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Kentucky Mills Urge Governor to End Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

Jun 21st, 2021

A group of more than 40 members of the Kentucky forest products industry is pleading its case with the state’s governor, supporting a request by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to phase out the state’s participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. Banded together through the Kentucky Forest Products Association (KFIA), the group […]

WDMA Session Covers Fenestration’s Place in WELL Building Standard

Jun 18th, 2021

A new building standard has been introduced to the industry. Building off of the work done by its predecessor, the WELL Building Standard – Version 2 (v2) has passed in a unanimous vote from the International WELL Building Institute Governance Council. During a session of the this year’s virtual Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) […]

Jeld-Wen Edges Toward Another Class Settlement

Jun 17th, 2021

A class of investors filed for preliminary approval after reaching a $40 million deal to settle a case with door and window manufacturer Jeld-Wen Inc. The case was originally filed in March 2020 on behalf of investors who purchased the company’s stock between January 26, 2017, and October 15, 2018, alleging their investments were devalued […]

Cardinal Glass Industries Begins AGC Asset Acquisition

Jun 15th, 2021

Cardinal Glass Industries, out of Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the signing of a contract to acquire the assets of AGC Glass in Churchill, Tenn.; Abingdon, Va.; and Spring Hill, Kan. AGC is headquartered in Japan. The value of the transaction will be approximately USD $450 million and is subject to regulatory review and approval. […]

The Fragility of the Supply Chain

Jun 15th, 2021

In one of the last presentations for the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) virtual conference, Brent Neal, regional technical manager at AkzoNobel Wood Coatings, discussed recent disruptions in chemical markets and their impact on the fragile supply chain for coatings and resins. As in any industry, if one area of production is disrupted, it […]

Sizing Up: Multi-Panel Doors Are Becoming a Unique Market Segment

Jun 14th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred an existing trend for integrating the indoors and outdoors using arrays of multiple glass door panels. These reap the psychological benefits and energy savings of natural light and fresh air, while still allowing closure for protection against the elements. Such multi-panel exterior door systems often feature multiple sliding, operable panels […]

Annual Cost Vs. Value Report Shows Good Year for Fiberglass Entryways

Jun 11th, 2021

The annual Cost vs. Value report for 2021 came with few surprises this year, showing increased job costs across the board for door and window replacement projects. Despite those increases, costs recouped (calculated based on changes in home sales and existing home values) remain strong, recouping between 61% and 69% for those projects. Compiled by […]

Skyline Windows Celebrates Another Milestone

Jun 10th, 2021

From Sam to David, to Steven and now Matt. Generation after generation, Skyline Windows, once a small business from New York and now a company servicing many states, is celebrating a milestone. Founder Sam Kraus arrived in the U.S. from Hungary as a man with skills in metalwork and engineering. In 1921, he started the […]

Leaf Home Solutions Acquires Quillen Bros. Windows

Jun 8th, 2021

Leaf Home Solutions, a North American direct-to-consumer provider of home solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Northwest Ohio’s Quillen Brothers Inc. It is the fifth direct-to-consumer business Leaf Home Solutions has acquired in the last year under its Leaf Home Enhancements subsidiary. Quillen Brothers Inc., is a veteran-owned window and door replacement company […]

Jeld-Wen and Masonite to Pay $61.6 in Class Action Settlement

Jun 7th, 2021

Door manufacturers Jeld-Wen Inc. and Masonite Corp. agreed to get their pens out this week, each stroking a check for $30.8 million ($61.6 million total), ending a class action lawsuit against the two companies. The final approval order and judgement was signed last week by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, completing a settlement agreement […]

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