Posts Tagged ‘ door window ’

Passive Solar Home Heated for $2.50 a Day

Apr 14th, 2014

Seven years ago homeowner John Kosmer supervised the construction of his passive solar house in upstate New York. Since that time he’s averaged just $2.50 a day to heat his 4,000-square foot home. “Despite rising fuel costs and dropping outside temperatures, this house continues to perform remarkably,” says Kosmer. “This past winter has been especially [...]

Beechworth Windows to Manufacture Fiberglass Windows

Apr 11th, 2014

Beechworth Windows, based in Chicago, is a new independently managed and operated subsidiary of James Hardie Building Products: The company recently purchased a fiberglass plant from Weather Shield Windows and Doors. The new venture will bring a suite of premium fiberglass products to market. “We will focus our product, marketing, and sales efforts on the [...]

YKK AP Launches New Career Development Program for Engineers

Apr 11th, 2014

YKK AP America launched a formal career development program for its existing and future engineering employees. The program provides a means by which engineers can foster personal and professional development as well as grow within the company and the fenestration industry, according to the company. The engineering program sets clearly defined requirements for employees to [...]

Bend Your Demand Curve

Apr 10th, 2014

Many window manufacturers are reporting that sales this year are off to a slow start due to one of the worst winters we have seen in some time. Windows built in January and February piled up in warehouses as customers called to postpone installations. Installation crews were slowed down or some just postponed the job [...]

Construction Employment Increased in 175 Metro Areas

Apr 10th, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted, however, that despite the gains construction employment remained below peak levels in all [...]

Vi-Lux Building Products Expands Extrusion Capacity

Apr 8th, 2014

In response to the increase in customer demand over the past several years, Vi-Lux Building Products Inc., based in Napanee, Ontario, increased its extrusion capacity to meet the growing demand and ensure production’s ability to support the new requirements. In the last several years, extrusion capacity has increased by 60 percent. In March of 2014 [...]

Kodiak Building Partners and Factory Builder Stores to Join Forces

Apr 8th, 2014

Colorado based Kodiak Building Partners announced today an agreement in principle for the purchase of substantially all the assets of Factory Builder Stores, a large independent specialty distributor of appliances and cabinets based in Houston, Texas. Kodiak chairman Paul Hylbert told DWM magazine, “We expect to expand our window distribution, our major product at Gulf [...]

2014 Bills to Watch

Apr 7th, 2014

Many sources allege that the 113th Congress (2013-2015) is on pace to be the least productive in history. According to www.govtrack.us, there are 7,829 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress and, of those, only about 5 percent will become law. Despite a lack of confidence in Congress’s ability to get things done, [...]

Latest NAHB Index Shows Recovery Spreads to Additional Markets

Apr 7th, 2014

Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. This represents a net gain of 11 metros year over year. The index’s nationwide score ticked up to [...]

Colorado Distributor Moves into New Facility

Apr 7th, 2014

Denver-based Colorado Sunroom & Window Distributors moved into a brand new centrally located Denver facility at 641 South Jason Street. “Our new facility takes us to a new level of professionalism,” says company founder, Tom Thompson Jr. “The showroom features state of the art window, door, sunroom and patio cover products.” The company plans to [...]