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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recognized the contributions and achievements of its members during its 82nd Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Palm Springs, California. Outstanding Member Award – Mike DeSoto (MI Windows and Doors)Mike DeSoto, CEO for MI Windows and Doors, was named Outstanding Member, as presented by former recipient Doug Holmberg, quality manager at... more »
  • Housing starts fell 11.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.08 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department that was delayed due to the partial government shutdown. Multifamily starts fell 20.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 320,000 units while single-family production posted... more »
  •   AGC Glass North America employee Kent Thrift, a coating engineer with the company, was awarded the 2019 Jim Colbridge Memorial Technical Scholarship. The scholarship, which the Society of Vacuum Coaters sponsors, is intended to further the education of those currently working in the field of vacuum coating technology. The financial award is to be used toward tuition, books, fees and... more »
  • Deceuninck North America announced its revenue climbed to $155.9 million in 2018. It has nearly doubled its revenue in the past seven years, climbing from $78.5 million in 2011 to close to $156 million last year. “Deceuninck North America continues to achieve strong growth in fenestration sales while outpacing the market,” says Filip Geeraert, president and CEO, Deceuninck North... more »
  • More than 100,000 professionals attended Design & Construction Week (DCW) Feb. 19-21 in Las Vegas, which encompassed the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. "As the International Builders' Show celebrates 75 years, it remains the premier event for the housing industry," says Geoff Cassidy, NAHB senior... more »
  • Residential improvement spending will continue to grow during the next two years, according to experts at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Professional remodelers cited increased consumer confidence and demand as drivers for the growth. NAHB predicts remodeling spending for owner-occupied single-family homes will increase 1.6 percent this... more »
  • Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to 62 in February, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). "Ongoing reduction in mortgage rates in recent weeks coupled with continued strength in the job market are helping to fuel builder sentiment," says NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom... more »
  • Masonite is closing its factory in Largo, Florida, as part of a series of company-wide moves to cut costs and increase plant efficiencies, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The closure will eliminate 35 jobs. All employees will retain their jobs through April 16 then jobs, including machine operators, painters and other production staff, will phase out through the end of the year. "We expect... more »
  • Andersen Windows will debut new innovations including products to enable easier installation and larger window combinations, smart home technology and a virtual reality design tool at the National Association of Homebuilders’ 2019 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Feb. 19-21.   In the Andersen Windows booth C4507 is the Crystal Achievement Award winning Andersen Easy... more »
  •   Tracy Rogers joined OmniGlass SCT as director of U.S. sales and marketing. Rogers’ responsibilities will include the development of sales and marketing programs for the promotion of OmniGlass products to the U.S. fenestration industry. Additionally, he will be responsible for expanding relationships on several of OmniGlass’ most important accounts, as well as building... more »