Posts Tagged ‘ door ’

Builders’ Confidence at a Nine-Year High

Aug 17th, 2015

Builders in the U.S. are more confident than they have been since November 2005. That’s according to the August National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), which rose one point to a level of 61. “The fact the builder confidence has been in the low 60s for three straight months shows […]

Lauren Manufacturing Facing More than $100K in OSHA Fines

Jul 17th, 2015

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A New Philadelphia, Ohio-based seal and gasket manufacturer is facing $105,000 in fines after one of its employees sustained multiple broken bones in her hand while operating machinery. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed down the penalties to Lauren Manufacturing LLC after “inspectors found in January that Lauren Manufacturing […]

Thanks to Multifamily Production, Housing Starts Are Way Up

Jul 17th, 2015

  Thanks to a steep jump in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts rose 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.174 million units in June, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Multifamily production was up 29.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual […]

McKenna Fills PPG’s National Architectural Manager Role in the Southeast

Jul 9th, 2015


Nathan McKenna has been named national architectural manager for PPG Industries’ flat glass business in the Southeast region. In this role he will manage Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and most of Florida. Prior to PPG, McKenna worked at Columbia Commercial Building Products in Dallas, where he served as glass division manager. Glenn T. Miner, […]

It’s Hurricane Season; Here’s What You Need to Know

Jun 1st, 2015


The Atlantic hurricane season begins today and runs through November 30, and the door and window industry wants to make sure its customers are ready. CGI Windows & Doors, a Florida-based manufacturer of fenestration products designed to resist the winds and water associated with these deadly storms, is among the many companies who want to […]

New AAMA Forecast Will Make Window Installers, Manufacturers Happy

May 1st, 2015

Demand for windows in new housing is through the roof. That’s according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2014 with strong gains—particularly in the multifamily […]

The Peak of the Selling Season Commences So Remember the Four L’s

Sep 29th, 2014

We are now heading into the heart of the busy selling season, and for window manufacturers, the fall season is a bit like Christmastime to a retailer. It is time to pull out all the stops and sell! When it comes to selling, remember to arm your salespeople with the knowledge and sales aids to […]

Registration Still Open for AAMA Fall Conference

Sep 4th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is still accepting registrations for the upcoming AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, to be held Sept. 14-17 in Westminster (Denver), Colo. Several exhibitor spots for the supplier product display are still available. This opportunity is offered to Category 1 supplier members and provides the chance to exhibit products and services during […]

Highlander Partners to Acquire Versatex Building Products

Sep 4th, 2014

Highlander Partners will acquire Versatex Building Products of Pittsburgh. Founded in 2003, Versatex is a provider of cellular PVC building products serving both the new construction and renovation/remodel markets. Versatex will continue to operate under its existing operating structure with its current management team. Current chairman and co-founder, Jim Wolf will continue with the board […]

Quanex Names New Eastern and Western Regional Sales Managers

Sep 4th, 2014

Quanex Building Products has appointed Rick Mathews to regional sales manager in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West. Kragenbring brings to Quanex more than 27 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Quanex, he held positions with industry suppliers, including Amesbury Group and Complast/Vinyl-Therm Windows. Kragenbring also founded The Kragenbring Group, […]