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  • 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 »
  • Simpson Door Co. designed its new website, simpsondoor.com, to make it easier for customers to find exterior and interior doors to fit their personal tastes, it reports. With the theme “DoorDiscovery: Follow the path to your door,” the new Simpson website provides a clear and simple set of steps, and consolidated online tools to aid in door selection, under the “... more »
  • Al Dueck, president of DUXTON Windows & Doors, resigned as first vice president of Fenestration Canada, effective July 15, 2014. The association's executive committee appointed Greg Dickie of Atlantic Windows Ltd. to replace Dueck as first VP. “The past 2 ½ years have been an excellent experience, working and getting acquainted with a group of very dedicated professionals within... more »
  •   Iron Doors Unlimited LLC named Matt Hocutt national sales manager. Hocutt leaves national hardware brand Weslock where, as vice president of sales, he oversaw sales management for the United States and Canada. Hocutt comes to Iron Doors Unlimited with more than 15 years' experience in the building industry in senior sales management positions. Prior to Weslock, Hocutt was a sales... more »
  •   PPG Industries named Michael H. McGarry, currently executive vice president, as chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1. McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology, environment, health and safety, and purchasing functions. He will remain based at PPG’s global... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors partnered with Midwest supplier Building Products Inc. for the sale and distribution of its entire product line. As a Jeld-Wen full-line distributor, BPI will offer the broadest selection of window and door products made available in the Midwest by one manufacturer and one distributor in the millwork industry, according to Jeld-Wen. “Jeld-Wen customers... more »
  • LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. This is LaCantina Doors' second consecutive appearance on the annual list of local businesses. For the past 11 years, the Journal’s list highlights 100 organizations whose aspirations have taken them to a level of success that put them in... more »