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  • The National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen & Bath Association have agreed to co-locate the International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014.  The two events will remain separate and distinct shows held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2016, creating Design and Construction Week,... more »
  • After languishing for several years, the U.S. remodeling industry appears to be pulling out of its downturn, and a renewal of the nation’s housing stock is underway, according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  Entitled The U.S. Housing Stock: Ready for Renewal, the 36-page study sees foreclosed properties being rehabilitated, sustainable... more »
  • A new 54,000-square-foot door and window distribution center located at its corporate headquarters in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has been opened by ProVia.  Equipped with 16 loading docks, the new center will alleviate congestion and streamline the loading process, allowing trucks to stay parked until they are fully loaded, officials note.   The new facility is the first phase of an 112,... more »
  • Las Vegas—Thousands of building industry professionals are gathering for the International Builders' Show, which opened here yesterday. Buoyed by the improving outlook in both the new construction and remodeling markets, a more optimistic mood is evident among exhibitors and attendees throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center. The number of window and door manufacturers bringing products... more »
  • The management team of MI Windows & Doors, with the support of Pete DeSoto and ShoreView Industries, a private equity firm based in Minneapolis, has successfully completed a transaction to purchase the Pennsylvania-based window and door manufacturer from JT Walker Industries. With the transition, ShoreView will hold a significant minority interest in MIWD. Pete DeSoto, previously MIWD ... more »
  • Hufcor Inc., a manufacturer of operable partitions based in Janesville, Wis., has teamed with Monarch Glass Wall Systems, a Canadian supplier of movable glass walls sytems, to offer a line of movable exterior glass wall systems and sliding doors targeted at the mainstream home building industry in the United States. The partnership is introducing the Monarch by Hufcor line at this week's... more »
  • Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, the Earthwise Group LLC, the national network of locally owned manufacturers of windows and doors, marked a solid year of growth at the close of 2012 The group reports a 16 percent increase in sales last year compared to 2011 figures. Residential remodeling remained a key component of the sales success, but the organization also witnessed an uptick in new... more »
  •   To increase lead safety and awareness of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule, the Environmental Protection Agency began mailing postcards to uncertified renovation contractors in target areas, including states that lack an EPA-authorized RRP program and have significant amounts of older housing. According to an email update issued by EPA's Doreen Cantor Paster, the goal... more »
  • Oregon-based Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to open a composite doorskin manufacturing operation in North Wilkesboro, N.C., according to a press release from the Wilkes Economic Development Corp. The expansion will create about 50 new jobs and generate a capital investment of $4.8 million in production equipment and facility improvements at the manufacturers' existing facility in the city. The door and... more »
  • All signs point to a strong rebound for home improvement activity in 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released today by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Robust spending in the second half of 2012 suggests the remodeling recovery is already underway, and the LIRA projects annual homeowner improvement spending will see accelerating double-... more »