Posts Tagged ‘ doors ’

Despite the Circumstances, Spring Meeting Highlights Optimism

Apr 4th, 2021

It’s exciting times for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). As we closed the month of March with a successful Spring Committee Meeting, we heard about innovative, long-term technological progress for fenestration and short-term anticipation, as the U.S. economy begins to normalize after the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to carrying out committee business, our virtual […]

EPA Outlines Final Pathway to Energy Star 7.0

Apr 2nd, 2021

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update this week, outlining the final phases toward Energy Star Version 7.0 for doors, windows and skylights. The session was provided as part of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting. “We’re getting close,” said Doug Anderson, […]

NFRC Spring Committee Meeting: Hear the 2021 Window Market Outlook, New Administration Changes for Fenestration

Feb 26th, 2021

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which rates the energy-efficiency of windows, doors, and skylights (also known as fenestration products), has invited Door and Window Market Magazine to share its forecast for the 2021 door and window industry at its Spring Committee Virtual Meeting from March 29-31, 2021. Research Director Nick St. Denis will discuss […]

Why Door and Window Companies are Suited for COVID-19

May 4th, 2020

It feels like a risky time for pep talks. And who can fault anyone for wanting to hurl something at someone trying to shed any positive light in the current situation. But anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a pragmatic optimist. I can understand why some folks are reluctant to receive a pat […]

Earn Premium Prices Every Time

Jun 5th, 2019

We’ll start today’s article with a couple of rhetorical questions: Do you want to get paid more for your window and door products? And do you want to do this every time you close a deal? Well, of course you do. As the effects of higher margins spill over into virtually every area of business, […]

Therma-Tru Holds Strong Outlook as Rates Act to Stabilize Builders

Feb 1st, 2019

Officials for Fortune Brands Home and Security (parent company to Therma-Tru Doors) released fourth-quarter results yesterday, including the company’s 2019 annual outlook. Fourth-quarter sales increased 3 percent year-over-year, with full-year sales ending 4 percent higher than 2017. Expectations for 2019 go against the flow of news in recent months regarding slower construction markets, but parallel […]

Big Ideas Surface for Glass at BAU 2019

Jan 18th, 2019

BAU 2019 is underway at the Messe München in Munich, Germany, this week, where glass industry companies are displaying their latest technologies. The six-day trade fair features 2,250 exhibitors from 45 countries, focusing on architecture, materials and systems for commercial, residential and interior construction. Amid the exhibitors on hand, Press Glass premiered its 3D Glass […]

Newpro Transitions Leadership to Third Generation

Jan 16th, 2019

A name like Cogliani is suited for carrying a multi-generational business. The sound rolls off of your tongue like something that could be hand-stenciled to the side of an antique work truck. And while—so far as he knows—no such truck exists, says Anthony (Nick) Cogliani, as of January 1, he’s the third generation leader for […]

Year Begins With Executive Shifts at Huttig and Masonite

Jan 8th, 2019

As the calendar turns, so does executive leadership for some door and window companies in 2019—including both Huttig and Masonite. Huttig, a St. Louis-based distributor, recently announced through one of its regulatory (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings that Rebecca Kujawa will leave the company at the end of January. Kujawa concurrently served as Huttig’s general […]

Seal-Rite Closes in on New Facility

Jan 4th, 2019

Every company has a file labeled “eventually.” It’s the living quarters for institutional knowledge and ideas for improvement gathered along the way. When that file gets fat enough, or physical space precludes implementations, there comes a point at which it makes sense to relocate—to simply pack up the employees and move to an entirely new […]

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