2011 News Archive

December 27, 2011
Cardinal Employee Found Dead at Portage Plant
-Senator Visits a Window Plant and Discusses Timely Issues
Jeld-Wen Imposing Seasonal Layoffs
Loewen Expands With New Showrooms
Waynesburg Lumberyard Destroyed In Fire
 Shawn Hannux Joins Erdman
New Home Sales Continue to Rise
AAMA Releases Revised Specifications for Secondary Storm Products
DWM’s Green Awards—View a Nominee in the Supplier Category

December 20, 2011
Amesbury Acquires Overland Products
IGMA Seminar Focuses on Best Practices, Codes
Keeping in Check; Webinar Focuses on RRP Enforcement and Compliance
NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use
FrontLine Building Products Purchases Assets of GW Millwork
Canadian Manufacturer Starts Production from New Facility
Cleveland Companies Recycle Wood from Condemned Homes into Useful Products
Woodgrain Millwork is a Product Finalist for Home Depot Innovation Award
After 90 Years, Mizell Lumber in Kensington Shutting Doors
DWM’s Green Awards—View a Nominee in the R-5/Supplier Category
New-Home Production Rises 9.3 Percent in November
Builder Confidence Rises for the Third Consecutive Month

December 13, 2011
Schield Family Brands Facility Closure to Affect More than 500 Employees
Fourth Quarter Sales Up for Quanex
Window Company to Expand
Arkema Inc. Commissions CVD Flat Glass Process at Hebei Yingxin Glass Group
ProBuild to Close Smyrna Store
View the December DWM Newscast
FeneTech Inc. Names Two Vice Presidents
NBMDA Announces its 2012 Board of Directors
Today’s Blog: Merry Christmas
Association Says State Executive Order Puts Forests Certification on Equal Footing
Index Shows Apartment and Condo Market Continues to Improve

December 6, 2011
Manufacturer Sheds Window Business to Focus on Doors
President Obama Announces Nearly $4 Billion Investment in Energy Upgrades
Builders FirstSource Secures $160 Million Term Loan
Parr Lumber to Open New Location
One Window Retailer Acquires Another
Brio USA Moves into New Facility
AAMA Requests Better Tax Incentives for Energy-Efficient Fenestration Products to Alleviate Unemployment
David Rascoe Looks to Add Value at Thermal Industries Inc.
OBITUARY: Former Atrium CEO Passes Away
Today’s Blog: Game Planning for Next Year
A Fresh Look at IG Quality Control
USGBC Launches App Lab
E-Green Nominee—View the Winner in the R-5 Category

November 29, 2011
New IgCC 2012 Offers Benefits, Challenges to Industry
AGC Scaling Back at Kingsport Plant
Guardian Climbs Forbes List of America’s Largest Private Companies
Solutia Completes Tender Offer for Shares of Southwall Technologies
In Shaky Housing Market, Stock Regains Footing
National Vinyl LLC Donates Windows to ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Latest North American Fenestration Standard Published
2010 Florida Building Codes Update ADA Requirements, Energy Provisions, Wind Design
Today’s Blog: Windows Under The Tree
NFRC to Pursue Recognition through ANSI, Seeking Committee Members
Efficiency First Announces Jay Murdoch as Executive Director
ProBuild Names Don Riley Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Technology
All Weather Windows Co-Founder Joins National Council for Safe, Affordable Housing
New-Home Sales Rise 1.3 Percent in October

November 22, 2011
Watch the November Newscast–News from Win-Door
Attendees Get Educated at Win-Door
Win-door Opens in Toronto
Pella Aligns Employee Numbers with Business Projections
– NFRC Sets up Task Group for Residential CMA
– Larson Manufacturing Consolidates Plants in Iowa
– The Gores Group Acquires Remaining Interest in Stock Building Supply
– Builders FirstSource Opens New Florida Operation
– Marvin: A Window on the Economy
– Window Company Recognized for Safety Efforts; Reduces Workers’ Comp Claims
– Moses Lake ProBuild Store Closes
– View Win-Door Photo Slideshow
TODAY’S BLOG: That Used to be Us by Michael Collins
GUEST BLOG: Throw-away Industry? by Debra Levy
– Builder Confidence Rises Three Points in November
– Single-Family Housing Starts, Permits Rise in October
– Industry Applauds Congress for Restoring Higher FHA Loan Limits
– Manhattan Man Sentenced in Lumberyard Fire
– New Life for Vacant Eastern Lumber Site
– 12 On Your Side: Contractors Working on Older Buildings Need Safe Lead Certification

