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  • ProVia announced the retirement of the company’s founder, Bill Mullet, who led ProVia from a small garage in Sugarcreek, Ohio in 1977 to the 600-plus employee organization that exists today. He will continue his role on the board of directors, and has accepted his appointment as chairman of the board. He and his wife Ellen have sold their shares back to the company, leaving their four... more »
  • The American Wood Council released an app that will calculate an opaque wall or fenestration U-factor. The calculation is based on the Total UA alternative compliance method permitted by the International Code Council’s 2012 International Energy Conservation Code or International Residential Code. The calculator is consistent with AWC’s Design for Code Acceptance 7, “Meeting... more »
  • GPI Millwork announced plans to expand its sales coverage to all regions of the United States. “We are rapidly introducing new window and door components that appeal to all climatic and regional market tastes,” explains Ryan Chapman, president. GPI initially plans to strengthen its sales coverage in both the greater Midwest, West Coast and Northeast regions. They are actively... more »
  • National Millwork Inc. acquired Elite Door and Trim in Denton, Texas. National Millwork anticipates this should enable it to obtain contracts in approximately 60 percent of the United States. "Acquiring Elite Door and Trim represents a strategic growth step for National Millwork," says Otto Nonnenmann, CEO of National Millwork. "Elite will immediately have access to all of the... more »
  • Ring Ring Marketing will host a free joint webinar with Google on Thursday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m. PST to educate window and door dealers how to leverage mobile marketing to increase their phone calls.  The webinar will cover the reasons why window and door business’ website or landing pages need to be mobile-friendly and will include information on consumer search and buying... more »
  • 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 »