Industry News

Positive Outlooks Reported for Single-Family, Multi-Family and Remodeling Efforts

Sep 27th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference continued on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, updating attendees on the construction and remodeling outlook for 2022. While the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projects decreases in single-family housing starts in the years to come, Collins says those […]

DOE Recognizes 2022 Housing Innovation Award Winners

Sep 27th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of its 2022 Housing Innovation Awards at last week’s the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Building Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Housing Innovation Awards are the highest honor builders can receive for constructing Zero Energy Ready Homes; homes that are so energy […]

Report: 2022 to See Increased Spending on Remodeling

Sep 26th, 2022

Home renovation activity and spending are at their highest levels since 2018, with more than half of homeowners indicating that they plan to renovate this year per a 2022 Houzz & Home Study on renovation trends in the United States. According to the Houzz survey of 67,554 users, including 33,711 renovating U.S. homeowners, renovation and […]

Cornerstone Building Brands CEO Receives Asian American Business Development Center 2022 Pinnacle Award

Sep 26th, 2022

Cornerstone Building Brands, North American manufacturer of exterior building products, recently announced that its president and CEO, Rose Lee, was named a recipient of the 2022 Pinnacle Award by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC). The Pinnacle Award recognizes individuals widely acknowledged as leaders in their fields and at the top of their professional […]

Masonite Invests $4.8M in Circular Innovation Fund to Scale Breakthrough Sustainability Innovations

Sep 26th, 2022

Masonite International Corp., designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors, has announced a $4.8M investment in the Circular Innovation Fund L.P. (CIF), a venture capital fund dedicated to advancing the circular economy by investing in growth-stage companies across North America, Europe and Asia. Investors in CIF believe it has the potential to […]

PPI: Most Prices Rose in August 2022

Sep 23rd, 2022

Prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing mostly increased from July 2022 to August 2022, while rising on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, there are some exceptions, such as with thermoplastic resins and plastic materials. In August, the […]

NFRC Fall Membership Meeting Scheduled for October in San Diego

Sep 23rd, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced its fall membership meeting will be held October 24-26, 2022, at the Catamaran Resort, in San Diego. The meeting will consist of discussion and deliberation on 16 ballots, updates on current projects by various task groups, committee updates and continuing the emerging technology series. The emerging technology series […]

AIA Sees Demand for Design Services Accelerating

Sep 23rd, 2022

A new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports that demand for design services from U.S. architecture firms grew at an accelerated pace in August. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for August 2022 increased to 53.3 from July’s score of 51.0, as firms report an increase in billings. Any score above 50 […]

Larson Manufacturing in Lake Mills, Iowa, to Close

Sep 22nd, 2022

Fortune Brands, the parent company of Larson Manufacturing, has announced the closure of the latter’s manufacturing plant located in Lake Mills, Iowa, with approximately 197 employees reportedly set to lose their jobs immediately or in the months to come. “Outdoors and Security announced on Tuesday, September 20, that they conducted a reduction in force impacting […]

FGIA Updates Fundamentals of Fenestration Education Program

Sep 22nd, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated its Fundamentals of Fenestration education program. The program, which was released in 2016, is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the fenestration industry, helping users to identify various fenestration products, describe the basics of performance, testing and certification and learn about materials used […]

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