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  • Spending on residential remodels will keep climbing, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Professional remodelers from around the country agreed with the forecast, citing clients' increased financial security. NAHB projects that remodeling spending for owner-occupied single-family homes will increase 1.1 percent in 2016 over 2015, and another 1.9 percent in 2017. "After... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specifying requirements of cellular polyvinyl chloride exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. The document, AAMA 308-15, was updated to include the use of reworked materials, change in heat resistance, in-process quality control sampling methods, and up-to-date references to ASTM and AAMA documents, said... more »
  • Allegion Canada, maker of Schlage residential locks, and Jeld-Wen Canada announced a distribution arrangement in Canada. “Working together, we look forward to the value Jeld-Wen and Allegion Canada will provide our collective Canadian customers," said Allegion Canada General Manager Mark Wilson.  more »
  • AmesburyTruth is expanding the U.S. territory of The GeMROI Company, a sales and marketing distribution agency that has worked with AmesburyTruth for over 30 years. GeMROI will begin reaching out to new millwork customers in the first quarter of 2016. more »
  • Laura Biason is named director of Gimav, the Italian glass manufacturers’ association, and Vitrum, the biannual Italian glass tradeshow. Biason, appointed deputy director of Gimav in May 2014, worked alongside outgoing director Renata Gaffo. “We already have many future projects in the works, proof of the vitality of this Italian industry that manages to achieve state-of-the-art... more »
  • David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, will retire on March 18. NAHB Vice President for Tax and Market Analysis Robert Dietz will take his place. "Our members have relied on Dr. Crowe for his insightful analysis during a very rocky time in the home building industry," says NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. "His skill and his clear eye were invaluable as... more »
  • Cifin, the holding company of the emmegi group, signed an agreement for the purchase of elumatec AG and its subsidiary companies, bringing two leading companies in the design, manufacture and sale of machinery for processing aluminium, PVC and steel profiles under the same overall control, according to a company release. emmegi and elumatec will continue to serve their customers independently via... more »
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark office awarded FlexScreen the first of 11 patent applications for its flexible window screen technology. “We are excited that obtaining patent protection allows us to concentrate our efforts on introducing additional groundbreaking products,” says FlexScreen president and founder Joe Altieri. more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors will display its new multi-slide door at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, January 19-21, in booth #C4243. The door accommodates openings up to 50 feet by 10 feet, and the booth’s display is set in a 90-degree corner with a zero-post configuration, with an automated section recessing into the wall. The company’s Contemporary... more »
  • Deceuninck North America appointed Greg Koch as vice president of sales and marketing. Koch has more than 30 years’ experience in the window and door industry, most recently as director of Deceuninck’s National Fenestration Sales. Koch’s role as director of the company’s commercial sales division will be filled by Sheldon Kahan, who has over 25 years’ experience... more »