Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

MPG For Windows

Sep 23rd, 2014

Since the 1970s our Government has required car manufacturers to glue MPG stickers on every new car sold in the United States. They’re there to help us choose more fuel efficient vehicles that save us money on gas – or at least show a car buyer that one car will go further on a dollar […]

PGT Finalizes CGI Windows and Doors Acquisition

Sep 23rd, 2014

PGT, Inc. will expand its reach into the impact-resistant fenestration industry with its completed acquisition of CGI Windows and Doors Holdings, Inc (CGI). The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT’s plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth through targeted acquisitions of complementary specialty products. “Today we welcome the entire […]

Fortune Brands Completes Sale of Simonton Windows

Sep 22nd, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has completed the sale of Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc. The Simonton business was sold for approximately $130 million, or roughly 10 times 2014 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Simonton sale is expected to reduce Fortune Brands’ second half 2014 earnings per share from […]

RavenBrick Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Denver Mayor

Sep 22nd, 2014

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock joined Alex Burney, CEO of RavenBrick, Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Denver. The ceremony marked the unveiling of the new automated line for mass production of RavenWindow. According to the company, the launch of the automated line signals “an evolution in energy efficient windows, the […]

Multifamily Decline Pushes Nationwide Housing Starts Down 14.4 Percent in August

Sep 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts fell 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline is mostly due to a steep 31.7 percent decline in multifamily production. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4 […]

Bostik Expands to Johor Bahru

Sep 18th, 2014

Bostik, a global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, has opened a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru in order to expand its cementitious powder manufacturing capabilities. “We are delighted to be bringing our innovative PMB technologies closer to fast-developing markets such as Malaysia and Singapore,” says Bostik CEO Bernard Pinatel. “We […]

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 […]