October 26, 2011
Nashville, Tenn.—“Don’t worry about those forecasts that say we may get a double-dip recession,” said McCoy Building Supply’s John N. Meeks, speaking to Association of Millwork Distributors members on Monday. “Those of us in building products aren’t out of the first dip yet.”
McCoy Building Products' John Meeks
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October 26, 2011
Nashville, Tenn.—Busy aisles and an influx of new exhibitors marked the opening of the Association of Millwork Distributors annual exhibition here yesterday. Once again, AMD's trade show is featuring more options in doors, but a variety of other new products are being featured this year as well.
AMD always provides a showcase for new doors from manufacturers such as Tru... more »
October 17, 2011
Chicago—With the appearance of more window and door industry exhibitors than in recent years and respectable traffic in the aisles, the Remodeling Show provided hints of optimism for a stronger remodeling market in the coming year. Last week's show at McCormick Place also featured a healthy dose of new products.
Lincoln Windows and Marvin were part of what appeared to be... more »
October 4, 2011
MI Windows & Doors is releasing a new version of the the its MI EnergyCore iPad sales application in conjuction with the launch of Phase II of its product launch for the new window line. The company has gathered dealers and vendors for an event being held near its manufacturing facilities in Prescott Valley, Ariz., this week.
Dealers will receive two days of intensive training on... more »
September 27, 2011
"We don't see a double dip [recession]," said Esmael Adibi, an economist from Claremont Graduate University, yesterday, at the 2011 American Architectural Manufacturers Association fall conference. "Growth will be very slow, but we don't see the economy falling back into recession."
During his keynote presentation, Adibi outlined the economic challenges of 2011. The economy... more »
September 26, 2011
Solar-powered homes constructed by 20 university-led teams were on display in Washington, D.C., last week at the Solar Decathlon. The biennial event, organized by the Department of Energy, is designed to showcase cutting edge technologies in homes that are attractive, energy efficient and affordable, with top honors this year going to the home built by the University of Maryland.
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September 19, 2011
Atlanta–Window and door dealers have "to stop thinking like it's the '70s," according to D.S. Berenson, a home improvement industry attorney who spoke at the second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum held last week in conjunction with GlassBuild America. Under increased scrutiny from state attorney generals, dealers need to reexamine marketing practices that have... more »
September 16, 2011
Atlanta—New ways to make better-performing, better-looking windows and doors more affordably are highlighing this year's GlassBuild America, being held this week at the Georgia World Congress Center. The annual trade show, which concludes today, suggests that while the industry continues to deal with lingering market weakness, many window and door companies are looking forward.... more »
September 16, 2011
To showcase its new Stiles Finishing Technologies business, Stiles Machinery Inc. is hosting an open house at its facility in High Point, N.C. The event, targeted at everyone from the small shop owner to major manufacturers, is scheduled for October 4-6.
"Our new applications and testing facility in High Point has the broadest range of finishing equipment in North America. We have combined... more »
September 15, 2011
Targeted at remodelers and dealers, a webinar focusing on how consumer financing can increase sales is being offered by improveit.com, the provider of online services for home improvement companies. The event is scheduled for September 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
Featuring the GE Money's VP of sales, the session will include tips for financing today’s consumer, including the... more »