November 15, 2011
Using BIM to Bring in Money
– Andersen Corp. to Lay Off 250 Workers
Former ProBuild Execs Form New Company
MJB Wood Group Expands Distribution Operations in U.S. and Mexico
Caldwell Celebrates Safety Milestone at Williamsport Plant
Quanex Building Products Partners with Door Com Distribution in Canada
Window Manufacturer Prides Itself on Speed, Safety
NSG Group Changes Logo, Brand Identity
–  Serious Energy Acquires Agilewaves
–  Win-Door North America Opens Today
–  Fenestration Day Registration is Now Open
–  Proposed Requirements in LEED 2012 Will Allow Fenestration Products to Qualify in More Places
TODAY’S BLOG: Seven Ways to Reduce Adhesive Costs by Michelle Tobbe
–  GUEST BLOG: Recycling: “Just Do It” by Arlene Stewart
–  Builder Confidence Declines in Third Quarter for 55+ Housing Market

November 8, 2011
Quanex to Close Kentucky Plant; Restructure IG Operations
Masonite Announces Acquisition of Birchwood Best
Milgard to Close More Plants
Weather Shield May Swap Closures, Park Falls Stays Open
Northwest Exteriors Window Installation and Siding Company Expands To Solar Panel Installation, Launches New Websites
Susan Marvin on Bloomberg TV’s “Bottom Line”
FeneTech Launches Updated Website, New Corporate Logo
PGT Sales Decrease Slightly in Third Quarter; Attributed to Consolidation
Royal’s Parent Company Posts Sales Increase in Third Quarter
AGC Announces Financial Results; Makes Organizational Changes
TODAY’S BLOG: Understanding the Consumer Code
Mead Lumber Buys South Dakota, Norfolk Stores
Propane Tanks Explode, Cause Massive Fire at Champion Lumberyard
Improving Markets Index Expands to 30 Metros in November
Global Warming and Green Architecture
NFRC Announces New Board of Directors

November 1, 2011
Housing Recession Causes Another Manufacturer to Close Plant
Economists Offer the Good, Bad and Ugly in Construction Forecast
PGC International Annual Symposium Focuses on Mitigating Natural Disasters
For Doors, AMD is the Place to Be
TODAY’S BLOG: Top Insights from AMD by Tara Taffera
View DWM/Shelter’s Photo Slideshow from AMD Convention
Two Companies Team up to Purchase Florida Powder Coating; Form New Company
Royal Group Becomes Royal Building Products
Window Manufacturer Reduces Lost Time Accidents by 60 Percent
Lyman Lumber Acquired by BlackEagle Partners
WinWinWindows.com Open in Abilene, Texas
NLBMDA Announces New Leadership Team including First Woman President
Prime-Line Products Adds Manager of Emerging Markets
Quanex Adds to Board of Directors
Remodeling Market Index Slows After Four-Year High
American-Made Campaign Seeks to Build Housing Jobs
Happy Halloween from the Key Communications Staff: Vote for your Favorite Costume
SPONSORED LINK: Attend a Window and Door Dealer Seminar

October 25, 2011
October Newscast: Winding Down and Gearing up for Industry Events
How to Work with Remodelers
Survive to Thrive
Homebuilding Recovery Process Moving from Oversupply to Weak Demand
Jeld-Wen to Close Cheyenne Plant
Champion Window to Close Houston Plant, cut 135 Jobs
Milgard to Close Chicago Operations
PPG Finalizes Agreement to Purchase Dyrup A/S
The Art of the Turnaround
How Window/Door Maker is Surviving Housing Bust
FHFA Revises HARP to Help Homeowners in Need
Housing Starts Rise 15 Percent in September Thanks to Multi-Family Gains
NAHB Says Presidential Candidates Must Address Housing Issues
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Economy
Today’s Blog: The Bright Spots Most Headlines Miss
Builders FirstSource Reports Third Quarter Results; Annual Sales are Up

October 18, 2011
Exhibitors Unveil the Latest Innovations at Remodeling Show
Champion Sues Former Executives; Alleges Wrongful Hiring Practices
EPA Issues Version 6.0 of Product Specification Framework Document
Long-term Trend for Home Building Several Years Away, Economists Say
World Demand for Windows and Doors to Reach $192 Billion in 2015
Remodeling Activity Reaches Record Levels; Builder Confidence Rises
JELD-WEN Exits Garage Door Business
Bostik Inc. Announces Consolidation
GBO Fails to File for Bankruptcy
PPG Glass Fabrication Plant to Begin Operation in January
A.D. Moyer Lumber Consolidating its Douglassville Operations
Lumber Company Consolidates
Today’s Blog: Remodeling Show Recap
Today’s Blog: Consider Diversification

