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  • Deceuninck North America named Mary Rita Dominic as quality manager. In this role, she will direct the entire organization in the development and implementation of state-of-the-art quality systems and develop the skills of the quality team, as well as the other functional teams of the organization, Deceuninck reports.  “Mary Rita comes to Deceuninck with more than 30 years of industry... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 902-14, “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances.” This document establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications.... more »
  • Masco Corp. announced that adjusted operating profit grew by 21 percent in its second quarter. Net sales from continuing operations rose 5 percent to $2.3 billion, up from $2.1 billion for the second quarter of 2013.  North American sales increased 4 percent, and international sales increased 9 percent in U.S. dollars. "We delivered a solid second quarter marked by revenue growth and... more »
  • Fenestration expert Jim Snyder will offer an installer perspective on how window and door dealers can reduce field errors, increase sales, create happier customers and ultimately increase profits during the Express Learning session, “What Installers Want You to Know: The Pathway to Profit” at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The free, 20-minute session will take... more »
  • PGT Inc. will join forces with another major player in the impact-resistant window and door market, as it has entered into a definitive agreement with CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc., whereby CGI will become a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT. The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT's plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing have been recommended for adoption by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The MHCC is a statutory Federal Advisory Committee body charged with providing recommendations to the HUD Secretary on the... more »
  • Builders FirstSource achieved its highest sales level since 2006 as it swung to a profit in the second quarter ended June 30, the company reported in its second quarter results released July 24. Second quarter highlights include:   Second quarter 2014 sales increased 7.1 percent to $426.5 million, when compared to the second quarter of 2013.  Gross margin percentage improved to 22.0... more »
  • FlexScreen partnered with Ventana USA to open its first manufacturing facility in the Pittsburgh area. The 44,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will operate under the name FlexScreen Pittsburgh LLC and will supply fabricated FlexScreen window screens to the Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Eastern Michigan markets. With the new facility, customers will be able to order... more »
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Solar Innovations Inc., enabling Solar Innovations to incorporate Suntuitive glass in its full product line. “Although we also work with other dynamic glass suppliers, Suntuitive glass by Pleotint offers expansive opportunities for residential and commercial projects," says Melissa Reinhart, marketing manager for Solar Innovations... more »
  • The second-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse survey from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry showed an increase in all current remodeling market indicators, according to a NARI release issued July 23. Remodelers are currently seeing growth, from conditions in March, which had seen a decline in business conditions during the first three months of 2014, NARI reports. ... more »