MFM Hires New Representation for Western Canada

Jul 23rd, 2015

MFM Building Products, which manufactures waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, has reached an agreement with All Wood Products to represent MFM in Western Canada. All Wood Products will service the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Vancouver Island and all provinces north of these. All remaining Canadian provinces will continue […]

Alan Hinkle Joins L.B. Plastics

Jul 23rd, 2015

L.B. Plastics of Mooresville, N.C., introduced Alan W. Hinkle as the company’s new national sales manager for its door and window division. Hinkle’s responsibilities will be to expand the customer base in the eastern United States along with increasing sales with existing fabricators. Hinkle has been in the door and window manufacturing business since 1978, mostly as a sales and marketing manager. L. B. […]

Industry Leaders Tell Congress How to Achieve Efficiency

Jul 23rd, 2015

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Sustainable-building leaders had their chance to lobby for energy efficiency improvements and offered their takes on how to get there at a recent industry expo on Capitol Hill. Kiere DeGrandchamp, president of Gettysburg, Pa.-based High Performance Homes and one of four panelists at the Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo, said houses that reach […]

Fortune Brands’ Q2 Financial Results Show Door Growth

Jul 23rd, 2015

Fortune Brands came out with its second quarter 2015 results and with a positive uptick in sales, and as a result updated outlook for this year’s earnings per share. “The rate of growth for the home products market improved modestly in the second quarter and our teams again delivered profit growth that was right on […]

Weaber Lumber Recapitalized By the Weaber Family

Jul 23rd, 2015

Matthew G. Weaber wants his company to stay in the family, and he’s doing something about it. The CEO of Lebanon, Pa.-based Weaber Lumber has led a recapitalization of its business, which has transitioned a controlling interest in the company back to the Weaber family. Cleveland-based Cyprium Partners, a private equity firm focused on making non-control […]

Therma-Tru Wants Some “Door Do-Overs”

Jul 23rd, 2015

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Maumee, Ohio-based Therma-Tru is helping homeowners decide if now’s the time to replace their door by sponsoring “Door Do-Over Week” from August 3-7, 2015. “Our inaugural Door Do-Over Week was extremely successful last year,” says Donna Contat, director of brand management. “We were able to provide helpful insights to homeowners and guide them through the […]

Window World Earns Another ‘Good Housekeeping’ Honor

Jul 21st, 2015

For the eighth consecutive year, Window World’s windows have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. “Window World is dedicated to providing world-class, American-made windows and doors, installed with careful attention to detail,” said Mark Bumgarner, vice president of operations for Window World, in a statement. “We are proud to be one of only three companies in […]

Quaker Window Products Joins WDMA

Jul 21st, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced this week that Quaker Window Products has joined the organization. For over 66 years, Quaker Window Products has been involved in both the residential and commercial window markets.  With headquarters in Freeburg, Mo., Quaker offers a diverse product line of aluminum, wood and vinyl door and window solutions. “Quaker […]

Groupe Eugenie Opens New Showroom Near Montreal

Jul 21st, 2015

Groupe Eugenie president Richard Chauvette prepares to cut the ribbon at his company's new headquarters near Montreal.

Groupe Eugenie, a Quebec-based manufacturer and importer of door and door jamb machinery, hosted a grand opening for its new showroom and offices near Montreal on Friday. The company, which was founded just five years ago, has experienced explosive growth recently, says president Richard Chauvette. He launched JRC Machinery, the distribution side of Groupe Eugenie, in a partnership […]

Look for the Ply Gem Label on Fox TV’s “Home Free”

Jul 21st, 2015

Ply Gem is providing windows, patio doors, siding, stone veneer, trim and accessories for the eight-episode Fox home renovation competition series Home Free. Hosted by professional contractor Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes), Home Free premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT and follows nine couples who are challenged to revive one run-down home every week. “As […]