October 11, 2011
Dealers Head to Remodeling Show to Check out Window Options
Architectural Testing Inc. Purchases Hurricane Test Laboratory
Quaker Says Expansion is a Necessity
Vinylmax Beats the Safety Odds; Comes a Long Way
BF Rich: The Best in Wilmington
Andersen Adds VP of Marketing Position
Brio USA Inc. Hires Peter Taft
Number of Improving Housing Markets Nearly Doubles in October
New Study Shows Economic Benefits of Wood; Creates Jobs
Growing Green Building Market Supports a Third of the Design Construction Workforce
Today’s Blog: Confidence?
FMA Takes Installation Practices on the Road
IRS Eases Up on Worker Misclassifications
3M Film Turns Windows Into Transparent Solar Panels

October 4, 2011
Onex Completes Investment in JELD-WEN
Fortune’s Home and Security Stands Alone; Interview with Top Exec
Third Annual Fenestration Day™ Date Set for 2012
Caldwell Acquires Unique Balance
Merrill Unanimously Approves West Side TIF District, Hurd Funding
How One Firm Survived the Down Housing Market
UL Environment Releases Sustainability Requirements for Doors
TODAYS BLOG: Industry Capacity and the Road to Profitability by Kevin Surace
Lean Lumber Industry Poised for Recovery
Handling of World Trade Center Beams Irks Some in Oak Lawn
Damages at NuForest Fire Estimated at $500,000
Three 2011 Solar Decathlon Projects Include Kolbe Windows

September 27, 2011
Similar Dilemma: Australia Also Struggles to Revive Housing Market
Solar Decathlon Houses Feature PV, BIPV and Energy-Efficient Windows
Brio® Expands into the United States
Larson Manufacturing Makes History with 50 Million Doors
Jeld-Wen Trims Junk-Bond Issue and Offers Higher Interest Rates, Still Aiming for Onex Takeover
In Company Town, Cuts but No Layoffs
Crystal Welcomes HUD and EDC VIPs
Sunrise Windows Selected to Host Lean Manufacturing Workshop
TODAYS BLOG: Thinking About Buying Used Equipment? Often times Buying New is Better in the Long Run by Jim Plavecsky
Intek Plastics Awarded for Sustainability
WDMA Tells Congress the Importance of Window Tax Credits
Joint Spec Establishes Updates Performance Requirements for Sunrooms
IGMA Announces New Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee
AAMA Launches Virtual Library

September 20, 2011
Companies Continue to Focus on Innovation
TODAYS BLOG: News and Notes from Atlanta (Part Two) by Tara Taffera
OSHA Slaps Bostik with 50 Safety Violations; Proposes $917,000 in Fines
Disgruntled Employee Causes Damage at  Milgard Plant
BBB Challenges Window World $189 Window Claims
Ray-Jans Opens New Window on Business
Associated Materials Names President and CEO
Remodeling Reaches Record Levels in July, But Shows Bad News Also
WDMA Forms National Architectural Door Council
NFRC Program Name Change: Blind No More
New Committee Forms at IGMA Summer Technical Conference
Glass-Like Solar Cells Set Stage for Power-Producing Windows
Door Energy Ratings Scheme Launched
SPONSORED LINK: Sunrise Windows Partners With NAPAC

September 13, 2011
Industry Debuts New Products in Atlanta
View DWM’s GlassBuild America Slide Show
GlassBuild America Coverage: A Look at the Impact-Resistant Window Market
TODAYS BLOG: News and Notes from Atlanta by Tara Taffera
Mikron Announces Global Cooperation with European Extruder
Jeld-Wen Says Onex Deal Still on Track
GBO Inc. to File for Bankruptcy
Schield Family Brands to Close Park Falls Facility
Trojan Powder Coating Co. Opens Facility in Sarasota
Hurd President Says Plans to Expand “Remain Unchanged”
Remodeling Company Plans to Add 100 Jobs in Marlborough
SPONSORED LINK: WTS Paradigm Announces Debut of TouchQuote – Mobile Selling Tool for Building Products

September 6, 2011
Simonton Windows to Close Oklahoma Plant
Vanguard Sells Metal Division to Fasco
RavenBrick to Build Automated Manufacturing Plant
Industry Joins Together to Inform Industry on Wind Speeds
Fines Kick in for Errors in Lead Removal
AAMA Fall Conference to Feature U.S. Economic Outlook, Monitoring of Legislation
Cardinal Shift Supervisor Runs for Town Commissioner

August 30, 2011
Industry Companies Named Among Inc.’s “Fastest Growers”
Associations Come Together to Form Fenestration LCA Group
Sunset Moulding Reaches the “Golden Gate”
USG Corp. to Close Eight L&W Locations
Monterey Park Woodworking Company Loses Out on Long Beach Contract – to Canadian Firm
Quanex Sales are Up in Third Quarter
TODAYS BLOG: It’s All in the Name by Tara Taffera
Get “The Straight Talk” at Win-door Seminar
IGMA Meeting Taking Place this Week
AAMA Releases Two New Specs
SPONSORED LINK: Praxair Signs Agreement to Market Innovative Gas Fill Technology for Insulating Glass

