Industry News

WDMA Urges Biden Administration to Rescind Border Vaccine Mandate

Jan 25th, 2022

WDMA sent a letter earlier this week to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging the agency to rescind its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for “essential” travelers coming into the United States. Beginning Saturday, January 22, DHS required that all inbound foreign national travelers, including truck drivers, crossing any U.S. land or ferry port of entry […]

UAP Appoints New Technical Services Director

Jan 25th, 2022

UAP, which specializes in locks and hardware for doors and fenestration, has appointed Julian Roberts to the role of technical services director. A fenestration sector professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Roberts has been part of the team at UAP Fullex for more than 20 years, and since 2020 has been […]

The International Builders’ Show: Who’s Going and What you Need to Know

Jan 24th, 2022

As with any trade show taking place amid COVID-19, or at any time for that matter, it’s hard to predict what attendance numbers will look like. But one thing is certain: show organizers and exhibitors are ready to come back after an online-only event in 2021. Despite the circumstances, the International Builders’ Show returns to […]

Builders FirstSource Prices Offering of $300 Million of Senior Notes Due 2032

Jan 24th, 2022

Builders FirstSource Inc. recently announced that it has priced an offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.250% Senior Notes due 2032. The Notes will form part of the same series as the $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.250% Senior Notes due 2032 issued on July 23, 2021. The price to investors […]

PPI: Prices Continued a Slower Climb in December

Jan 21st, 2022

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) dropped last week and it shows that most prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing continued to increase, not only from November to December 2021, but on a year-over-year basis as well. In December, the monthly PPI for flat […]

Homebuilder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Jan 21st, 2022

A four-month rise in homebuilder sentiment has “snapped,” the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) said this week, citing growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions, though the association says consumer demand remains robust. According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on Tuesday, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family […]

NFRC Launches Improved Consumer-Focused Website

Jan 21st, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and the Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) have redesigned and updated the efficientwindows.org website to help educate the consumer on the benefits of energy-efficient windows. Since the NFRC acquired the site, the association has steadily improved it, with updates to content and design, collaboration with other industry experts, and upgrades […]

PGT Innovations Named a Best Small-Cap Company by Forbes for Second Year

Jan 20th, 2022

PGT Innovations was recently named to Forbes’ latest list of Best Small-Cap Companies for the second year in a row. The complete list includes 100 U.S. companies across a number of industry categories. This year, PGT Innovations was ranked number 79, an improvement from last year’s rank of 87. The manufacturer was one of two […]

Roto North America Welcomes New Employee

Jan 20th, 2022

Roto Frank of America Inc. recently welcomed Carolann McCaa as a new customer service representative. She brings 15 years of previous experience at various high-volume window and door manufacturers. In her previous role as an inside sales coordinator, she provided quotes for upcoming projects, processed orders while also working closely with other roles to ensure […]

Fensterbau Frontale Rescheduled for July

Jan 18th, 2022

Fensterbau Frontale, the window and door trade show held every two years in Nuremberg, Germany, has been rescheduled once again due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Originally, set to take place in March 2020, it was first rescheduled for June 2020, then March 2021. It is now set for July 12-15, 2022. Show organizers say the […]

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