Industry News

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 […]

Deceuninck Makes Multi-Million Pound Investment in Foiling and Manufacturing Capacity

Jun 21st, 2021

Deceuninck added a Luna R machine—the latest in a series of six figure investments into manufacturing capacity at its UK-based operations, including two new extrusion lines. The investment represents a multi-million-pound outlay, officials said. According to the company, the Luna R is capable of processing highly complex profiles and enhances the company’s color offerings, providing […]

Single-Family Starts Steady in May

Jun 21st, 2021

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau shows overall housing starts increased 3.6% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units off of a downwardly revised April reading. The May reading of 1.57 million starts is the number of housing units […]

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) […]

Wincore Windows and Doors Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Jun 18th, 2021

Wincore® Windows and Doors, manufacturer of vinyl windows and fiberglass entry doors, recently opened a new 67,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in Mineral Wells, W.Va., less than eight miles from the company’s headquarters and other production facilities in Parkersburg. Built to keep up with significant increasing product demand, the new facility will manufacture more than 30 […]

Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors Opens New Location

Jun 18th, 2021

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors opened their newest location, in Wausau, Wis., earlier this month. While the company has been operational in Wausau since 2017, a dedicated showroom is now complete with management and staff in place. Feldco president, Ron Gerstung, had announced Wausau as Feldco’s newest location earlier in 2021, emphasizing the commitment to […]

MI Charitable Foundation Provides Scholarships to 40 New Graduates

Jun 18th, 2021

The MI Charitable Foundation is honoring 40 graduates of the class of 2021 with $1,000 scholarships for postsecondary education. The recipients from Pennsylvania, Texas, Arizona, California, and Washington were chosen from a group of 200 applicants. The scholarships can be used for any postsecondary training, including college, trade school, or apprenticeship. Winners were selected based […]

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 […]

Ultrafab Inc. Names Alan DeMello CEO of Global Weather Sealing Company

Jun 17th, 2021

Ultrafab, manufacturer of textile based and extruded sealing products, has announced that company president, Alan DeMello, has been named CEO. DeMello, who joined Ultrafab as a product manager in 1996, was named vice president of sales, marketing and product development in 1999, and has been serving as president of Ultrafab since 2009. He also has […]

WDMA Recognizes Mark Mikkelson with the James Krahn Lifetime Achievement Award

Jun 17th, 2021

Mark Mikkelson, director of corporate regulatory affairs for the Andersen Corp., received the James Krahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference last week. First given to James Krahn from Marvin, the award is given to recognize individuals who have devoted significant time, energy and effort toward creating and achieving the strategic […]

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