Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 pandemic ’

FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

Mar 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in codes. ICC Updates […]

FGIA Legislative Report Highlights New Administration’s Policies

Feb 26th, 2021

With a new administration comes new policies, including those focused on energy efficiency. To address these changes, as well as other legislative and regulatory updates, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Legislative and Regulatory Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. U.S. Update Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes […]

Lumber Prices are Hammering Housing Affordability; NAHB Hopes Government Can Help

Feb 18th, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that millions of potential home buyers are being priced out of the market thanks to soaring lumber prices, which are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home and impeding the residential construction sector from moving the economy forward. The organization is hoping the […]

Quanex Reports Strong Balance Sheet Despite the Pandemic

Dec 11th, 2020

Companies in the door and window market continue to provide positive results which is good news for the entire industry —the latest being Quanex Building Products Corporation. The company announced its results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended October 31, 2020. “Our business performed extremely well in the fourth quarter as we continued to […]

AGC Sues Over Loan Necessity Questionnaire

Dec 10th, 2020

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) submitted a legal complaint this week against the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, officials for AGC allege that the means by which SBA developed and deployed a […]

A Glimpse of the Post-Pandemic Industry Recovery

Nov 12th, 2020

This time last year, economists at the 81st Annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference didn’t expect a recession to occur within the next 12 months. Then the COVID-19 pandemic changed the global economic landscape. At the Dodge Construction Outlook 2021 Virtual Conference, Dodge Data & Analytics chief economist Richard Branch provided a look at where each […]

A Second Quarter Rebound’s Not Enough to Make Up for Glass Maker’s First Quarter Pandemic Hit

Nov 6th, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the NSG Group’s year-over-year revenue and operating profit comparisons, demand recovered significantly from the first to second quarter of 2021 due to global easing of lockdowns, according to the group’s FY2021 2nd Quarter Consolidated Financial Results for the period of July 1-September 30, 2020. The company’s Q2 2021 […]

FGIA Codes Update Shows Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 13th, 2020

Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted glass industry businesses, it’s also having an impact on codes. Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager Kathy Krafka Harkema and FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs director Margaret Webb updated attendees on U.S. and Canadian codes during the FGIA 2020 Virtual […]

FGIA Conference Begins With Focus on the Post-COVID-19 Economy

Oct 7th, 2020

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) began its 2020 Virtual Fall Conference with a focus on the economy. Keynote speaker Dr. Chris Kuehl, managing director at Armada Corp. Intelligence, presented “Are We There Yet? Will 2021 Be Better than This Mess?” Kuehl began his session by explaining how unclear data is surrounding the COVID-19 […]

Christopher Klein Will Retire from Fortune Brands Board of Directors at Year’s End

Sep 22nd, 2020

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a home and security products company, announced that its Board of Directors executive chairman, Christopher Klein, has made plans to retire on the close of business on December 31, 2020. Klein’s departure from the Board is part of the company’s multi-year transition plan. “This year, the business has reacted […]

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