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  • Ring Ring Marketing will hold a free webinar on Tuesday, December 15 at 11 a.m. PST to educate window and door dealers on marketing strategies for the New Year. The webinar will provide predictions for what to expect in 2016, covering topics such as how to take advantage of mobile marketing, how to get more positive online reviews and mitigate negative ones.It will also provide insight on pay-... more »
  • 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 »
  • PGT Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WinDoor Inc. Located in Orlando, Florida, WinDoor provides high-performance, impact-resistant windows and doors for custom residential homes, five-star resorts, luxury high-rise condominiums and hotels. WinDoor will become a wholly owned subsidiary of PGTI. The transaction, valued at approximately $102 million, is consistent with... more »
  • 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 »
  • Vista Window Co. will begin producing dual- and triple-glazed IG units with Super Spacer by Quanex in early 2016, adding to the other spacer systems that it currently produces at it’s manufacturing facility in Lordstown,  Ohio, including Duralite, Intercept and Intercept Ultra.  “We’re excited to add Super Spacer to our lineup and give our customers an even broader... more »
  • National Millwork Inc., a commercial and residential, door, hardware, trim and specialties manufacturer, distributor and contractor, is expanding operations to Texas. The company hired a staff to help deal with demand and prepare the company for future expansion. "Opening a new office in Texas is a substantial move for strategic growth," says Otto Nonnenmann, CEO of National Millwork.... more »
  • Panda Windows & Doors will exhibit its latest developments—including newly introduced NAFS-compliant products—at the 2015 IIDEX Conference & Expo taking place in the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada. A To conform to NAFS and Canadian Building codes, as well as to provide assurance to architects, specifiers, and building owners, Panda designed an optimized and... more »
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Chris Alderson as the managing director for its Edgetech UK business unit. According to the company, Alderson has a proven track record for success in the United Kingdom’s insulating glass market, serving most recently as Bostik’s European Business Director, Assembly Solutions. “Chris is well respected within the European insulating glass... more »
  • Acer Industrial Ltd. recently rearranged responsibilities for its management team. Bo Ding, the assistant to president, is appointed to manage sales, marketing, logistics and manufacturing. Ding has extensive experience with technical support and customer service. more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. appointed Mark A. Beck as the company’s president and chief executive officer effective November 30, 2015. Kirk Hachigian, who is currently in the roles, will continue as an active member of Jeld-Wen’s leadership team as executive chairman of the board. Beck joins Jeld-Wen from Danaher Corporation, where he was executive vice president of the water quality and dental... more »