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Housing Production Shows Solid Start to 2020

February 20, 2020

Total housing starts decreased 3.6 percent in January from an upwardly revised December reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. Meanwhile, overall permits surged to a 13-year high.

Houzz Study Reports Positive Sentiment Among Home Renovation Professionals in 2020

February 20, 2020

Houzz Inc. released the 2020 Houzz U.S. State of the Industry, which provides an outlook on 2020 and review of 2019 performance for residential renovation and design businesses based on data reported by more than 3,000 professionals in the Houzz community. Companies across all industry sectors have an optimistic outlook for 2020, following positive 2019 results.

Sierra Pacific Windows Acquires Semco Window and Doors' Assets

February 19, 2020

Sierra Pacific Windows reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Merrill, Wisconsin-based Semco Windows and Doors. Sierra Pacific, which already has operations in Merrill, acquired Semco’s 275,000-square-foot, main manufacturing facility, along with all production equipment.

Lifetime Windows & Siding Recognized as the No. 1 US Infinity From Marvin Dealer

February 18, 2020

Lifetime Windows & Siding has been recognized as the no. 1 dealer of Infinity from Marvin window and door products in the U.S. 

Builder Confidence Remains Solid in February

February 18, 2020

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged one point lower in February, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The last three monthly readings mark the highest sentiment levels since December 2017. 

Economics Expert Touches on Trade, Labor, Immigration at FGIA Annual Conference

February 17, 2020

John Manzella led a roundtable discussion at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Annual Conference about economic issues like trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, United States-Mexico-Canada agreement and automation.

PGT Innovations Celebrates 40 Years

February 17, 2020

PGT Innovations is celebrating 40 years this year of manufacturing, innovation and growth with its team members, customers and local communities.

2020 Edison Awards Names FlexScreen as Finalist

February 17, 2020

Recently featured on Shark Tank where they hooked a deal with Lori Greiner, FlexScreen is a top three finalist for the 2020 Edison Awards.

The Voilàp Group Purchases Mecal

February 14, 2020

The Voilàp Group finalized an agreement to purchase 80 percent of the share capital of Mecal, an Italian company specialized in the manufacture of machinery and systems for processing aluminum and light alloys. Full implementation of this operation is planned during the first quarter of 2020.

FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During Inaugural FGIA Annual Conference

February 13, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference Awards banquet held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions, which serve to progress the work of the industry overall.