Posts Tagged ‘ windows and doors ’

Fenestration, Construction Companies Make Inc. 5000 List

Aug 29th, 2014

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More than half a dozen remodeling and fenestration companies made Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. Leading the way for the industry is Four Seasons Home Services, a home-improvement and remodeling contractor, ranked No. 393. The company is based in Crestwood, Ill. and increased its revenue from [...]

Deceuninck North America Appoints New Director of National Fenestration Sales

Aug 29th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has hired Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will develop and manage national accounts as well as provide direction in product research and development for new markets. Koch will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs. “Greg joins us with 29 years of [...]

The Heat is On

Aug 26th, 2014

Now is the time of the year that we put the efficiency of our manufacturing operations to the true test. Orders are pouring in, and there are only so many hours in the day. One cannot afford to get too far behind and disappoint our customers, yet one also cannot afford to let quality slip [...]

Window Company Develops Correction for Alcatraz

Aug 22nd, 2014

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America’s most famous former correctional facility needed a correction of its own, and a window company came to the rescue. Indow Windows (IW) has created a window solution for Alcatraz that opens up greater public access to the former federal penitentiary. The gun gallery in the New Industries Building, a part of Alcatraz previously off-limits [...]

A Minimum Wage Hike: Good or Bad Idea?

Aug 19th, 2014

President Obama remarks on the minimum wage at Central Connecticut State University.

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a federal minimum wage hike of $2.85/hour to $10.10. According to whitehouse.gov, raising the minimum wage nationwide “will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country.” But not everyone in the door and window industry [...]

Association of Millwork Distributors Celebrates its 50th Annual Convention & Tradeshow

Aug 19th, 2014

The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) will hold its 50th Annual Convention & Tradeshow October 19-23 in Tampa, Fla. The event will take place in the Tampa Convention Center and Marriott Waterside Hotel. “For 50 years, the Annual AMD Convention has been a vital tradeshow and conference for all facets of the millwork industry, with [...]

AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

Aug 19th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles.” This specification will establish the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in doors, windows and skylights. “This new document [...]

Housing Starts Rise in July

Aug 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts, fueled by strong single- and multifamily growth, rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts were up [...]

National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

Aug 18th, 2014

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The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate in the U.S. in [...]

SIW Windows & Doors’ Website Gets a Makeover

Aug 18th, 2014

SIW Windows & Doors has launched its newly redesigned website. The site now enables potential clients to browse products by category, learn about the testing process used and view comparative analyses against other manufacturers’ products. Abe Lopez, CEO, views the website as a strategic way to set SIW apart from the competition. “Our new website [...]