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  • In its 2016/2017 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association reported total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2016 with strong gains particularly in the single-family segment, up by 10 percent. The report provides information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2006... more »
  • Ply Gem is the presenting sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, where professional builders in 70 communities will work alongside nearly 200 Habitat homeowners to build or repair a place they can call home. The sponsorship is one component of the Home for Good project, a multi-year initiative that includes the donation of more than $1 million of performance siding and... more »
  • Houzz released its 2017 Houzz & Home survey, which covers residential remodeling, building and decorating activity, which reported that first-time home buyers and Millennials are spending more than ever on home renovation projects. Survey data gathered from more than 100,000 respondents includes historical and planned spends, professional involvement, motivations and challenges behind... more »
  • Saint-Gobain appointed Thomas Kinisky as president and chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain Corp. As president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp., Kinisky is Saint-Gobain’s North American representative overseeing the family of companies in the United States and Canada, which are key geographies within Saint-Gobain’s global portfolio. Kinisky was also appointed senior vice president for... more »
  • Officials from Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced today that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock of privately-held EFCO Corp. from Pella Corp. for about $195 million. EFCO is a leading U.S. manufacturer of architectural aluminum window, curtain wall, storefront and entrance systems for commercial construction projects. Apogee, which provides distinctive... more »
  • The global low-emissivity glass market is expected to reach an estimated $64.8 billion by 2022 and is forecast to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 11.4 percent from 2017 to 2022, according to a report by Research and Markets. The report addresses market segments that include single, double and triple low-E glass, end use building, coating type and global region. The major growth drivers... more »
  • WTS Paradigm launched its Web CenterPoint product. The sales, quotation, order entry, configuration, and data analysis software works on Macs, PCs and mobile devices, and offers an intuitive workflow and new user interface, according to a company release. more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors named the winners of its ninth annual Architects Challenge competition at the American Institute of Architects Convention in Orlando. Six architect-designed projects from across the country were awarded in the following categories: Best In Show, Best Contemporary, Best Transitional, Best Traditional New Construction, Best Remodel/Addition, and Best Commercial. Winning... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors promoted Brian Iott to senior vice president and CFO. Iott succeeds Dave Haddix who retired after more than 37 years of service. Iott will report to Brett Finley, Therma-Tru president, and Lee Wyatt, CFO at Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. He has been with the company for 14 years, and will be responsible for oversight of Therma-Tru’s financial team and... more »
  • DAPA Products Inc. mourns the loss of one of its founders, Donald Gene Morton. “Don,” as he was best known, helped start the Jasper, Alabama based company in 1995. Although retired, Morton, 82, visited the plant weekly, visiting with everyone from machine operators to office personnel. He had a great sense of humor and a knack for “telling it like it is,” according to a... more »