Fenestration Day, Glass Expo West Kick Off in California

Mar 19th, 2015


William Greiner, the chief investment officer at Mariner Wealth Advisers, delivered the keynote address on Thursday to open Fenestration Day and Glass Expo West at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Greiner’s presentation covered the latest economic outlook both globally and in the U.S. He pointed out that the developed economies will only […]

Intek Plastics Hires Hesselroth as CEO

Mar 19th, 2015

Jill Hesselroth

Extruder provider Intek Plastics Inc. has brought on Jill Hesselroth as CEO to lead the company as it “continues to expand its business,” says a company statement. “Jill’s experience in a wide variety of industries and business-management disciplines will be invaluable to Intek as we continue to grow our company in new and existing markets,” […]

NWDA to Feature Building Leaders’ Rick Davis at Upcoming Conference

Mar 19th, 2015

Rick Davis, president of Building Leaders, Inc., will be the keynote speaker for the Northeast Window and Door Association’s (NWDA) 2015 summer meeting. The noted industry consultant and columnist will share his expertise in sales leadership with association members at the upcoming membership conference June 15-16 at Crystal Springs Minerals Resort in Vernon, N.J. Building […]

Housing Starts Down 17 Percent in February

Mar 19th, 2015

As expected with the colder months, housing starts dropped in February. National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) chief economist David Crowe, however, says the fall had nothing to do with the cold and everything to do with the economy. Nationwide housing starts dropped 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 units in February, […]

Western Window Systems Receives ASU Honor

Mar 19th, 2015

Scott Gates

Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business selected Western Window Systems president and chief executive officer Scott Gates for its first-ever Sun Devil Select class, an honor that celebrates top businesses owned or run by ASU alumni. The door and window manufacturer is among 17 firms from across the country that will be recognized […]

Industry Associations, Republicans in Congress Take Action Against NLRB Move

Mar 17th, 2015


Congress wants unions—and the president of the United States—to understand its discontent with a recent proposal to change a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule regarding union-organizing elections. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NLRB proposal “streamlines the process by which workers vote on whether to join a union. The rule allows certain documents […]

Fenzi Group Acquires Kadmar

Mar 17th, 2015

Polish chemical company Kadmar, which offers a complete range of sealants, officially joined the Fenzi Group on March 1. “The Kadmar manufacturing plant is very efficient, well organized and productive, and its coatings are competitive,” says Fenzi CEO Alessandro Fenzi. “From a chemical standpoint, the company’s products are appealing. I see great potential for development […]

Intertek Expands its U.S. Facilities

Mar 17th, 2015

London-based Intertek plans to invest more in the U.S. than it ever has before. The safety service company will expand its facilities and new testing devices to enhance its breadth of services it offers to building products manufacturers. “Intertek remains committed to expanding our North American service offerings to better help customers bring products to […]

Construction Materials Prices Rise for First Time in Six Months

Mar 17th, 2015

Nonresidential construction input prices rose 0.4 percent last month and were down 4.9 percent on a yearly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of the latest producer price index release. Meanwhile, the largest monthly gain in petroleum prices in more than three years caused construction materials prices to expand 0.4 percent […]

ASTM and ICC Team Up to Bring Sustainability to the Middle East

Mar 17th, 2015

The International Code Council and ASTM International are teaming up to support sustainable construction in the Middle East. The work is part of The Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project funded in part by the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The goal is to enhance […]