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  • The second-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse survey from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry showed an increase in all current remodeling market indicators, according to a NARI release issued July 23. Remodelers are currently seeing growth, from conditions in March, which had seen a decline in business conditions during the first three months of 2014, NARI reports. ... more »
  • Simpson Door Co. designed its new website, simpsondoor.com, to make it easier for customers to find exterior and interior doors to fit their personal tastes, it reports. With the theme “DoorDiscovery: Follow the path to your door,” the new Simpson website provides a clear and simple set of steps, and consolidated online tools to aid in door selection, under the “... more »
  • Al Dueck, president of DUXTON Windows & Doors, resigned as first vice president of Fenestration Canada, effective July 15, 2014. The association's executive committee appointed Greg Dickie of Atlantic Windows Ltd. to replace Dueck as first VP. “The past 2 ½ years have been an excellent experience, working and getting acquainted with a group of very dedicated professionals within... more »
  •   Iron Doors Unlimited LLC named Matt Hocutt national sales manager. Hocutt leaves national hardware brand Weslock where, as vice president of sales, he oversaw sales management for the United States and Canada. Hocutt comes to Iron Doors Unlimited with more than 15 years' experience in the building industry in senior sales management positions. Prior to Weslock, Hocutt was a sales... more »
  •   PPG Industries named Michael H. McGarry, currently executive vice president, as chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1. McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology, environment, health and safety, and purchasing functions. He will remain based at PPG’s global... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors partnered with Midwest supplier Building Products Inc. for the sale and distribution of its entire product line. As a Jeld-Wen full-line distributor, BPI will offer the broadest selection of window and door products made available in the Midwest by one manufacturer and one distributor in the millwork industry, according to Jeld-Wen. “Jeld-Wed customers... more »
  • LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. This is LaCantina Doors' second consecutive appearance on the annual list of local businesses. For the past 11 years, the Journal’s list highlights 100 organizations whose aspirations have taken them to a level of success that put them in... more »
  • Builder confidence in the new, single-family homes market rose four points in July to a reading of 53 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released July 16. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and... more »
  •   YKK AP America plans to expand its residential window plant in Macon, Ga., to keep up with increasing customer demand, it reports. Slated to begin production in January 2015, the expansion will allow YKK AP to double the plant’s production capacity. YKK AP will relocate its production lines into a larger building on its Macon campus and add two new production lines... more »
  •   Quanex Building Products appointed Patrick Junker to vice president of sales for the company’s screens division. As a new addition to the Quanex team, Junker brings plenty of experience in the field. Previously he was the director of sales and marketing at Amesbury, where he was responsible for sales and marketing to aluminum commercial window and door manufacturers in North... more »