Highlander Partners Completes Sale of the Composites Group

Nov 6th, 2014

Highlander Partners L.P., a private investment firm based in Dallas, has completed the sale of the Composites Group (TCG) to Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. TCG has been a Highlander investment since June 2008. “We have enjoyed the collaborative relationship with Highlander, and its support was critical for the organization,” says Composites Group CEO Terry Morgan. […]

Housing Markets Inch Toward Full Recovery

Nov 6th, 2014

Markets in 59 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released this week. This represents a year-over-year net gain of seven markets. The […]

Remodeling Conditions Continue to Show Strong Growth

Nov 6th, 2014

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) third-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions indicated strong growth in the third quarter of 2014 with a rating of 6.41. Quarter-over-quarter increases are evident in all sub-components measuring remodeling activity, according to NARI. This is the second quarter of growth […]

Milgard Engineering Manager Elected to 2015 NFRC Board of Directors

Nov 6th, 2014

Kevin Vilhauer, engineering manager of testing and certification at Milgard, is one of five newly elected members in the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) board of directors. Vilhauer represents the primary residential product manufacturer in the fenestration category. “This has been an especially exciting election because we ended up with four new people on the […]

ODL Participates in Operation Build Miniseries

Nov 6th, 2014

ODL Inc. is working with Operation Build’s special miniseries “I’m Coming Home,” a home improvement television reality miniseries dedicated to raising awareness about U.S. military heroes by sharing their stories through home makeovers. The episode featuring ODL will air on The History Channel on Saturday, November 8, at 7:30 a.m. ET and again on H2 […]

Survey Shows Correlation Between Worker Shortage, Training Pipeline

Nov 5th, 2014

As the words “worker shortage” have become louder and louder amid the discussion of the construction industry’s apparent recovery, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has pushed for a more proactive approach in reinvigorating the pipeline of young talent. Last month, the association showed exactly why its officials think that approach is necessary. The […]

Fry Updates Patio Door and Window Study

Nov 5th, 2014

Atlanta-based Fry Consultants Inc. has published an update for its ongoing U.S. Residential Window and Patio Door Multi-Client Study. The study provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2014 through 2016, alternative windows (such as (composites and fiberglass), sales channel changes, regional differences, emerging trends and threats, and other market information. […]

Milgard Mobile Showroom Goes on Tour in Texas

Nov 5th, 2014

Milgard launched a new mobile showroom in Texas this week. The 24-foot mobile showroom features two doors, 14 different windows and seven product lines. Milgard designed the showroom to provide consumers and customers the opportunity to “see and touch” its products firsthand, according to the company. The showroom will travel across Texas for the next […]

ASTM International Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Nov 5th, 2014

The future leadership of ASTM International was decided recently at the October meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. A unanimous decision was announced to have Katharine E. Morgan, current ASTM vice president of technical committee operations, succeed ASTM president James A. Thomas. “Having been informed by Jim Thomas of his […]

Window Supplier and Manufacturer Coalition Conclude Patent Challenge

Nov 4th, 2014

A trade coalition of 14 vinyl extruders and window manufacturers today announced it has reached a settlement with J-Channel Industries, bringing the patent challenge with the ITUS Corp. subsidiary to a conclusion. In a statement, the coalition said it was able to negotiate the out of court settlement based on the “preponderance of prior art […]