Wood Window & Door Manufacturing
Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:
Companies in this industry manufacture wood window units and interior and exterior wood doors. Major companies include Andersen Corporation, JELD-WEN, Masonite, and Pella (all based in the US), as well as Borne Türelemente (Germany) and JOSKO (Austria).COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Demand for wood windows and doors is closely tied to residential construction activity, both new construction and remodeling. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient manufacturing and effective marketing. Large companies have advantages in purchasing power, manufacturing volume, and methods of distribution. Small companies can compete by offering custom design and other value-added customer services to local or regional markets. The US industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for about 80% of revenue.PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY
Major product categories include wood window units and interior and exterior wood doors. Other door products include garage, patio, bi-fold, and cabinet doors; other window products include single-hung, sliding, picture, transom, specialty, and bay windows and skylights. Windows and doors account for about 30% of industry revenue; cut stock and resawing lumber account for 10%; and wood containers and pallet account for 20%. Related products, including moldings and other millwork, account for the remainder.
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