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Companies in this industry manufacture wood window units and interior and exterior wood doors. Major companies include Andersen Corporation, JELD-WEN, and Pella (all based in the US), as well as Klaus Borne Türenfabrik (Germany), LIXIL Group (Japan), and Masonite (Canada).
Leading countries for wood window and door production include Canada, Germany, and the US. Worldwide demand for windows and doors of all materials is expected to grow by nearly 7 percent per year through 2015, according to the Freedonia Group. Sales of windows and doors made of plastic, fiberglass, and metal are expected to grow faster than those of similar wood products. Metal doors and windows are expected to command the largest share of the global market; plastic windows and doors are forecast to see the fastest growth.
The US wood window and door manufacturing industry includes about 1,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $8 billion. The output of US wood window, door, and millwork production is forecast to grow at a high rate in the next two years. Key drivers of growth include new construction and remodeling activity.
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 ...
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