Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. ’

Vinyl Institute Warns of New Focus on Production and Transport of Plastics

Jan 22nd, 2024

The Vinyl Institute (VI) announced a second year of post-consumer PVC recycling grants last week. Officials say the program is dedicated to advancing recycling practices nationwide, including among door and window companies. VI has dedicated $1 million per year to help grow PVC recycling programs for post-consumer materials. For doors and windows, officials are eying […]

Clash Between AEC and AA Over Dumping Lawsuit Dubbed a ‘Misunderstanding’

Nov 27th, 2023

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) countered claims by the Aluminum Association (AA) that an investigation into 14 countries regarding illegal and unfair dumping practices will harm trade relations between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. In an email, Matt Meenan, AA’s vice president of external affairs, said the incident was a “misunderstanding.” The situation has since […]

PPG Invests $44 Million to Boost Global Powder Production

May 31st, 2023

PPG recently announced a $44 million investment to upgrade five powder-coating manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Latin America. The projects are part of the company’s strategic efforts to expand its powder coating offerings and increase global production, officials said. Collectively, the company expects the investment – $30 million for U.S. plants and $14 million […]

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 […]

Customs Provides Guidance for Aluminum Import Requirements

Mar 20th, 2023

After the U.S. hit Russia with a 200% tariff on all imports of aluminum in recent weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) issued guidance for companies importing aluminum and aluminum derivative products, tracing their origins. Guidelines require companies to report the countries of smelt and cast for aluminum articles, including, among other items, profiles, plates, […]

Jaclyn Harrison Joins ODL as EVP of HR

Mar 9th, 2023

ODL Inc. recently announced the appointment of Jaclyn Harrison as executive vice president of human resources. Harrison reports to ODL’s president and chief operating officer, David Klein, and manages a team in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK and China. Harrison joins ODL from BISSELL Homecare Inc. where she was the global vice president of human […]

Recent Financial Reports Reiterate Positive Outlook

Feb 13th, 2023

While most publicly traded door and window companies won’t announce fourth-quarter results until late February, a third-quarter report filed last week by NSG Group (parent company to Pilkington) shows what officials are calling a “remarkable” revenue increase from architectural glass for the period ending March 31, 2023. The news from NSG adds to another third-quarter […]

ASSA ABLOY Sells Emtek, Smart Residential Business in US and Canada

Dec 2nd, 2022

ASSA ABLOY says it has entered into binding agreements with Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. to sell Emtek and the Smart Residential business in the U.S. and Canada. The transaction is ASSA ABLOY’s bid to fully resolve alleged competitive concerns surrounding its proposed acquisition of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum […]

United States, EU Throw Weight Behind Sanctions

Apr 5th, 2022

Financial sanctions have dealt a “pretty significant blow” to Russia, says Isabelle Icso, director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. More sanctions are likely on the way courtesy of the U.S. and the European Union (EU), all while markets rile, and businesses leave to protect their profits and reputations. […]

Study: Despite Higher COVID-19 Risk, Construction Workers Are Wary of the Vaccine

Mar 9th, 2021

Since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in December, many people in the U.S. have joined waitlists to ensure they receive the vaccine when their turn comes around. However, not everyone is lining up to get the jab and construction workers, including door and window companies, are among the least likely groups to be vaccinated once […]