Prices for Construction Materials Dip Slightly in September

Oct 17th, 2014

Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 in September but are up 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index. Prices for inputs to construction industries have remained unchanged from June to August—the longest such period since the price index for construction inputs began in [...]

Online Classifieds

Oct 17th, 2014

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October Video Newscast: Celebrate a Special Anniversary

Oct 16th, 2014

Trade show season is still in full swing and the DWM October newscast takes a look at some upcoming events as well as one upcoming show that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Find out what special events are planned. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

USGlass Wins Construction Writers Award for School Safety Coverage

Oct 16th, 2014

USGlass magazine, sister publication of DWM magazine, has been named the winner of a prestigious Boger Award by the Construction Writers Association (CWA) for its May issue devoted to school safety. The award is based on the feature articles in the May 2013 School Safety issue that took a hard look at the role glass plays [...]

Harvard Housing Studies: Home Improvement Spending Will Remain Low

Oct 16th, 2014

In line with the slow recovery of the overall housing market, the home remodeling industry is expected to continue its path of moderating growth, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The report, done by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects annual growth in [...]

Guest Blog: Being Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

Oct 14th, 2014

If you are not uncomfortable in business, chances are you have settled into the sea of sameness of the industry. This comfort brings a maintenance mode of doing business; you merely grow or decline in parallel with the overall organic industry. People in this mode who want year over year growth usually resort to an [...]

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 [...]