Industry News

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Installers Are Among the Hardest Hit

Sep 21st, 2021

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and, according to experts, perhaps no field should embrace the call more than construction. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 53.2 suicides per 100 thousand workers, construction has among the greatest suicide rate of any industry—a rate that experts say is over four times higher […]

Six NFRC Documents Return to Public Review Prior to ANSI Approval

Sep 21st, 2021

In keeping with the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) process, the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) ANS Standards Committee and NFRC Board of Directors approved a plan to submit the six NFRC documents for public review. Public review and comment period runs through Oct. 25, 2021. The six documents to be submitted for the full […]

Home Improvement Projects Surge

Sep 20th, 2021

U.S. homeowners are initiating home improvement projects with increased frequency, according to the Hearth Home Improvement Index. The index examines the number of applications for home improvement loans on the gethearth.com platform. 2021 data highlights an increased rate of projects related to bedrooms and bathrooms, home offices and kitchens. Wyoming, Texas and Florida top the […]

GlassBuild Day Three: Machinery, Automation and Exhibitor Weigh In

Sep 17th, 2021

The GlassBuild America Show wrapped up Wednesday and with fewer attendees on the floor, machinery manufacturers kept it rolling. Meanwhile, with the latest Energy Star proposal out, one attendee told [DWM] he was at the show searching for answers.

Looking for New Products? Here are a Few Unveiled in Atlanta

Sep 16th, 2021

GlassBuild America ended yesterday in Atlanta, and while overall the show traffic was down compared to years past, what didn’t slow was the quality of attendees. “We opened the doors [on the first day] and had 20-30 people in our booth, and it was non-stop traffic,” said Jennifer Walrich, product manager at Magid. “People are noticing […]

Hoffman Family of Companies Acquires Ferche Millwork

Sep 16th, 2021

Florida-based Hoffmann Family of Companies has acquired Ferche Millwork and its brands, including Ferche Frames, Firerated Frames, Ferche Lumber and 87 acres of land in Rice, Minn., and Mount Pleasant, Tenn. The move adds to Hoffman’s global diversification strategy and balance with existing manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Rice, Minn., Ferche Millwork was established in 1958 […]

Milgard Team Members Support Habitat Housing Project for 9th Year

Sep 16th, 2021

Milgard Windows & Doors team members donated their time for the ninth year in a row, assisting Tacoma/Pierce County Washington Habitat for Humanity on a recent Build Day. From putting down bathroom sub-floors to preparing the foundation for cement pouring, the Milgard team learned new skills while spending the day together. Their efforts help Habitat […]

Citing Hurricane Ida and Its Domino Effect, Deceunick Declares Force Majeure

Sep 15th, 2021

After suppliers of raw materials and additives invoked the pertinent force majeure clauses in their contracts with Deceuninck North America, company officials delivered the same message to its door and window customers last week, notifying them of additional product shortages and possible price increases.  A “force majeure” clause (French for “superior force”) is a contract […]

Day Two in Atlanta: Software, Trends and More

Sep 14th, 2021

The GlassBuild America Show continues today, and exhibitors are focusing on products and technologies to help customers meet the demand for both performance and aesthetics.

Despite the Circumstances: Attendees and Exhibitors at GlassBuild Show Determination

Sep 14th, 2021

The show must go on. That was the attitude of exhibitors at GlassBuild America in its opening day, dawning their masks and returning to business as usual in Atlanta. The event was preceded by an air of skepticism, some said, but it managed to deliver on its opening day, despite an ongoing pandemic. Not everyone […]

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