August 23, 2011
East Coast Shaken by Earthquake
Baker Provides Energy Code Awareness During Recent Presentation
Endura Acquires W&F Manufacturing
ASSA ABLOY Acquires Paddock Fabrications
Great Day Improvements LLC Opens Patio Enclosures Operation in Charlotte, N.C.
Pella Windows® & Doors Expands Presence in the Gulf States
84 Lumber Builds Butler Family New Home After Fire
JELD-WEN Appoints New President; Wendt Remains CEO
EAI and Passive House Collaborate  On EPS
Quebec Doormaker GBO Doubles Q2 Net Loss as Sales Fall
Top 20 High Yielding Dividend Aristocrats
From Form to Function, Windows have Several Roles

August 16, 2011
Watch the DWM August Newscast
Masonite Completes Acquisition of Marshfield DoorSystems Inc.
Senator Talks Manufacturing at Gorell Windows and Doors
State Window Makers See no Break in Economic Downturn
Net Sales Down Slightly at PlyGem
Net Sales Decrease Roughly Five Percent at Associated Materials in Second Quarter
Head Down Under for Glass and Window Conference
Moss Lumber Files for Chapter 7, Shuts Doors; Company Founded in 1946 in Butte County
Randolph Lumberyard Closes; 60 Employees Lose Jobs
Housing Starts Down Slightly in July
EPA Requires Remodelers to Provide Clients Information on Testing for Lead Paint Dust

August 9, 2011
Window and Shutter Company Sued for Unfair Trade Practices
North Carolina Clarifies Windborne Debris Protection
Manufacturer Up and Running
Pella Corp. Receives Environmental Honors
New Energy Efficient Window, Door Business Welcomed to Clearfield
After 50 Years, Woody Really Knows his Lumber
Fisher Lumber Store ‘Will be Missed’
Amesbury Expands Into Commercial Market; Hires Pat Junker
VEKA’s Spaulding Retires After 25 Years; Names Successor
David Petratis Tackled a Weak Building Environment to Grow Quanex Building Products
BHMA Issues Standard on Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches

August 2, 2011
Onex Ups its Investment in Jeld-Wen
Consumers Digest® Names Best Buys for Doors
Scientific Conservation Sues Serious Energy Over Exec Poaching
Building Supplier Buys 84 Lumber Site in Perry Twp.
New Home Sales Remain Flat while Remodeling Slows
DWM Parent Company Hires Industry Veteran
Associated Materials Announces Appointment of Senior VP Operations
Fortune Brands CEO to Retire at End of Year
Choosing to Live on the Edge

July 26, 2011
Graham Partners Acquires Chelsea Building Products
Chelsea Acquisition: One Company’s Loss is Another’s Gain
International Window Re-Opens for Business
Masonite to Invest Big in Automated Plant
Builders FirstSource Reports Best Operating Performance Since 2007
Going Green Can Mean Less Cost and More Jobs
Ex-ProBuild CEO Buys Barton Supply
Man Convicted of Killing Boss and Co-worker at Vernon Lumberyard
Is Illegal Immigrant Entitled to Comp Benefits? Court Decides
Good News for Housing in June
Changing Building Codes are Big News at Win-Door
Homeowners Go Big on Glass Walls

July 19, 2011
Watch the July DWM Newscast
Finally, Some Good News: EPA Says No to Clearance Testing
Montana Congressman Helps Ease the LRRP Burden for Contractors
Industry Organizations Fend Off EPA Verification Rule
Hurd Gets Aggressive with SuperSeal
Therma-Tru Expansion to Add Jobs
84 Lumber Closes in Santa Rosa
Industry Mourns Passing of Stan Dudeck
Myrick Out as ProBuild CEO
Pella CEO Calls on Lawmakers to Raise Debt Ceiling
Do Manufacturers Know the $1,500 Credit has Expired?
May Sets Record for Remodeling
Are Builders More Confident?
Litigation Gauges Banks’ Ability to Cut Home-Equity Credit Lines

July 12, 2011
Don’t Bring Your Deceptive Window Claims to Florida
Legislation Introduced to Delay BOILER MACT Rule
Survey Says: Builders and Remodelers Are Less Satisfied with Ordering Process
John H. Myers & Son Joins US LBM Holdings
Sika Corporation Establishes Silicone Competency Center
Early Morning Explosion at Marshfield Factory
Retooled Lumber Mill Back in Business
ProBuild to Close Regional HQ in Winona
For Job They Do, Storm Doors Get Little Respect
AUCKLAND, New Zealand
Demand for Windows and Doors in China to Rise 7.7 Percent
Dropping Loan Limits Could Impact Housing Market Recovery

