NAHB Weighs in on Rental Housing Report

Dec 10th, 2013

Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) issued the following statement on a the report on rental housing released yesterday from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). “The report highlights serious affordability problems for many of America’s renter households, and NAHB supports many of the policy initiatives outlined in […]

Construction Materials Prices Fall Slightly in October

Nov 22nd, 2013

Construction materials prices fell 0.2 percent in October and are down 0.3 percent year over year, according to the November 21 Producer Price Index released by the Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction materials are down 0.5 percent for the month and are unchanged from the same time one year ago. “We continue to observe a […]

AAMA’s Western Region to Host Q&A on Green Globes Rating System

Nov 19th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Western Region plans to host a webinar featuring a question-and-answer session on the Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes® Rating System. The webinar will be moderated by Erin Shaffer, GBI consultant, and will be held Tuesday, December 3, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). The Green Globes tools consist […]

Jeff Haberer Leaves Cardinal for New Role

Nov 7th, 2013

Trulite announced today that Jeff Haberer will lead the company’s technical service operations for both U.S. and Canada. Haberer joins Trulite after more than 27 years with Cardinal Glass. In his previous role as a technical service engineer he gained invaluable expertise in coated, tempered, and insulating glass products and processes, according to the release. […]

Guardian Announces Price Increase

Nov 7th, 2013

Guardian Industries issued a letter to customers recently informing them of a price increase to take effect November 25, 2013. Several products are listed in the letter, signed by Bill Widmann, vice president of sales and marketing. “Guardian continues to experience higher costs for the materials and services used in manufacturing and distribution of high […]

Deceuninck North America Appoints West Coast Sales Manager

Nov 5th, 2013

Deceuninck North America has appointed Rob Roundy as Western regional sales manager. In this role, Roundy will be responsible for creating new business opportunities and managing client relationships for Deceuninck in the Western region of the United States. He will play an integral role in the development of the sales and product strategies aimed at expanding Deceuninck’s footprint on the West Coast.

Key Communications Halloween Costume Contest Winners Announced

Oct 31st, 2013

The Key Communications, parent company to DWM magazine, celebrated Halloween late last week with a costume contest for team members. This year’s top prize went to Bryan Hovey, web developer, for his male tooth fairy costume. Hovey captured the majority of votes and wins a choice between three days of vacation time or $150.

CraftMaster Plant in Christiansburg to Close

Oct 31st, 2013

The Christiansburg, Va., CraftMaster manufacturing plant will close on January 31, 2014, according to Jeld-Wen, CraftMaster’s parent company.

Remodeling Market Continues to Show Growth

Oct 30th, 2013

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) third-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions continues to improve. Quarter-over-quarter increases are seen in nearly all sub-components measuring remodeling activity.

NLBMDA Names Cally Coleman Fromme Grassroots Dealer of the Year

Oct 30th, 2013

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) presented 2012 chair Cally Coleman Fromme, president and CEO of Zarsky Lumber Co. in Victoria, Texas, with the 2013 Grassroots Dealer of the Year award last week at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Nashville, Tenn.