Kolbe’s Keith Koenig Promoted to VP of Manufacturing

Apr 15th, 2014

Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. promoted Keith Koenig to vice president of manufacturing and added him as the newest member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his new role, he will oversee operations of Kolbe’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau, Wis. During his 27 years of millwork industry experience, Koenig spent the last eight years as director of manufacturing. Prior to that position, he [...]

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

Apr 15th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Job growth is proceeding at a solid pace, mortgage interest rates remain historically low and home prices are [...]

CopyTele Subsidiary Enters Into Settlement with YKK AP America

Apr 14th, 2014

CopyTele Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into an agreement with YKK AP America Inc. in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement is the seventh settlement for the J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology, and resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against YKK on [...]

Atrium Reaches Aluminum Extrusion Agreement with Drew Industries

Apr 14th, 2014

Drew Industries Inc., a supplier of components for manufactured homes and recreational vehicles, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lippert Components Inc. has entered into a six-year aluminum extrusion supply agreement with Atrium Windows and Doors Inc. Concurrently, Lippert Components sold some of its aluminum extrusion assets to Atrium. “Extruded aluminum is a key raw [...]

Passive Solar Home Heated for $2.50 a Day

Apr 14th, 2014

Seven years ago homeowner John Kosmer supervised the construction of his passive solar house in upstate New York. Since that time he’s averaged just $2.50 a day to heat his 4,000-square foot home. “Despite rising fuel costs and dropping outside temperatures, this house continues to perform remarkably,” says Kosmer. “This past winter has been especially [...]

Guardian to Close California Glass Fab Plant

Apr 11th, 2014

Guardian Industries announced that it is closing its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant because of ongoing economic challenges. The company anticipates a May 2 closure date. The facility provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley currently has 36 employees, some of whom will transition to the company’s Kingsburg, Calif., float [...]

Tax Time: Is Your Company Ready?

Apr 11th, 2014

Hopefully, you’ve already filed your company’s taxes, but if not, Dominique Molina of CertifiedTaxCoach.com, said some businesses are saving “a few thousand dollars each year in deductions, and in some cases, they save millions.” What can you do to trim down what you owe the Internal Revenue Service? “Maybe you feel like you can’t get [...]

NARI Elects New Officers for 2014-2015

Apr 11th, 2014

During the 2014 Spring Business Meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named immediate Past President Art Donnelly, MCR, CKBR, of Legacy Builders & Remodelers Corp. in Mount Sinai, N.Y. as its chairman of the board and elevated Kevin Anundson, MCR, CKBR, of Renovations Group Inc., Elm Grove, Wis., to the office of [...]

ASTM Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

Apr 11th, 2014

The latest compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards satisfy the international code requirements established by the International Code Council. ASTM Standards in Building [...]

Beechworth Windows to Manufacture Fiberglass Windows

Apr 11th, 2014

Beechworth Windows, based in Chicago, is a new independently managed and operated subsidiary of James Hardie Building Products: The company recently purchased a fiberglass plant from Weather Shield Windows and Doors. The new venture will bring a suite of premium fiberglass products to market. “We will focus our product, marketing, and sales efforts on the [...]