JobFLEX Announces First Expansion with New Headquarters

Sep 25th, 2014

JobFLEX has announced its first expansion with the opening of its new headquarters in Rockford, Mich. The company says the expansion is necessary because it has had to add new staff to keep up with the growth of their product and customer base. Additionally, the Mich.-based tech start-up has debuted its national Partner Program to [...]

New-Home Reach Highest Level Since 2008

Sep 25th, 2014

Sales of newly-built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “This robust level of new-home sales activity is a [...]

Fenzi President Dino Fenzi Passes Away

Sep 23rd, 2014

Dr. Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Monday. “Our Association has lost one of its founding members, but above all a great friend, who for over 30 years has dedicated his time and efforts to the growth of [...]

PGT Finalizes CGI Windows and Doors Acquisition

Sep 23rd, 2014

PGT, Inc. will expand its reach into the impact-resistant fenestration industry with its completed acquisition of CGI Windows and Doors Holdings, Inc (CGI). The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT’s plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth through targeted acquisitions of complementary specialty products. “Today we welcome the entire [...]

Fortune Brands Completes Sale of Simonton Windows

Sep 22nd, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has completed the sale of Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc. The Simonton business was sold for approximately $130 million, or roughly 10 times 2014 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Simonton sale is expected to reduce Fortune Brands’ second half 2014 earnings per share from [...]

RavenBrick Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Denver Mayor

Sep 22nd, 2014

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock joined Alex Burney, CEO of RavenBrick, Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Denver. The ceremony marked the unveiling of the new automated line for mass production of RavenWindow. According to the company, the launch of the automated line signals “an evolution in energy efficient windows, the [...]

LAMATEK to host Open House on Manufacturing Day

Sep 22nd, 2014

LAMATEK will open its doors to students, government officials, families, and members of the community and surrounding areas to tour its manufacturing company located in West Deptford, N.J. The goal of Manufacturing Day is to showcase some of the rewarding, highly skilled jobs for those who may be interested in pursuing a career in the [...]

RDH Group Launches Blog “NAFS in Canada”

Sep 19th, 2014

The RDH Group started a new blog dedicated to the application of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) in Canada. The blog is intended for Canadian architects, engineers and building officials. NAFS will address issues of interest to manufacturers of windows, doors and skylights in both Canada and the United States. The NAFS changes how [...]

Multifamily Decline Pushes Nationwide Housing Starts Down 14.4 Percent in August

Sep 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts fell 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline is mostly due to a steep 31.7 percent decline in multifamily production. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4 [...]

AAMA and World Vision Partner to Provide Backpacks with Supplies for Children in Need

Sep 19th, 2014

At the AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, attendees stuffed and donated 500 backpacks to a local Title I elementary school.

During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference, volunteers rolled up their sleeves and filled backpacks with school supplies for a nearby Denver Title I elementary school. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event. After including hand-written notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volunteers traveled to [...]