Posts Tagged ‘ PlyGem ’

Energy and Optimism Abounds as Builders’ Show Opens in Vegas

Feb 4th, 2014

Kolbe unveils the VistaLuxe Collection which draws on contemporary styles.

The International Builders’ Show opened this morning in Las Vegas, and if the signs in rising housing starts and rising attitudes, are any indication, the event should be one filled with good news and innovative products. Many members of the door and window industry are in attendance and industry suppliers have a wide variety of […]

Going Public: What Does It Mean for the Industry?

Aug 12th, 2013

The recovery has prompted two window companies to approach the public market with their shares. In July, Associated Materials filed for a $100 million initial public offering (IPO). The Ply Gem IPO, in May of this year, was met with strong buyer interest. These moves lead many to wonder what this means for the door […]

IBS Delivers with Products and Crowds

Jan 28th, 2013

plygem

The International Builders’ Show (IBS) was packed with attendees and a palpable feeling of optimism and excitement. The show was held in Las Vegas last week and exhibitors had a variety of products on display. Windows, Doors and Skylights Ply Gem expanded its booth from 6,000 square feet to 9,000—a feat that required a year […]

Best of IBS

Jan 25th, 2013

It’s time for my annual observations from the International Builders’ Show—things you may not find in our videos or print coverage. What did you see or hear at the show that was interesting? Let us know your best of IBS. Best quote regarding state of the market:  “Our sales will be up 25 percent this […]

Two More “Homeliest Home” Contest Winners Announced

Aug 31st, 2012

The before shot of the Phipps' family's home.

GAF and Ply Gem recently announced two more winners of the GAF Homeliest Home Contest winners. In addition to the Peek family from Camillus, N.Y., other winners the Phipps family from Baltic, Conn., selected from the category of a family having suffered a weather-related event, and the Kurtz family from Blue Springs, Mo., which was […]

Ply Gem, GAF Partner on Homeliest Home Contest

Jun 5th, 2012

Ply Gem is working with roofing manufacturer GAF on the Homeliest Home Contest, which is open for all homeowners whose homes are in need of repairs. A total of three winners will be selected from the following categories: if you or someone living with you suffers from an illness; if you are or were recently […]

IBHS Helps Build Stronger, Safer St. Jude Dream Home

Jan 27th, 2012

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) announced that the standards of its FORTIFIED for Safer Living®, a construction program for new homes that provides specific standards and guidelines to build strong, safe new homes, will be used in the construction of the home in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Eads, […]

Net Sales Down Slightly at PlyGem

Aug 16th, 2011

Net sales for PlyGem’s second quarter were $294.5 million–2.4 percent lower than the prior year second quarter. Net sales for the first half of 2011 were $494.6 million, lower than the prior year by $11.3 million, or 2.2 percent. The company announced these and other highlights of its financial results for the second quarter and […]

Representative Robert Hurt Tours Ply Gem Windows Plant

May 9th, 2011

Ply Gem® Windows welcomed Congressman Robert Hurt of Virginia’s 5th District to its manufacturing and lineal extrusion facilities in Virginia on April 29. Rep. Hurt toured two of the company’s operational sites for a look at the manufacturing process and energy efficiency enhancements Ply Gem has made recently. The plant, which has been located in […]

Ply Gem Industries Inc. Announces Launch of Debt Offering

Feb 8th, 2011

Ply Gem Industries Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ply Gem Holdings Inc. announced today that it has commenced an offering of Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”), which is expected to generate gross proceeds of approximately $800 million. The Notes will be offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities […]