Posts Tagged ‘ DWM magazine ’

Soft-Lite Windows Hires New Vice President of Manufacturing

Aug 28th, 2014

Soft‐Lite Windows recently has appointed Cliff Langdon to the position of vice president of manufacturing. In his new position, Langdon will oversee several departments, including production, shipping and engineering. Langdon comes to Soft‐Lite with more than 15 years of experience in the door and window industry. For the past 11 years, Langdon served as vice [...]

PPG Helps Angels’ Place With Energy Saving Solution

Aug 28th, 2014

PPG Industries donated approximately $8,000 worth of glass to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility. John Arch, president of Angels’ Place board of directors, said his fellow directors and staff have been applying for grants and raising funds for several years with the goal of [...]

AAMA Adds Two to Certification and Technical Staff

Aug 22nd, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) named Jason Seals certification manager and Rich Rinka technical/industry affairs manager. Seals comes to AAMA with more than 15 years of experience in the fenestration industry. As AAMA’s certification manager, he will direct all certification-related activities of the association with direct management responsibilities for the association’s air, water and [...]

WDMA Executive Conference to Include 2015 Housing Market Outlook

Aug 21st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) will host Dr. Andrew McCoy and Toby Morrison at its Annual Executive Management Conference. They will provide a forecast for 2015 and beyond for new construction, remodeling and replacement and will look at economic fundamentals, housing market strengths and weaknesses, and insights about consumer demand. This session will [...]

A Minimum Wage Hike: Good or Bad Idea?

Aug 19th, 2014

President Obama remarks on the minimum wage at Central Connecticut State University.

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a federal minimum wage hike of $2.85/hour to $10.10. According to whitehouse.gov, raising the minimum wage nationwide “will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country.” But not everyone in the door and window industry [...]

Association of Millwork Distributors Celebrates its 50th Annual Convention & Tradeshow

Aug 19th, 2014

The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) will hold its 50th Annual Convention & Tradeshow October 19-23 in Tampa, Fla. The event will take place in the Tampa Convention Center and Marriott Waterside Hotel. “For 50 years, the Annual AMD Convention has been a vital tradeshow and conference for all facets of the millwork industry, with [...]

AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

Aug 19th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles.” This specification will establish the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in doors, windows and skylights. “This new document [...]

Housing Starts Rise in July

Aug 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts, fueled by strong single- and multifamily growth, rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts were up [...]

SIW Windows & Doors’ Website Gets a Makeover

Aug 18th, 2014

SIW Windows & Doors has launched its newly redesigned website. The site now enables potential clients to browse products by category, learn about the testing process used and view comparative analyses against other manufacturers’ products. Abe Lopez, CEO, views the website as a strategic way to set SIW apart from the competition. “Our new website [...]

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Aug 18th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released today. This third consecutive monthly gain puts the index at its highest level since January. The HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home [...]