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Single-Family Housing Starts Up in February, but Challenges Lie Ahead Due to Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Total housing starts decreased 1.5 percent in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.60 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. Meanwhile, overall permits declined 5.5 percent to 1.46 million.

Fenestration Canada Launches COVID-19 Information Hub

March 19, 2020

Fenestration Canada launched a COVID-19 Information Hub for the Canadian Fenestration Industry, citing the crucial need for access to information and keeping the health and safety of its member as a priority.

Quanex Hires Vice President of Human Resources

March 19, 2020

Quanex Building Products hired Kim Garcia as vice president of human resources.

FeneTech Cancels Users Conferences in June

March 19, 2020

FeneTech canceled its annual user conferences scheduled for June 1-3 in Aurora, Ohio, and June 9-10 in Vienna Austria.

Chelsea Building Products Responds to Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Gary L. Hartman, vice president of sales and marketing for Chelsea Building Products, issued a statement to its customers March 13 in response to COVID-19:

Coronavirus Update: 2020 GlassBuild America Status

March 18, 2020

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and as of now, GlassBuild America will proceed as scheduled, Sept. 15-17, in Las Vegas.

FGIA Plans to Hold Summer Conference

March 18, 2020

Janice Yglesias, FGIA executive director, shared in an email to its members on March 16, that the FGIA headquarters office in Schaumburg, Illinois, is closed, but that, as of now, it is still planning to hold its summer conference in June.

Veka Responds to Coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Veka Inc. issued several statements in response to the coronavirus, all of which focus on the company taking the "necessary steps to protect the continuous, safe operation of our business as it pertains to all stakeholders, including our employees, our customers, ownership and the communities in which we live and serve."

C.R. Laurence Alters Will Call Service Practices Until March 30

March 17, 2020

C.R. Laurence altered its Will Call service practices until March 30, according to a statement released by the company. The statement cited concern for the health and welfare of employees, and the guidance on the enhanced guidance from authorities on social distancing.

Soft Tech Implements Response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Soft Tech leadership has implemented precautionary measures in response to COVID-19, including asking staff to work from home.