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As Home Prices Rise Owners Also Set to Spend More on Improvements

Apr 20th, 2021

After the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) showed a slight dip in builder confidence in March, data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a rise in building permits issued for the same month, along with a sharp year-over-year increase. In March, officials for NAHB pointed to material costs and […]

American Jobs Plan Calls for $213 billion in Building and Retrofitting

Apr 19th, 2021

With an eye on U.S. infrastructure, environmental protection and competition with China, President Joe Biden debuted the American Jobs Plan in recent weeks, calling on Congress to place significant investments into rebuilding the U.S. economy. As the second part of a presidential agenda labeled “Build Back Better,” the plan focuses on job creation and improvements […]

Three Door and Window Companies Earn Energy Star Partner of the Year Awards

Apr 16th, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the recipients of its Partner of the Year awards, and that included three door and window companies—all receiving designations in Sustained Excellence. Program officials say Energy Star’s awards are designed to recognize companies that made “outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.” Award-winning partners, […]

PRO Act Passes the House but Fate in Senate Remains Unknown

Apr 15th, 2021

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 482) March 9, seeking to redefine what constitutes an independent contractor. That move has everyone from union leaders, to small businesses trying to figure out what it means for their companies and organizations. The bill will now be debated in […]

ProVia Expands Entry Door Manufacturing

Apr 13th, 2021

More good news for the health of the industry came late last week as ProVia announced it is expanding its entry door manufacturing facility located near Walnut Creek, Ohio. The three-part, 150,000-square-foot expansion will enable the company to meet the growing demand for its professional-class entry doors, officials said. Company president Brian Miller told [DWM] […]

NSG Group Makes Changes to Return to Pre-COVID Levels

Apr 12th, 2021

Nearly two months after the company reported a year-over-year revenue decrease amid the COVID pandemic, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. (NSG Group—owner of Pilkington) has announced the results of its cost-savings measures including its “Voluntary Retirement Program” in Japan and the sale of certain non-current assets. According to the company, these cost-saving actions will help NSG […]

PPI: Prices Were Up in March

Apr 9th, 2021

Prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing increased across the board from February 2021 to March 2021, while also rising on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In March, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category remained […]

Raising Awareness for Window Safety

Apr 8th, 2021

As they do each year, the door and window industry has put a spotlight on window falls during Window Safety Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of April. According to SafeKids Worldwide, an average of eight children age five and under die and more than 3,300 are injured each year from […]

Judge Approves Class Action in Suit Against Jeld-Wen

Apr 6th, 2021

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied a request by Jeld-Wen Inc. for a rehearing of an anti-trust ruling, U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. issued an order last week certifying a class of investors to proceed in a suit against the company. Investors in the company’s publicly traded stock […]

DOE Aims to Drive Adoption of Better Glass

Apr 5th, 2021

Amid the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting last week, Doug Anderson, a project manager for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reported that sales for Energy-Star-rated products remain high. Too high, perhaps. With program goals initially aiming for 20% adoption and current market shares registering at 86% for windows, 87% for hinged entry […]

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