Industry News

FGIA Legislative Report Highlights New Administration’s Policies

Feb 26th, 2021

With a new administration comes new policies, including those focused on energy efficiency. To address these changes, as well as other legislative and regulatory updates, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Legislative and Regulatory Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. U.S. Update Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes […]

NFRC Spring Committee Meeting: Hear the 2021 Window Market Outlook, New Administration Changes for Fenestration

Feb 26th, 2021

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which rates the energy-efficiency of windows, doors, and skylights (also known as fenestration products), has invited Door and Window Market Magazine to share its forecast for the 2021 door and window industry at its Spring Committee Virtual Meeting from March 29-31, 2021. Research Director Nick St. Denis will discuss […]

Masonite Reports an “Exceptional Year”

Feb 26th, 2021

“We are extremely pleased with our performance in the fourth quarter and our strong finish to what has been an exceptional year,” said Masonite president and CEO Howard Heckes when announcing the company’s 2020 fourth quarter and full year financial results. The numbers bear this out as net sales increased 16% to $619 million versus […]

Quanex Adds Allentown Facility, Expands Relationship With ISC Group

Feb 26th, 2021

Quanex Building Products recently announced the addition of a 60,000-square-foot screens facility in Allentown, Pa. The site features enough capacity to operate up to 15 window and patio door screen lines, along with full shipping, receiving and warehousing capabilities. The increased demand for Quanex Screens in the region also led to an expanded relationship with […]

January: New Home Sales Higher, Supply Concerns Remain

Feb 26th, 2021

A combination of low interest rates, favorable demographics and a suburban shift for home building to smaller, more affordable housing markets created a strong demand that helped to lift new home sales in January, but rising lumber and material costs continue to threaten the momentum. Newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Preventing Accidents and Developing Safety Protocols

Feb 25th, 2021

“Good accident protocol not only protects your company but your team,” said Mike Troutman, vice president of EHS Excellence at MI Windows and Doors. He educated attendees of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) on how to develop proper accident investigation protocols during the alliance’s virtual annual conference, which ends today. “Don’t push the […]

FlexScreen to Appear on Update Episode of Shark Tank

Feb 25th, 2021

Officials for FlexScreen announced that the company will appear in Shark Tank Update—a follow up episode to the company’s first appearance on January 5, 2020 (episode 10, season 11). Set to air this Friday, the episode will provide viewers with an inside look at how the appearance of CEO Joe Altieri impacted the company, including […]

Economist Predicts When We Will Hit a Post-COVID Economy

Feb 23rd, 2021

What will the other side of COVID-19 look like and how will we know when we get there? This is one of the questions keynote speaker Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence attempted to tackle today when he addressed members of the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “The big question is whether the stimulus will […]

Texas Dealers Bounce Back and Return to Work

Feb 23rd, 2021

Door and window companies in Texas are getting back to work this week after a winter storm wreaked havoc on homeowners and businesses across the state. “We had some disruption during the storm and it is definitely impacting homes across the state due to frozen pipes causing numerous leaks,” says Noah Hutcher, senior vice president […]

Custom Window Systems Donates $30K to Local United Way

Feb 23rd, 2021

Earlier this month, Custom Window Systems (CWS), a Pella Company, donated $30,000 corporate gift to the United Way of Marion County (Fla.) to assist Marion County residents with their health, education, financial stability, and basic needs. “At CWS, we believe strongly in serving the communities where our team members live and work. This donation to […]

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