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  • Total housing starts fell 8.7 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units from an upwardly revised reading in January, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The February reading of 1.16 million is the number of housing units builders would begin if they kept this pace for the next 12 months. Within this... more »
  • PGT Innovations appointed Sherri Baker as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 8, 2019. Baker will lead the company’s finance strategy, budgeting and planning, accounting, financial reporting and investor relations functions. She succeeds Brad West, who is assuming the newly created position of senior vice president of corporate development and treasurer.... more »
  • According to Dodge Data & Analytics, residential building in February was $299.3 billion (annual rate), down 3 percent as both sides of the housing market showed decreased activity. “The pace of construction starts has been lackluster in early 2019,” says Robert A. Murray, chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics. “For residential building, single-family housing... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows hired Craig Russell as its new regional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In his new position, Russell will help strengthen Soft-Lite’s sales team. His sales territory will encompass North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and northern Georgia, including Atlanta. Russell has been in the building products industry for more than 25 years, most recently spending... more »
  •     Left to right: Todd Byron, RFA Senior Supply Chain Manager; Chris Dimou, RFA President and CEO; Congressman Joe Courtney; and Bea Horvat, RFA Supply Chain Manager   U.S. Representative Joe Courtney, from Connecticut’s 2nd district, recently visited Roto Frank of America’s manufacturing plant on to meet with Chris Dimou, Todd Byron and Beatrice... more »
  • Andersen Corp. donated $15,000 to the YMCA Equity Innovation Center to help foster a collaborative engine of equity innovation in the Twin Cities and beyond, says the company. "We are committed to increasing Andersen's diversity and fostering a culture where everyone is welcomed, valued and respected," says Jay Lund, Andersen chairman and CEO. "We are proud to support the YMCA in... more »
  • Western Window Systems, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, announced the Series 3700 Vinyl Multi-Slide Door, a contemporary sliding glass door system that integrates innovations in rolling performance with enhancements to the installation process, says the company. “The Series 3700 Vinyl Multi-Slide Door is our most economical solution to help us reach even more production... more »
  • The January new home sales report from the government indicates an increasing demand for homes sold in an affordable price range. In January 2019, 66 percent of new single-family home sales were priced between $200,000 and $400,000 versus 22 percent of homes that were sold in the $400,000-$750,000 range. This compares to 51 percent of homes sold in the $200,000-$400,000 range in January 2018... more »
  • Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes held steady at 62 in March, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. "Builders report the market is stabilizing following the slowdown at the end of 2018 and they anticipate a solid spring home buying season," says NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde, a home builder and... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products will hold the grand opening of its new Greenville, Texas, facility on April 9, which will include a ribbon cutting, reception and plant tours. This 126,000-square-foot second production facility will service Chelsea’s current and future customers in the Southern and Western U.S. The space was previously used as an extrusion operation and has the capability for... more »