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  • PGT Inc. saw improved financial results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2013. "We delivered our highest quarterly sales since the first quarter of 2007, coming in at $64.9 million, up 45 percent over the third quarter of 2012," reports Rod Hershberger, president and CEO. "A combination of improving market conditions and marketing programs focused on both consumers and... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security announced the appointment of Jason Baab as vice president of mergers and acquisitions and the promotion of Elif Sagsen-Ercel to the position of vice president of strategy.  Baab is former director of business development at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Prior to hist stint at Goodyear, he held positions at SPX Corp. as VP of business development, at... more »
  • Baltimore―The DOE is seeking the next game-changing, energy-saving window technology, said Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist for the Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies Program, at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s National Fall Conference held here this week. In short, the BTO is looking for the next low-E. The BTO has established... more »
  • Winchester Industries will be the featured company on Manufacturing Marvels, airing November 8, 2013, on The Fox Business Network during “The Willis Report” show, (6 p.m. EST, 5 CST, 4 MST, 3 PST). The two-minute spot highlights American manufacturers and their products, as well as the companies’ processes and customers. Winchester's segment was shot on location at the company'... more »
  • Builders FirstSource Inc. reported increased third quarter sales and income. Specifically: third quarter 2013 sales increased 38.1 percent to $402.9 million compared to third quarter 2012 sales of $291.8 million gross margin percentage improved to 23.0 percent, up from 19.8 percent in the third quarter of 2012 Operating income was $20.3 million, up nearly $22.0 million when compared to an... more »
  • The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office will fund the creation of a program to rate and certify the performance of fenestration attachments. The BTO is encouraging funding applicants to begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of funding becoming available. The funding opportunity is open to applicants in the following areas:... more »
  • McGraw Hill Construction released its 2014 Dodge Construction Outlook, which predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2014 will rise 9 percent to $555.3 billion, higher than the 5 percent increase to $508 billion estimated for 2013. Single-family housing will grow 26 percent in dollars, corresponding to a 24 percent increase in units to 785,000. The positives for single-family housing... more »
  • WTS Paradigm was ranked among the top five private business job creators within Wisconsin in Inc. magazine's second annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, which recognizes private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. WTS Paradigm generated 37 jobs from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. “It has been an exciting experience to watch our company double in size over the... more »
  • Window and door fabricator Burlington Windows Ltd., recently switched exclusively to Deceuninck as its supplier, according to an Oct. 21 Deceuninck release. “Price has increasingly become an issue, which spurred us to look for [supplier] alternatives," says Andy Tagg, managing director of Burlington Windows. "We’re a small company and we found that other systems companies... more »
  • The Remodeling Market Index continued to climb at a modest pace in third quarter 2013, rising two points to 57, the highest reading since the first quarter of 2004, according to the National Association of Home Builders.  "The growth in home equity and home sales prompted homeowners to remodel as they prepare to move or undertake upgrades that they put off during tough times,"... more »