Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

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 […]

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 […]