July 5, 2011
Masonite to Acquire Marshfield to Offer Broader Range of Commercial Products
WDMA Members Get Technical
Penguin Windows to Close
Court Approves $8 Million Sale of International Window Parent Company to Universal Molding Co.
SIMONSWERK Opens Facility in North America
Windowizards Case Coming to a Close
American Industrial Partners Signs Agreement to Acquire Weyerhaeuser’s Northwest Hardwoods Business Unit
Fortune Brands to Split into Two Public Companies
84 Lumber Seeking More Retail Traffic
Showing Their Age
AAMA Releases Updated Cycling Specification for Side-Hinged Exterior Doors

June 28, 2011
Universal Molding Co. to Purchase International Window Parent’s Assets for $8 Million, Pending Court Approval
Public Comment Period Open for Side-Hinged Exterior Door System Standard
Arkansas Window Dealer Sees Uptick in Light of Recent Tornado—But Not as Expected
JELD-WEN-Onex Merger Approved
Kuiken Brothers Opens Drive-Through Lumberyard
Ohio Congressman Visits Simonton’s Columbus Headquarters
Atrium Ousts Undocumented Workers at Houston Plant
FeneTech User Conference Focuses on “Three Ds”
Ply Gem Exchanges $800M in Corporate Notes
Montblanc Capital Acquires More Than 4.4 Million Shares of GBO Inc.
H.B. Fuller Reports Second-Quarter 2011 Results
EPA Urges Caution on Tornado Renovation Activities Involving Lead Paint
New-Home Sales Decline 2.1 Percent in May
Mathews Brothers Receives OSHA-SHARP Designation
Window Installer Donates 50 New Windows for ‘Extreme’ Build

June 21, 2011
Sale of Florida Extruders International Assets to Benada Closes
Federal Initiative Focuses on Helping Small Manufacturers Implement Sustainable Practices
All Weather Windows Named Canada’s 2011 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year
More Layoffs for Window Maker
Velux Issues Skylight Alert Over ‘Spontaneous Glass Breakage’ Risks
Phantom Screens Adds Two New U.S. Distributors
ProBuild Invades 84 Lumber’s Home Territory
New Lumberyard is a Leaner Operation
Madras Mill Fire Causes $280,000 Damage
Retirement Plans Make Comeback, With Limits
Caldwell Business Weathers Bad Economy—Q and A with Franklin Building Supply
Housing Starts Gain 3.5 Percent in May
BuildFax Remodeling Index for April Shows 18 Months of Growth
Builder Confidence Declines Three Points in June
CGI Windows and Doors Names Tom Riscili as CEO
Guardian Board Names New President of Guardian Building Products
Proposed Changes to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010 Relate to Fenestration Requirements
Debating the Cost-Benefits of Synthetics
The Future of Manufacturer/Dealer Relationships
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June 14, 2011
Educational Initiative Offers Potential for Strengthening America’s Manufacturing Sector
New Analysis Says Better Buildings Initiative Would Create More Than 114,000 New Jobs
Quanex Building Products Posts Loss in Second Quarter
Serious Materials Changes Name to Serious Energy
Suppliers Issue Caution on Polysulphide IG Sealant Shortages
Lowe’s to Rationalize New Store Openings, Increase Cash Payments to Shareholders
New Home Sales Remain at Record Lows, According to Latest Study
Guardian Names Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Flat Glass, Science and Technology
Quinlivan Returns to Truth Hardware as Territory Manager
14-Hour Days Are Just Part of Life for Those who Pull … Double Duty
Greed Isn’t Good: Seeking Shalom in Business
Team of Civil Engineers Addresses Future Rebuilding Efforts for Joplin
Get Help from OSHA and Small Business Administration at AWFS® Fair
Crooked Doors: Sometimes They Sell

June 7, 2011
Florida Extruders International Files Plan of Liquidation
P.H. Tech Completes Acquisition of Accent Windows
True Home Value Expands by Opening Two New Stores in West Virginia
Great Day Improvements Opens Patio Enclosures Operation in Atlanta
FeneTech Wins “Best Emerging Company” at Best of Tech Awards
Highway 18 Back Open After Lumberyard Fire in Fredericksburg
Associated Materials Announces Departure of CEO
Warroad High Graduates Receive Scholarships
AAMA makes Progress on Green Product Certification Program at Summer Meeting
Hardwood Forestry Fund Honored for Outstanding Management of Resources

