Industry News

Court of Appeals Upholds Order for Jeld-Wen to Divest of Towanda Plant

Feb 22nd, 2021

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Court filed a decision last week, upholding an order for door and window manufacturer Jeld-Wen Inc. to divest of its Towanda, Pa.-based manufacturing plant. In an opinion filed Thursday, a panel of three judges upheld the original ruling, stemming from a trial-by-jury process in 2018, […]

January Shows Upswing in Construction; High Demand Offsets Higher Costs-For Now

Feb 22nd, 2021

A report issued last week from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau Housing showed that production softened in January as rising lumber prices continue to affect the housing industry. Overall housing starts decreased 6.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.58 million units. The January reading […]

Taffera Delivers Her First Novel: “Love Ordained”

Feb 19th, 2021

[DWM] publisher Tara Taffera isn’t all doors and windows. Taffera recently completed her first novel, Love Ordained, which has been published by Winged Publications. The book is available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon.com. Completed in March 2020, the Christian Romance was an off and on focus for Taffera, who says it “was 20 years […]

R.P. Lumber expands into Iowa with Acquisition of Dick-N-Sons Lumber

Feb 19th, 2021

R.P. Lumber Co., Inc., a home improvement company with 71 locations, has announced its acquisition of Dick-N-Sons Lumber, in Blue Grass, Iowa. Founded in 1901, Dick-N-Sons serves a diverse customer base of homebuilders, contractors, and do-it yourself clients. R.P. Lumber already operates in the Quad Cities region but this will be the first location for […]

Yannick Paulis Promoted to Group Manager at FeneTech Europe

Feb 19th, 2021

FeneTech Europe Sàrl has promoted Yannick Paulis to group manager. Since joining FeneTech in February 2011, Paulis has been involved in many projects, demonstrating strong customer commitment, according to the company. “Over the last years, Yannick has proven he always puts customer satisfaction in first place. It is a great pleasure for me to welcome […]

GED Acquires Norfield

Feb 18th, 2021

GED Integrated Solutions Inc. (GED), a portfolio company of The Beekman Group, has acquired Norfield Inc. (Norfield), a California-based automation equipment, parts, and services provider for the residential and commercial door manufacturing market. Founded in 1959, Norfield serves a base of customers in the pre-hung door machinery industry. It’s headquartered in Chico, Calif., and has […]

Jeld-Wen Reports Increases in Fourth Quarter and a Strong 2021 Outlook

Feb 18th, 2021

The news was good for Jeld-Wen in the fourth quarter, and the full year for 2020, according to the company’s latest financial results announced this week. Net revenue increased by 7.7% to $1,151.3 million for the fourth quarter, driven primarily by a 5% increase in core revenue. And although net revenue decreased 1.3% for the full […]

Lumber Prices are Hammering Housing Affordability; NAHB Hopes Government Can Help

Feb 18th, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that millions of potential home buyers are being priced out of the market thanks to soaring lumber prices, which are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home and impeding the residential construction sector from moving the economy forward. The organization is hoping the […]

Recent Forecasts Give Full Picture of Housing’s Future

Feb 16th, 2021

Economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) covered all aspects of forecasting last week, during IBSx seminars, from residential to multi-family to remodeling. The news is good on all fronts, experts say, but not without challenges. Remodeling Residential remodeling recovered fully from the beginning of COVID-19, and spending on residential improvements will continue […]

Mark Hackbarth Retires, H.B. Fuller Announces Replacement, New Hire

Feb 16th, 2021

Business Director of H.B. Fuller’s North America Glass, Mark Hackbarth has retired after 42 years. “Under Mark’s leadership, H.B. Fuller has become a key market leader in the North American insulated glass industry. Mark’s impact on the industry and the people around him has been indelible and he will be greatly missed.  HB Fuller would […]

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