Builder Confidence at Highest Point Since November of 2005

Sep 18th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for the fourth month in a row in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005. “While a [...]

September Newscast: More Products and News from Las Vegas

Sep 16th, 2014

DWM’s video coverage of GlassBuild America wraps up with our September newscast. View an interview with one door and window manufacturer that continues to grow. Also see hardware, machinery and new door and window systems up close. Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.

ITUS Corp. Sells Window Frame Tech to Jeld-Wen

Sep 16th, 2014

ITUS Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into a license agreement with Jeld-Wen, Inc., in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel window frame construction technology. “In the past seven days alone, we have entered into five revenue producing license agreements, and launched our seventh patent assertion program against eBay [...]

SFI Recognized by Green Building Standard

Sep 16th, 2014

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has been recognized by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) for its ability to allow the construction industry to responsibly source forest products. BREEAM is an environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. Worldwide, there are more than a quarter of a million buildings with certified BREEAM [...]

NLBMDA Launches New Online Forklift Safety Course

Sep 16th, 2014

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) the launched a new online option of its “Forklift and You” training course. The program was developed to help those in the industry comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations governing powered industrial truck safety. Trainees will receive forklift training with the purchase of [...]

Turner Group: The Pace of Zero Net Energy Building Construction Will Exceed Expectations

Sep 16th, 2014

Bill Turner, senior vice president of The Turner Group and president/CEO of Turner Building Science & Design LLC predicts that the pace of growth in Zero Energy Building construction will grow even faster than recent estimates done by Navigant Research, who indicates the market growing to $1.4 trillion in 2035. “What we are experiencing on [...]

August Producer Price Index Remains Same

Sep 16th, 2014

The Producer Price Index for final demand was unchanged in August, adjusted seasonally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Final demand prices advanced 0.1 percent in July and 0.4 percent in June. On an unadjusted basis, the index for final demand increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ended in August. In August, [...]

People are Buying and Industry is Delivering

Sep 12th, 2014

Quanex's C3-11300 window and door system has achieved the AW rating.

“People are buying again. That’s why we brought the equipment,” says Sarah Colberg with Witte. That’s music to the industry’s ears as it reflects that the residential market has truly rebounded. All throughout GlassBuild America, which ended yesterday in Las Vegas, the mood was positive. On the first day of the show, Diane Huybers, Windowmaker [...]

Pending Patents and Partnerships in Las Vegas

Sep 11th, 2014

Roger Mercure, president of Bromer, shows GlassBuild attendees how the Thick Glass Breaker uses LED lights to align the scores in the thick glass.

Pending Patents Innovation rises to the top at most trade shows – and GlassBuild is no exception. Exhibitors work to make sure everything from their booths is a literal show stopper. So when a product has a “Patent Pending” sign on top of it, attendees take notice. That was the case with Bromer Inc.’s latest [...]

J-Channel Industries Corp. Reaches Licensing Deal with Several Industry Companies

Sep 11th, 2014

ITUS Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into licenses with Atrium Windows and Doors Inc., Pella Corp., Ply Gem Industries Inc. and Simonton Building Products Inc.—all in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement resolves patent infringement lawsuits filed by JCIC in August 2013 [...]