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October 10, 2012
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Ply Gem Windows Expanding in Virginia
Reflecting an improvement in demand for its products, the manufacturer has announced plans to add of 200 jobs...read more
 
Housing, R&R Growth Ahead Say WDMA Conference Economists

Boston–The forecast is for moderate growth in 2013 and beyond, according to three construction experts...read more

 
Koch Industries Taking Minority Stake in Guardian

The glassmaker has reached an agreement in principle for KGIC LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to purchase a minority stake...read more

 
Investor Conference Focuses on Recovery

New York–"Today's housing fundamentals are fantastic," according to John Burns, a California-based real estate consultant...read more

 
New Leadership at Silver Line

Andersen Corp. has named Paul Valle as president of its New Jersey-based vinyl window and patio doors division...read more

 
Stanley Selling Hardware Business
The company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI) to Spectrum Brands Holdings...read more
 
 
More News
New Joint Venture to Develop Wood Composite Technology
Quality Lineals/NorthEast Windows Add Capacity
Mathews Brothers Welcomes Two Tour Groups in One Day
The Talk

By John Swanson, Editor/Associate Publisher

Economists and other experts looking at housing market, as well as remodeling and replacement activity, are getting more upbeat in their forecasts.  At least that was the case at last week's Window & Door Manufacturers Association Executive Conference and Building and Infrastructure Forecast Conference hosted by Lincoln International.

New home construction is coming back, led by the multifamily sector.  Remodeling and replacement is also seeing modest improvement.  And 2013 and beyond hold more promise.

Are you seeing it?  That's our poll question of the week, and of course we'd like to hear from you. What segments do you see growing?  Are you still seeing a lot of negatives in your market? Post a comment or email me and share your thoughts on the current environment or the coming year. 

Are Doors and Windows a New Status Symbol?

Among those readers targeting higher-end customers, most see gains...read more

Next year, we foresee:
Strong growth in our markets
Some growth in our markets
A flat year
Weaker markets
 


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The Outside View
Spotlighting Threats to a Sustained Housing Recovery
From NAHB Eye on the Economy
With USDA Support, an Oregon Door Manufacturer Crosses Threshold from Recession to Recovery
From USDA Blog
Dealer 2013 Outlook Brighter Than Among Builders, Remodelers
From ProSales
Fifth Public Comment Period Now Open for LEEDv4
From US Green Building Council

 

 
Recent Introductions

Easi-Dec Window-Dec
from Kee Safety

 

 


 
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