Posts Tagged ‘ door ’

Window World Awarded Good Housekeeping Seal for 12th Consecutive Year

May 9th, 2019

Officials for Window World Inc. announced that—for the 12th consecutive year—their company’s products have earned the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Good Housekeeping Seal. The recognition marks the second consecutive year the company’s vinyl siding and Therma-Tru doors have received the seal. “Not only were we impressed with the quality of Window World’s windows, vinyl siding and […]

Mitsubishi Aims to Replace Windows

Jan 7th, 2019

“Just add a window.” To the average person, that sounds simple enough. Until they get a detailed quote from a door and window (or remodeling) contractor, including things like cutting back and refinishing the interior and exterior facades, adding jacks and headers to framing, and the multitude of other alterations that go along with adding […]

AAMA Releases Updated Side-Hinged Door Systems Specification

Sep 25th, 2018

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an update to detail the standard test method and performance criteria for side-hinged door systems in the locked position to resist entry under a specified load and conditions. The “Voluntary Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems” measures the ability of the operable slabs to […]

Vetting your New Controller or CFO

Jul 8th, 2016

We are in touch with a number of door and window companies that are taking advantage of their increased profitability  to improve their financial management team through promotions and new hires. Other companies are assessing the capability of their financial staff in the face of a pending sale or capital placement. Whatever the reason, there […]

Cardinal to Open New Facility in Arizona

Jun 9th, 2016

Cardinal IG Co. will build a new 200,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Buckeye, Ariz., where it will fabricate insulating glass for the southwest region. It will be Cardinal Glass Industries’ tenth standalone insulating glass division location and the parent company’s 37th manufacturing facility. Cardinal also produces float, coated, custom tempered and laminated glass. “There’s been […]

Recent ANSI Standards Activity Includes Door, Window Updates

Mar 10th, 2016

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) noted new standards activity related to the glass and glazing industry in its recent “ANSI Standards Action” publications. According to the March 4 publication, action for the Standard for Safety for Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems has been approved by the ANSI Board of Standards […]

Builders’ Confidence at a Nine-Year High

Aug 17th, 2015

Builders in the U.S. are more confident than they have been since November 2005. That’s according to the August National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), which rose one point to a level of 61. “The fact the builder confidence has been in the low 60s for three straight months shows […]

Lauren Manufacturing Facing More than $100K in OSHA Fines

Jul 17th, 2015

A New Philadelphia, Ohio-based seal and gasket manufacturer is facing $105,000 in fines after one of its employees sustained multiple broken bones in her hand while operating machinery. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed down the penalties to Lauren Manufacturing LLC after “inspectors found in January that Lauren Manufacturing […]

Thanks to Multifamily Production, Housing Starts Are Way Up

Jul 17th, 2015

  Thanks to a steep jump in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts rose 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.174 million units in June, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Multifamily production was up 29.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual […]

McKenna Fills PPG’s National Architectural Manager Role in the Southeast

Jul 9th, 2015

Nathan McKenna has been named national architectural manager for PPG Industries’ flat glass business in the Southeast region. In this role he will manage Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and most of Florida. Prior to PPG, McKenna worked at Columbia Commercial Building Products in Dallas, where he served as glass division manager. Glenn T. Miner, […]

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