Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

Kodiak Building Partners and Factory Builder Stores to Join Forces

Apr 8th, 2014

Colorado based Kodiak Building Partners announced today an agreement in principle for the purchase of substantially all the assets of Factory Builder Stores, a large independent specialty distributor of appliances and cabinets based in Houston, Texas. Kodiak chairman Paul Hylbert told DWM magazine, “We expect to expand our window distribution, our major product at Gulf [...]

Northern Building Products Changes Name to Northern Architectural Systems

Apr 8th, 2014

Northern Building Products adopted the name of its subsidiary, Northern Architectural Systems. The name change occurred concurrently with the merging of the two related companies. “The merger of our operations will make our entire portfolio of windows, doors, curtain[wall] and window walls, and storefront and entrance doors available to our customers from a single platform, [...]

Technoform Glass Insulation Expands Service in Western Canada

Apr 8th, 2014

Technoform Glass Insulation North America Inc. (TGI NA) is now working with Coniston Products Ltd., based in Delta, British Columbia, to provide service throughout Western Canada. Coniston is wholesale supplier of glass, mirrors, IG spacer bars and screen components, as well as related door and window components. “We’re looking forward to working with Coniston to [...]

2014 Bills to Watch

Apr 7th, 2014

Many sources allege that the 113th Congress (2013-2015) is on pace to be the least productive in history. According to www.govtrack.us, there are 7,829 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress and, of those, only about 5 percent will become law. Despite a lack of confidence in Congress’s ability to get things done, [...]

ANSI Revises Several Door-, Window- and Wood-Related Standards

Apr 7th, 2014

ANSI released several door-, window- and wood-related standards revisions, which are all part of the International Green Construction Code: ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES – Standard 189.1-2011 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. The standard was originally published in 2009, so the current 2011 version is a revision. A supplement was published in 2013, and there is [...]

Quanex Promotes Vince Warne to Technical Services Director

Apr 7th, 2014

Quanex Building Products promoted Vince Warne to director of technical services. Warne is an industry veteran, previously working as part of the Quanex Insulating Glass Systems team and serving in many roles, including production supervisor, standard spacer business unit manager, operations manager and process engineering manager. “Quanex has always focused on advancing the technical support [...]

Latest NAHB Index Shows Recovery Spreads to Additional Markets

Apr 7th, 2014

Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. This represents a net gain of 11 metros year over year. The index’s nationwide score ticked up to [...]

Colorado Distributor Moves into New Facility

Apr 7th, 2014

Denver-based Colorado Sunroom & Window Distributors moved into a brand new centrally located Denver facility at 641 South Jason Street. “Our new facility takes us to a new level of professionalism,” says company founder, Tom Thompson Jr. “The showroom features state of the art window, door, sunroom and patio cover products.” The company plans to [...]

PGT Industries Selected to Barron’s 400 Index

Apr 7th, 2014

PGT Industries has been selected to the 2014 Barron’s 400 Index for the second consecutive semester. The measure of U.S. securities is made up of the 400 strongest and most promising stocks in North America, out of more than 6,000, that score the highest when evaluated against the rigorous and fundamentals-based criteria. “PGT Industries’ recognition [...]

WDMA Members Take to Capitol Hill

Apr 4th, 2014

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The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP) continues to take center stage, when it comes to industry lobbying efforts. When members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) took to Capitol Hill this week they talked to lawmakers about the LRRP rule, while also asking them to support neutral green building systems [...]