Quanex’s Lance Lunde Named Territory Sales Manager

Jan 22nd, 2015

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Quanex Building Products appointed Lance Lunde to territory sales manager in its South-Central region. He will be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “Lance is extremely knowledgeable about our products and industry, and brings a proven dedication to providing exceptional customer service to his new territory,” says George Wilson, general manager of Quanex’s insulating glass […]

WDMA Announces its First National Architectural Door Conference

Jan 22nd, 2015

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) National Architectural Door Council (NADC) announced its first National Architectural Door Conference will take place on April 29 in Baltimore. The conference will precede the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) Convention and take place in the same location, the Baltimore Convention Center. “We are excited to hold the […]

NLBMDA Opposes Pres. Obama’s Desire to Increase Taxes on Investments and Estates

Jan 22nd, 2015

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is taking a public stance against President Obama’s desired tax plan. The proposal, announced by the president during the State of the Union address, would increase the top capital gains tax rate and increase the taxes paid on inherited capital. As part of the proposal, the […]

Residential Remodeling Market to Experience Modest Growth in 2015

Jan 22nd, 2015

Residential remodeling is on the up-and-up—if only a little bit. The sector is set for modest growth in 2015, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers at the International Builders’ Show (IBS). Remodelers appearing on the panel agreed with the forecast, citing home owners’ changing […]

IBS Day 1: Putting the Outdoors in Your Living Room

Jan 21st, 2015

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The first full day of the International Builders’ Show was packed with doors and windows designed with outdoor living in mind. At PlyGem, it was all about options, according to Mark Montgomery, vice president of marketing for windows. One display showed a variety of multi-family combinations as Montgomery says this market has been hot. PlyGem […]

Video: Halls are Packed and Products Wow at IBS Vegas

Jan 21st, 2015

The International Builders’ Show is back–the halls are full of attendees looking for the latest in home products–including doors and windows. Today’s video showcases three new products from major manufacturers. The show continues through Thursday. Stay tuned to dwmmag.com for continued video coverage. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Builders’ Show Opens in Vegas

Jan 20th, 2015

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The International Builders’ Show opened in Las Vegas this morning, and the aisles were packed with those looking for the latest products. It is all part of Design and Construction Week, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center through Thursday. One of the product categories found in abundance on the show floor is sliding […]

PPG Senior Vice President Navikas to Retire

Jan 20th, 2015

PPG Industries announced David B. Navikas, senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, will retire March 1. “PPG has benefited greatly from David’s deep knowledge of our company’s strategic priorities and financial framework,” says Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and chief executive officer. “He has been a key leader in driving the growth and […]

Builder Confidence Down Slightly in January

Jan 20th, 2015

Though still high, builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes declined one point to 57, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This marks the third straight month that the index has hovered in the upper 50s range. “January’s HMI reading is in […]

Western Window Systems Receives “Best of Houzz 2015” Award

Jan 20th, 2015

Western Window Systems seems to be making award winning an annual thing. For the second year in a row, the company was named a “Best of Houzz” winner in customer satisfaction by Houzz, the website and online community for home remodeling and design. Scott Gates, president and chief operating officer of the company, says the […]