Posts Tagged ‘ doors ’

New AAMA Forecast Will Make Window Installers, Manufacturers Happy

May 1st, 2015

*+-Demand for windows in new housing is through the roof. That’s according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2014 with strong gains—particularly in the multifamily […]

Fortune Brands Readjusts its Outlook After Q1 Results

May 1st, 2015

*+-Fortune Brands released its first quarter 2015 results recently, which showed “moderate growth,” according to company CEO Chris Klein. Klein says the results were “as we expected,” but the teams delivered “profit growth that was right on plan … We continue to anticipate accelerating new construction activity in the second half of the year. Based […]

PPG Reports 1 Percent Net Sales Increase in First Quarter

Apr 20th, 2015

*+-PPG Industries reported its first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations were $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year, according to a release from the company. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a 7 percent contribution from acquisition-related sales and a 1 percent improvement in sales volume. According […]

Sales Up But Income Down for Huttig Building Products in 2014

Mar 2nd, 2015

*+-The industry is on an upward trend, and Huttig Building Products has followed suit—at least in sales. The distributor of building materials reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year of 2014, which show the company sold more than the previous year but also made some investments that ultimately hurt its income. Report highlights […]

WDMA Announces its First National Architectural Door Conference

Jan 22nd, 2015

*+-The Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) National Architectural Door Council (NADC) announced its first National Architectural Door Conference will take place on April 29 in Baltimore. The conference will precede the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) Convention and take place in the same location, the Baltimore Convention Center. “We are excited to hold the […]

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 […]