Posts Tagged ‘ doors ’

Housing Recovery Continues at Slow Pace

Aug 8th, 2014

Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have 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), which represents a net gain of seven markets over last year. The index’s nationwide score moved up [...]

IGMA Hosts Summer Tech Conferences; Announces Complimentary Member Benefits

Aug 8th, 2014

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) hosted its Summer Technical Conference this week in Quebec City, Canada. The event included three days of insulating glass (IG) technical discussion, work and networking among industry leaders. Among the many discussions, the group also announced that “all insulating glass industry members could receive most benefits of membership in [...]

Manufacturing Day Events Expected to Exceed 1,500 in 2014

Aug 8th, 2014

More than 1,500 manufacturing events are estimated to take place nationally on the third-annual Manufacturing Day, held on Friday, Oct. 3, according to event co-producers. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce people to the important role played by manufacturing in both local communities and the nation. The number of events has drastically increased, as Manufacturing [...]

Deceuninck North America Hires Pat Dixon as Service Specialist

Aug 8th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has brought on Pat Dixon as a technical services specialist. In this role, Dixon’s primary responsibilities are with new customer start-ups, which includes the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He will also coordinate the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Pat joins [...]

Randy Nagle Joins La Loma Windows & Doors

Aug 8th, 2014

La Loma Windows and Doors has hired Randy Nagle as vice president of sales and marketing. Nagle has lead local market, regional and national companies as sales manager, regional manager, general manager and national director. Nagle’s hiring comes at a time when La Loma is expanding with new steel and wood products, exclusive metal coatings [...]

WDMA Announces Two Speakers for Executive Conference

Aug 7th, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that Cam Marston, president of Generational Insights, and Bill Killmer, senior vice president for legislative and political affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association, will speak at its Annual Executive Management Conference held in Cambridge, Ma., Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. Marston’s session, entitled Four Generations: One Workplace, focuses [...]

Sierra Pacific Industries Hires One, Promotes Two in Windows Division

Aug 7th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has made some personnel changes this week, hiring one and promoting two in their windows division. Tom Takach has joined the company as vice president of operations for the windows division of SPI. In this newly-created position, Takach will oversee manufacturing and operations for Sierra Pacific’s Red Bluff, Ca. windows plant [...]

In the Year 2030: Part 2

Aug 4th, 2014

Welcome to the third blog in a series about the DOE’s Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and its potential impact on the future of the fenestration industry. In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: Chasing the Next Low-E In the Year 2030: Part 1 As discussed in my last blog, the [...]

PGT to Acquire CGI Windows & Doors

Jul 29th, 2014

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Two major manufacturers of impact-resistant doors and windows will join forces as PGT Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to buy CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. (a portfolio company of Cortec Group Fund, IV, LP). CGI will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of PGT. PGT says the transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is [...]

Builders FirstSource Reports Second Quarter Gains

Jul 28th, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc.’s 2014 second-quarter earnings showed the company has made significant gains from the second-quarter of 2013. Some highlights include: Second quarter 2014 sales increased 7.1 percent to $426.5 million, compared to the second quarter of 2013. Gross margin percentage improved to 22.0 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013. [...]