Posts Tagged ‘ door and window ’

Glass Sales Contribute to PPG’s Record First Quarter

Apr 18th, 2014

In its first-quarter results, PPG Industries reported its glass segment saw net sales increase from last year. According to the report, net sales were up 4 percent from last year, totaling $266 million for the quarter. That $10 million boost, however, represents just a sliver of the 17 percent increase across the board, as PPG’s [...]

Registration Open for AAMA National Summer Conference

Apr 18th, 2014

Registration is now available for the AAMA National Summer Conference. The event will be held June 1-4, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis. Anyone interested may register by Wednesday, May 14 to receive the discounted early bird rate of $875. Download the registration form here. Additionally, May 14 is the deadline for hotel reservations and registration fee [...]

Lowe’s Reaches Lead Rule Settlement with EPA

Apr 17th, 2014

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its more than 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead [...]

VPI Quality Windows to Purchase Mercer’s Door and Window Assets

Apr 17th, 2014

Spokane, Wash.-based VPI Quality Windows (VPI) announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire substantially all the door and window manufacturing assets of Mercer Windows through its recently closed Beaverton, Ore., location. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, will be completed as soon as possible, but no later than June [...]

Exhibitors Report Positive Feedback on China Glass 2014

Apr 17th, 2014

EDTM reported it saw a good flow of booth traffic during the China Glass Expo.

Glass industry companies from around the world have been in China this week, taking part in the 25th China Glass Expo. The event, which concludes April 17, is taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Exhibitors have been showcasing their latest glass fabricating equipment and machinery, tools, supplies, components and more. Mark Imbrock, [...]

Chemetall Acquires SaberPack Glass Protection Business

Apr 17th, 2014

Chemetall U.S. Inc., a branch of the Frankfurt, Germany-based global surface treatment company Chemetall, acquired certain business assets of SaberPack, a glass surface protection company based in Lino Lakes, Minn. “The SaberPack acquisition is in line with our strategic goal to enlarge, strengthen and grow our glass business globally,” says Chemetall president Joris Merckx. “We [...]

Saint-Gobain to Construct New North American Headquarters in Pennsylvania

Apr 17th, 2014

Global building materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain signed a long-term lease on a 65-acre campus in Malvem, Pa., where it will build a new headquarters in preparation for expansion in North America. The new headquarters will serve both Saint-Gobain and its North American construction materials subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp. According to the announcement, Saint-Gobain will be largely dependent [...]

Quanex Hires New Leadership for Window and Door Systems

Apr 17th, 2014

Kim Alexander

Quanex Building Products announced the hiring of Tracy Forrester as director of quality and Kim Alexander as vice president of operations for Window and Door Systems. Both Forrester and Alexander will be located at the Richmond, Ky., location.

Housing Starts Rise 2.8 Percent in March

Apr 17th, 2014

Led by a 6-percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. “[This] report is in line with our forecast of a [...]

Crash Test Ratings for Doors and Windows

Apr 15th, 2014

An educated consumer is my best friend. The homeowner who understands the options is more likely to make good decisions when purchasing new doors and windows. But comparing differences in doors and windows can be confusing. The door and window industry likes to complicate and confuse data that should make it easy for consumers to [...]