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New Home Sales Rise in May

June 23, 2020

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000 units in May from a downwardly revised reading in April, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

WinDoor is Canceled for 2020

June 23, 2020

Fenestration Canada cancels WinDoor for 2020; launches plans for an online, year-long trade show. 

National Glass Association Announces Cancellation of GlassBuild America 2020

June 22, 2020

The in-person event will return to Atlanta in 2021; NGA will host GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & 
Fenestration Online Experience – to take place the entire month of September. 

National Glass Association Announces Cancellation of GlassBuild America 2020

Crystal Windows’ New York Facility at Full Operation

June 22, 2020

As the New York metropolitan region recovers and reopens after the coronavirus pandemic, national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems' flagship production facility in New York City is fully operational and able to provide all services, according to the company.

Single-family Permits, Housing Starts Increase in May

June 17, 2020

Single-family permits posted an 11.9 percent gain in May, while total housing starts increased 4.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 974,000 units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

Roto Participates in Invention Convention

June 16, 2020

Chris Dimou, Roto Frank of America's president and CEO, and Adam Bristol, Roto Frank of America’s Manufacturing Engineer, recently judged the 2020 Connecticut Invention Convention, of which Roto Frank of America was a contributing sponsor.

Builder Confidence Surges in June

June 16, 2020

In a sign that housing stands poised to lead a post-pandemic economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes jumped 21 points to 58 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

FGIA Offers Hurricane Resources, FAQs as Season Begins

June 16, 2020

Hurricane season officially begins June 1 each year. To help those in the industry both prepare and share relevant information with consumers, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance prepared a series of hurricane-related resources.

US LBM Foundation Donates $100,000 to Meals on Wheels' COVID-19 Response

June 16, 2020

The US LBM Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by specialty building materials distributor US LBM, donated $100,000 to the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund, managed by Meals on Wheels America.

WDMA Releases US Industry Market Study

June 15, 2020

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released the WDMA 2020 U.S. Industry Market Study. The report is based on industry input for product shipments in 2019 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by The Farnsworth Group.