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  • Year-over-year home prices nationwide increased 5.9 percent in May 2016 compared to May 2015 and 1.3 percent month-over-month, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. "Price appreciation continues to be fairly broad-based across the U.S. From a regional perspective, the Pacific Northwest continues to be the hottest area for home-price growth, with Oregon and Washington leading the way,... more »
  •           McFadden               Wilson Architectural hardware designer and manufacturer Krownlab hired Jesse McFadden and Scott Wilson as technical sales representatives. McFadden comes to Krownlab from Tesla Motors Inc., where he oversaw day-to-day operations of the Portland delivery center, including hiring/onboarding... more »
  • PPG Industries finalized its acquisition of MetoKote Corp. and its affiliates on July 6. MetoKote is a U.S.-based coatings services business with 2015 global sales of approximately $200 million. Financial terms were not disclosed. PPG officials announced the acquisition last month, explaining the company’s goals. “This acquisition will help us to better understand and meet our... more »
  • Renewal by Andersen, a division of Andersen Corporation, formally opened its expanded Cottage Grove, Minnesota, facility on June 30. It is the first expansion at the facility after the company moved to this location in 1999.  The expansion adds 113,000 square feet to the manufacturing floor and 11,000 to the office space. The growth allows Renewal by Andersen to create an additional 200 jobs... more »
  • Ventana USA introduced a line of casement products made out of the 700 Series TrustGard window system from Chelsea Building Products. The beveled exterior of this profile provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance, according to the company.  An operable octagon, architectural operable casement, rectangular casement and architectural combination casement are included in the offering.... more »
  • World Millwork Alliance will hold its 52nd Annual Convention & Tradeshow from October 9th to October 13th, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. “While the WMA Annual Convention & Tradeshow features two exhibit days focused on millwork products and services, the convention program provides both business and social events allowing for numerous networking opportunities to meet and strengthen... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association awarded an AAMA scholarship to Emily Briese, who will be a freshman this fall at the University of Toledo, where she will pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering. She plans to use her degree to implement new energy resources. Her father, Bill Briese, works for GED Integrated Solutions in Twinsburg, Ohio, as its R&D and IG products... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc. received ABB Robotics’ “Most Innovative Solution” Award for its Robotic Twin-Head Vinyl Corner Cleaning System, RoboClean (RC-2000), at the 2016 ABB Robotics Americas Value Provider Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. USA Robotics General Manager, ABB Inc., Gustavo Sepulveda, presented the award to GED President and CEO Bill Weaver at the conference.... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association presented its first lifetime achievement award to James C. Krahn, who served WDMA on behalf of Marvin Windows and Doors for more than 50 years, at its Technical and Manufacturing Conference. The award recognizes individuals who have devoted significant time, energy and effort toward creating and achieving the strategic initiatives of WDMA, and who are... more »
  • Adler Windows, New York-based window installation company, opened a brand new Manhattan showroom, just in time to mark its 30th anniversary.  Founded in 1986 by Gary Adler, the company now employs more than 80 employees and has been recognized by Inc 5000 as one of America's Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in both 2014 and 2015. The expansion into New York City was a decision that... more »