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Fortune Brands Announces Planned Retirement of Christopher Klein from Board of Directors

September 25, 2020

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. announced the planned retirement of Christopher Klein, executive chairman, from the company’s board of directors effective at the close of business on Dec. 31, 2020. Klein’s departure from the board is part of the company’s multi-year transition plan to ensure continued strong leadership and consistency in executing the company’s business strategies and priorities.

2021 FGIA Annual Conference to be Held Virtually

September 24, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will hold its 2021 Annual Conference virtually due to the continued health concerns around the spread of COVID-19. This event, previously scheduled to be held at Omni Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida, will be hosted on Zoom for the convenience of participants. 

New Home Sales Up 39.6 Percent Year-Over-Year

September 22, 2020

Meyers Research released the New Home Pending Sales Index for August 2020. The New Home PSI, backed by data from Zonda and Metrostudy, shows pending sales increased month-over-month and year-over-year across the U.S.

DOL Revises Regulations for Paid Leave under FFCRA

September 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division revised regulations that implement the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Trump Administration Lifts Reimposed Canadian Aluminum Tariffs

September 21, 2020

The Trump administration lifted the 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, which had been reimposed in August, according to CBC.CA.

NFRC to Host Fall Membership Meeting Online

September 18, 2020

The National Fenestration Rating Council will hold its 2020 Fall Membership Virtual Meeting Oct. 19-21. At the three-day online event, attendees will discuss proposed changes in the industry, updates to NFRC’s energy-performance ratings, and aspects of fenestration that affect the comfort and energy use in homes and offices nationwide.

Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

September 17, 2020

Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage decline in multifamily production, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

Builder Confidence Hits All-Time High, Lumber Risks Remain

September 16, 2020

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five points to hit an all-time high of 83 in September, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The previous highest reading of 78 in the 35-year history of the series was set last month and also matched in December 1998.

PGT Innovations Acknowledged with Workforce Innovation Award

September 15, 2020

PGT Innovations recently received the Workforce Innovation Award from The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce during its annual Frank G. Berlin Sr. Foundation Small Business Awards.

NGA Partners with NAWIC to Support Women in Construction

September 15, 2020

The National Glass Association announced its partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction to host a joint roundtable discussion during GlassBuild Connect.