Posts Tagged ‘ windows ’

What Will A Glass Shortage Mean to the Fenestration Industry?

Jul 16th, 2015

In recent travels it seems that everyone is talking about an impending glass shortage. During the big downturn, many of our industry’s domestic float plants were shut down and now several more will soon need to be shut down for upgrades, which will exacerbate the situation. So what will this glass shortage mean to our […]

First Time, Repeat or Loyal Customer?

Jul 14th, 2015

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “customer” as “one who buys the goods and services of a business” and “an individual with whom one must deal.”  “Loyalty” is defined as “faithfulness to obligations and to a person or thing deserving fidelity.” Without the customer, there is no business.  The customer provides a business with the […]

Florida to Test Windows to Silence Loud Trains

Jul 10th, 2015

A SunRail train leaving a nearby train station.

There’s nothing like waking up to the sound of a train’s horn—and Sanford, Fla., residents have had enough of it. The SunRail train station, operated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), has been waking up the locals since its May 2014 inception, some as early as 4 a.m., according to the Orlando Sentinal. So […]

Is Florida Prepared for a Hurricane?

Jun 8th, 2015

June 1 marked the official start of hurricane season. Fortunately, Florida has gone through a decade without a hurricane making landfall (the longest time between hurricanes that I can remember). Going back to 2005 when the last hurricanes impacted Florida, it was one of the worst years on record. Then, five hurricanes and two tropical […]

New AAMA Forecast Will Make Window Installers, Manufacturers Happy

May 1st, 2015

Demand for windows in new housing is through the roof. That’s according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2014 with strong gains—particularly in the multifamily […]

Fortune Brands Readjusts its Outlook After Q1 Results

May 1st, 2015

Fortune Brands released its first quarter 2015 results recently, which showed “moderate growth,” according to company CEO Chris Klein. Klein says the results were “as we expected,” but the teams delivered “profit growth that was right on plan … We continue to anticipate accelerating new construction activity in the second half of the year. Based […]

PPG Reports 1 Percent Net Sales Increase in First Quarter

Apr 20th, 2015

PPG Industries reported its first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations were $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year, according to a release from the company. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a 7 percent contribution from acquisition-related sales and a 1 percent improvement in sales volume. According […]

Sales Up But Income Down for Huttig Building Products in 2014

Mar 2nd, 2015

The industry is on an upward trend, and Huttig Building Products has followed suit—at least in sales. The distributor of building materials reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year of 2014, which show the company sold more than the previous year but also made some investments that ultimately hurt its income. Report highlights […]

Simonton Windows Launches National Rebate Program

Feb 10th, 2015

Starting this week, homeowners who want  new vinyl windows are eligible for Simonton Windows’ first-ever manufacturer’s rebate promotion, which is worth up to $200. Here’s how to do it: Visit www.simonton.com/rebates/PresDay. Enter your ZIP code and click submit. A new page appears listing local contractors for your area. Check at least one (though you can select more […]

Thompson Creek Moving to a New Home, Sweet Home

Jan 30th, 2015

Thompson Creek's CEO Rick

The Thompson Creek Window Company of Landover, Md., which has enjoyed steady growth since its founding 35 years ago, will move to a 125,000-square-foot facility in 2016 that president Rick Wuest says could triple the number of windows the company produces. Thompson Creek purchased the land for the plant near Joint Base Andrews in the […]