Posts Tagged ‘ door ’

Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

Aug 5th, 2014

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow recovery in employment,” says David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). [...]

Window Companies Utilize 3D Printing Technology

Aug 4th, 2014

Crystal Windows' 3-D printer, shown with a finished prototype model in place, has been successfully utilized for the past three years.

While 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, the process has been getting more common in recent years, particularly in the architectural industry, and some window companies, including Crystal Window and Door Systems, are using this technology to their advantage. In fact, themanufacturer, based in Queens, N.Y., has been utilizing 3D printing in its [...]

In the Year 2030: Part 2

Aug 4th, 2014

Welcome to the third blog in a series about the DOE’s Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and its potential impact on the future of the fenestration industry. In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: Chasing the Next Low-E In the Year 2030: Part 1 As discussed in my last blog, the [...]

AAMA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

Jul 31st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances” (AAMA 902-14), which establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications. “The original goal was [...]

PGT to Acquire CGI Windows & Doors

Jul 29th, 2014

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Two major manufacturers of impact-resistant doors and windows will join forces as PGT Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to buy CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. (a portfolio company of Cortec Group Fund, IV, LP). CGI will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of PGT. PGT says the transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is [...]

Builders FirstSource Reports Second Quarter Gains

Jul 28th, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc.’s 2014 second-quarter earnings showed the company has made significant gains from the second-quarter of 2013. Some highlights include: Second quarter 2014 sales increased 7.1 percent to $426.5 million, compared to the second quarter of 2013. Gross margin percentage improved to 22.0 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013. [...]

Pleotint Inks Partnership with Solar Innovation

Jul 28th, 2014

Pleotint has reached a distribution partnership with Solar Innovations Inc., enabling Solar Innovations to incorporate Suntuitive glass in its full product line. Solar Innovations, a Pennsylvania-based window manufacturer, operates out of a 300,000-square-foot corporate office and manufacturing facility and is a single-source producer of a variety of residential and commercial windows, doors, curtainwalls and glazed [...]

Remodeling Indicators Show Increase in Second Quarter

Jul 25th, 2014

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Most indicators in the 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) survey pointed to growth in the remodeling industry this quarter. The survey, conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), offers a more positive report than it did last quarter, which showed a decline in business conditions during the first three months of 2014. [...]

LaCantina Doors Once Again Makes Fastest Growing Companies List

Jul 22nd, 2014

For the second year in a row, LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. For the past 11 years, the Journal’s annual list has highlighted 100 organizations in a variety of industries whose success has put them in [...]

Dueck Steps Down from Fenestration Canada

Jul 22nd, 2014

Fenestration Canada (FC) has announced Al Dueck, President of DUXTON Windows & Doors, has resigned as first vice president of the association. His resignation was made effective July 15, 2014. For Dueck, the decision came down to family and business. “The past two and a half years have been an excellent experience, working and getting [...]