May 31, 2011
Auction Date Set for Florida Extruders International
Experts Weigh In: What Happens to Customers in the Event of Bankruptcy Filings?
CWDMA Changes Name to Fenestration Canada
Vytex Expands with Distribution Center in Cleveland
Area Glassmaker Honored with Statewide Business Award
Intigral Names Bradley CEO
FTC Seeks Input Regarding Online Advertising

May 24, 2011
Watch the May Newscast
Court Approves Sale of Accent Windows Inc.’s Assets to Creditor PH Tech
Edgetech IG Opens New Plant in Germany
Pella Expands in Kentucky; to Create 75 New Jobs
EPA Delays Boiler MACT Rule
New Home Sales Rise 7.3 Percent in April
Permanent Shading, Dynamic Glazing See Support and Opposition During IGCC Code Change Hearings

May 17, 2011
EPA Levies First Fine to Company for Violation of RRP Rule
Ply Gem Reports First-Quarter 2011 Results; Posts $7.6 Million in Operating Loss
Associated Materials Reports First-Quarter Results, Slight Decrease in Net Sales
Crystal Windows Increases Sales
MI Windows and Doors Receives OSHA Award
JELD-WEN to Sell $25M Worth of Timberlands
Housing Starts Fall 10.6 Percent in April
Index Shows 17 Straight Months of Growth for Remodeling Activity
Novatech Group Announces New President
BHMA to Focus on Green Energy Issues and New Standards for 2011

May 10, 2011
NWDA Members Educate Congress on Industry Issues
Unable to Secure Industry Support, CSBR and Athena Sustainable Materials Institute No Longer Pursuing LCA Program
Onex to Invest $675 Million in JELD-WEN
Representative Robert Hurt Tours Ply Gem Windows Plant
Fortune Brands Nears Closer to Spin-Off of Home and Security Business
Fitts Industries Escapes Tornado Damage
Georgia Gulf Reports First-Quarter 2011 Financial Results; Building Products Segment Still Face Challenges
USDA Announces Referendum for Establishment of New Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order
AAMA/WDMA Window, Door, Skylight and Curtainwall Market Study Now Available
Shoppers are Spending More at Home Improvement Stores, According to J.D. Power and Associates Study
Susan Marvin Named 2011 Distinguished Minnesotan

May 3, 2011
Florida Extruders International Inc. Files for Chapter 11
Florida Focused on Education and Outreach of Lead Safe Rule
ITC Votes to Impose Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Chinese Aluminum Extrusions
Activant Solutions Inc. Agrees to be Acquired by Apax Partners
Gorell Participates in DOE’s “Save Energy Now” Leader Program
T.W. Perry Executives Building for the Future
Star Building Materials: Grassroots Lumberyard with Expert Advice
Remodeling Market Index Reaches Highest Levels in Four Years
Builders FirstSource Keeps Operating Costs Down, Makes a Difference in Latest Results
AAMA Announces Availability of Field Testing Course
Merrill Business Titan Dies at 91
JELD-WEN Signs Skills Pledge

April 26, 2011
Severe Storms Continue; Pella Plant Affected
Noise of Repair Work Becomes Steady Beat in Pulaski
EPA Fines Roseburg Forest Products $75,000 for Federal Air Monitoring Violations
Another Window World Company Fined for Failure to Notify Owners of Lead Risks
Architectural Testing Acquires Assets of ETC Laboratories
ProBuild Secures FSC Certification for 59 Lumber Facilities
Secret Service Investigates Local ID Thefts
Venice Manufacturer Intends to Hire 150 by June 30
New Home Sales Rise 11.1 Percent in March
Housing Starts Rise 7.2 Percent in March
EPA Proposes Stronger Air Toxic Emissions Standards for PVC Facilities
AAMA Releases Voluntary Tornado Specification
Doing Business in Canada Means Knowing Important Codes: Attend Win-Door for the Latest Updates

April 19, 2011
Lincoln Windows Relocates Operations after Plant is Damaged by Tornado
JELD-WEN to Pay $700,000 to EPA to Resolve EPA Claim at Lumber Site
Associated Materials Reports Increase in Fourth Quarter
President Signs 1099 Repeal into Law
IGMA Announces New President, Board and Committee Chair Appointments
Florida Window, Door and Millwork Council Adopts Objectives
Shift to Savings: Practical Home Improvement is Popular

April 12, 2011
Jeld-Wen Sues Four Glass Manufacturers, Alleges Price-Fixing
View the April Newscast: Attendees Learn Great Deal at Fenestration Day
Attendees Learn How to Go Green and Save Money
Want to Enjoy Success? Work on Paying Down Debt
Attorneys Discuss Avoiding Litigation, Buying the Right Insurance and More
Energy Star Official Discusses Energy Star Phase Two and “Most Efficient Label”
DOE Volume Purchase Program Heads into Phase Two
View DWM’s Photo Slideshow of Fenestration Day
ProBuild Expands in Colorado; Acquires Harbert Lumber
DOE Honors Pella, Andersen, Lowe’s with Energy Star Awards
Window World Names New President
Quanex Announces Management Changes Resulting from Edgetech Acquisition

