Posts Tagged ‘ Masonite ’

Masonite and Jeld-Wen Argue Against Big Boxes in Class Action Suit

Jun 2nd, 2020

In an ongoing lawsuit against them, door manufacturers Masonite Corp. and Jeld-Wen Inc. filed a memorandum of opposition recently, arguing that the case shouldn’t be allowed to achieve class certification with retail giants The Home Depot and Lowe’s listed as members. Spearheaded by Grubb Lumber Co. and a purchasing cooperative known as Philadelphia Reserve Supply […]

COVID-19 Hits Industry Financial Reports

May 7th, 2020

The first full week of May might be coming to a close, but several industry companies have reported first quarter results. While each report has shown both financial upswings and downturns there has been a common trend – the early effects of COVID-19 on industry businesses. [DWM] highlights the recent financial reports for Jeld-Wen, Huttig […]

The Big Guys Introduce Big Products at Builders’ Show

Jan 23rd, 2020

Most of the largest door and window manufacturers participate in the International Builders’ Show (IBS) each year to introduce their latest products. This year was no different. Among those introductions, several themes emerged—from doors and windows getting bigger (even bigger than in the past, if you can believe it) to a focus on making things […]

Officials for Masonite Link Starter Homes to Fewer Doors

May 22nd, 2019

According to a survey conducted by Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, the average size of American homes is decreasing. At the same time, the numbers of luxury and move-up homes being constructed and purchased are declining, as buyers veer toward more starter homes, the survey reveals. […]

Masonite Names Heckes President and CEO

May 7th, 2019

Masonite International Corporation has named Howard C. Heckes its president and chief executive officer. Effective June 3, 2019, Heckes will succeed current Masonite president and CEO, Fred Lynch, who previously announced his plans to retire. Heckes is currently the CEO of Energy Management Collaborative, a privately-held company providing LED lighting and controls and internet of […]

Huttig Expanding Florida Warehouse

Apr 15th, 2019

In a move that officials say will allow it to offer a broader product mix, Huttig Building Products has expanded its warehouse facility by over 200,000 square-feet, doubling its capacity. The expansion, along with doubling its interior and exterior door production capabilities, has allowed the company to offer a one-truck solution with reduced lead times, […]

Masonite Closes Facilities, Aims for 10 Percent Cutback to Manufacturing

Mar 15th, 2019

After a soft landing in fourth quarter 2018 among North American residential sales, officials for Masonite have confirmed with DWM magazine that the company will close three of its facilities, including those located in Denmark, S.C., Largo, Fla., and Tampa, Fla. A total of approximately 220 employees will be affected—95 in Denmark, 65 in Largo […]

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 […]

Masonite Partners With Chameleon Power

Aug 17th, 2018

Masonite has partnered with Chameleon Power to develop a visualization tool to better sevre their customers. The new virtual features were on display earlier this year at the International Builders Show. The new feature combines virtual reality (VR) and a mobile app to allow customers to choose their preferences.  

Masonite Saw Sales Increase in First Quarter

May 9th, 2018

Masonite reported this week that net sales increased 6 percent to $518 million in the first quarter of 2018, up from $487 million in the same period in 2017. “We are pleased with the higher margins we delivered in the first quarter versus the first quarter last year as we offset higher raw material inflation […]

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