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Construction Starts Show Sharp Contraction in April

May 15, 2020

Total construction starts declined 25 percent from March to April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $572.2 billion as COVID-19 and economic recession hit the construction sector, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. In April, residential building dropped 25 percent.

Two Renewal by Andersen Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Renewal by Andersen’s Cottage Grove temporarily closed after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Marvin Avoids Layoffs, Plans Temporary Furloughs

May 12, 2020

In a published interview, Marvin CEO Paul Marvin reports avoiding layoffs despite a “sales downturn.” The company began furloughing employees the week of April 20 at plants in North Dakota and Virginia and reports it is "very likely" that it will furlough employees at the Warroad plant sometime in May.

Roto Frank Will Not Attend BAU

May 12, 2020

Roto Frank Fenster-und Türtechnologie will not attend BAU 2021 in Munich, Germany, according to a company statement. The plan was to focus on property-specific hardware solutions for aluminum facades, windows and doors at the trade fair, say officials.

FeneTech Sees More Than 200 Global Registrants for Virtual User Conference

May 10, 2020

The FeneTech Virtual User Conference ended for customers in North and South America and Australia as of May 8. Customers from Europe and Asia will continue attending the virtual conference with two sessions scheduled for the week of May 11, and another for the following week. 

FGIA Offers Member Rate for Fenestrationmasters through June 30

May 7, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is offering the discounted member rate for its FenestrationMasters professional certification courses and exam through June 30, available to all in the industry, regardless of FGIA member status.

GED Introduces GED Software

May 5, 2020

GED Integrated Solutions made revisions to the look and feel of its software offering to highlight the functions and benefits of each product.

Inox Introduces Antimicrobial Hardware

May 5, 2020

Inox MicroArmor Antimicrobial Coating is a powder coating infused with antimicrobial technology that is applied during the hardware’s manufacturing process.

Hope’s Windows Celebrates SWI Membership as Organization Celebrates 100 Years

May 5, 2020

Hope’s Windows Inc. celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Steel Window Institute, of which it is a member.