Industry News

The Chen Family and Crystal Windows Featured on CUNY-TV Show

May 10th, 2022

The history of Crystal Windows’, its founder Thomas Chen, and the Chen family’s successful philanthropy in Queens will be profiled in the May 2022 Asian American Life TV show on CUNY-TV, the television station of the City University of New York. The show’s Emmy Award-winning host Ernabel Demillo interviews the Chens at the Queens, NY […]

UAP’S ‘Maintenance Man’ Back on His Feet Post-Collapse

May 10th, 2022

UAP, the Manchester, England-based specialist in locks and hardware for doors and windows, welcomes Dirk Charnock back to its head office in Whitefield after suffering a cardiac arrest last month. When Charnock collapsed at work, operations director Wendy Rushton and her fellow colleagues rushed to help him by executing their first aid training. On hand […]

PGT Poised to Meet Impact-Resistant Window Demand in Florida

May 9th, 2022

Jeff Jackson, president and CEO of PGT Innovations in Florida, says the Sunshine State’s new tax exemption for impact-resistant windows has numerous benefits for Floridians, from safety to cost savings. Jackson says the timing of the legislation is perfect for both homeowners and manufacturers, as it comes with the onset of hurricane season while also […]

West Shore Home® Acquires StormFitters® of St. Petersburg

May 9th, 2022

West Shore Home® has announced it has acquired StormFitters® of St. Petersburg, Fla. StormFitters is a direct to consumer business providing windows, doors, and storm shutters. The acquisition will add 28 employees to West Shore Home’s Tampa branch. West Shore Home specializes in window, door, and bath remodeling and replacement, with most projects completed in […]

PPI: Prices Remain Slowly Positive in March

May 6th, 2022

Prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing mostly increased from February 2022 to March 2022, while rising on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In March, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category was split, dropping 1.4% […]

Home Depot Announces $150 Million Venture Capital Fund

May 5th, 2022

The Home Depot Inc. announced a $150 million venture capital fund, dubbed Home Depot Ventures, earlier this week. The fund will target and see partnerships with early-stage companies to accelerate emerging technologies and foster innovation. According to a company news release, the fund will invest in companies that advance Home Depot’s ability to provide a […]

Centra Windows Acquires Supreme Windows Calgary

May 5th, 2022

Centra Windows, headquartered in Langley, British Colombia, has made it’s first business purchase, acquiring Supreme Windows (Calgary), in Alberta. Supreme Windows has been a family owned and operated business for 55 years, and according to a Centra blog post announcing the transaction, Centra describes Supreme’s standards as “high,” and that the employees “have a great […]

Pella Corporation Extends Impact, Celebrates Talent on National Skilled Trades Day

May 5th, 2022

Pella Corp. takes more than a single day to celebrate National Skilled Trades Day; it’s an ongoing conversation at Pella Corporation’s 17 manufacturing facilities across the country. “Job security at a company where I can grow is what really excited me about joining the tech trades,” said Kate Vos, Pella technical trades apprentice and 2021 […]

President Biden Issues a Proclamation on National Building Safety Month

May 5th, 2022

In a proclamation posted to the White House press page at the end of April, President Biden declared May National Building Safety Month, saying that it allows the government to “renew our commitment to strengthening our buildings so that all Americans are safe.” Referencing recent building tragedies such as the Surfside condominium collapse, President Biden […]

Jeld-Wen Experiences Revenue Growth, Impacts of Inflation

May 3rd, 2022

Jeld-Wen reports seven consecutive quarters of core revenue growth along with a 7.2% increase in net revenue from the same time last year. However, the company noted in its first-quarter results for 2022 a $26 million decrease in net income from one year prior, primarily resulting from inflation. Net revenue increased by 7.2% to $1,171.0 […]

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