Posts Tagged ‘ doors ’

New Products, Growth and Good News Reported at Win-door

Dec 1st, 2014

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When Win-door North America wrapped up before those in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving, it was evident that door and window companies in both the U.S. and Canada have a lot for which to be thankful. Chris Dimou, president Roto North America, reported that business has doubled organically in the last five years. “It’s encouraging to […]

Guest Blog: Being Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

Oct 14th, 2014

If you are not uncomfortable in business, chances are you have settled into the sea of sameness of the industry. This comfort brings a maintenance mode of doing business; you merely grow or decline in parallel with the overall organic industry. People in this mode who want year over year growth usually resort to an […]

Masco to Spin Off Installation and Services Division, Restructure Company

Oct 2nd, 2014

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After a two-decade-long investment in its “Installation and Other Services” division, Masco Corp., parent company of Millgard Windows and Doors, announced it will spin 100 percent of the division off to another company. The board of directors approved the decision, recommended by president and CEO Keith Allman. “Today’s transformative actions reflect our continued commitment to […]

GANA Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Sep 29th, 2014

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When the Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to codes and standards, energy performance and more. In the Energy Division meeting, Tom Culp […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second Version of HPD on Horizon for Green Building Community

Sep 4th, 2014

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) continues to be on the move in the green building industry, and it’s growing in the architectural glass sector, as well. The HPD Collaborative is set to release HPD v.2.0 to the public in to late-October, right around the time the GreenBuild International Conference & Expo 2014 commences in New […]

Quanex Names New Eastern and Western Regional Sales Managers

Sep 4th, 2014

Quanex Building Products has appointed Rick Mathews to regional sales manager in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West. Kragenbring brings to Quanex more than 27 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Quanex, he held positions with industry suppliers, including Amesbury Group and Complast/Vinyl-Therm Windows. Kragenbring also founded The Kragenbring Group, […]

Deceuninck North America Appoints New Director of National Fenestration Sales

Aug 29th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has hired Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will develop and manage national accounts as well as provide direction in product research and development for new markets. Koch will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs. “Greg joins us with 29 years of […]