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  •       Andersen Corp. broke ground on a $35 million expansion of its Renewal by Andersen manufacturing campus in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, that is expected to create at least 125 new jobs to support growing demand for products made by Renewal by Andersen, says the company. The expansion, adjacent to the existing Renewal by Andersen facility, will include a 350,000-square-... more »
  • AG Millworks of Ventura, California, won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz. The 33-year-old custom door manufacturer was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. “Since 1986, our talented team at AG Millworks has dedicated itself... more »
  • RSL, a Novatech Company, appointed Marquis Sales & Marketing, consisting of Wayne Cornwell, Joshua Kirschner, Darrell McFarland, Tony Strong, Duncan McNeill, Lynn Kundravi and Al Mograss, to represent RSL steel doors and doorglass, and sliding patio doors. Their territory will encompass part of the eastern seaboard, including calls on customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,... more »
  • The National Glass Association added several brand ambassadors who will champion GlassBuild America to help grow the largest glass, window and door expo in the Americas. The addition of these prominent industry influencers will expand the reach of GlassBuild America and make more participants aware of the business-building benefits of attending the industry-leading event. GlassBuild features... more »
  •       Growth in residential remodeling spending is expected to slow considerably by the middle of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA projects that annual gains in homeowner expenditures for improvements and repairs will shrink from 6.3... more »
  •     Buchanan FeneTech Inc. named Matt Buchanan to the newly created position of director of software development. FeneTech also created a series of technical leads over which Buchanan will be responsible, according to Ron Crowl, FeneTech president and CEO. Buchanan joined FeneTech in 2003 as a software engineer and became a group manager in 2011, helping turn customer business... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 55 in the second quarter of 2019, rising one point 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 »
  •     Manzella The American Architectural Manufacturers Association's Western Region will host a webinar titled "U.S. Labor Shortage and Retention" on Aug. 6, covering the current labor shortage and how to retain skilled employees. John Manzella, a global business and economic analysis expert, will lead the webinar. "This webinar will help attendees better... more »
  • Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. This marks the sixth consecutive month of sentiment levels holding at a steady range in the low- to mid-60s. "Builders report solid demand for single-family homes. However, they continue to grapple... more »
  • Near-record levels of rainfall, continued labor shortages and the impact of tariffs challenge construction business sentiment, according to Houzz Inc.'s Q3 2019 Houzz Renovation Barometer. The barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the construction sector and the architectural and design services sector in the U.S. It... more »