Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

Can You Teach Doors & Windows?

Sep 16th, 2014

Fall is here. Students are back in school. It’s time for door and window specialists to take homeowners to school and teach them about the door and window replacement project, too. I have said before, “The educated consumer is my best friend.” The successful door and window specialist knows that educating the consumer leads to [...]

Make Your Move

Sep 11th, 2014

This week I’m in Vegas attending GlassBuild America. The show is just wrapping up. Many window manufacturers were here actively searching for new solutions that will take them into 2015 and poised for the new Energy Star requirements that will take effect in 2016. There is so much to see this year and window company [...]

J-Channel Industries Corp. Reaches Licensing Deal with Several Industry Companies

Sep 11th, 2014

ITUS Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into licenses with Atrium Windows and Doors Inc., Pella Corp., Ply Gem Industries Inc. and Simonton Building Products Inc.—all in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement resolves patent infringement lawsuits filed by JCIC in August 2013 [...]

Quanex Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Results; Sees 8.4-Percent Increase in Net Sales

Sep 11th, 2014

Quanex Building Products Corp. has released its financial results for the third fiscal quarter, which ended on July 31. Net sales for the quarter increased 8.4 percent to $170 million versus $157 million for the same quarter in 2013. “With the building season in full swing, we saw good top-line growth in all of our [...]

New Vice President, General Manager Named for Simpson Door Co.

Sep 11th, 2014

Simpson Door Co. has recently added Phil Steklenski to its executive team. Steklenski will succeed Stacie Conkle as vice president and general manager. Conkle is retiring after 28 years with the company. Steklenski has a diverse background in the wood products industry, and in his new position he will oversee all of the company’s operations. [...]

GlassBuild America 2014 Underway, Companies Report Strong Year

Sep 9th, 2014

Thermal Windows Inc. displayed their sound mitigation windows, used in both residential and commercial construction. Pictured is their Series 826 projected window (with an awning) and their fixed series 850 with an STC value of 40 and 41, respectively.

GlassBuild America kicked off its first day today and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year.  Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very good, an extremely busy year,” says Seth Patterson, commercial sales manager of [...]

Window World Sells 10 Million Windows

Sep 9th, 2014

Window World recently sold its 10 millionth window. The company has moved more than one million windows annually since 2009.

Doors & Windows with Style!

Sep 9th, 2014

There is a growing trend in the remodeling marketplace. Homeowners are purchasing new doors and windows with the primary goal to improve the look and style of the homeowner’s architectural fashion sense.

Amesbury and Truth Hardware Rebrand

Sep 9th, 2014

Amesbury Truth unveiled a new brand identity and tagline unifying the former Amesbury and Truth Hardware brands. This is a significant step in the integration of the two businesses which came together in 2013, according to officials.

Are We Back On Track?

Sep 8th, 2014

The residential window market grew 10% in 2013. And according to the WDMA’s recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, we can expect continued growth of 9.1% in 2014 and 8.3% in 2015.