Posts Tagged ‘ What’s News ’

Report: Construction’s Non-Optimal Activities Cost Billions Annually

Aug 10th, 2018

The U.S. will spend approximately $177.5 billion in labor costs on non-optimal activities in 2018, according to a recently released report from construction productivity software company PlanGrid. The report asked survey respondents about how construction companies spend time on the jobsite, communicate during projects and leverage technological investments. The “Construction Disconnected 2018 Industry Report” was […]

Milgard Donates to Support STEM Education

Aug 10th, 2018

Milgard Windows & Doors donated $25,000 to Technology Access Fund (TAF), a Seattle-based non-profit, to support their participation in Lego League, a national robotics competition for middle school and high school age students. TAF provides STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, internships, and career opportunities for  students of color. “Milgard is so pleased to […]

OSHA Seeks to Modify Electronic Reporting Rule

Aug 10th, 2018

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would remove provisions of a rule that requires companies to make all of their injury and illness data public to better protect personally identifiable information. According to OSHA, the proposal maintains safety and health protections for […]

WDMA Launches Industry-Focused Podcast

Aug 9th, 2018

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has launched a podcast,  WDMA Open & Close. Hosted by WDMA CEO Michael O’Brien, the podcast will provide a mixture of content and analysis of the issues impacting the door, window and skylight industry, as well as interviews with industry leaders, experts and analysts that will provide perspectives […]

Detering Acquires Weatherford Door & Window

Aug 9th, 2018

The Detering Company, a Houston-based supplier that specializes in millwork, doors, windows and other building products, has purchased the assets of Weatherford Door & Window of Bryan,  Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Weatherford’s staff and location won’t be changing, the company said. “We are excited to add Weatherford, well-respected for its quality […]

P.H. Tech Sold to Private Equity Firm

Aug 8th, 2018

P.H. Tech and its subsidiaries have been acquired by BDG & Partners, a privately held Canadian fund based in in Montreal, and P.H. Tech president and CEO Caroline Dallaire. The current management team will remain in place, and all production sites will operate the same as before the acquisition. “The partnership with BDG will allow […]

Panoramic Doors Recapitalized by Private Equity Fund

Aug 8th, 2018

Panoramic Doors, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of folding patio door systems based in Oceanside, Calif., recently was recapitalized by Tower Arch Capital, a lower-middle market private equity fund in Salt Lake City, Utah. “When people see a Panoramic door, they quickly realize the value and functionality of our product,” said ounder and CEO Alan […]

Vinylmax Clocks 2 Million Man-Hours Without an Accident

Aug 8th, 2018

Vinylmax Windows of Hamilton, Ohio, recently surpassed 2 million man-hours without a lost-time accident in the company’s 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. “The safety of our most important asset, our employees, is our number one priority,” said Vinylmax president Laura Doerger-Roberts. “With a dedicated safety team, we’re constantly analyzing our process to optimize the process, and to […]

Jeld-Wen’s Net Income Falls in Second Quarter

Aug 7th, 2018

Jeld-Wen reported an $11.3 million drop in net income in the second quarter of 2018 that the company’s new CEO says was driven by “a difficult inflationary environment.” “In the second quarter, Jeld-Wen grew revenues by 23.6 percent through contributions from recent acquisitions and core growth, while our operating results were challenged by a difficult […]

Chameleon Power Partners with Zillow

Aug 7th, 2018

Chameleon Power, which makes visualization software for 2-D, 3-D, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) platforms in construction, has partnered with Zillow Group Inc. as part of the new Zillow Group Advantage Program. This program allows builders and contractors in the Promoted Communities and Promoted Home platforms to purchase services to help improve their […]