Winter Wonder: Builders Gain Confidence in November

Nov 18th, 2014

Heading into the winter months, single-family homebuilder confidence is actually rising, not falling. That’s according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), which has builders’ confidence up to a level of 58 points. “Growing confidence among consumers is what’s fueling this optimism among builders,” says NAHB chairman Kevin Kelly, […]

Window Repairman Sentenced for Stealing from Customer’s Home

Nov 17th, 2014

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Some people sleep on the job, others steal. A repairman of Rivertown Window in Caledonia, Mich., will soon be sentenced for stealing jewelry worth around $10,000 from a woman’s bedroom last July. As soon as the police brought him here, he was fired on the spot,” said Pat Strzelecki, owner. “It was a total shock. […]

Lamination Symposium Draws North America

Nov 17th, 2014

More than 50 lamination industry professionals met last week in High Point, N.C., for a training symposium. The event was organized by TreCo Tech/Barberan machinery, American Renolit films, Kleiberit Adhesives and Nordson machinery and its theme was lamination with both profile wrapping and flat lamination. Topics covered included: machinery for profile wrapping, film slitting, flat […]

Hope in the Distance for Single Family Housing Market

Nov 14th, 2014

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While multifamily housing construction is surging, the single family sector’s recovery remains limp. Even though all measures indicate the sector is improving, having increased by 53 percent since 2011, housing starts fell to such remarkable lows during that downturn that such a gain still leaves activity at a historically weak level, according to the 2015 […]

PRYSM Marketing Honors Roto

Nov 14th, 2014

On behalf of Roto North America, Dan Gray, director of sales, accepted a recognition plaque from Ed Robinson, president, PRYSM Marketing. Roto is celebrating their 35th year in North America, and PRYSM Marketing is celebrating their 25th year in business. The two companies share a partnership that focuses on the sales expansion of Roto products in the market.

Hebert Named National Sales Director, AmesburyTruth Canada

Nov 14th, 2014

AmesburyTruth has hired a new director of sales for Canada, 16-year industry veteran Mathieu Hebert. Michael McCann, senior vice president of sales and marketing, is confident Hebert is the right choice for Canada. “Mathieu’s rich history in sales and distribution of building products will help AmesburyTruth provide outstanding leadership to our customers in Canada,” he […]

Home Prices on the Rise, Affordability Slightly Lower in Third Quarter

Nov 14th, 2014

Firming home prices contributed to a slight dip in nationwide housing affordability in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 61.8 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and the end of September were affordable to families earning […]

Royal Building Products Sponsors Fenestration Day™

Nov 14th, 2014

Royal Building Products has signed on as a sponsor for the fifth annual Fenestration Day™, sponsored by DWM magazine. The event will take place March 19, 2015 in Irvine, Calif. Fenestration Day brings together door and window manufacturers and dealers for joint educational sessions as well as individual sessions tailored to those groups. “Royal is […]

ThermoLite, Tempco Win Chelsea Edge Award

Nov 14th, 2014

Chelsea Building Products again opened the Edge Award contest to their customers for 2014 as a way they recognize their customers’ innovation and creativity in the door and window industry. The award acknowledges projects in three categories: replacement application, new construction application and multi-family/light commercial application. ThermoLite was chosen as the winner in the replacement […]

ITUS Subsidiary Shields Itself Against Weather Shield

Nov 13th, 2014

ITUS Corporation and its subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corporation (JCIC), are protecting their assets against Weather Shield by entering into a settlement with the company in connection with JCIC’s patented window frame construction technology. “JCIC has now entered into 30 settlement and/or license agreements with respect to its patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology,” says Robert […]