Industry News

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 […]

NAHB: Builder Confidence Falls for Nine Months Straight

Sep 20th, 2022

According to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released this week, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell three points in September to 46—marking nine consecutive months of decline. Aside from the spring of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic stalled nearly everything in the U.S., the […]

Roto: “FS Kempton” Four-Bar Hinge Now AAMA Verified

Sep 20th, 2022

Roto says its “FS Kempton” friction stays meet the highest requirements according to the European standards DIN EN 13126-6 and DIN EN 1670, JG/T 127 (China), and are included in the “AAMA Verified Component List” due to their compliance with the American standard AAMA 904. The company also says its friction stays allow the production […]

Less Building Space Equals More Risk from Natural Disasters

Sep 19th, 2022

New home construction has seen an increased number of residences located in areas facing threats from natural disasters since 2020, including risks associated with fires, droughts and floods. A new analysis from real estate brokerage firm Redfin shows that while 14% of remaining homes built from 1900 to 1959 face fire risk, that figure is […]

Marvin President Earns Top Honor as 2022 Vistage Impact Award Winner

Sep 19th, 2022

Marvin has announced that company president Darrin Peterson was recognized as the winner of the 2022 Vistage Impact Award in Minneapolis. The award celebrates the achievements of the peer mentoring organization’s new members who create a lasting impact on their company, the Vistage group and community. A Vistage member since 2020, Peterson has contributed to […]

Nolan Day Named New Functional Fenestration Territory Sales Manager

Sep 19th, 2022

Functional Fenestration Inc. has hired Nolan Day as FFI territory sales manager for the Midwest and Eastern US and Canada. Day has 35 years experience in the building products industry including Hilti, CertainTeed, SOPREMA, and Hager Hardware. Day was also a co-founder of the Chicago Building Enclosure Council, has served as president and board member […]

Milgard Team Members Install Vinyl Windows at Habitat Build Day

Sep 19th, 2022

Five team members from Milgard Windows and Doors volunteered with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity installing Milgard V300 TrinsicTM Series vinyl windows. “Everyone was excited,” says Tim Large, a pricing manager at MITER BrandsTM who also serves on the MI Charitable Foundation’s Tacoma outreach committee, “because most of us, even though we work for a […]

DOJ Looks to Block ASSA ABLOY, Spectrum Merger

Sep 16th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block ASSA ABLOY’s proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of the Hardware and Home Improvement division of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. According to a Department of Justice news release, ASSA ABLOY and Spectrum are two of the three largest producers of residential door hardware in […]

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