“As the economy continues to improve, Fenestration Day is an important event to learn about trends and issues that impact out industry,” says David Jacobson, director of marketing and innovation at Deceuninck North America.
Centennial Windows & Doors of London, Ontario, was named manufacturer of the year of fenestration products, and Vinyl Window Designs of Woodbridge, Ontario, won two awards — promoter of the year and the award for sustained excellence.
If you are not uncomfortable in business, chances are you have settled into the sea of sameness of the industry. This comfort brings a maintenance mode of doing business; you merely grow or decline in parallel with the overall organic industry. People in this mode who want year over year growth usually resort to an […]
After a two-decade-long investment in its “Installation and Other Services” division, Masco Corp., parent company of Millgard Windows and Doors, announced it will spin 100 percent of the division off to another company. The board of directors approved the decision, recommended by president and CEO Keith Allman. “Today’s transformative actions reflect our continued commitment to […]
We are now heading into the heart of the busy selling season, and for window manufacturers, the fall season is a bit like Christmastime to a retailer. It is time to pull out all the stops and sell! When it comes to selling, remember to arm your salespeople with the knowledge and sales aids to […]
This week I’m in Vegas attending GlassBuild America. The show is just wrapping up. Many window manufacturers were here actively searching for new solutions that will take them into 2015 and poised for the new Energy Star requirements that will take effect in 2016. There is so much to see this year and window company […]
ITUS Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into licenses with Atrium Windows and Doors Inc., Pella Corp., Ply Gem Industries Inc. and Simonton Building Products Inc.—all in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement resolves patent infringement lawsuits filed by JCIC in August 2013 […]
Quanex Building Products Corp. has released its financial results for the third fiscal quarter, which ended on July 31. Net sales for the quarter increased 8.4 percent to $170 million versus $157 million for the same quarter in 2013. “With the building season in full swing, we saw good top-line growth in all of our […]
Simpson Door Co. has recently added Phil Steklenski to its executive team. Steklenski will succeed Stacie Conkle as vice president and general manager. Conkle is retiring after 28 years with the company. Steklenski has a diverse background in the wood products industry, and in his new position he will oversee all of the company’s operations. […]
GlassBuild America kicked off its first day today and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year. Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very good, an extremely busy year,” says Seth Patterson, commercial sales manager of […]
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