Posts Tagged ‘ DWM ’

Suspect’s Suicide Won’t Slow Investigation into PPG Industrial Espionage

Jul 24th, 2015

Golden_gavel_1

The suicide of Thomas Rukavina, a former PPG Industries chemist accused in federal court in Pittsburgh with theft of trade secrets, won’t slow down the investigation into the case. “U.S. Attorney David Hickton in Pittsburgh said the FBI will continue to spearhead the spy probe but couldn’t be more specific due to the ‘sensitive nature’ of […]

Thanks to Multifamily Production, Housing Starts Are Way Up

Jul 17th, 2015

  Thanks to a steep jump in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts rose 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.174 million units in June, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Multifamily production was up 29.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual […]

What Will A Glass Shortage Mean to the Fenestration Industry?

Jul 16th, 2015

In recent travels it seems that everyone is talking about an impending glass shortage. During the big downturn, many of our industry’s domestic float plants were shut down and now several more will soon need to be shut down for upgrades, which will exacerbate the situation. So what will this glass shortage mean to our […]

First Time, Repeat or Loyal Customer?

Jul 14th, 2015

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “customer” as “one who buys the goods and services of a business” and “an individual with whom one must deal.”  “Loyalty” is defined as “faithfulness to obligations and to a person or thing deserving fidelity.” Without the customer, there is no business.  The customer provides a business with the […]

Florida to Test Windows to Silence Loud Trains

Jul 10th, 2015

A SunRail train leaving a nearby train station.

There’s nothing like waking up to the sound of a train’s horn—and Sanford, Fla., residents have had enough of it. The SunRail train station, operated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), has been waking up the locals since its May 2014 inception, some as early as 4 a.m., according to the Orlando Sentinal. So […]

McKenna Fills PPG’s National Architectural Manager Role in the Southeast

Jul 9th, 2015

McKenna_Nathan_PPGFlatGlassNAM

Nathan McKenna has been named national architectural manager for PPG Industries’ flat glass business in the Southeast region. In this role he will manage Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and most of Florida. Prior to PPG, McKenna worked at Columbia Commercial Building Products in Dallas, where he served as glass division manager. Glenn T. Miner, […]

It’s Hurricane Season; Here’s What You Need to Know

Jun 1st, 2015

1280px-Cyclone_Catarina_from_the_ISS_on_March_26_2004

The Atlantic hurricane season begins today and runs through November 30, and the door and window industry wants to make sure its customers are ready. CGI Windows & Doors, a Florida-based manufacturer of fenestration products designed to resist the winds and water associated with these deadly storms, is among the many companies who want to […]

Premier Building Solutions Expands Sales Staff

May 15th, 2015

Premier Building Solutions Expands Sales Staff Premier Building Solutions has added three territory managers to its sales staff. Michael Dolan will cover the Pacific Northwest, which includes Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Vancouver, Canada. Dolan has more than 21 years of experience selling to the building industry. Chris Kellis will manage the Midwest region. […]

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 […]

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 […]