Posts Tagged ‘ windows and doors ’

Report: Prices Rise for Door and Window Installation Services

Dec 8th, 2015

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The market for door and window installation services has seen prices go up thanks to more construction activity, according to IBISWorld’s 2015 Window and Door Installation Services Report. Based on the report’s methodology, door and window installation services have a buyer power score of 3.4 out of 5. That means buyers have moderate power, which […]

PGT’s Financial Report Shows Highest Q2 Sales Since 2006

Aug 6th, 2015

Residential door and window supplier PGT Industries is touting its latest financial report as a significant one. In the second quarter of 2015, the company generated sales of $100.8 million, up 23.5 percent from last year. “This represents our highest sales level since the second quarter of 2006 and the second time in our history […]

World Demand for Doors and Windows to Hit  $233B in 2019

Aug 4th, 2015

Global demand for doors and windows is projected to rise 5.9 percent annually through 2019 to $233 billion. That’s according to World Windows & Doors, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Lower construction spending in the Asia/Pacific region, the largest regional market for doors and windows, will be offset […]

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 […]

Kolbe “Continuously Improves” Operations at its Home Base

Mar 5th, 2015

In 2005, Wausau, Wisc.-based Kolbe launched its continuous improvement program. Now, ten years later, the door and window maker says a thousand  improvements have taken place, affecting efficiency and allowing Kolbe to handle greater volume without lowering standards, according to a company statement. The program has resulted in 325,000 square feet of floor space being […]

Playing in the Red Zone: Can You Win?

Feb 24th, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently published a map showing how the states rank in the return to normal levels of housing production. As I glanced at the map, published in the December-January issue of DWM, I said to myself, “Wow, what a challenge for my customers, and consequently for my business as […]

Veteran Salesman Guy Walker Dies

Feb 10th, 2015

MGM Industries is sad to announce the death of veteran salesman Guy Walker, who died on January 21.  He was 50. Based in Villa Rica, Ga., Walker had been a part of the MGM family for 10 years through his independent sales company, GLW Sales, which covered the Southeastern United States. According to his obituary […]

Glass Manufacturers Talk Safety at IGMA Conference

Feb 10th, 2015


Safety continues to be an area of focus for the fenestration industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Burk, who leads the association’s Glass Safety Awareness Council, gave a presentation about workplace safety. He emphasized […]

Thoughts on My First International Builders’ Show

Jan 26th, 2015

When I joined DWM a little more than a month ago, one item on my busy calendar for 2015 really intrigued me — the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which wrapped up last week. I’d read about it, and I knew that even though it isn’t as huge as it was in the […]