Posts Tagged ‘ door and window ’

National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

Aug 18th, 2014


The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate in the U.S. in […]

SIW Windows & Doors’ Website Gets a Makeover

Aug 18th, 2014

SIW Windows & Doors has launched its newly redesigned website. The site now enables potential clients to browse products by category, learn about the testing process used and view comparative analyses against other manufacturers’ products. Abe Lopez, CEO, views the website as a strategic way to set SIW apart from the competition. “Our new website […]

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Aug 18th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released today. This third consecutive monthly gain puts the index at its highest level since January. The HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home […]

PPI Report Shows Dip in Flat Glass Prices for July

Aug 15th, 2014


Flat glass prices dropped in July, in contrast to how they’ve been trending for most of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued today by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dropped 0.2 percent from June to July, their first decrease since January. The flat glass index sits at […]

REPORT: U.S. Residential Window Market to Grow by nearly 20 Percent by 2015

Aug 14th, 2014

WDMA Graph

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released the Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, which shows continued growth for the residential window market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts an overall residential window market growth of 9.1 […]

Second Quarter Increases in Home Values Affect Housing Affordability

Aug 14th, 2014

Nationwide housing affordability dipped in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 62.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of April and the end of June were affordable to […]

AAMA Releases Report on Wind Load Determination for Fenestration

Aug 12th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA TIR-15-14, “Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems.” This report discusses the determination of design wind loads on curtain walls and other building cladding systems. The document originally was published in 1985, when Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) testing was a relatively new field, […]

Mid-Am Building Supply Expanding in Missouri

Aug 12th, 2014

Mid-Am Building Supply will expand its manufacturing operations in Moberly, Mo with a 30,000 square foot distribution space. The new site will make room for a state-of-the-art interior door finishing facility and the expansion will result in 20 new full-time jobs. The total investment in building and equipment will be nearly $3 million. “This new […]

Eastern Metal Supply Begins Construction of Ft. Myers Plant

Aug 12th, 2014

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), headquartered in Lake Worth, Fla., broke ground on the 172,000 square foot assembly plant in Ft. Myers, Fla., for their door and window division, Eastern Architectural Systems (EAS). The new building is designed to eventually expand to 250,000 square feet to accommodate future growth and will replace a 60,000 square foot […]

Kodiak Building Partners Acquires AO Inc.

Aug 11th, 2014

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners has purchased all the assets of AO Inc., a Dallas-based manufacturer and distributor of doors, frames and hardware to commercial contractors for the office market. “We are very excited about having the AO team join forces with us. Their expertise in serving the market for both new office facilities and tenant […]