NAHB Study Shows Regional Differences in New Single-Family Home Characteristics

Oct 14th, 2014

A recent study from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed significant regional differences in new single-family home characteristics, ranging from price, design features, building materials and even financing. The new findings come from analysis of the 2013 Census Bureau Survey of Construction. Of the homes built for sale, the most expensive homes are [...]

PGT Releases Financial Information on CGI Acquisition

Oct 13th, 2014

PGT Inc is spending money to make money. That can be seen by has provided certain financial highlights from the historical results of CGI Windows and Doors Holdings Inc. (CGI), in connection with a merger completed on September 22, 2014. “As previously disclosed on September 22, 2014, we completed the acquisition of CGI. The transaction, [...]

Aging Workforce Paving Way for Millennials

Oct 10th, 2014

Millennials are poised to flood the workforce in the next two decades, and the window industry is no exception—in fact, they may be as susceptible to the trend as any. The recession of the last decade saw many Generation-Xers (ages 34-39) leave specialty sectors of the construction industry, such as doors and windows, for greener [...]

Deceuninck North America Appoints Legal Counsel

Oct 10th, 2014

Deceuninck North America appointed Jim Keller as legal counsel and a member of the executive leadership team. In this role, Keller will assist in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs, providing continuing legal counsel and guidance on legal matters. This includes all major business transactions, general employment matters and day-to-day legal [...]

NFRC Announces Student Film Winners

Oct 10th, 2014

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Student Film Contest, held as part of the NFRC 25 Year Anniversary, were announced at the NFRC Fall Membership Meeting. Prizes were awarded as follows: First place ($1,500) – Michelle Gupta and Jessica Wu; Second place ($750) – Carlos Perez; and Third place ($500) – Emily Blazek. All three films [...]

Excessive Lending Standards Still Affecting Home Sales

Oct 10th, 2014

Tight mortgage lending standards continue to affect sales for single-family builders across the nation, according to a survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). More than half of the single-family builders surveyed indicated that lending standards were “tight” or “very tight,” while only 11 percent indicated that standards were “somewhat easy” and [...]

PPG to Cease Glass Production in Mt. Zion Next Month

Oct 9th, 2014

PPG Industries’ flat glass business unit will cease glass production at the Mt. Zion, Ill., facility on November 30, 2014. As previously announced, this plant was sold to Fuyao Glass America earlier this year. “While PPG had the option to operate the plant for up to one year as part of the sales agreement, we [...]

CPSC Considers Revisions to Safety Certification Regulations

Oct 9th, 2014

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has reopened its safety certification rulemaking proceedings to revise certification obligations for domestic and imported consumer products subject to CPSC safety standards, including architectural glass, among others. The CPSC rulemaking proceeding proposes revisions to its regulations governing consumer product certification protocol, primarily for children’s products and foreign-made goods subject [...]

Pella Shenandoah Operations Achieves Energy Star® Challenge for Industry

Oct 9th, 2014

Pella Corp.’s manufacturing plant in Shenandoah, Iowa, has achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Challenge for Industry. To earn the honor, the facility reduced its energy intensity by 12.4 percent in one year, saving 4,600 British thermal units in 2013. The facility reduced its energy intensity by improving lighting, building and system [...]

Portal Glass Florida Now in Business

Oct 9th, 2014

Daniel Zuloaga, who previously served as the president of Portalp, announced the opening of his new company, Portal Glass Florida Inc. (PGF) in Naples, Fla. PGF will specialize in helping the Florida market with its door, window, glass and automatic door needs. Zuloaga has more than 20 years of experience in the window, glass and automatic [...]