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  • 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 »
  • Denver topped the list of the hottest housing markets in 2016, according to a survey by Zillow. The Rocky Mountain tech hub beat Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth for the top spot, driven by a convergence of metrics. The survey looked at cities’ income growth, unemployment rate, and forecasted home value appreciation. Omaha had the lowest unemployment at 2.9 percent, Richmond, Va. had the... more »
  • Kolbe’s line of  entrances will be on display at this year’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, January 19-21, in booth #C2608. Among the company’s offerings is a custom mahogany pivot door with a Rockwood GeoMetek locking pull handle in Satin Stainless finish, and energy efficient, tempered LoE²-270 reeded glass. It is more than 6 feet wide and 9 feet... more »
  • MFM Building Products released its 2016 Weatherproofing & Sealing Systems brochure, which outlines the company’s lines of self-adhering exterior waterproofing products. The brochure includes a comparison chart detailing each product’s specifications, and can be obtained at the company’s website here. more »
  • RSL will display its new Majestic Vinyl Dual Sliding patio door system at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, January 19-21, in the Nicolette Doors booth, #C7508. The Majestic door system can be configured from 5 to 8 feet wide, with two to five panels. The all-vinyl construction ensures durable, reliable, maintenance-free performance, according to the company, and comes with... more »
  • Solar Innovations will debut the G2 International Window System Display in booth #C6943 at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, January 19-21. The G2 International window system incorporates several window operations including tilt turn, a no-post stacking glass wall, and a G3 narrow folding glass wall with one of the narrowest vertical sightlines in the industry, according to... more »