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  • Marvin acquired the assets of Enfield, Connecticut-based A.W. Hastings and is now the owner of its distributor in New England and Eastern New York. “The future is bright at Marvin, and we are actively pursuing initiatives that not only contribute to our growth and long-term success, but also align with our values,” says Paul Marvin, CEO. “Joining these two centers of excellence... more »
  • Total housing starts fell 9.4 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.26 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. A decline in multifamily housing starts drove the decline. The September reading of 1.26 million starts is the number of housing units builders would begin if they kept this pace for the next 12... more »
  • Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose three points to 71 in October, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Sentiment levels are at their highest point since February 2018. "The housing rebound that began in the spring continues, supported by low mortgage rates, solid job growth and a reduction in... more »
  • ICC Evaluation Service now offers application submittal service to obtain State of Florida approval for ICC-ES clients. ICC-ES is an approved evaluation, validation and quality assurance entity within Florida. Florida has a separate building product listing program, including review of products used under the latest version of the Florida Building Code and High Velocity Hurricane Zones. ICC-ES... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 55 in the third quarter of 2019, remaining stable from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50—indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower—since the second quarter of 2013. The overall RMI averages... more »
  • Houzz Inc.'s Q4 2019 Houzz Renovation Barometer points to strong expectations for home renovation market activity in the fourth quarter of the year. Project backogs, however, remain well below year-over-year levels. “It is promising that expectations in the construction sector bounced back up from some of the lowest that we’ve seen last quarter. The architectural and design sector... more »
  • Intus Windows' fourth tree planting event was its biggest yet, drawing in architects, developers, builders, government officials and an ambassador. As part of its One Window, One Tree program, Intus holds these plantings biannually near its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The event aims to educate the community and building industry about the importance of trees by getting their hands... more »
  • PGT Innovations revealed its 24,500-square-foot iLab, an extension of the business that serves as a product incubator and micro-factory, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 10. Located at 3440 Technology Drive in North Venice, the iLab team will provide window and door solutions to customers with projects that require new and inventive features, custom needs or one-of-a-kind products... more »
  • A representative from the Texas Department of Insurance spoke to those at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference about the state's voluntary windstorm program and what manufacturers need to know when operating in 14 Texas counties in a designated catastrophe area along the Gulf Coast. AAMA's Southeast Region sponsored Dr. Paul Bove's presentation. Bove provided an... more »
  • Pella Corp. acquired Ocala, Florida-based Custom Window Systems, which specializes in vinyl and aluminum impact-resistant products. Pella says the acquisition will enable the company to strategically expand and build scale in the high-growth Florida area and coastal regions in the Southeast. “CWS enhances our product offering and increases our penetration in the large and growing Florida... more »