Posts Tagged ‘ Texas ’

FlexScreen Secures Partnership with NT Window

Feb 26th, 2024

FlexScreen has announced its partnership with NT Window, a second-generation privately held company serving the southern region of the United States and recent recipient of the Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau. NT Window, known for its early adoption of performance and decorative options, continues its tradition of bringing cutting-edge solutions to […]

Judge Rules Texas Ban on City-Mandated Water Breaks Unconstitutional

Sep 13th, 2023

A Texas law that would have eliminated city-mandated water breaks was ruled unconstitutional by a Texas judge. State District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of Travis County wrote in court documents that House Bill 2127, in its entirety, is unconstitutional. She sided with Houston, San Antonio and El Paso, which filed a suit against the state […]

AkzoNobel Opens New R&D Center in North Carolina

Jul 10th, 2023

AkzoNobel has opened a new research and development (R&D) center in High Point, N.C., in a move to boost investments in science and technology. Officials say the center functions as a product development facility and customer support center for AkzoNobel’s wood coatings business. The new facility joins several other R&D centers supporting the company’s performance […]

NewSouth Window Solutions Enters Multiple Texas Markets

Jun 15th, 2023

PGT Innovations (PGTI) has announced that it recently expanded its presence in Texas through its NewSouth Window Solutions brand, which is now selling in five major metro areas in the state: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The company also broadened its product offerings in all five markets to include garage doors from […]

Guest Blog: The Deployment and Adoption Challenge in Residential Homes

May 17th, 2023

by Helen Sanders Deployment and adoption. These are major challenges in getting high-performance envelope solutions into new and existing homes and buildings in the U.S. Deployment is a key focus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) programs, driving work at the National Laboratories and their partners. Last week, I was […]

ABI Set to Bring Window Manufacturing to Abilene

Mar 16th, 2023

An expansion by ABI Windows is expected to spur a “new industry cluster of window manufacturing” in Abilene, Texas. At least that’s the expectation of the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA), which approved an $8.48 million incentive package to enable the project. ABI’s expansion includes a 150,000-square-foot facility that’s valued at $42.5 million. DCOA officials […]

CPSC Issues Recall on MI 1620 Impact Windows

Jan 13th, 2023

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall alert Thursday for products produced by MI Windows and Doors, warning that some of the company’s 1620 vinyl single-hung impact windows with window opening control devices (WOCDs) present fall and serious injury hazards. According to CPSC officials, the product’s tilt latches can cause its WOCD […]

Specialty Building Products to Acquire DW Distribution

Oct 12th, 2021

Specialty Building Products (SBP), a North American distributor of specialty building products, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DW Distribution Inc., a regional distributor of building materials and millwork products. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1955, DW Distribution is a third-generation, family-run distributor of building materials, millwork products and […]

Home Improvement Projects Surge

Sep 20th, 2021

U.S. homeowners are initiating home improvement projects with increased frequency, according to the Hearth Home Improvement Index. The index examines the number of applications for home improvement loans on the gethearth.com platform. 2021 data highlights an increased rate of projects related to bedrooms and bathrooms, home offices and kitchens. Wyoming, Texas and Florida top the […]

New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Mar 4th, 2021

A new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership. The study found that a $1,000 increase in […]