Posts Tagged ‘ windows ’

In the Year 2030: Part 2

Aug 4th, 2014

Welcome to the third blog in a series about the DOE’s Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and its potential impact on the future of the fenestration industry. In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: Chasing the Next Low-E In the Year 2030: Part 1 As discussed in my last blog, the [...]

Builders FirstSource Reports Second Quarter Gains

Jul 28th, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc.’s 2014 second-quarter earnings showed the company has made significant gains from the second-quarter of 2013. Some highlights include: Second quarter 2014 sales increased 7.1 percent to $426.5 million, compared to the second quarter of 2013. Gross margin percentage improved to 22.0 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013. [...]

Pleotint Inks Partnership with Solar Innovation

Jul 28th, 2014

Pleotint has reached a distribution partnership with Solar Innovations Inc., enabling Solar Innovations to incorporate Suntuitive glass in its full product line. Solar Innovations, a Pennsylvania-based window manufacturer, operates out of a 300,000-square-foot corporate office and manufacturing facility and is a single-source producer of a variety of residential and commercial windows, doors, curtainwalls and glazed [...]

Remodeling Indicators Show Increase in Second Quarter

Jul 25th, 2014

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Most indicators in the 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) survey pointed to growth in the remodeling industry this quarter. The survey, conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), offers a more positive report than it did last quarter, which showed a decline in business conditions during the first three months of 2014. [...]

Dueck Steps Down from Fenestration Canada

Jul 22nd, 2014

Fenestration Canada (FC) has announced Al Dueck, President of DUXTON Windows & Doors, has resigned as first vice president of the association. His resignation was made effective July 15, 2014. For Dueck, the decision came down to family and business. “The past two and a half years have been an excellent experience, working and getting [...]

Harvard Business Professor to Address WDMA Attendees

Jul 22nd, 2014

Jeffrey Rayport, a Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author, will be speaking at the Window and Door Manufacturer Association’s (WDMA) annual executive management conference. His session entitled, “Big Data: The Analytics Revolution,” will focus on how businesses can use big data to monitor the behaviors of their customers in order to better personalize service. [...]

In the Year 2030: Part 1

Jul 21st, 2014

The next 15 years might prove to be one of the most significant eras in the history of technologies for doors, windows and skylights. Got your attention? As detailed in my May blog “Chasing the Next Low-E,” the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has a Roadmap for Emerging Technologies in place [...]

North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

Jul 21st, 2014

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their energy-efficiency benefits, but an emergency rule the North Carolina Building Code Council recently adopted now [...]

PPG Appoints McGarry to Chief Operating Officer

Jul 21st, 2014

PPG Industries promoted Michael H. McGarry, currently its executive vice president, to chief operating officer. The move will be effective August 1. According to the company, McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology (IT), environment, health and safety (EH&S), and purchasing [...]

PPG to Sell Mt. Zion Plant to Fuyao

Jul 18th, 2014

PPG Industries announced today that it will sell all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill. glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. According to PPG, the sale is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014. PPG will continue to operate the plant for up to one year, producing [...]