Posts Tagged ‘ DWM ’

Crash Test Ratings for Doors and Windows

Apr 15th, 2014

An educated consumer is my best friend. The homeowner who understands the options is more likely to make good decisions when purchasing new doors and windows. But comparing differences in doors and windows can be confusing. The door and window industry likes to complicate and confuse data that should make it easy for consumers to [...]

Kolbe’s Keith Koenig Promoted to VP of Manufacturing

Apr 15th, 2014

Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. promoted Keith Koenig to vice president of manufacturing and added him as the newest member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his new role, he will oversee operations of Kolbe’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau, Wis. During his 27 years of millwork industry experience, Koenig spent the last eight years as director of manufacturing. Prior to that position, he [...]

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

Apr 15th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Job growth is proceeding at a solid pace, mortgage interest rates remain historically low and home prices are [...]

Guangzhou Shading Window-Door Expo Dates Set

Apr 15th, 2014

The 2014 Guangzhou Shading Window-Door Expo will be held in Guangdong, China, July 8-11, 2014. According to a statement from event management, more than 200 enterprises from China and other countries will participate in the expo. These exhibitors will showcase potential products for building shading, electric doors and windows, access control systems, door and window [...]

Why Western Window Systems is No Longer Making its Own IG

Apr 15th, 2014

Western's bi-fold door is often used in residences such as here in a bar top window application.

It’s a question many window companies struggle with: make or buy your insulating glass? There are pros and cons associated with each technique. Western Window Systems, based in Phoenix, announced last week that it will no longer be manufacturing insulating glass, a business in which the company has been involved since it started in 1959. [...]

CopyTele Subsidiary Enters Into Settlement with YKK AP America

Apr 14th, 2014

CopyTele Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into an agreement with YKK AP America Inc. in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement is the seventh settlement for the J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology, and resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against YKK on [...]

Atrium Reaches Aluminum Extrusion Agreement with Drew Industries

Apr 14th, 2014

Drew Industries Inc., a supplier of components for manufactured homes and recreational vehicles, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lippert Components Inc. has entered into a six-year aluminum extrusion supply agreement with Atrium Windows and Doors Inc. Concurrently, Lippert Components sold some of its aluminum extrusion assets to Atrium. “Extruded aluminum is a key raw [...]

Analyzing the Data

Apr 14th, 2014

There are enough government and private agencies reporting key economic data that a new release comes out every few days. It can be difficult to form an accurate picture because the myriad data out there seldom point in the same direction at the same time. While this is a source of frustration for door and [...]

Passive Solar Home Heated for $2.50 a Day

Apr 14th, 2014

Seven years ago homeowner John Kosmer supervised the construction of his passive solar house in upstate New York. Since that time he’s averaged just $2.50 a day to heat his 4,000-square foot home. “Despite rising fuel costs and dropping outside temperatures, this house continues to perform remarkably,” says Kosmer. “This past winter has been especially [...]

Guardian to Close California Glass Fab Plant

Apr 11th, 2014

Guardian Industries announced that it is closing its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant because of ongoing economic challenges. The company anticipates a May 2 closure date. The facility provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley currently has 36 employees, some of whom will transition to the company’s Kingsburg, Calif., float [...]