April 5, 2011
Two Companies Fined by EPA for Failure to Distribute Lead Safety Pamphlets
Industry Applauds Congressional Passage of 1099 Repeal
Industry Applauds USDA Decision to Promote Wood as Green Building Material
Quanex Building Products Completes Acquisition of Edgetech I.G.
Accent Windows Inc. Files Chapter 11 Reorganization; May be Acquired by P.H. Tech
AUSTRALIA — Company Fined for Pollution
Builders FirstSource Plans $250 Million Senior Notes Offering
NAHB Opposes FDIC 20 Percent Down Payment Plan
Allstate, Office Depot, Five Others to Drop Sustainable Forestry Label
Transparent Monitor Embedded in Window Glass
Inmate Suing Equipment Firms

March 29, 2011
Industry Projects Slight Increase for Moulding Market in 2011
MMPA Poly Blends Group Makes Further Progress Toward Code Compliance Report
IGMA Members Hear Report on Energy Star® Program
Mathews Brothers Hosts Sen. Olympia Snowe
Glasslam Files Complaint Against Edgetech in Federal Florida Court
IGMA Members Hear Tips for Successful IG Testing; Task Groups Make Progress
New Home Sales Hit Record Low in February

March 15, 2011
WDMA Conference Kicks Off: Navigating the Road Back to Normal
Challenging Yet Successful Year, Says WDMA’s O’Brien
DOE Requests Feedback on IgCC Code Change Proposals
HomeStyles Opens Eyes to the Future of Energy-Efficient Housing
Quanex/Edgetech Deal Close to Complete
ProVia Expands Exterior Product Portfolio with Stone
Huttig Building Products Hammered with Losses
Florida-Based Empire Window Files for Bankruptcy
Timbers, Jeld-Wen Announce Exclusive Naming Rights Partnership for Jeld-Wen Field
Simonton Windows® Announces New Location for Corporate Headquarters
Hurd Named Wisconsin Manufacturer of Year
Deceuninck North America Sponsors Fenestration Day Session
Builders Face Rising Prices for Materials
FBMA Forms Florida Window, Door and Millwork Council
Deceuninck North America Hires Industry Veteran as Director of Marketing and Innovation
2-D Barcodes Debut in DWM Magazine

March 8, 2011
Taitem Engineering Develops Field U-Factor Methodology
DOE Presentation Covers Efforts to Improve from “Minimum” Codes
Windowizards Still Doing Installations
World Vision Presents Humanitarian Awards During AAMA Meeting
Akzo Nobel, Henkel, Announce Price Increases
Pilkington North America Becomes Energy Star® Partner
Ply Gem Canada Earns Certificate of Recognition for National Safety Programs
Snohomish Company Lets Customers Order Windows Online
Home Depot Pulls Ahead Of Lowe’s
To the “Three R’s” Add One More: Writhing
Ply Gem Finishes $725M Note Buyback
Download the Winter/Spring Window and Door Industry Update Webinar
NAHB Study Says Home Size to Decline
The Island of Ireland Gets Extrusion Boost
Quinlivan Retires from Truth Hardware
Agencies Beware: Culpability Potholes Ahead
Sponsored Link: WTS Paradigm Announces Continuing Partnership with Pella Corp.
Reminder Regarding ICC-ES Procedural Changes

March 1, 2011
Watch the DWM Newscast: Obama, AAMA and More
Life Cycle Analysis Moves Forward: Further Funding Needed
Experts Share Tips for Selling, Even in a Down Market
Royal Window and Door Profiles Expands Distribution Presence into the United States
Windowizards Founder Declares Personal Bankruptcy in Florida
State OKs Millions in Expansion Tax Credits
Quanex Acquires Washington Vinyl Extrusion Plant from JELD-WEN
Mayfair Business to Close in March
No Strike at Masonite
Concern for Community Leads to Company’s Founding
Edgetech Sponsors Fenestration Day Session
IGMA Announces Special Promotion for Annual Conference
George Soros, Cathy Zoi Join New Clean Energy Fund
Canada is Best Place to Invest
NFRC Publishes Two New Documents

