Posts Tagged ‘ Mike Collins ’

Technology and the State of the Industry Fill Out Fenestration Day

Mar 20th, 2015

*+-Fenestration Day might have ended on Thursday, but there’s still plenty of news to report from the big door and window event in Irvine, Calif. The gathering, hosted by DWM magazine, attracted industry attendees to the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center for a day of networking and educational seminars. Fenestration Day runs concurrently with Glass Expo […]

M&A Activity Continues

Sep 18th, 2014

*+-The brisk pace of M&A in the window and door industry continued in the past few months with three noteworthy acquisitions. At the end of July, PGT announced it would acquire CGI Windows. The $111 million value of the deal and the fact that it was funded in part with a new debt facility are […]

A Changing of the Guard

Nov 26th, 2013

*+-“We are witnessing a massive changing of the guard. Baby boomers are retiring and leaving the workforce. The members of generation X, who were born between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s and whose ranks include me, are being promoted into those positions. However, there are more baby boomers leaving than there are qualified generation X individuals to assume their positions. This creates a talent gap that can be difficult to address.” —Mike Collins

Impressions from GlassBuild

Sep 24th, 2012

*+-GlassBuild concluded ten days ago and many companies are already focusing on the International Builders’ Show to be held January 22-24 in Las Vegas. Before we race ahead to IBS, though, we should take a final look at GlassBuild and what the show indicated about the overall health of the industry. The event occupied a […]

Codes, Energy, Economics and More Take the Stage During NWDA Event

Jul 17th, 2012

*+-Members of the Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) met this week in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to network over a few rounds of golf and cocktail reception yesterday, and educational sessions this morning. Joe Reed with Architectural Testing Inc. provided a codes report and gave some updates on the International Building Code/International Residential Code (I-Codes). Reed […]