window World, in partnership with Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows, has picked military veteran Art Lane for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh (Wis.) Hero Flight. The Oshkosh Hero Flight recipient is a member of the Window World Family. Lane served 16 years in the U.S. Air Force before joining Window World as owner of […]

Houzz, NAHB Say Remodelers Have Reasons to Rejoice

Jul 24th, 2015

Remodelers are back on top. Two-thirds of home remodeling firms have reported 2015 year-to-date revenues and profits to be at or above pre-recession levels, with one in five firms reporting revenues and profits to be significantly higher, according to the Q2 2015 Houzz Renovation Barometer. As Told By Houzz The barometer reflects steady optimism in […]

Andersen Corp. is pushing for a ‘Window to a Better World’

Jul 24th, 2015

Andersen Corp. wants the public to know it’s making an all-out stride for sustainability. The company released its corporate sustainability report (CSR), named Window to a Better World, that “highlights the long-standing values, commitments and practices that connect Andersen’s heritage while looking forward to continued success along the sustainability journey,” a company release reads. “Our […]

EU Commission Approves Saint-Gobain’s Bid to Acquire SIKA

Jul 24th, 2015


The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG by French conglomerate Saint-Gobain.  “The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concerns because the combined market shares of the parties are moderate and a large number of competitors will remain active after the merger in all […]