February 22, 2011
AAMA Thinks Strategically at Annual Meeting
Industry Groups File Appeal of IECC Final Actions
Andersen Corp. Sells Research Entity
Adage Capital Owns 8.3 Percentage of PGT
Kearns Brothers Inc. Marking 25 Years in Construction Business
Soladigm Grabs Another $10M to Make Smart Glass
Two More Sponsors Sign on For Fenestration Day
Georgia Gulf Reports 2010 Financial Results
Bayonne Windows Manufacturer’s Bookkeeper Charged with Stealing More Than $400,000 from Firm: Prosecutor
Suspect Faces First-Degree Murder Charge in 2009 Shooting of Ex-Boss
Multi-Family Construction Boosts Housing Starts in January

February 15, 2011
President Releases Budget for DOE and EPA Energy Efficiency Programs
Webinar Explores the Door Industry’s Role in Going Green
TruStile Doors Enters into Agreement to Purchase Door Division of Woodharbor Doors and Cabinetry
Consumer Office, DA Eyeing Windowizards
Seasonal Layoffs Down at Jeld-Wen
Company Gives Awards for Top Sales, Service
Simonton Windows Nearing Lease at Easton
Building Suppliers See New Hope
EPA’s Doug Anderson to Speak at Fenestration Day
Trump Again Discusses Chinese Glass Purchases Over Buying American
BHMA Revises One Standard and Introduces Another

February 8, 2011
Cascade CEO Optimistic about Window Market in Days Following Empire Acquisition
Sika Corp. Establishes Façades, Fenestration and Insulating Glass Business Unit
Simonton Windows Announces Seasonal Layoffs
City Gives Passes to Businesses That Didn’t Hire Enough
Ply Gem Industries, Inc. Announces Launch of Debt Offering
UL Environment Acquires AQS and its GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
Judge Halts California Greenhouse Gas Plan
Attend Fenestration Day: Learn How to Avoid Litigation
Pacific MDF Products Owner Doug Hanzlick Passes Away
WDMA Forms Political Action Committee to Support “Industry-Friendly” Candidates for Congress

February 1, 2011
Quanex, Edgetech Execs Optimistic Following Acquisition Announcement
DOE Moves into Phase Two of Windows Volume Purchase Program
Congressional Aide Outlines the Issues for NWDA Members
H.B. Fuller to Build Global Center of Excellence
Analysts Question Fortune Brands’ Breakup Proceedings
GBO Inc. Releases Financial Results; Canadian Sales Take a Dip
Attend Fenestration Day: Book your Room Today
BAU 2011 Features Glass, Framing Innovations
Remodelers Expect Market Gains in 2011
New Home Sales Rise Sharply in December

January 25, 2011
Fen-Tech Sold to Local Group
Windowizards Inc. and OKNA Windows Settles Lawsuit with Customers
Q and A with Rick Wuest, President of Thompson Creek
Requarth Lumber ‘Will Ride Out Bad Times’, Exec Says
Court Won’t Stop Class-Action Suit Against Pella
Harvard Report Says U.S. Remodeling Industry Poised for Growth
Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Rise in December
Attend Fenestration Day: R-5 is Just One of Many Scheduled Seminars

January 18, 2011
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GDIC Group LLC Acquires the Assets of Patio Enclosures Inc.
Ply Gem Signs 90K SF Distribution Center Lease in Harrisonburg, Va
84 Lumber Closes Toledo Store
Global Vinyl Windows Market to Exceed 141 Million Units by 2015, According to a Report
Housing to See Some Improvements in 2011
AAMA Responds to House Oversight Committee Request

January 11, 2011
IBS Show Starts Tomorrow in Orlando: Get a Glimpse of Products on Display
Obama Speaks at Thompson Creek Window Company
Hurd Windows & Doors Acquires SuperSeal
PhillyDeals: Power Windows & Siding has Big Plans in Chester
Senator Brown Tours Jeld-Wen Plant
B.F. Rich Windows & Doors Recognized as Top Seller in DOE’s R-5 program
Feds OK $20M in Loan Guarantees for 84 Lumber Debt
Daughter Assumes Lead Role for Vinylmax

January 4, 2011
Republic Windows Trustee Files Complaint in Bankruptcy Court Against Sound Solutions
Windowizards Returns from Suspended Operations; Also in Settlement Discussions for Previous False Claims Lawsuit
Simonton Windows® Breaks Production Records to Meet Tax Credit Demand
Zeeland Lumber Expands, Adding 40 Jobs in Wyoming Location
$250,000 Worth of Trucks Stolen
PGT Acquires Hurricane Window and Door Technologies’ Intellectual Property Assets
With Lowe’s Likely, Poway Dixieline Closes its Doors
New-Home Sales Rise 5.5 Percent in November
Study Says U.S. Demand for Advanced Flat Glass Products to Reach $7 Billion in 2014
Seventh International Trade Fair on Doors, Windows, Facades, Technologies, Components and Products