Posts Tagged ‘ windows and doors ’

Kolbe “Continuously Improves” Operations at its Home Base

Mar 5th, 2015

In 2005, Wausau, Wisc.-based Kolbe launched its continuous improvement program. Now, ten years later, the door and window maker says a thousand  improvements have taken place, affecting efficiency and allowing Kolbe to handle greater volume without lowering standards, according to a company statement. The program has resulted in 325,000 square feet of floor space being […]

Playing in the Red Zone: Can You Win?

Feb 24th, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently published a map showing how the states rank in the return to normal levels of housing production. As I glanced at the map, published in the December-January issue of DWM, I said to myself, “Wow, what a challenge for my customers, and consequently for my business as […]

Veteran Salesman Guy Walker Dies

Feb 10th, 2015

MGM Industries is sad to announce the death of veteran salesman Guy Walker, who died on January 21.  He was 50. Based in Villa Rica, Ga., Walker had been a part of the MGM family for 10 years through his independent sales company, GLW Sales, which covered the Southeastern United States. According to his obituary […]

Glass Manufacturers Talk Safety at IGMA Conference

Feb 10th, 2015

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Safety continues to be an area of focus for the fenestration industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Burk, who leads the association’s Glass Safety Awareness Council, gave a presentation about workplace safety. He emphasized […]

Thoughts on My First International Builders’ Show

Jan 26th, 2015

When I joined DWM a little more than a month ago, one item on my busy calendar for 2015 really intrigued me — the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which wrapped up last week. I’d read about it, and I knew that even though it isn’t as huge as it was in the […]

Fenestration Day™ Reveals Seminar Line-up

Jan 15th, 2015

Fenestration Day™ has announced its 2015 seminar line-up, and it’s one you will definitely not want to miss! The event will be held March 19 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Sponsored by Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine, the fifth annual event brings door, window and other fenestration industry leaders together […]

Window World Helps Customers Burned by Store’s Sudden Closing

Jan 15th, 2015

Window World says it’s doing everything it can to help customers left high and dry when the company’s Springfield, Mo., outlet closed recently with no explanation. As DWM reported on Tuesday, the Window World outlet in Springfield recently stopped answering phone calls and locked its doors. Angry customers, who paid for windows they never received, […]

The Law of Supply and Demand

Jan 15th, 2015

With the price of oil down significantly, people have more money in their pockets to spend. It’s almost like everyone is getting a tax rebate every time they go to the gas pump. It seems that this drop in gas prices is going to last a while, and I think people in the replacement window […]

Window World Store in Missouri Shuts Doors, Angers Customers

Jan 13th, 2015

The owners of the Window World store in Springfield, Mo., reportedly walked away from their business recently with no explanation, leaving customers wondering what happened to the money they’ve spent on products they haven’t received. Local TV station KY3 reported last week that the Window World outlet in Springfield, which has been open since the […]

HERS RESNET Program: Something for Marketing to Consider

Jan 13th, 2015

This week, I got a letter in the mail from Columbia Gas of Ohio with a very colorful chart which immediately caught my attention. It showed my home’s natural gas usage vs. similar homes in the area, as well as compared to efficient similar homes. The similar homes are defined as 100 nearby homes that […]