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  • 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 »
  •   Ply Gem appointed Eric Spence as senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Ply Gem Windows group. In this newly created role, Spence is responsible for expanding Ply Gem Windows’ sales and marketing efforts, aligning the two functions under one common structure. “We are confident Eric’s experience and proven track record uniquely position him to align... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc. designed, manufactured, and shipped a straight eave, double pitch skylight with conservatory nose and attached curtain wall to Saudi Arabia for the largest project the company has shipped to the Middle East to date. The skylight project is currently being installed. The skylight measures over 35 feet wide and 61 feet long, with a 35-foot tall curtain wall. The project is... more »
  • ABC Supply acquired Dealers Service & Supply, distributor of windows, doors, roofing and siding from locations in St. Louis, Kirkwood, Mo., and Belleville, Ill. ABC Supply operates six other branches in the St. Louis metro area. “We are very happy to welcome the members of the Dealers Service & Supply team to our ABC family,” says Keith Rozolis, president and CEO of ABC Supply... more »
  • Top 100 Manufacturer Builders FirstSource completed its acquisition of Houston-based Slone Lumber Co. Netting sales of about $17 million in 2013, Slone supplies lumber, engineered beams, interior and exterior door units, moulding, trim and cabinets. It also offers installation services for exterior doors, shutters and cabinets. "The Slone purchase adds to our presence and gives us a solid... more »
  • Origin Bi-Folding Doors, an aluminum bi-folding door manufacturer from the United Kingdom, recently started doing business for the first time in the U.S. market as Origin USA, from its newly acquired production facility in Venice, Fla. "We took a strong look at demographics of the Gulf Coast and architectural styles as well," says Ben Halvorsen, president. "The economy,... more »
  • Professional Builders Supply acquired Benchmark Supply, a specialty window and door supplier in Monroe, N.C. Benchmark will join forces with Charlotte-based Professional Builders Supply, expanding each company's footprint in the region. “We are excited that Jake and his associates have agreed to join us and we look forward to furthering our aggressive aspirations in the Charlotte market,... more »
  • As part of a commitment to help customers make their businesses better, Quanex is proud to present an Express Learning session on lead generation as part of a new, value-add educational series offered to attendees of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. Quanex team member Noel Lavezzi will lead an Express Learning session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m., in the Express... more »