Industry News

JELD-WEN to Close Two Facilities, Discontinue Auraline

Apr 12th, 2024

Officials for JELD-WEN Holding Inc. announced the company will close its manufacturing facilities in Vista, California, and Hawkins, Wisconsin. The Vista plant is where it produces Auraline brand composite windows, which are now set to be discontinued. “Multiple market factors have made it prohibitive to competitively sustain the composite windows product line,” officials said. Orders placed within […]

Houzz & Home Survey Spells Good News for Doors and Windows

Apr 11th, 2024

The 2024 U.S. Houzz & Home Study was released last week, showing renovation spending has jumped in the last three years. More than half of homeowners remodeled their homes in 2022 (56%) and nearly half made repairs (47%). New doors, it turns out, were more popular than new windows in 2023, though interior and exterior […]

Cyncly Appoints Krishnan Chief Executive Officer

Apr 11th, 2024

Cyncly, a provider of software and content solutions, has announced the appointment of Anand Krishnan as CEO, effective immediately. Krishnan’s appointment follows a selection process led by the company’s board of directors, after David Tombre announced his retirement. Officials say Krishnan has successfully led customer-focused B2B software companies. He most recently served as CEO of […]

‘They Hear Us.’ WDMA Unifies Manufacturers in Washington

Apr 10th, 2024

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) held its Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference this week in Washington, D.C., where manufacturers looked to influence lawmakers on key issues impacting the industry. Hosted across the street from the National Association of Home Builders’ National Housing Center, the event took aim at bipartisan bills that officials said […]

Window Safety Week: Educate Customers on How to Use Your Company’s Products

Apr 10th, 2024

by Angela Dickson The fenestration industry keeps a keen focus on safety around windows – including safety on the plant floor by employees and safety on the jobsite by installers. But what about the safe use of these products by homeowners? Windows serve an important role in our lives, by letting in natural light and […]

Trimco Millwork Changes Name, Joins Woodgrain’s Distribution Division

Apr 10th, 2024

In December 2023, Woodgrain acquired Trimco Millwork. Effective April 5, Trimco Millwork will be known as Woodgrain, with legacy Trimco locations joining Woodgrain’s distribution division. “Since the acquisition of Trimco, our combined teams have been hard at work building a stronger future,” said Todd Dame, president of Woodgrain’s distribution division. “We have been identifying the […]

Industry Associations Concerned About Changes to National Apprenticeship System

Apr 8th, 2024

The White House announced an executive order to create more registered apprenticeship programs in the federal workforce, encouraging agencies to provide project preferences to recipients who hire individuals who have participated in registered apprenticeship programs. The order follows a proposed rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in December 2023, eliciting a string […]

Single-Family Permits Rebounded in January, Followed by Steady Sales and Rising Sentiment

Apr 4th, 2024

The latest stats from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) spell good news for door and window dealers. The organization reported that in January 2024, the total number of single-family permits issued year to date (YTD) nationwide reached 75,906 — an increase of 43.1% over the January 2023 level of 53,062. The association reports that […]

Residential Fenestration Market Remains Stable Despite Mixed Outlook

Apr 3rd, 2024

The U.S. fenestration industry has ended a year of flat growth, and 2024 looks to be a bit more positive overall. However, expectations are mixed depending on the segment, according to the recently released 2024 Door and Window Industry Outlook from Key Media & Research. Construction Market New single-family construction starts, a key indicator of […]

Four Door and Window Manufacturers Receive Energy Star Partner of the Year Awards

Apr 1st, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the latest Energy Star Award winners, with four door and window manufacturers making this year’s list. Andersen, Jeld-Wen, ProVia and SoftLite Windows and Doors all received Partner of the Year awards—each for its own list of notable accomplishments. Each year, the Energy Star program honors businesses and organizations that […]