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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.

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.

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.

NAHB Safety Handbook Addresses New OSHA Regulations

June 15, 2020

BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders recently released the fourth edition of its Jobsite Safety Handbook, to help builders navigate and comply with the latest OSHA requirements.

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.

Industry Groups Applaud Decision to Reject OSHA Temporary Standard Around COVID-19

June 12, 2020

Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development Greg Sizemore and National Association of Home Builders CEO Jerry Howard issued the following joint statement on the D.C. Circuit Court's decision to reject a lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIO to compel the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to issue an "emergency temporary standard" for infectious diseases/COVID-19.

Marvin Pivots to Address Needs During COVID-19

June 11, 2020

Marvin is making a specialized ventilator box for use in ICUs and surgery, reports the Star Tribune. It worked with the University of Minnesota to develop it and Polaris, which has a nearby plant, is also helping with bending the polycarbonate plastic.