Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 ’

Economist Predicts When We Will Hit a Post-COVID Economy

Feb 23rd, 2021

What will the other side of COVID-19 look like and how will we know when we get there? This is one of the questions keynote speaker Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence attempted to tackle today when he addressed members of the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “The big question is whether the stimulus will […]

Jeld-Wen Reports Increases in Fourth Quarter and a Strong 2021 Outlook

Feb 18th, 2021

The news was good for Jeld-Wen in the fourth quarter, and the full year for 2020, according to the company’s latest financial results announced this week. Net revenue increased by 7.7% to $1,151.3 million for the fourth quarter, driven primarily by a 5% increase in core revenue. And although net revenue decreased 1.3% for the full […]

Recent Forecasts Give Full Picture of Housing’s Future

Feb 16th, 2021

Economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) covered all aspects of forecasting last week, during IBSx seminars, from residential to multi-family to remodeling. The news is good on all fronts, experts say, but not without challenges. Remodeling Residential remodeling recovered fully from the beginning of COVID-19, and spending on residential improvements will continue […]

Fenestration Companies Named by Forbes as Best Large Employers

Feb 12th, 2021

Andersen Corp., Pella Corp., Masonite and Fortune Brands (which includes Therma-Tru, Larson and Fypon), are among the top door and window related companies named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers for 2021, which was released this week. Five hundred large employers that received the most recommendations made the cut from 50,000 employees in […]

NAHB Identifies 2021’s Top COVID-19 Related Features and Design Trends

Feb 12th, 2021

Some key trends that had been declining for four years—including the average size of the home and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms—reversed course in 2020 in the wake of COVID-19, which prompted a shift in buyer preferences, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports. The average size home remained at 2,486 square feet, […]

IBSx Goes Virtual, But Without a Digital Expo—For Now

Feb 11th, 2021

The 2021 International Builders’ Show virtual experience (IBSx) launched on Tuesday, and it wasn’t without a few hiccups—and we mean more than how COVID-19 turned the trade show industry on its ear, and left suppliers scrambling to get their new products in the hands of current and potential customers. IBSx, continuing through Friday, offered an […]

New Report Shows Mostly Positive Outlook for Residential Fenestration in 2021

Jan 14th, 2021

Despite the negative impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on many other parts of the economy, the residential fenestration products industry—encompassing doors, windows and related components—is carrying positive momentum into the New Year. This is according to the 2021 Door and Window Industry Outlook from Key Media & Research (KMR), parent company of [DWM] Magazine. […]

What’s Essential Nowadays?

Jan 7th, 2021

Throughout the pandemic through which we are living, there has been a lot of confusion and ignorance around who or what is considered “essential.” For companies, being considered essential has meant the difference between being able to stay open or be closed in some states. For individuals, it can determine when you will have access […]

Top Interests in 2020 Included News of Closings and Legal Matters

Dec 30th, 2020

Top 5 Stories of 2020 1: Thermal Windows and Doors Succumbs to Financial Effects of Coronavirus 2: Pella Slapped With $9 Million Lawsuit Claiming Fraudulent Inducement 3: Lawsuit Alleges Pella Architect Series Windows Were Defective 4: Masonite and Jeld-Wen Reach Settlement Agreements for Class-Action Suits 5: Abrupt Closure at Semco Leaves 141 Jobless As each […]

Canadian Building Industry Supports New COVID-19 Restrictions in Ontario

Dec 30th, 2020

Attempting to curb the climbing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the province and spare hospitals and their intensive care units from being inundated in January, the Ontario government announced a new lockdown for citizens, shuttering all non-essential businesses beginning on Boxing Day and expected to last until at least January 23. The area covered includes […]

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