Industry News

Amid a Renewed Focus on Climate, Companies Say the Earth is Worth More Than a Day’s Celebration

Apr 22nd, 2021

More than 50 years ago today, 20 million Americans took to the streets, across college campuses and hundreds of cities, “to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward,” say officials for earthday.org. The activities of that day helped to spur the passage of new environmental laws in the U.S., they say, including the […]

Compusoft to Acquire First Degree Systems, Enter Door and Window Market

Apr 22nd, 2021

Compusoft Group, a global visual CPQ provider, has announced an agreement to acquire First Degree Systems (FDS). The acquisition of First Degree Systems, a UK provider of software solutions for the door and window industry, will add to Compusoft’s previous acquisition of Soft Tech and further expand its offering in this market. The acquisition also […]

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, […]

Promotions and a New Hire at Chelsea

Apr 16th, 2021

Chelsea Building Products announced a string of new appointments recently, including four promotions and one new hire. The company added Mike Hoydic as Southeast regional sales manager for doors and windows. Hoydic has more than 20-years in the fenestration industry, officials said, having worked for various suppliers and several PVC extrusion companies. In his new […]

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 […]

[DWM] Earns Three Azbee Awards of Excellence

Apr 15th, 2021

Key Media & Research (KMR), parent company to [DWM] magazine, received five awards this week from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Presented across a range of publication types, including everything from business-to-business and trade magazines to websites, newspapers and newsletters, ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence are among the most prestigious and competitive […]

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] […]

YKK AP America Hires Tom Hauer as Residential Sales Representative for Florida

Apr 13th, 2021

YKK AP America has added Tom Hauer as residential sales representative for the Florida market. Hauer comes to YKK AP with more than 25 years of sales experience and performance-driven sales leadership. He will be responsible for building strong relationships with door and window dealers in an effort to deepen YKK AP’s customer relationships and […]

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