Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

Dec 4th, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change also will come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist Ken Simonson. Simonson recently joined CMD chief economist Alex Carrick and American Institute of Architects […]

How to Avoid the Top 5 OSHA Violations

Dec 2nd, 2014

OSHA webinar

Doors and windows are meant to keep consumers safe, whether it’s from hazardous weather, insects, etc. But what about the safety of those who manufacture these products? While manufacturer officials would say their employees’ safety is a number one concern, sometimes that’s not quite good enough for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In […]

Texas Lumber Company Beebe’s to Auction off Assets

Dec 2nd, 2014

After 88 years of business, Beebe’s Ace Hardware and Building Supply may be closed, but customers, individuals and businesses will have one more chance to buy supplies from them—and even the buildings—when recently retired owners Parker and Phyllis Beebe sell the assets in an auction Saturday, Dec. 6. “Thank you, Amarillo, for allowing us to […]

Window World Walks for St. Jude

Dec 2nd, 2014

In order to raise money for St. Jude Hospital, Window World Inc. recently participated in the Give Thanks Walk. This was the fifth year the company participated in the event. The company raised a total of $18,495, making it the top fundraising team in the Charlotte, N.C. region, which included over 80 teams. Chairman and […]

New Products, Growth and Good News Reported at Win-door

Dec 1st, 2014


When Win-door North America wrapped up before those in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving, it was evident that door and window companies in both the U.S. and Canada have a lot for which to be thankful. Chris Dimou, president Roto North America, reported that business has doubled organically in the last five years. “It’s encouraging to […]

Builders FirstSource Names Crow as President, COO

Dec 1st, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc. has appointed Chad Crow, who has been serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer, to the position of president and chief operating officer, according to a company press release. Floyd Sherman, CEO, is confident in Crow’s ability to fulfill his new duties. “Over the past fifteen years, Chad has been […]

Glass, Window Dealer Updates from Ferguson, Mo., Area

Nov 25th, 2014

DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A reporter looks through the window of a laundromat that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas last night after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After months of speculation, late last night it was announced that the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The announcement was followed by riots, looting and arsonists setting fire to more than 20 buildings overnight, ABC News reported. Despite many of the […]

Sika Promotes Russell Livermore III

Nov 24th, 2014

Sika Industry announced the promotion of Russell Livermore III to vice president, marketing industry target market USA. He will report to Dan Hilliard, senior vice president, industry target market USA. Livermore joined Sika Corporation in June 2004 as senior marketing coordinator and has held positions of increasing responsibility over his tenure including market field manager, […]

Functional Fenestration Inc. Names New President

Nov 21st, 2014

Former executive vice president at Functional Fenestration Inc. (FFI)  Jim Roberts will now assume the role of company president and chief operating officer, as he has been elected by the board of directors. Robert Renner, founder of FFI and previous president, has also moved up to become FFI’s chairman of the board of directors and […]

Matthew Kraus Becomes Skyline Windows New Senior Vice President

Nov 21st, 2014

Matthew Kraus, whose family founded Skyline Windows in 1921, has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of the company. According to a press release, Matthew is being groomed by his father, current Skyline Windows CEO Steven Kraus, to take the reins as CEO and become the fourth generation Kraus to carry on […]