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Housing Industry Poised to Lead Nation's Economic Recovery

June 1, 2020

Recent housing data indicate the important role the residential construction industry will play in leading the U.S. economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Association of Home Builders. 

DOL and IRS Extend Timeframes for Some Employee Benefit Plans

May 27, 2020

The Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service have extended timeframes for some group health plans, according to a joint notice.

James Whitehouse joins Soft Tech

May 27, 2020

Soft Tech hired James Whitehouse as program manager to the implementation team. Whitehouse brings with him years of leadership experience in the industrial, energy and construction industries across the U.K. and the U.S., according to the company.

Houzz: Major Home Improvement Projects Continue During Coronavirus Pandemic

May 27, 2020

More than half of homeowners, 52 percent, who were in the midst of a home renovation or design project when the coronavirus pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020, were able to continue with their renovations, according to a report from Houzz.

OSHA Releases Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a memorandum providing interim guidance for enforcing the requirements of recording cases of COVID-19, which went into effect on May 26.

How to Reopen the Workplace: Part 2, Safe Factory Solutions

May 27, 2020

Manufacturers can institute measures to contain the coronavirus by identifying individuals who might be infected; prevent spread by instituting social distancing and other safety policies, and cleaning work areas; and comply with privacy protections to protect employee identities.

How to Reopen the Workplace: Part 2, Safe Factory Solutions

Window World Sells 18 Millionth Window

May 26, 2020

Window World recently sold its 18 millionth window and has sold and installed more than one million residential replacement windows each year of the past decade. 

Home Construction Declines in April

May 26, 2020

In a sign of the growing economic toll from the coronavirus pandemic, total housing starts decreased 30.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. 

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain Following Last Month's Historic Drop

May 26, 2020

In a signal that the housing market is showing signs of stabilizing and gradually moving forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased seven points in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Cornerstone Building Brands Campaign Connects People During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

Cornerstone Building Brands Inc.'s Connecting Communities campaign aims to help people safely connect and communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.