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  •   Biesse Group promoted Niki Kaltsounis-Kampiziones to chief operating officer for Biesse and Intermac in North America. Kampiziones, currently in her 24th year with Biesse, has been instrumental in the growth and strategic decisions for the company during her tenure as executive vice president of operations and previously as chief financial officer, according to the company. In her... more »
  •     Castillo     Becker     Schneider The Marvin Companies elected Kirsten Castillo and Russ Becker to its board of directors. Castillo previously served as CEO of Logistics Planning Services, which was named one of America’s fastest growing companies seven years in a row. Castillo led the strategic sale of LPS to GlobalTranz in 2017 and now... more »
  •   PGT Innovations appointed Rachel Evans as vice president of human resources, where she will be responsible for the company’s human resources activities across the southeast region. With more than 25 years of experience within the human resources sector, including 14 years of leadership, Evans brings knowledge in talent management, employee and labor relations, organizational... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 54 in the first quarter of 2019, falling three points 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 »
  • Machine manufacturer Erdman Automation Corp., Princeton, Minnesota, broke ground for a new 45,950-square-foot facility. The new facility is in addition to Erdman’s already more than 114,000-square-feet of manufacturing space. The new facility, which will be located next to Erdman Automation’s second production site in Princeton, will be dedicated to manufacturing Erdman’s high... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association launched a new initiative to help builders, architects and remodelers when designing, specifying and selecting high-performance windows, doors and skylights. The initiative, Open Up to Performance, offers a variety of educational and informative content, including a new website that contains blog posts, videos, podcasts and webinars, created and... more »
  • Gross hiring across all U.S. industries has shown a 2.9 percent decrease compared to the beginning of 2018, with construction and manufacturing alike experiencing a 6.6 percent decrease in hiring, according to the most recent report by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report also showed that businesses posted nearly 7.6 million jobs at the beginning of 2019, indicating a shift within the... more »
  •   Crystal Window & Door Systems earned top honors for its exhibit at the recent BuildingsNY Show, an annual major building design, construction, and property management industry trade show. BuildingsNY Show organizer, Reed Exhibitions, and the show’s major sponsors, the Associated Builders & Owners of Greater New York and New York Association of Realty Managers, awarded... more »
  •   Forel North America appointed Marco Schiavon as CEO. As CEO, Schiavon will oversee the operations at the St. Paul, Minnesota, and Toronto, Ontario, locations. Schiavon has been employed at Forel for more than 30 years and has gained extensive experience in the glass industry while holding various positions of responsibility. He has experience within the North American market,... more »
  • Houzz Inc.'s Q2 2019 Houzz Renovation Barometer—which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the residential construction sector and the residential architectural and design services sector in the U.S.—points to optimism among home renovation professionals for business activity in the second quarter of the... more »