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  • Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The April reading of 1.24 million is the number of housing units builders would begin if they kept this pace for the next 12 months. Within this overall number... more »
  • As of May 10, the U.S. raised tariffs on 5,700 different categories of products to 25 percent, according to reporting by Reuters. The Trump administration imposed a tariff of 10 percent on about $200 billion in Chinese imports on Sept. 17. The new tariffs went into effect on the second day of trade talks with Liu He, the Chinese vice premier. More than 5,700 products are affected, including... more »
  • Aurora, Ohio software company FeneTech Inc. will hold its annual conference June 10-12 in Cleveland at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel with added sessions to further educate users about FeneVision software’s latest enhancements. Each year, FeneVision developers and analysts survey the software’s customers during the conference to find out what they would like to see in future... more »
  •       Parent company Merrick Machine Company hired Bob Krebs as its Ruvo national sales manager. “Bob brings a strong history of building successful global sales teams,” says Lowell Tuma, Triad/Ruvo senior national sales manager. “His ability to broaden the Ruvo independent sales organization will allow Ruvo to continue to expand their vast... more »
  •     From L to R: Adrian Steenson, Eckhard Keill, Marcus Sander, Chris Dimou, Jens Busse and Robert Furgiuele.     Roto Fasco Canada Inc. celebrated the opening of its new building in Mississauga, Canada, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new building is designed to sustain the growth patterns RFC has experienced over the past seven years. Improvements, says... more »
  • Michigan-based vinyl window manufacturer Wallside Windows, founded by Martin Blanck in 1944, is celebrating 75 years in business. Part of the celebration, says the company, is giving back to the community and celebrating its employees. Stanford and Stuart Blanck, and Stanford’s son, Adam Blanck, lead the company, which consists of more than 135 employees and hundreds of contractors. The... more »
  •     The Orlando branch received the Branch of the YearAward for the second consecutive year. YKK AP America recognized its top performers of 2018 during its annual meeting at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia. The recipients were selected based on performance and growth during the 2018 fiscal year, as well as embodying the company’s core values.... more »
  •     L to R front row: Lauren Gister, Chris Dimou, Susan Bysiewicz, Dr. Keill. Back row: Marcus Sander, Jens Busse     Roto Frank of America Inc. celebrated its 40th Anniversary in Connecticut with a celebratory luncheon that included the Lt. Governor of Connecticut Susan Bysiewicz, State Senator Norm Needleman, Chester’s First Selectwoman Lauren Gister, the... more »
  • Masonite International Corp.'s Russ Tiejema, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the J.P. Morgan Homebuilding and Building Products Conference on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in New York. Materials used at the conference will be available at www.masonite.com, in the events and presentations section of the investor website. more »
  • Lower home prices, declining mortgage rates and solid income gains contributed to a rise in housing affordability in the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. However, the HOI was little changed on a year-over-year basis, as home buyers continue to face ongoing challenges in terms of limited inventory, especially... more »