Posts Tagged ‘ President Biden ’

Feds Step in to Address Inflation, Supply Chain and Energy Conservation

Jun 21st, 2022

Discussion of rising fuel and inflation prices made its way into the recent meeting of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) as the industry continues to grapple with rising costs. Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. technical operations director, provided an overview of inflation and other obstacles, at FGIA’s 2022 Virtual Summer Conference the week of […]

President Biden Announces New Actions to Ease the Burden of Housing Costs

May 20th, 2022

Earlier this week, President Biden released a “Housing Supply Action Plan to ease the burden of housing costs over time, by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community.” According to a press release on the White House press page, the goal of the plan is to close the housing supply gap within five […]

President Biden Issues a Proclamation on National Building Safety Month

May 5th, 2022

In a proclamation posted to the White House press page at the end of April, President Biden declared May National Building Safety Month, saying that it allows the government to “renew our commitment to strengthening our buildings so that all Americans are safe.” Referencing recent building tragedies such as the Surfside condominium collapse, President Biden […]

NAHB Members Send Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

Apr 29th, 2022

More than 10,000 National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to President Biden on April 27, the organization reports, calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection […]

FGIA Conference Answers Biggest Question about Energy Star 7.0

Oct 28th, 2021

The third and final day of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference wrapped up on Thursday, October 21. Along with different committee meetings and task groups, there were updates throughout the day regarding the industry’s current position regarding supply chain challenges, COVID-19 and the future. Kathy Krafka Harkema, FGIA’s U.S. technical […]

WDMA Kicks Off Executive Conference to Discuss Pressing Issues

Oct 12th, 2021

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) kicked off its virtual Executive Conference last week—a series of four sessions held each Thursday discussing various issues, such as Understanding the Impact of Climate Change. That was the topic presented last week by Megan Greene, global chief economist and senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. Before digging […]

Association Helps its Members Decipher ITC Ruling

Feb 2nd, 2021

Although the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced the results of a final antidumping duty and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) investigation into wood mouldings and millwork products imported from China in early January, that doesn’t mean suppliers have digested all this info and what it means for their businesses and the market as a whole. With […]

New Administration to Bolster American Manufacturing

Jan 26th, 2021

President Biden has signed a “Buy American” executive order intended to bolster American manufacturing. According to the White House, the order will ensure that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, they will be spent on goods made in America by American workers and with American-made components. Contracting alone accounts for approximately $600 billion in […]

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