Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

Here’s What the Industry is Posting About this Week

Aug 10th, 2015

More and more people are turning to social media for their news nowadays. Thus, DWM magazine took a look at what people are saying about doors and windows and how it relates to the industry at large. Here’s a home improvement project out of Atlanta: #doorInstallation #atlanta #homeimprovements #semperfilogistics pic.twitter.com/TYMaQUWPcy — Semper Fi Logistics (@Semperfilog) […]

World Demand for Doors and Windows to Hit  $233B in 2019

Aug 4th, 2015

Global demand for doors and windows is projected to rise 5.9 percent annually through 2019 to $233 billion. That’s according to World Windows & Doors, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Lower construction spending in the Asia/Pacific region, the largest regional market for doors and windows, will be offset […]

Report: Doors, Windows and Glass Could be Strong U.S. Exports

Jul 15th, 2015

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A global construction boom and a growing emphasis on “green” building technologies will create strong opportunities for U.S. exporters of building products, including manufacturers of doors, windows and glass. That’s according to the 2015 Top Markets Report for Building Products and Sustainable Construction from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, which was released […]

First Time, Repeat or Loyal Customer?

Jul 14th, 2015

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “customer” as “one who buys the goods and services of a business” and “an individual with whom one must deal.”  “Loyalty” is defined as “faithfulness to obligations and to a person or thing deserving fidelity.” Without the customer, there is no business.  The customer provides a business with the […]

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, […]