Posts Tagged ‘ DWM ’

PGT Finalizes CGI Windows and Doors Acquisition

Sep 23rd, 2014

PGT, Inc. will expand its reach into the impact-resistant fenestration industry with its completed acquisition of CGI Windows and Doors Holdings, Inc (CGI). The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT’s plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth through targeted acquisitions of complementary specialty products. “Today we welcome the entire [...]

Fortune Brands Completes Sale of Simonton Windows

Sep 22nd, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has completed the sale of Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc. The Simonton business was sold for approximately $130 million, or roughly 10 times 2014 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Simonton sale is expected to reduce Fortune Brands’ second half 2014 earnings per share from [...]

RavenBrick Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Denver Mayor

Sep 22nd, 2014

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock joined Alex Burney, CEO of RavenBrick, Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Denver. The ceremony marked the unveiling of the new automated line for mass production of RavenWindow. According to the company, the launch of the automated line signals “an evolution in energy efficient windows, the [...]

RDH Group Launches Blog “NAFS in Canada”

Sep 19th, 2014

The RDH Group started a new blog dedicated to the application of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) in Canada. The blog is intended for Canadian architects, engineers and building officials. NAFS will address issues of interest to manufacturers of windows, doors and skylights in both Canada and the United States. The NAFS changes how [...]

Multifamily Decline Pushes Nationwide Housing Starts Down 14.4 Percent in August

Sep 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts fell 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline is mostly due to a steep 31.7 percent decline in multifamily production. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4 [...]

Bostik Expands to Johor Bahru

Sep 18th, 2014

Bostik, a global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, has opened a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru in order to expand its cementitious powder manufacturing capabilities. “We are delighted to be bringing our innovative PMB technologies closer to fast-developing markets such as Malaysia and Singapore,” says Bostik CEO Bernard Pinatel. “We [...]

ConSol Founder Discusses Impact of California Regulations on U.S. at AAMA Conference

Sep 18th, 2014

The California Energy Commission has a number of proposals for the 2016 Energy Code as it chases the eventual goal of getting the state of California to “zero energy” by 2020. Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference Tuesday to discuss how California’s energy policy is driving [...]

Builder Confidence at Highest Point Since November of 2005

Sep 18th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for the fourth month in a row in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005. “While a [...]

Make Your Move

Sep 11th, 2014

This week I’m in Vegas attending GlassBuild America. The show is just wrapping up. Many window manufacturers were here actively searching for new solutions that will take them into 2015 and poised for the new Energy Star requirements that will take effect in 2016. There is so much to see this year and window company [...]

J-Channel Industries Corp. Reaches Licensing Deal with Several Industry Companies

Sep 11th, 2014

ITUS Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into licenses with Atrium Windows and Doors Inc., Pella Corp., Ply Gem Industries Inc. and Simonton Building Products Inc.—all in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement resolves patent infringement lawsuits filed by JCIC in August 2013 [...]