Atlanta Door and Window Firm Faces Big OSHA Fines

Sep 21st, 2015

Dyke Industries Inc., a millwork company that manufactures windows and distributes interior and exterior doors, has been hit with 12 citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  for violations at its plant in Norcross, Ga. Eleven of the citations are serious. Additionally, Select Staffing and Staff Right Inc., staffing agencies that supplied Dyke Industries with temporary workers, […]

Housing Starts Are Down in August, but Permits Are Up

Sep 18th, 2015

Nationwide housing starts dropped in the month of August, though the number of housing permits issued increased. The number of starts fell 3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.126 million units in August, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit […]

The Swiss Competition Commission Green Lights Saint-Gobain’s Acquisition

Sep 18th, 2015

The Swiss Competition Commission has “unconditionally authorized Saint-Gobain’s acquisition of control over SIKA,” according to French conglomerate Saint-Gobain. “This decision follows the favorable ruling handed down by the European Commission on July 22, 2015 as well as the decisions already received from other competition authorities, notably in the United States and China,” according to Saint-Gobain. […]

GlassBuild Day 3: Major Announcements

Sep 18th, 2015

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The 13th GlassBuild America show wrapped up its three-day run at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center with notable announcements and a parade of new products. Among the biggest news items from the show was Deceuninck’s announcement that it plans to open a new 150,000-square-foot production facility in Reno, Nev. The plant is expected to go […]

Video: GlassBuild Continues in Atlanta

Sep 17th, 2015

What makes a finished product? What role do sealants and packaging play? Our editors have that and more as GlassBuild America continues. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Builders’ Confidence is at a 10-year High

Sep 17th, 2015

Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes continued its steady rise in September with a one point increase to a level of 62, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). It is the highest reading since October 2005. “The HMI shows that single-family housing is […]

GlassBuild Day 2: Machinery and More

Sep 17th, 2015

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GlassBuild America rolled into its second day on Thursday at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center with big crowds and a bevy of new products. Integrated Automation Systems showed off a couple of products for filling insulating glass units (IGUs) with gas. OptiClose is a new argon-filling system for Intercept lines that delivers higher quality at a […]

Video: GlassBuild America Kicks off in Atlanta

Sep 16th, 2015

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GlassBuild America opened this morning in Atlanta, and DWM editors are on location to bring you the latest news and product introductions from the show. Today, it’s acquisition news, plant openings, glass and machinery. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

GlassBuild Showcases Innovation, New Products

Sep 16th, 2015

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The 13th GlassBuild show kicked off on Wednesday at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta with hundreds of exhibitors and attendees flooding the show floor for a look at the latest in door and window products. Quanex’s large booth showcased several of the company’s newest products, including a full line of sealants, including the Q-Glaze […]

ABC Supply to Acquire Norandex

Sep 16th, 2015

ABC Supply Co. Inc. will soon own yet another company. The Beloit, Wisc., company has signed a definitive agreement with Saint-Gobain Delaware Corp., a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain S.A., to acquire Norandex Building Materials Distribution, Inc., in order to expand distribution of windows, siding and other exterior building products.This would make for ABC’s largest acquisition since the purchase and successful […]