AMD Members “Lay it all Out” in Industry Roundtable

Oct 21st, 2014

Members of the Association of Millwork Distributors participated in a roundtable session yesterday where they were able to ask questions and share concerns. DWM/Shelter editor Tara Taffera was lucky enough to sit in at one such discussion and learn what is keeping members up at night and what they are happy about post recession. First [...]

Omega Plastics Acquires Vinylex

Oct 19th, 2014

Omega Plastics LLC has acquired Vinylex Corp., a custom and proprietary product extrusion company with manufacturing sites in Knoxville, Tenn., and Carrollton, Texas. Terms were not disclosed. “Two and one half years ago Omega Plastics formed a strategic partnership with DVP in Santiago, Chile, to grow and expand our mutual presence in North America. Since [...]

Huttig Building Products Hires New Territory Manager for New Jersey

Oct 19th, 2014

Huttig Building Products Inc. has hired Bob Kern Sr. as the new territory manager to cover Southern New Jersey from the Huttig Wilkes-Barre branch in Pennsylvania. Kern has more than 20 years of experience in the building materials industry. He started his career with Peter Lumber Company in Pleasantville, N.J., where he was the operations manager for many years. Most recently, Kern was territory manager with [...]

Housing Starts Up 17.8 Percent Over Last September

Oct 17th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts have surpassed the million-mark for the third time this year, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production in September rose 6.3 percent more than August’s to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units, which is [...]

Prices for Construction Materials Dip Slightly in September

Oct 17th, 2014

Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 in September but are up 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index. Prices for inputs to construction industries have remained unchanged from June to August—the longest such period since the price index for construction inputs began in [...]

Online Classifieds

Oct 17th, 2014

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October Video Newscast: Celebrate a Special Anniversary

Oct 16th, 2014

Trade show season is still in full swing and the DWM October newscast takes a look at some upcoming events as well as one upcoming show that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Find out what special events are planned. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

USGlass Wins Construction Writers Award for School Safety Coverage

Oct 16th, 2014

USGlass magazine, sister publication of DWM magazine, has been named the winner of a prestigious Boger Award by the Construction Writers Association (CWA) for its May issue devoted to school safety. The award is based on the feature articles in the May 2013 School Safety issue that took a hard look at the role glass plays [...]

Harvard Housing Studies: Home Improvement Spending Will Remain Low

Oct 16th, 2014

In line with the slow recovery of the overall housing market, the home remodeling industry is expected to continue its path of moderating growth, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The report, done by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects annual growth in [...]

Guest Blog: Being Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

Oct 14th, 2014

If you are not uncomfortable in business, chances are you have settled into the sea of sameness of the industry. This comfort brings a maintenance mode of doing business; you merely grow or decline in parallel with the overall organic industry. People in this mode who want year over year growth usually resort to an [...]