Posts Tagged ‘ DWM magazine ’

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 [...]

Sierra Pacific Industries Completes Acquisition of Hurd Windows and Doors

Aug 5th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has completed the purchase of Hurd and Superseal Windows and Doors.  SPI originally announced its intent to acquire the company on July 7th.  The purchase will add to SPI’s manufacturing capacity, trained work force, product lines and will provide exposure to Central and Eastern U.S. and international markets for the window [...]

Rising Home Prices Have Prospective Buyers Wary

Aug 5th, 2014

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The number of households affected varies across states and metro areas and largely depends on their population, income distribution and new home [...]

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 [...]

Skyreach Opens Warehouse in Western Canada

Jul 31st, 2014

Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. has opened an independent distribution warehouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Skyreach opened the warehouse in order to satisfy growing demand in western Canada and will facilitate the storage of inventory, coordinate incoming and outgoing shipments and manage the delivery of products relating to orders processed by Skyreach. “People like locally accessible products,” [...]

AAMA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

Jul 31st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances” (AAMA 902-14), which establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications. “The original goal was [...]

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 [...]

Cardinal, Four Seasons Respond to North Carolina Code Council’s Low-E Emergency Rule

Jul 28th, 2014

The North Carolina Building Code Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allows builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses a “safety concern.” In the “Emergency Rule-Making Findings of Need” document submitted by the N.C. Building Code Council, “four documented cases of fires being caused by [...]

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. [...]