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Skilled Labor Fund Receives Grant to Educate 1,400 New Skilled Laborers

August 31, 2020

The National Housing Endowment's Skilled Labor Fund received a new grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the National Association of Home Builders that will enable the Skilled Labor Fund and the Home Builders Institute to help ensure the next generation of skilled workers in the building and construction trades have access to the important job training they need through the "Schools to Skills" training program.

Jeld-Wen Expands Production at Alabama Facility

August 31, 2020

Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to expand production at its plant in Randolph County, Alabama, creating up to 40 new jobs at the facility, officials announced this week.

Window Nation Recognized on Top Lists

August 27, 2020

Window Nation earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for 2020. Each year, Inc. Magazine honors the top private companies in the U.S. according to percentage of revenue growth. In addition, the company, owned by brothers Harley and Aaron Magden, was named the 7th largest company in the country in the replacement/home improvement category and the 4th largest for replacement windows, according to Qualified Remodeler.

Mayela Vela Joins Roto Frank of America as HR Manager

August 27, 2020

Roto Frank of America Inc. hired Mayela Vela as its new human resources manager. Vela joins the Roto team after previously working in HR management and development roles for mid- and large-sized global manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Mexico. 

Chris Kuehl to Keynote FGIA Virtual Fall Conference with Economic Pattern Changes

August 27, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance announced that Dr. Chris Kuehl, managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Virtual Fall Conference taking place October 6-8. Kuehl will present "The Post COVID-19 Economy: Ten Patterns Likely to Change" on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

MI Charitable Foundation Summer Concert Raises $440K

August 25, 2020

The MI Charitable Foundation raised more than $440,000 during last Saturday’s Summer Concert – the most in the six-year history of the event. Musical artists Jason Derulo and Rachel Platten headlined the event.

July New Home Sales Reach a 13-Year High

August 25, 2020

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to its highest pace since 2006, up 13.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 901,000 units in July.

GED Goes Virtual at 2020 Tradeshows

August 25, 2020

GED Integrated Solutions has been a major player at GlassBuild America, the annual glass, window, and door expo, for many years in September in Las Vegas and Atlanta. As the world faces a global pandemic, tradeshows transition to a new venue, and GED will participate in these new events, including GlassBuild Connect and Glass Expo VE.

FGIA updates Fenestration Sealants Guide

August 25, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance updated AAMA 851, "Fenestration Sealants Guide for Windows, Window Walls and Curtain Walls." The FGIA standard is a technical document intended to aid in the selection, use and application of sealants commonly used in fenestration systems.

Technical Manager Nathalie Thibault to Depart FGIA

August 21, 2020

Officials from the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance announced the departure of Nathalie Thibault, technical manager, Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs, effective Aug. 28. Thibault joined the organization in February.