May 6, 2016
Winning products in the 2016 Parade of Products Awards include Andersen Windows’ VeriLock Security Sensors, PowerView Motorization from Hunter Douglas, FutureFlash waterproofing membrane from MFM Building Products Corp., and Phantom Screens' Retractable Screens. The POP @ PCBC Awards honor outstanding achievements in new product development.
The entries for this year’... more »
April 27, 2016
Wallside Windows will celebrate 72 years in business this month. The company was started by Martin Blanck in 1944, and is still run by the Blanck family. To commemorate the occasion, Adam Blanck, the company's chief of staff, appeared on Detroit's Channel 4 News to discuss Wallside's Energy Star window offerings, and the company's impact in Michigan.
Watch Wallside's news segment here. more »
April 12, 2016
Window & Door magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Crystal Achievement Awards through Friday, May 27.
The annual Crystal Achievement Awards recognize residential window and door manufacturers and component suppliers for their contributions to the industry. In 2016, winners will be recognized in the following categories:
Manufacturer AwardsMost Innovative WindowMost Innovative... more »
December 1, 2015
Following a slight decline in October, the Consumer Confidence Index sank further in November due to a less favorable view of the job market, according to Lynn Franco, director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. Consumers’ optimism about the short-term outlook declined sharply in November, with the percentage of consumers expecting business conditions to improve over the next... more »
December 1, 2015
After several quarters of slackening growth, home improvement spending will pick up the pace moving into next year, according to the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA projects annual spending growth for home improvements will accelerate from 2.4% in third quarter 2015 to 6.8%... more »
September 16, 2015
Universal Windows Direct was ranked #20 on the Qualified Remodeler magazine's Top 500 list, which represents the nation's highest performing remodeling firms. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Universal Windows Direct has received this honor.
"Our dealership network is exploding right now, and we anticipate achieving our written goal of 200 locations by 2020,” says CEO and... more »
August 17, 2015
WTS Paradigm was included on the Inc. 5000 list for the second time, ranking 3,951st on the 2015 Inc. list. The 34th annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy: America’s independent entrepreneurs. This year, the Inc. 500|5000, unveiled online at Inc.com, saw the average... more »
August 14, 2015
For the second year in a row, Western Window Systems has been included in Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000, a ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The designer and manufacturer of door and window systems made the 2015 list with a three-year sales growth of 279 percent. “Our extraordinary growth is driven by a dynamic team focused on... more »
August 4, 2015
Global demand for windows and doors is projected to rise 5.9 percent annually through 2019 to $233 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Slowing growth in building construction spending in the Asia/Pacific region (the largest regional market for these products) will restrain demand gains. Window and door demand will accelerate... more »
July 21, 2015
Houzz today released the Q2 2015 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. According to the Q2 2015 Barometer, more than two-thirds of home renovation firms reported 2015 year-to-date revenues and profits to be at or above pre-recession levels, with one in five firms or more reporting revenues and profits to be significantly... more »