DWM Magazine

PRYSM Marketing to Rep for Ventana USA

Apr 15th, 2024

Ventana USA recently announced it has hired PRYSM marketing to represent the entirety of its product offering. Ventana officials point to PRYSM’s technical understanding and experience, describing it as “the perfect complement” to Ventana’s specialized and custom product portfolio. Longtime Ventana sales manager Kevin Reilly, who is retiring at the end of 2024, will help […]

VT Industries Expands Holstein Plant

Apr 3rd, 2024

VT Industries broke ground last month on an expansion at its architectural wood door manufacturing plant in Holstein, Iowa. “VT Industries has been proud of its continued growth within the Holstein community since my grandfather, Roger Clausen, founded the company in 1956,” says Aaron Clausen, vice president of operations for the architectural wood door division. […]

Home Depot Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over Use of AI

Mar 11th, 2024

From the amusing to the perplexing, artificial intelligence (AI) is under scrutiny across many industries as people around the world work out what the technology can and cannot do—and in what ways companies should wield those tools. Now Home Depot and Google, together, are in the cross hairs for their alleged use of AI in […]

Now Showing September/October 2023

Oct 17th, 2023

To submit events for the calendar email dvass@glass.com. To add to our online calendar visit dwmmag.com/events.php. September 20-22 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ Virginia Beach, Va. www.wfctevent.com October 4-5 WDMA Executive Management Conference Cambridge, Mass. www.wdma.com October 22-25 WMA 2023 Millwork Convention and Tradeshow Kentucky International Convention Center Louisville, Kentucky www.worldmillworkalliance.com October 23-25 NFRC […]

Ones to Watch September/October 2023

Oct 17th, 2023

Executives Jeld-Wen Names Livingston Chief HR Officer Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. appointed Wendy A. Livingston to executive vice president and chief human resources officer. She replaced Tim Craven, who previously announced his plan to leave the company in July. Livingston has more than 25 years of human resources-related experience at global organizations. She joined Jeld-Wen from […]

What’s News September/October 2023

Oct 17th, 2023

Leading News ProVia Acquires Profile Lamination Inc. ProVia acquired one of its lamination providers, purchasing the assets of Youngstown, Ohio-based Premier Profile Lamination Inc. (PPL). The two companies have worked together for many years, in support of ProVia’s patio door and window lines, ProVia officials said. The move will allow the company to streamline production […]

FGIA Analysis September/October 2023

Oct 17th, 2023

Making the List: A New Revision to AAMA 303 Defines Acceptable Recycled Contents By Glenn Ferris The 2023 revision of AAMA 303, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles, more clearly defines what recycled material is allowed in PVC exterior profiles used in doors, windows and skylights. Soon to be published by FGIA, […]

Energy & Environmental News September/October 2023

Oct 17th, 2023

EPA Proposes New Criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient Program The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update on its Energy Star Most Efficient program, including proposed criteria for 2024. As of June 2023, 2,651 models meet the current Most Efficient criteria across all categories, including 517 fenestration products produced by 48 partner companies. […]

Trend Tracker September/October 2023

Oct 17th, 2023

Covering Your Assets: Noncompete Agreements Can Be a Win-Win for Everyone Involved By Michael Collins Some door and window companies are passed down to the next generation of a family. Others become employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) or are purchased over time by the management team that is in place. The good news is—steps taken […]

Everything IG September/October 2023

Oct 17th, 2023

Getting Beyond Double Pane: The Question Isn’t If, but When By Dave Cooper What will come next for door and window glazing to achieve improved thermal performance? The limits of double-pane insulating glass (IG) are well known. (High-end, low-E coatings and gas filling options, along with best-in-class warm edge spacers, can only go so far.) […]