Posts Tagged ‘ DWM ’

ITUS Corp. and Quaker Windows Reach Settlement

Oct 2nd, 2014

Quaker Windows and ITUS Corp. have avoided a court-administered ruling, as the two companies have reached a settlement agreement. The agreement is related to J-Channel Industries Corp.’s patented window frame technology and effectively resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Quaker, which will be dismissed. “This is the 6th J-Channel agreement that we have entered […]

Fortune Brands Authorizes Repurchasing $250 Million of its Own Shares

Oct 2nd, 2014

Fortune Brands is confident in its own ability to make money. That conclusion can be drawn by the company’s board of directors authorizing the repurchase of up to $250 million of shares of its common stock over the next two years. Fortune Brands continues to act on its strategy for utilizing free cash flow and […]

Builders FirstSource Completes Acquisition of Trim Tech of Austin

Oct 2nd, 2014

Another acquisition is in the bag for Builders FirstSource Inc. The company has purchased Trim Tech of Austin Inc., a Hutto, Texas-based company 30 miles northeast of Austin. “This purchase provides a unique opportunity for us to expand our footprint by acquiring one of the largest remaining independent millwork suppliers in the greater Austin area,” […]

Audsley Promoted to Senior Director of Engineering at SPI Window Division

Oct 2nd, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has selected Rick Audsley to be its new senior director of engineering for SPI’s window division. “Rick is uniquely qualified to direct the engineering departments in our California and Wisconsin operations,” says president Kendall Pierson. “We are counting on him to play a significant role in integrating the products lines of […]

Ring Ring Marketing Sponsors Fenestration Day™

Sep 30th, 2014

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Ring Ring Marketing has signed on as a sponsor for the fifth annual Fenestration Day™, sponsored by DWM magazine. The event will take place March 19, 2015 in Irvine, Calif. Fenestration Day brings together door and window manufacturers and dealers for joint educational sessions as well as individual sessions tailored to those groups. “With the […]

The Peak of the Selling Season Commences So Remember the Four L’s

Sep 29th, 2014

We are now heading into the heart of the busy selling season, and for window manufacturers, the fall season is a bit like Christmastime to a retailer. It is time to pull out all the stops and sell! When it comes to selling, remember to arm your salespeople with the knowledge and sales aids to […]

Global Trade of Softwood Lumber Up Seven Percent

Sep 29th, 2014

Softwood lumber global trade was up seven percent in the first half of 2014, with Russia, Germany and Sweden increasing shipments the most, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The increase in trade is due to a higher demand for wood products following the global recession. The higher consumption of lumber has resulted in […]

Thompson Creek Windows Officially “Made in USA”

Sep 26th, 2014

After a rigorous six-month process, Thompson Creek Window Company has had its windows officially certified as American-made. The certification – awarded by Made in USA Certified Inc. – required proof that the materials and goods used in Thompson Creek window manufacturing have been made in the United States. “Supporting local businesses and the U.S. economy […]

Scott Gates Named New Western Window Systems COO

Sep 26th, 2014

Western Window Systems, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based designer and manufacturer of custom door and window systems, announced the promotion of Scott Gates to chief operating officer. Gates was previously the company’s vice president and general manager and has been with the company since 2010. In his new role, Gates will continue to be responsible for the […]

JobFLEX Announces First Expansion with New Headquarters

Sep 25th, 2014

JobFLEX has announced its first expansion with the opening of its new headquarters in Rockford, Mich. The company says the expansion is necessary because it has had to add new staff to keep up with the growth of their product and customer base. Additionally, the Mich.-based tech start-up has debuted its national Partner Program to […]