Masonite Acquires USA Wood Door

Oct 5th, 2015

Masonite International Corporation has completed the acquisition of USA Wood Door, a wholesaler and fabricator of architectural and commercial wood doors. USA employs approximately 50 people at a single site in Thorofare, N.J. USA’s net sales for the 12 months ended August 31, 2015, were approximately US $18 million. The purchase price for 100 percent of the outstanding […]

August Construction Spending Hits Highest Level Since 2008

Oct 5th, 2015

Construction spending in August reached a seven-year high and climbed at the fastest rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that growing demand for construction was likely to make it harder for firms to find qualified workers. “There were widespread monthly and year-over-year gains […]

Crystal Windows Founder Thomas Chen Honored

Oct 5th, 2015

Thomas Chen, the founder, chairman and CEO of Crystal Window & Door Systems of Queens, N,Y., was inducted into the Queens Courier Kings of Queens Hall of Fame for his dedication to the borough. In addition, he was presented with congratulatory certificates and proclamations from elected officials with the New York State Senate, New York City Council […]

Crystal Windows’ ‘National Expansion Plan’ Lands in Pennsylvania

Oct 5th, 2015

The entrance to Crystal's new facility near Scranton, Pa.

Crystal Window & Door Systems has purchased a 226-acre property with an existing 336,500-square-foot industrial building in northeast Pennsylvania that will be developed for door and window production. The facility is located north of Scranton, Pa., adjacent to Interstate 81. The purchase of the former Northrop Grumman Corp. building “could signal the largest addition of new manufacturing jobs […]

Atrium Sells Thermal Windows and Doors

Oct 2nd, 2015


Atrium Corp., one of the largest manufacturers of vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors in North America, has sold Thermal Windows and Doors, based in Murrysville, Pa., to a private investment group experienced in investing, managing and growing building products businesses. Terms of the deal were not announced. As part of the transaction, Gary […]

Harvey Building Products Sold to Private Investment Firm

Oct 2nd, 2015

Harvey Building Products of Waltham, Mass., has been sold to Dunes Point Capital. Terms of the deal were not announced.  “Since its founding by the Bigony and Morrison families, Harvey has become the leading independent building products distributor and manufacturer in the Northeast with a well-recognized and valuable brand name,” said Mike Hogan, a managing […]

DOE ‘Translator’ Aims to Make Energy Efficiency Clear to Everyone

Oct 1st, 2015

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The Department of Energy (DOE) wants to help door and window dealers spur consumer interest in energy-efficient products and high-performance homes. To achieve that, the agency launched a Building Science Translator earlier this year, which aims to “consistently reinforce the value message of high-performance homes based on the consumer experience rather than the engineering function […]

NFRC Names Garrett Stone Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year

Oct 1st, 2015

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced Garrett Stone of Stone Mattheis Xenopoulos & Brew, PC as the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year. Stone has been involved with NFRC since its founding. In presenting the award, Pella’s Joseph Hayden (the 2014 award recipient), said Garrett Stone, “has tirelessly promoted the widespread adoption of […]

August Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 45 States

Oct 1st, 2015

The national construction employment picture has continued to improve from last year, according to a report from the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC). The not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates for the country and 45 states were down in August on a year-over-year basis. For the first eight months of the year, construction […]

MI Windows Gets Word Out on Lawsuit Settlement

Sep 29th, 2015

MI Windows is working to satisfy a class-action lawsuit settlement regarding allegations that windows manufactured by the company contain a defect in the glazing tape that cause the windows to prematurely fail, resulting in water intruding into homes. After extensive negotiations spanning nearly two years, a settlement was reached earlier this year. The class action […]