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  • The glass and fenestration industries convened in Atlanta last week for the largest GlassBuild America in Atlanta in recent years. The trade show drew 8,200 attendees to a 187,000-net-square-foot exhibit floor with more than 420 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in industry innovations. “The industry made it known that we're here, we're strong and we're looking to grow; this response to... more »
  •       The National Glass Association announced its board leadership for the 2019-2020 term at its meeting at GlassBuild America in Atlanta last week. The NGA board of directors welcomed Chris Bole, Pikes Peak Glass Inc., as chair for the upcoming term, while Cathie Saroka, Goldray Glass, was voted in as chair-elect. Doug Schilling, Schilling Inc., continues as treasurer,... more »
  • Quanex Building Products invested in 10 new extrusion lines from Extrunet for its Mikron brand of vinyl window and door profiles at its Kent, Washington, facility. Quanex anticipates that the new lines will be fully operational by early 2020. “We’re making this investment because we fully believe in Mikron and its continued success,” says Bob Daniels, president, North American... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule, effective Jan. 1, 2020, to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. "For the first time in over 15 years, America's workers will have an update to overtime regulations that will put overtime pay into the pockets of more than a million working Americans," says Patrick Pizzella, acting... more »
  • With industry optimism continually tempered by ongoing labor challenges, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance joined with other leaders in the home construction and remodeling industry to establish a collective voice on the issue. WDDA and 11 other organizations—including the Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Home Builders—sent a letter to... more »
  •       PGT Innovations selected the Burkle IFL Glass Lamination system to be installed in their glass operations plant in 2020, said Helfried Weinzerl, president and CEO of Burkle North America, at GlassBuild America last week in Atlanta. The IFL serial production in-line thermal oil heated flat platen lamination system is composed of three in-line stages. The first stage... more »
  • The RiteScreen Co. LLC completed a refinancing and entered into a new credit facility with U.S. Bank N.A. RiteScreen will use the proceeds, along with operating cash flow, to repay its existing debt, pay a dividend to Seven Point Equity Partners and its investors, invest in new product development and fund working capital needs. The new credit facility provides an additional $18 million in... more »
  • Residential building fell 1 percent during August to $305.8 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Single-family construction was 3 percent lower, overwhelming a 3 percent gain in multifamily starts. On a year-to-date basis, total residential construction was 8 percent lower than during the first eight months of 2018 at $211.3 billion. Single family construction was 6 percent down,... more »
  • Sunrise Windows and Doors redesigned its website. “This top to bottom redesign incorporates the latest design trends into a blueprint intended to maximize conversions,” says Joe Mills, director of marketing. “As the market and buying journey for window and door purchasers continues to change, we believe this site will help maximize our dealer partners' ability to capture and... more »
  • Total housing starts rose 12.3 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 million units from an upwardly revised reading in July, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is the highest level since May 2007, led by a surge in multifamily production. Within the overall 1.36 million units number, single-family starts... more »