Posts Tagged ‘ windows ’

Kolbe’s Keith Koenig Promoted to VP of Manufacturing

Apr 15th, 2014

Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. promoted Keith Koenig to vice president of manufacturing and added him as the newest member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his new role, he will oversee operations of Kolbe’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau, Wis. During his 27 years of millwork industry experience, Koenig spent the last eight years as director of manufacturing. Prior to that position, he [...]

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

Apr 15th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Job growth is proceeding at a solid pace, mortgage interest rates remain historically low and home prices are [...]

Guangzhou Shading Window-Door Expo Dates Set

Apr 15th, 2014

The 2014 Guangzhou Shading Window-Door Expo will be held in Guangdong, China, July 8-11, 2014. According to a statement from event management, more than 200 enterprises from China and other countries will participate in the expo. These exhibitors will showcase potential products for building shading, electric doors and windows, access control systems, door and window [...]

CopyTele Subsidiary Enters Into Settlement with YKK AP America

Apr 14th, 2014

CopyTele Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into an agreement with YKK AP America Inc. in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement is the seventh settlement for the J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology, and resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against YKK on [...]

Atrium Reaches Aluminum Extrusion Agreement with Drew Industries

Apr 14th, 2014

Drew Industries Inc., a supplier of components for manufactured homes and recreational vehicles, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lippert Components Inc. has entered into a six-year aluminum extrusion supply agreement with Atrium Windows and Doors Inc. Concurrently, Lippert Components sold some of its aluminum extrusion assets to Atrium. “Extruded aluminum is a key raw [...]

Analyzing the Data

Apr 14th, 2014

There are enough government and private agencies reporting key economic data that a new release comes out every few days. It can be difficult to form an accurate picture because the myriad data out there seldom point in the same direction at the same time. While this is a source of frustration for door and [...]

Passive Solar Home Heated for $2.50 a Day

Apr 14th, 2014

Seven years ago homeowner John Kosmer supervised the construction of his passive solar house in upstate New York. Since that time he’s averaged just $2.50 a day to heat his 4,000-square foot home. “Despite rising fuel costs and dropping outside temperatures, this house continues to perform remarkably,” says Kosmer. “This past winter has been especially [...]

A Discussion between a CEO and CFO, Part II

Apr 4th, 2014

After the day passed, the chief financial officer (CFO), determined to learn more about why sales training is a good thing, jumped in his car and headed home for the evening. After an uneventful dinner, he moved into his office and wanted to wrap his brain around the resistance he always had to sales training. [...]

Jeff De Lonay Promoted to Kolbe President; Joins Board

Apr 4th, 2014

Wausau, Wis.-based Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. named Jeff De Lonay as company president and appointed him to the board of directors, reporting to Judy Gorski, CEO. Michael Salsieder retired from this position at the beginning of April. De Lonay has served as executive vice president for the last four years, as president of Kolbe’s subsidiary Point Five [...]

Stephen Selkowitz Honored for Green Building Research

Apr 4th, 2014

Stephen Selkowitz of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received the 49th Award of Excellence, Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) highest honor. Selkowitz received the award in front of more than 800 industry leaders at a black-tie awards gala in New York City. He was among ENR’s 2013 Top 25 Newsmakers, who were also honored for their achievements. Selkowitz sparked [...]