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Laurier Architectural Personalizes Communication with Chatbox on Website

August 21, 2020

Laurier Architectural, a Novatech Group company, has implemented a Chatbox system accessible to all from its website. The Chatbox allows visitors to communicate immediately with an expert from the group and have personalized conversations.

Meyers Research: Pending New Home Sales Jump 32.7% Year-Over-Year

August 21, 2020

Meyers Research's New Home Pending Sales Index, backed by data from Zonda and Metrostudy, shows pending sales increased month-over-month and year-over-year across the U.S. The New Home PSI came in at 150.0 for July, representing a 32.7 percent increase from July 2019. On a month-over-month basis, new home sales rose by 5.3 percent from June.

Paradigm names Ted Nafzger as Chief Revenue Officer

August 19, 2020

Paradigm appointed Ted Nafzger as chief revenue officer. Nafzger brings over 27 years of new business development experience to the role, five of which have been with Paradigm.

Housing Starts Post Solid Gains in July

August 18, 2020

Single-family and multifamily starts each posted solid gains in July, with total housing production up 22.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.50 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is the highest production rate since February.

Builder Confidence Matches All-time High on Record Traffic

August 17, 2020

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased six points to 78 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 

Kolbe's Online Gallery Features Filter, Search Capabilities

August 17, 2020

Kolbe Windows & Doors' online "Gallery" now offers filters and search capabilities, along with a refined user experience on desktop and mobile devices, says the company.

MI Windows and Doors Utilizing AI-Driven Smart Manufacturing Platform

August 14, 2020

MI Windows and Doors is partnering with Rheo, an industrial AI platform company, to incorporate artificial intelligence that will help reduce manufacturing bottlenecks and improve throughput, say officials.

WDMA to Host Two-day Virtual Fall Conference

August 14, 2020

WDMA will hold its 2020 Fall Conference online Oct. 27-28. The two-day virtual event will feature thought leaders, industry experts and political analysts on what to expect for the remainder of 2020, as well as an outlook for the year ahead. 

Palmer-Donavin Appoints New COO

August 11, 2020

Palmer-Donavin promoted Matt Butzier to serve as chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1, which is a new role for the company. Butzier reports directly to CEO Robyn Pollina and is responsible for sales and operations for both the Building Material Division and Door Division.

ODL Introduces New Contemporary Style Decorative Doorglass

August 11, 2020

ODL Inc. introduces Salix, the latest addition of contemporary style doorglass. Salix, which is the Latin or botanical name for willow, has clear single-faceted jewels along the sides of the doorlight and the streamed glass gives Salix its high privacy rating.