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  • Brinc Building Products Inc. expanded ThermalBuck distribution in the Northwestern U.S and Canada through a partnership with Small Planet Supply, a regional high-performance building material supplier for over 10 years. Small Planet Workshop (the original company name) emerged from a division of West Coast Associates to support net-zero and passive house education and training in North America.... more »
  •       In a move to expand its product portfolio with digital, forward-thinking products, Veka formed stand-alone company Digital Product Solutions Corp. DPS Corp. will work closely with Veka’s customer base to bring digital solutions to the window and door industry, with potential for entry into the outdoor living market space. This venture is part of a global... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association applauds the reintroduction of the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act (H.R. 3586), sponsored by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). This bill defines the Department of Energy's role in new model energy code development and guarantees that certain products and technologies are not given preferential treatment. WDMA made reintroduction of the bill one of... more »
  • Registrants for GlassBuild America have the opportunity win an exclusive VIP tour of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and soccer team Atlanta United FC. The stadium, designed by design, architecture, engineering and urban planning firm HOK, features architectural glass and metal systems. During the tour, experts from key project partners Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and... more »
  • Andersen Windows will embark on a $35 million project in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, reported the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. The 350,000-square-foot facility is the latest in Andersen's construction streak of a $40 million factory it constructed in Bayport, Minnesota, in 2018, a planned $105 million factory near Phoenix and $45 million in expansion projects in Cottage Grove and North Branch,... more »
  • The overall size of new homes peaked in 2016 for this cycle and for the last three years has continued to moderate, according to new survey results from the American Institute of Architects. The Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter of 2019—focusing on home and property design—also found that homeowners continue to place a priority on accessibility features. Other findings... more »
  • Oak Moser stressed the value of listening, assessing and empathizing as key skills for effective leaders. A senior management professional spoke about the need to develop interpersonal skills at the 2019 Joint American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Conferences, June 17-20, in Victoria, British... more »
  • Total housing starts declined 0.9 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.27 million units from an upwardly revised reading in April, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. The May reading of 1.27 million is the number of housing units builders would begin if they kept this pace for the next 12 months. Within this... more »
  • Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis, however, new home sales for 2019 are 4 percent higher than the same period in 2018. "The report shows growth in sales in the $200,... more »
  • Renolit published its sustainability report for the 2018 financial year. Titled "Together for tomorrow," the almost 70-page report details the progress made in the area of sustainability and how Renolit lives its responsibility, says the company. The report was again published in accordance with the internationally recognized standard of the Global Reporting Initiative and externally... more »