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  • “While still in the early innings of a housing recovery, rental markets have turned the corner, home sales are strengthening, and a floor is beginning to form under home prices,” says Eric S. Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The center's 2012 State of the Nation’s Housing report released last week sees signs of... more »
  • In a move to expand door manufacturing capacity, Jeld-Wen Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. Closing is subject to due diligence and the negotiation and signing of a definitive agreement, and is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2012. CMI, based in Chicago, is a manufacturer and marketer of CraftMaster molded door facings and doors, MiraTec... more »
  • Founded in 1997, Wellington Windows faced some tough challenges in recent years, on top of the weak economy. Reborn as Wellington Home Improvements in February, the Minneapolis-based company is now well on the road to recovery and reached several important milestones in less than four months, according to Brent Woods, president. The family-owned Wellington Windows, which manufactured and... more »
  • Five product series from Window World Inc. have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for the fifth consecutive year, the replacement window company reports. The seal comes with a two-year limited warranty for all approved products–a warranty that is offered by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute itself, it is noted. “Earning the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval is... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors recently donated and helped to install a complete window package of MI EnergyCore windows into a Homes for Our Troops home being built in Parker, Colo. The home was built for Army Corporal Nick Orchowski and his family.     One of MI's windows going into the Colorado home In May 2004, Orchowski was on his first deployment in Iraq when he was left a... more »
  • Ohio-based ProVia, the manufacturer of doors, windows and other building products, has launched a new video series designed to engage homeowners through humor while highlighting meaningful features of its products. The premier episode, below, shows a hapless ProVia door owner who lost his keys and attempts to break in to his own home. “It’s part of our corporate culture at ProVia to... more »
  • Window and patio door customers of brands with high levels of customer satisfaction most frequently cite professional recommendations, quality and their own past experience with purchasing windows as the key drivers in their purchase decision. This is a sharp contrast to brands with lower levels of satisfaction that are primarily selected based on price, according to the new J.D. Power &... more »
  • THV Compozit Windows & Doors, the manufacturer and installer of replacement windows and patio doors, is expanding through the acquisition of Paragon Door Designs, a producer of entryways, including steel and fiberglass entry doors and premium storm doors. Both companies are based in Louisville, Ky. “The acquisition of Paragon by THV Compozit is an excellent marriage of strengths and... more »
  • Oak Brook, Ill.—Changes in the Energy Star program and their impact on window and door makers are topping the agenda at the summer meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association taking place here this week. Attendees also heard a cautious, but optimistic forecast for improving industry sales this year and next. One change coming to Energy Star is the introduction of blind... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced plans to host its first executive management conference targeted at industry CEOs and senior executives. Designed to focus on topics and trends that will shape the industry in the future, the event is scheduled for October 3-4 in Cambridge, Mass. Speakers scheduled for the initial meeting include Todd Buchholz, former White House... more »