Posts Tagged ‘ Hurricane Harvey ’

Paul Ryan Windows Gives Away More Than $250,000 in Hurricane Aid

Feb 2nd, 2018

Paul Ryan Windows says it has given away $250,000 worth of free windows and installation in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which hit the Houston area in late August 2017. “The community showed great resilience during and after the storm,” said Arlin Kethley, owner of Paul Ryan Windows. “Seeing so many people reaching out, and […]

2017 Was a Hectic Year for the Industry

Dec 18th, 2017

From a new administration in Washington that’s really shaken things up in the energy-efficiency realm to devastating hurricanes that tested the limits of impact products and building codes, 2017 was quite a year for the door and window industry. Some of the biggest changes came via the legislative and regulatory regime in D.C. The election of […]

Ply Gem Reports Solid Third Quarter Despite Hurricanes

Nov 6th, 2017

Ply Gem saw sales increase in the third quarter of 2017 despite experiencing some disruptions caused by hurricanes that hit the southern United States during the period. “During the third quarter, the unprecedented occurrence of two major back-to-back hurricanes affected the geographically significant markets of Texas, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina,”  said Gary E. Robinette, […]

Natural Disaster Liability and Defenses

Oct 18th, 2017

Initial property damage calculations estimate the economic harm inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida will exceed $200 billion, and that figure is likely to climb. Fortunately, it appears that more structures than originally anticipated withstood the initial storm surge and later flooding. Hopefully, most single-family homes, condo complexes and apartment […]

Andersen Donates $325,000 to Support Disaster Relief Effort

Oct 17th, 2017

Andersen Corp. and the Andersen Corporate Foundation are providing $325,000 in monetary support and product donations to help the people and communities impacted by Hurricane Maria, Irma and Harvey. The Andersen Corporate Foundation announced a $50,000 donation to Americares to support Hurricane Maria humanitarian efforts. The foundation will be donating $125,000 to the American Red […]

Paul Ryan Windows Donates to School In Post-Harvey Recovery

Oct 3rd, 2017

Arlin Kethley, the owner of Paul Ryan Windows, recently donated $10,000  to the Pasadena (Texas) ISD Education Foundation to help students affected by Hurricane Harvey. This charitable contribution will help these students recover and replace instruments that were damaged during the storm. Kethley attended Pasadena ISD schools Pommeroy Elementary, Southmore Intermediate, and later graduated from Sam Rayburn High […]

Shortages: How Will They Impact Your Business?

Sep 21st, 2017

I keep hearing concerns about shortages. Shortages in labor have continuously been a concern. Now we get to add glass shortages, vinyl shortages and even equipment shortages to the list. Have you checked the lead time on a new machine lately? One thing there wasn’t a shortage of was Chinese attendees at the recent GlassBuild […]

Back-to-Back Hurricanes Test Industry’s Resilience

Sep 20th, 2017

As Hurricane Maria bears down on Puerto Rico today, it’s important to remember that hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left widespread devastation in Texas and Florida that’s affected fenestration-related industries in both states. Here’s a look at the biggest issues in the aftermath of the storms. Impacts on Impact Windows? Irma hit Florida on September […]

Learning from Disasters

Sep 8th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey struck on August 25, damaging some 200,000 homes in its path, primarily in Houston. Right now, Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida. As familiar as images of hurricane rescues have become, each such disaster brings with it an unforgettable image that becomes symbolic of both the disaster and the recovery. With Hurricane […]

Building Products Industry Always Responds to Natural Disasters

Sep 7th, 2017

We have been extremely fortunate that it has been over a decade since the United States was hit by a major hurricane.  Hurricane Harvey was a stark reminder that we are still at Mother Nature’s mercy. As I write this, Hurricane Irma has just turned into a Category 5 hurricane and although it’s exact path […]