Industry News

At IBS, Exhibitors Pivot to Custom and High-End Products

Feb 2nd, 2023

While the market for new single-family homes remains tepid, that didn’t affect the mood at this year’s International Builders Show (IBS). With steady crowds persisting throughout the event, it was all smiles in the booths of door and window manufacturers. With shoulder-to-shoulder traffic, “We had to walk outside of the booth in order to make […]

SRS Distribution Expands in Ohio and Kentucky with the Acquisition of Marsh Building Products

Feb 2nd, 2023

SRS Distribution Inc. (SRS) announced on January 27 that it has acquired Marsh Building Products Inc. (Marsh), a distributor of residential and commercial building products. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Headquartered in Fort Thomas, Ky., Marsh was founded in 1989 by brothers Ken and Mike Middleton and is run today by Patrick McNickle, […]

IBS Returns to Full Force, Decking the Halls With More Doors Than Windows

Feb 1st, 2023

If there were a theme song for this year’s International Builders Show (IBS), it might be Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days.” Except in this case, they aren’t passing by so much as they appear to be returning. After a tumultuous experience with a virtual format in 2021 and a subdued in-person turnout in 2022, the show […]

Home Builders Institute Appoints Patenaude to Board Chair, Signals Focus on Housing Policy Changes

Feb 1st, 2023

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) has announced the appointment of Pamela Hughes Patenaude as chair of the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees. “Pam Patenaude is one of the nation’s most respected leaders in housing,” said Ed Brady, president and CEO of HBI, at its winter meeting. “Her appointment comes at a time when ending the […]

Judge Denies Request for Temporary Restraining Order Against Forestwood Industries

Jan 30th, 2023

A federal magistrate judge in Florida declined to issue an order seeking to restrain Forestwood Industries Inc. from certifying Brazilian plywood. A motion was filed by a group of nine U.S.-based plywood producers, assembled as U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition, seeking the order. Forestwood is a New York-based corporation that provides certification services for applicable […]

WINCO President Bill Krenn Retires

Jan 30th, 2023

WINCO Window Company recently announced the retirement of its president, Bill Krenn. Krenn was with WINCO since 1996 and served in various capacities, including as director of human resources, treasurer, vice president and chief financial officer, before being appointed as the company’s president in 2017. As WINCO’s president, Krenn ensured that the direction of the […]

Patton Recruited as GM of Door Operations for Wincore

Jan 30th, 2023

Amy Patton has been named general manager of door operations for Wincore Windows and Doors, headquartered in Parkersburg, W. Va. Patton will provide operational leadership and has been tasked with improving efficiencies in process, flow, labor cost and staffing. She will also develop team members to sustain significant growth, officials said. With an extensive background […]

Jeld-Wen to Close Manufacturing Facility in Atlanta

Jan 27th, 2023

Jeld-Wen Holdings Inc. plans to close a manufacturing facility in Atlanta. In a filing made Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company reports that the planned closure is part of a restructuring plan and a continuing effort to “optimize the company’s footprint and drive operational efficiencies.” According to the filing, the […]

PPI: Prices Flatline in December

Jan 26th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) dropped last week and it shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing leveling somewhat from November to December 2022, but mostly continuing to rise on a year-over-year basis. In December, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the […]

North American Specialty Laminations Taps Eric Spence to Lead National Business Development and Marketing

Jan 26th, 2023

North American Specialty Laminations (NASL), a provider of differentiated specialty lamination, fabrication and finishing solutions to the building products OEM industry, has announced that Eric Spence will be joining its leadership team as its executive vice president of sales and marketing. NASL serves customers in the door, window, flooring, specialty millwork, cabinetry and case-goods markets […]

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