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  •   Builder and YouTube personality Matt Risinger spoke about the future of window and door design and installation at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference last week in Austin, Texas. In his presentation, "The Future of Window and Door Design and Installation - A Builder's Perspective," Risinger, who has been a builder for nearly 25 years, broke... more »
  • Roto Frank of America’s HR Manager, Sylviana Lopez, recently attended a manufacturers meet and greet at Gateway Community College. The college asked six companies to attend the event, Skill Up for Manufacturing, which helped highlight current hiring needs. After brief introductions, students were able to submit resumes for consideration and obtain contact information, while showcasing their... more »
  •       During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2019 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled and distributed 500 backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, Texas. After writing and including notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volunteers visited the school in person to... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors, manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and sliding patio doors, entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Milgard Windows & Doors from parent company Masco Corp. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2019. The acquisition combines two leading brands in the residential window industry. MI started as an insect screen fabricator and Milgard as a glass shop.... more »
  • Visitors to A+W Software’s booth at GlassBuild America in Atlanta received hands-on experience using two of A+W’s newest software solutions: A+W iShape and A+W Smart Companion. According to John Staiano, chief operating officer of A+W Software North America, GlassBuild America 2019 “was a huge success with an increase in booth traffic over last year’s show. GlassBuild... more »
  •       More than 8,000 people attended GlassBuild America in Atlanta in September, during which Intermac welcomed nearly 40 percent more booth visitors than it did at GlassBuild 2018 in Las Vegas. “We are pleased with the activity generated at the show and the new projects that are emerging from this event,” says Carey Brayer, vice president of sales for... more »
  •       Veka Inc. showcased several of its products in Atlanta during GlassBuild America, in addition to introducing its new digital solutions company, DPS Corp. Veka presented its WIN system to around 15 different companies. The company says virtual and augmented reality draw a lot of attention and that the industry is ready for these tech advancements. Color is continuing... more »
  •       Roto expanded its high-performance functional package comprising the “Patio Alversa” universal hardware and associated components with the addition of new technical features. “Patio Alversa” components can handle large windows with a width of up to 1650 millimeters and height of up to 2700 mm, based on the sash rebate in each case. Components... more »
  • The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index decreased in September, following a slight decline in August. The Index now stands at 125.1, down from 134.2 in August. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions—decreased, as did the Expectations Index, based on consumers’ short-term outlook for income,... more »
  • The Home Depot Foundation and the Home Builders Institute partnered to launch a youth trades training program in an effort to fill the skilled labor gap in the U.S. "Our goal is to offer the best possible training program for people interested in exploring a career in construction, which is why we're proud to partner with The Home Depot Foundation in our high school initiative," says Ed... more »