Posts Tagged ‘ DWM ’

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 [...]

Tax Time: Is Your Company Ready?

Apr 11th, 2014

Hopefully, you’ve already filed your company’s taxes, but if not, Dominique Molina of CertifiedTaxCoach.com, said some businesses are saving “a few thousand dollars each year in deductions, and in some cases, they save millions.” What can you do to trim down what you owe the Internal Revenue Service? “Maybe you feel like you can’t get [...]

Beechworth Windows to Manufacture Fiberglass Windows

Apr 11th, 2014

Beechworth Windows, based in Chicago, is a new independently managed and operated subsidiary of James Hardie Building Products: The company recently purchased a fiberglass plant from Weather Shield Windows and Doors. The new venture will bring a suite of premium fiberglass products to market. “We will focus our product, marketing, and sales efforts on the [...]

YKK AP Launches New Career Development Program for Engineers

Apr 11th, 2014

YKK AP America launched a formal career development program for its existing and future engineering employees. The program provides a means by which engineers can foster personal and professional development as well as grow within the company and the fenestration industry, according to the company. The engineering program sets clearly defined requirements for employees to [...]

NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

Apr 10th, 2014

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 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations and individuals from across the nation in response to the request for comments on the [...]

Industry Educates Regarding Window Safety Week

Apr 10th, 2014

This week, April 6-12, is National Window Safety Week, sponsored by the National Safety Council, and some in the industry are doing their part to educate homeowners regarding this important topic. Simonton Windows reminds parents to be extremely cautious with open windows in the home. “Adults can never be too vigilant when it comes to [...]

Bend Your Demand Curve

Apr 10th, 2014

Many window manufacturers are reporting that sales this year are off to a slow start due to one of the worst winters we have seen in some time. Windows built in January and February piled up in warehouses as customers called to postpone installations. Installation crews were slowed down or some just postponed the job [...]