Posts Tagged ‘ Michael Collins ’

Recession Concerns Addressed at FGIA Fall Conference

Oct 7th, 2022

Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, addressed possible recession concerns at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference, warning against a “wait and see” approach for businesses. While many companies are doing well, he says the U.S. has a tendency to worry itself into a recession. However, those recessions don’t last […]

Positive Outlooks Reported for Single-Family, Multi-Family and Remodeling Efforts

Sep 27th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference continued on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, updating attendees on the construction and remodeling outlook for 2022. While the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projects decreases in single-family housing starts in the years to come, Collins says those […]

Builders FirstSource and BMC Reboot Waiting Period for Merger

Oct 21st, 2020

After announcing plans for an all-stock merger transaction with BMC Stock Holdings Inc. (BMC), officials for Builders FirstSource (BFS) restarted the period for merger review last week by voluntarily withdrawing and refiling notification with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The two companies entered into an Agreement and Plan […]

FGIA Webinar Provides Financial Tips Amid COVID-19 Crisis: Part 2

Jun 3rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the economy and many glass and glazing companies are looking for ways to strengthen their businesses during this time. To address this issue, the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) hosted a webinar titled, “Financial Management and Value Preservation in a COVID Economy,” with presenter Michael […]

FGIA Webinar Provides Financial Tips Amid COVID-19 Crisis

May 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the economy and many door and window companies are looking for ways to strengthen their businesses during this time. To address this issue, the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) hosted a webinar titled, “Financial Management and Value Preservation in a COVID Economy,” on May 19 […]

Door and Window Business Owners Grapple with Employees Who Don’t Want to Come Back

May 21st, 2020

A recent report in FORBES magazine discussed a situation that a number of business owners have found themselves in, and door and window company owners are no exception. The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides an additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits to workers who have been let go or […]

AAMA Keynote Speaker Talks Trump, More

Jun 23rd, 2017

Michael Collins of Building Industry Advisors, the keynote speaker at this week’s American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Summer Conference in Newport, R.I., addressed both the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as the Trump administration settles into Washington. Collins, who is also a blogger and columnist for DWM, predicted how Trump could influence topics such […]

Expert: Economy’s Growth Helps Fenestration Industry

Jul 22nd, 2016

Mike Collins of Building Industry Advisors gave attendees at last week’s Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) Summer Meeting in Uncasville, Conn., reasons for cautious optimism. His overview and outlook for the door and window industry showed that an improving economy and a growing housing market should mean greater opportunities for manufacturers and installers. Overall, economic indicators are generally positive, Collins […]

Builders FirstSource Announces Plans to Acquire ProBuild

Apr 13th, 2015

$1.63 billion is all it takes to become America’s largest building materials supplier. In a massive deal, Builders FirstSource Inc. will acquire ProBuild Holdings in an all-cash transaction. It took ProBuild nearly 10 years to become big enough to buy. The company was created in 2006 by an investment group and grew to one of […]

Seek Opportunities in the Multi-family and Light Commercial Segments

Dec 8th, 2014

Before the recent recession, many door and window manufacturers avoided the multi-family housing segment.  Their reason was almost always the same – the customers don’t pay fast enough. During the downturn, however, the multi-family market often represented the only available port in a storm.  Many manufacturers found themselves chasing every possible multi-family project, and that […]