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Housing Starts Down in March on Coronavirus Effects

April 17, 2020

Reflecting the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, total housing starts decreased 22.3 percent in March from a downwardly revised February reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

SBA Exhausts Funds for Loan Programs

April 17, 2020

The Small Business Administration ran out of its $350 billion funding on April 16 for its Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, both of which were created under the CARES Act to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tracker Follows Impact of COVID-19 on Contractors

April 16, 2020

The Farnsworth Group and Home Improvement Research Institute partnered to provide manufacturers and retailers with updates about COVID-19's impact on the home improvement industry.

Deceuninck Reorganizes, Reduces Workforce in Ohio

April 15, 2020

Deceuninck North America is reorganizing its Monroe, Ohio, operations, with a 30 percent reduction in its workforce, effective immediately.

NGA Announces April 22 Webinar, 'All about SBA Loans'

April 15, 2020

In an upcoming April 22 webinar from the National Glass Association, financial expert Marco Terry will provide insights on emergency financing options for companies during the COVID-19 crisis.

Builder Confidence Posts Historic Decline Amid Pandemic

April 15, 2020

Reflecting the growing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes plunged 42 points in April to 30, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Roto Frank of America Donates Surgical Masks

April 13, 2020

Roto Frank of America Inc. of Chester, CT donated surgical masks to the Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, on April 8. 

Pella Makes Face Shields for Health Care Professionals

April 13, 2020

Pella Corp. is making facial shields in its 3D printing facilities in Pella, Shenandoah and Sioux Center, Iowa.

Soft-Lite Earns 2020 Energy Star Award

April 9, 2020

Soft-Lite Windows & Doors received the 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to Energy Star.