From consolidations to workplace tragedies, 2015 was another noteworthy year in the door and window industry.

With 2016 just around the corner, let’s look back at the top stories published on during 2015 based on pageviews.

The top story published in 2015 was DWM’s report in April on the circumstances surrounding the death of Tim Harris of Quanex Building Products. The tragedy at an Arizona door and window company cast a spotlight on workplace safety in the industry. The initial report of Harris’ death was our No. 2 story of the year, and industry reaction to his passing came in at No. 4.

The No. 3 story focused on Congress passing the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771). It was published in January.

Jeld-Wen’s potential IPO, which DWM reported in August, ranked as the fifth most popular story published on in 2015.

The No. 6 story was another piece focusing on workplace safety, this time dealing with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties levied against an Atlanta  door and window company.

A roundup of big announcements from September’s GlassBuild show in Atlanta ranked as the No. 7 story for the year.

Blogger Jim Plavecsky rang up the No. 8 story with a look at what a glass shortage could mean for the industry.

The year’s No. 9 story focused on a new window technology that shows plenty of potential.

Finally, another workplace tragedy produced the No. 10 story of the year — DWM’s original reporting on the death of Stephen Amdall, who died at an aluminum extruding facility in Texas.

The year’s top video newscast from DWM came from January’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas:

Thanks again for reading in 2015, and here’s hoping that 2016 is prosperous and positive for the door and window industry.

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