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Kova Launches Line of High-performance Windows

June 4, 2020

Kova, the building products brand of Katerra, launched a new line of high-performance windows available to trade professionals. Kova Windows are designed for new builds or retrofits in both residential and light commercial projects. 

Construction Continues its Upward Trajectory

June 4, 2020

The most recent data from The Farnsworth Group's weekly COVID-19 tracker indicates slow, steady progress in contractor activity.

FGIA Releases 2019/2020 Market Studies, Offers Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

June 2, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released the “FGIA 2019/2020 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights.” This bi-annual report delivers timely information on residential and nonresidential market trends and product relationships for both residential and nonresidential fenestration products.

House of Representatives Passes Two Bills to Improve PPP

June 2, 2020

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, on May 28. The legislation is written to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by providing small businesses with greater flexibility when utilizing PPP loans. 

Federal Reserve Releases Additional Information on Main Street Lending Program

June 2, 2020

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently released additional information for potential lenders and borrowers in the Main Street Lending Program, including a form loan participation agreement, lender certifications and covenants, borrower certifications and covenants, updated Frequently Asked Questions and other legal documents.

Coronavirus Likely to Add Momentum to Increased Home Building in Smaller Markets

June 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hasten a housing trend already taking place across the nation--residential construction activity that is expanding at a more rapid rate in lower density markets such as smaller cities and rural areas.

Cardinal Glass Launches Glass Coating for High-performance, Cleaner Glass

June 2, 2020

Cardinal Glass Industries launched Quad LoE-452+, a true four-layer silver coating with solar control and the lowest emissivity within the Cardinal Glass family of low-E coatings.

Deceuninck North America CEO Filip Geeraert to Retire

June 2, 2020

Filip Geeraert, Deceuninck North America president and CEO, will retire from his position with the company, effective July 1, 2020. Geeraert will serve as the chairman of the Deceuninck North America board of directors following his departure.

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.