Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

Overcome Fear to Fire Up Innovation

Jun 4th, 2015

W. Edwards Deming was an innovative American thinker that gave us the modern quality system. He became a national hero in Japan after his ideas helped the country rebuild following the devastation of 1945 and it became one of the best economies on the planet. If you are not familiar with Deming, please spend some […]

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

Jun 1st, 2015

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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 […]

Andersen Assumes Operations at Major Logistics Center

Mar 3rd, 2015

Andersen Corp. is expanding its logistic operations by taking over a consolidation center in Menomonie, Wisc., from a third-party logistics provider. The move will add more than 300 employees to the door and window product manufacturer’s ranks. “Andersen has transformed our logistics business over the last 15 years,” says Sal Abbate, chief sales and marketing […]

AmesburyTruth Sells Its Non-Fenestration Custom Extrusion Business

Feb 27th, 2015

Amesbury introduced some new product lines.

AmesburyTruth is doing away with its non-fenestration products and sticking exclusively to doors and windows. The manufacturer has agreed to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business in Ontario, Calif. to La Habra, Calif.-based VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business as well as […]

Playing in the Red Zone: Can You Win?

Feb 24th, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently published a map showing how the states rank in the return to normal levels of housing production. As I glanced at the map, published in the December-January issue of DWM, I said to myself, “Wow, what a challenge for my customers, and consequently for my business as […]

Thompson Creek Window Company Wins Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Award

Feb 19th, 2015

Thompson Creek Window Company doesn’t win as many awards as it sells windows, but the numbers may be comparable. The company has earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award, which is given to companies “reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.” Rick Wuest, […]

Host Hotel Discounts End in One Week for Fenestration Day™ 2015 Attendees

Feb 19th, 2015

Fenestration Day™ 2015 is set to take place March 19 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Once again sponsored by Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine, the event offers attendees the chance to save big on their hotel stay. Our host hotel, the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center, is offering attendees a discounted […]

Veteran Salesman Guy Walker Dies

Feb 10th, 2015

MGM Industries is sad to announce the death of veteran salesman Guy Walker, who died on January 21.  He was 50. Based in Villa Rica, Ga., Walker had been a part of the MGM family for 10 years through his independent sales company, GLW Sales, which covered the Southeastern United States. According to his obituary […]

Glass Manufacturers Talk Safety at IGMA Conference

Feb 10th, 2015

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Safety continues to be an area of focus for the fenestration industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Burk, who leads the association’s Glass Safety Awareness Council, gave a presentation about workplace safety. He emphasized […]

Thoughts on My First International Builders’ Show

Jan 26th, 2015

When I joined DWM a little more than a month ago, one item on my busy calendar for 2015 really intrigued me — the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which wrapped up last week. I’d read about it, and I knew that even though it isn’t as huge as it was in the […]