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  • The WDMA-Northeast Winter Conference will take place in Baltimore, Md. Jan. 28-29. The event starts the evening of Jan. 28 with an opening welcome reception, followed by a full day of programming Jan. 29.   Highlights include a 2019 market forecast from the National Association of Home Builders, a keynote session on builder and contractor sentiment and influencing factors from The Farnsworth... more »
  • The International Code Council announced the 39th annual Building Safety Month theme: No Code. No Confidence. Building Safety Month is an international campaign that culminates in May to raise awareness about building safety. For the event, the Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety community come together with... more »
  •   Integrated Automation Systems promoted Ryan McHugh to president from his previous role as vice president of sales. He will continue to be responsible for sales while leading the company. “Ryan has been doing this for five years and performing most of the tasks of running the company,” says Mike McHugh, company founder, who remains as CEO. “People have stopped... more »
  • PGT Innovations gave a one-time only grant of restricted stock to more than 3,000 employees. The amount of restricted stock was based on each employee’s tenure. “As our company continues to grow and expand into new markets, all of our team members help us achieve success with a company culture centered around integrity, safety, innovation and sustainable growth,” says Jeff... more »
  • Rehau Verwaltungszentrale AG successfully completed the acquisition of MB Barter & Trading AG following a positive decision by the antitrust authorities. The combination of Rehau's expertise in materials, process engineering and applications combined with MBT's global trading, logistics and distribution expertise creates new opportunities through expanded business models, according to a... more »
  • Therma-Tru Corp. partnered with the OSI brand to create the Certified Door System Installer Training Program to better serve trade professionals by educating them on the best practices for sealing and installing Therma-Tru door systems. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a certificate and credential card.   The online-based program is free of charge and includes... more »
  • A vast majority of window covering products sold in the United States will be cordless or have inaccessible or short cords as a result of a new safety standard that went into effect on Dec. 15, 2018, the Window Coverings Safety Council reports. This new requirement applies to stock products, sold in stores and online, which accounts for more than 80 percent of all window covering products sold... more »
  • Cloud-based business management company ECi Software Solutions acquired Lasso Data Systems, a provider of cloud-based CRM software for new home marketing and sales. The deal closed on December 6 and terms were not disclosed.  Lasso’s product suite includes a CRM solution built exclusively for the homebuilding industry, including lead management, automated engagement and follow-up... more »
  • Winner for best view (above); winner for best tiny house (below right) NanaWall Systems announced the winners of its 2018 Photo Story Contest. Architects, designers, contractors and homeowners were encouraged to submit their best NanaWall project photography and testimonials, and 15 submissions were selected as winners—more than any previous year.  “Each year, the Photo Story... more »
  • Renewal by Andersen LLC announced it reached a historic milestone in that the Renewal by Andersen plant in Cottage Grove, Minn., is now sourcing 100 percent solar energy for its operations. Andersen Corporation, parent company to Renewal by Andersen, signed subscription agreements in 2016 to join Xcel Energy’s Minnesota Solar Rewards Community, which entitles the company to receive a credit... more »