Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

AMD Members “Lay it all Out” in Industry Roundtable

Oct 21st, 2014

Members of the Association of Millwork Distributors participated in a roundtable session yesterday where they were able to ask questions and share concerns. DWM/Shelter editor Tara Taffera was lucky enough to sit in at one such discussion and learn what is keeping members up at night and what they are happy about post recession. First [...]

AMD Offers Practical Advice for Convention Attendees

Oct 20th, 2014

Tom Angelis from Angelis Consulting talked about how to measure return on marketing and sales investments.

Attendees at the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) Annual convention attended educational sessions today before the exhibits and trade show kicks off in earnest tomorrow. David Meyer of Houzz detailed how this social media site can change the home remodeling and design process for homeowners and trade professionals. Most importantly he told attendees how they [...]

Harvard Housing Studies: Home Improvement Spending Will Remain Low

Oct 16th, 2014

In line with the slow recovery of the overall housing market, the home remodeling industry is expected to continue its path of moderating growth, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The report, done by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects annual growth in [...]

ITUS Corp. and Quaker Windows Reach Settlement

Oct 2nd, 2014

Quaker Windows and ITUS Corp. have avoided a court-administered ruling, as the two companies have reached a settlement agreement. The agreement is related to J-Channel Industries Corp.’s patented window frame technology and effectively resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Quaker, which will be dismissed. “This is the 6th J-Channel agreement that we have entered [...]

Fortune Brands Authorizes Repurchasing $250 Million of its Own Shares

Oct 2nd, 2014

Fortune Brands is confident in its own ability to make money. That conclusion can be drawn by the company’s board of directors authorizing the repurchase of up to $250 million of shares of its common stock over the next two years. Fortune Brands continues to act on its strategy for utilizing free cash flow and [...]

Builders FirstSource Completes Acquisition of Trim Tech of Austin

Oct 2nd, 2014

Another acquisition is in the bag for Builders FirstSource Inc. The company has purchased Trim Tech of Austin Inc., a Hutto, Texas-based company 30 miles northeast of Austin. “This purchase provides a unique opportunity for us to expand our footprint by acquiring one of the largest remaining independent millwork suppliers in the greater Austin area,” [...]

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 [...]

Thompson Creek Windows Officially “Made in USA”

Sep 26th, 2014

After a rigorous six-month process, Thompson Creek Window Company has had its windows officially certified as American-made. The certification – awarded by Made in USA Certified Inc. – required proof that the materials and goods used in Thompson Creek window manufacturing have been made in the United States. “Supporting local businesses and the U.S. economy [...]

Alside Opens Doors of New Supply Center

Sep 25th, 2014

Alside has opened a new location in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 16,120 square-foot supply center opened Sept. 2, and will bring a wide array of exterior building products to local contractors, remodelers and builders, as well as adding jobs to the local market, the company says. “We are very excited about expanding into Fort Wayne [...]

North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission

Sep 23rd, 2014

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A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allowed builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses [...]