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North Star Windows Manufactures PPE for Frontline Workers

June 10, 2020

North Star Windows & Doors shifted production processes so that it can manufacture up to 3,000 face shields per week.

Industry Leaders Share How to Navigate, Prosper During the Pandemic

June 9, 2020

The site and accompanying downloadable PDF contains more than 10 hours of online discussions that took place April 22-24 during the Building Industry Leaders COVID-19 Crisis Summit.

Pella Simplifies Front Door Design with Curated Collection

June 9, 2020

Pella revamped its entry door collection by curating its most popular fiberglass and steel front door styles into a single portfolio: Pella Entry Doors. 

PPP Loans Eligible for Payroll Tax Deferral

June 8, 2020

President Trump signed into law H.R. 7010, the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020,” on June 5, which modifies certain provisions related to forgiveness of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program and allows loan forgiveness recipients to defer their payroll taxes.

Kova Launches Line of High-performance Windows

June 4, 2020

Kova, the building products brand of Katerra, launched a new line of high-performance windows available to trade professionals. Kova Windows are designed for new builds or retrofits in both residential and light commercial projects. 

Construction Continues its Upward Trajectory

June 4, 2020

The most recent data from The Farnsworth Group's weekly COVID-19 tracker indicates slow, steady progress in contractor activity.

House of Representatives Passes Two Bills to Improve PPP

June 2, 2020

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, on May 28. The legislation is written to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by providing small businesses with greater flexibility when utilizing PPP loans. 

Cardinal Glass Launches Glass Coating for High-performance, Cleaner Glass

June 2, 2020

Cardinal Glass Industries launched Quad LoE-452+, a true four-layer silver coating with solar control and the lowest emissivity within the Cardinal Glass family of low-E coatings.

Federal Reserve Releases Additional Information on Main Street Lending Program

June 2, 2020

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently released additional information for potential lenders and borrowers in the Main Street Lending Program, including a form loan participation agreement, lender certifications and covenants, borrower certifications and covenants, updated Frequently Asked Questions and other legal documents.

Deceuninck North America CEO Filip Geeraert to Retire

June 2, 2020

Filip Geeraert, Deceuninck North America president and CEO, will retire from his position with the company, effective July 1, 2020. Geeraert will serve as the chairman of the Deceuninck North America board of directors following his departure.