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  • After pleading guilty to theft, the former CEO of Republic Windows & Doors was sentenced to four years in prison, according to a Dec. 5 article from the Chicago Tribune. The former executive, Richard Gillman, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $500,000 from Republic Windows, the Chicago-based company that was shut down suddenly in 2008, prompting a sit-in of more than 200 workers. In... more »
  • Markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index, released December 5. The index’s nationwide score of .86 indicates that, based on current permits, prices and employment data, the nationwide market is... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group, one of the nation's largest home remodeling companies, was ranked No. 32 on the Chicago Tribune's "Top Workplaces 2013" list. With 115 employees, the company's regional office in Rosemont, Ill., was ranked in the small business category (companies with fewer than 250 employees). "We're extremely honored to be recognized as a top workplace in Chicago... more »
  • Despite apprehension regarding the fragile economy, window and door dealers and manufacturers anticipate moderate economic growth in 2014, defined as gains of 2 percent to 2.9 percent, according to the 2014 Industry Pulse, Window & Door's exclusive annual survey of industry executives. More than 50 percent of dealers and manufacturers said they expect to see moderate gains in the coming year... more »
  • National Fuel Gas Co. will pay $7.5 million to customers and homeowners in Western New York as part of a settlement with the State Public Service Commission for earning excessive profits. Of that total, $3.72 million will be refunded to residential customers and $1.75 million will go toward weatherization upgrades for low-income residential ratepayers, which will be administered by the... more »
  • Lansing Building Products, the national distributor of vinyl replacement windows and exterior building products, acquired ASI Building Products, which supplies building products, including windows and doors, to the Florida market. As part of the acquisition, LBP will add ASI’s eight Florida facilities to its existing 65 branches nationwide. The facilities are located in Tampa,... more »
  •  Markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index, released Dec. 5. The index's nationwide score of .86 indicates that, based on current permits, prices and employment data, the nationwide market is... more »
  • Huttig Building Products Inc., a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, announced that its common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market exchange, according to a Dec. 4 company release. Its shares are expected to begin trading on NASDAQ on Dec. 9, 2013 under the symbol “HBP”. Huttig’s shares will continue to... more »
  • Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 25.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000 units in October, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported by the National Association of Home Builders. The government also reported that new-home sales fell 6.6 percent in September. The release of... more »
  • ABC Supply Co., Inc. has added three positions to its senior leadership team and named four executives to new roles in the company’s information technology, operations and accounting departments. Kathy Hendricks, who had overseen ABC Supply’s information technology function for 28 years, most recently as vice president and chief information officer, has been named to the newly... more »