Posts Tagged ‘ Ply Gem ’

Ply Gem Reports Strong Fourth Quarter of 2017

Mar 5th, 2018

Ply Gem’s net sales increased 11.8 percent to $516.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, the company reported on Monday. The company says the net sales increase was primarily driven by improved U.S. market demand, higher Canadian net sales, new business success and higher average selling prices. Gross profit margin was 21.3 percent, which […]

Has Private Equity Cracked the Industry Code?

Mar 5th, 2018

Private equity (PE) money is pouring into the building products industry. The recent announcement of Ply Gem and Atrium being purchased by a PE firm is an indicator there will be even more PE companies coming into the building products space. Private equity has been around the industry but in my opinion, these companies never […]

Ply Gem Names Winners in First Innovation Challenge

Feb 19th, 2018

Ply Gem recently wrapped up  its inaugural Innovation challenge. The competition, open to all full-time Ply Gem associates, was implemented to identify and evaluate innovative go-to-market solutions through in-house teamwork and collaboration. “Essential to Ply Gem’s longstanding history of success is our people; we have the best and brightest minds in the industry and we believe […]

Report: Ply Gem Could Get Another Purchase Offer

Feb 8th, 2018

Ply Gem might have a competing offer to its recently announced private-equity deal to merge with Atrium. Private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman could submit a bid for Ply Gem that beats the $2.4 billion offered by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), according to a report from the New York Post on Thursday that cites “two […]

Ply Gem and Atrium: They Go a Long Way Back

Feb 1st, 2018

The $2.4 billion private-equity transaction that was announced on Wednesday combining Ply Gem and Atrium brings the relationship between the door and window giants full circle. A little more than 20 years ago, they almost merged. DWM research shows that in 1997, Atrium tried to buy Ply Gem for $260 million, but Ply Gem backed out […]

Ply Gem, Atrium to Combine Into One Company

Jan 31st, 2018

Ply Gem and Atrium Windows & Doors have been simultaneously acquired by private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), which will combine them to create a huge exterior building products company with total revenue of more than $2.4 billion. Under the agreement, CD&R will pay $21.64 per share to all holders of Ply Gem common […]

IBS Day 1: Bold Introductions

Jan 9th, 2018

From exciting new door products to bright colors for windows, the first day of the International Builders’ Show was full of fresh looks. DWM was there to take it all in. Youtube Link

Ply Gem Broadens Home For Good Project

Dec 5th, 2017

Ply Gem is expanding its Home for Good project in 2018 and will continue its partnership with campaign ambassador and three-time Grammy winner Darius Rucker. The Home for Good project has helped to build 450 homes in more than 70 communities across the U.S. Through the Home for Good project, Ply Gem has already donated […]

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, […]

Ply Gem’s Home for Good Joins Darius Rucker in Nashville

Jun 8th, 2017

On Wednesday, three-time Grammy winner and Ply Gem Home for Good project ambassador Darius Rucker, along with Ply Gem and Habitat for Humanity, held a dedication ceremony in downtown Nashville to present the keys to new homeowners. Now in its second year, Home for Good is a partnership with Ply Gem and Habitat. A multi-year […]