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  • Atlanta―Two overarching themes defined the AMD Expo, held here last week: sales of window and door products continue to improve, led by demand for contemporary styles.  “Business is up. We’re seeing a lot more smiling faces than we did last year,” said Steve Syrdal, sales manager for Entrust Door Frames. “We’re seeing more willingness to take a look at the new... more »
  • Mark Estock, president and CEO of Creative Millwork of Ohio Inc., passed away November 5 at the age of 53 after a three-year battle with cancer. Estock joined Creative Millwork 25 years ago to partner with his father, Joe Estock, to develop new grille technologies and product innovations. He was the president and CEO for the past seven years. Company officials express that "Mark Estock'... more »
  • FMI, provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, released its 2014 U.S. Markets Construction Overview, in which the firm predicts that growth rates for construction put in place will be slightly ahead of  GDP in 2014. Specifically, FMI anticipates residential CPIP to grow from $338.2 billion in 2013 to $379.6 million in 2014. ... more »
  •   Hufcor Inc. launched an updated website, www.hufcor.com, to provide architects, designers and end-users a more convenient experience when viewing and downloading information. “The new website’s page layout and content is based on actual usage data from the company’s previous website,” says Scott Staedter, senior manager of Brand Development for Hufcor.... more »
  • Lauren Plastics LLC, a division of Lauren International Ltd., has acquired Iso-Trude Inc. of Spring Lake, Mich., a plastics extrusion and engineering company. Continued growth into new markets and products was a driving factor in the acquisition, Lauren officials note. Both companies supply a variety of weatherseal products for door and window applications “The purchase of Iso-Trude allows... more »
  •   North Star Windows & Doors appointed Ron Cauchi as president and CEO. Cauchi brings more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience in business development, global manufacturing, and product and technology research and development to the company. Cauchi will also serve on the board of directors and executive leadership team of North Star's parent company, Atrium... more »
  • Masonite International Corp.'s overall sales increased $8.1 million, or 1.9 percent, to $433.1 million in the third quarter of 2013 over the third quarter of 2012. Net sales in the North American segment increased 4.4 percent to $333.1 million from $319 million in Q3 2012. The increase was primarily driven by improvements in average unit prices, according to the company's financial... more »
  • Registration is now open for the Northeast Window & Door Association 2014 Winter Meeting, to be held January 27-28 at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Hotel accommodations are available at a discounted rate for meeting attendees through January 6, 2014. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Find more information about sponsorship and the meeting's events on... more »
  • The Carter Lumber Co., which sells windows and doors from Ply Gem, Andersen, Jeld-Wen, Therma-Tru, Larsen and Silver Line, announced it has consolidated 26 stores as of November 1, 2013, mainly within the Midwest region. Carter expects less than 30 employees to lose their jobs as a result. The consolidation is a reflection of the company's effort to support its recent addition of 10 stores... more »
  •   The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies program announced it will add up to $1.6 million in new funding to develop a program to rate and certify the energy performance of both residential and commercial window attachments.   BTO’s prioritization tool, used for internal analysis, has indicated that the use of insulating and reflective window... more »