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Body Language Expert Janine Driver Reprising Role as Keynote Speaker at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

September 27, 2021

Author and body language expert Janine Driver will reprise her role as event keynote speaker at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference Oct. 18-21. Driver, who spoke previously at an Association event in 2017, will share her expertise with both in-person and virtual audiences at the conference.

New Home Sales Edge Higher in August

September 24, 2021

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in August rose 1.5 percent to a 740,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from an upwardly revised reading in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

New Home Sales Edge Higher in August

International Code Council Membership Elects New Members to Board of Directors

September 23, 2021

The International Code Council selected the new officers and directors for its Board of Directors during the Annual Business Meeting at the organization’s Annual Conference in Pittsburgh. The board is responsible for the Code Council’s strategic direction, while also acting as the voice of the association’s membership.

Report: Despite High Job Satisfaction, Skilled Trades Face Worsening Labor Shortage

September 23, 2021

Despite high job satisfaction, high pay and high levels of entrepreneurship, the skilled trades face a worsening labor shortage, and over three-quarters of tradespeople (77 percent) view it as a problem that has gotten worse over the last year.

Report: Despite High Job Satisfaction, Skilled Trades Face Worsening Labor Shortage

Aldora Announces VistaView Subsidiary

September 21, 2021

Officials from Coral Springs, Florida-based glass and aluminum systems fabricator, Aldora, announced a new subsidiary of the company, VistaView by Aldora. VistaView offers impact glass doors and windows, specifically designed for luxury residential applications.

OSHA and WDMA Discuss Employer Requirements on COVID-19 Vaccinations

September 21, 2021

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association recently participated in a high-level briefing with senior staff at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding the announcement that employers with more than 100 employees will be required to ensure that all employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or require weekly COVID tests.

OSHA and WDMA Discuss Employer Requirements on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Single-family Construction Normalizing Even as Starts Edge Lower in August

September 21, 2021

Single-family starts decreased 2.8 percent to a 1.08 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, but are up 23.8 percent year-to-date. The multifamily sector, which includes apartment buildings and condos, increased 20.6 percent to a 539,000 pace.

Single-family Construction Normalizing Even as Starts Edge Lower in August

Six NFRC Documents Return to Public Review Prior to ANSI Approval

September 20, 2021

The National Fenestration Rating Council's ANS Standards Committee and NFRC Board of Directors approved a plan to submit the six NFRC documents for public review  in accordance with the American National Standards Institute’s process.