Source: Window & Door
Many window and door makers and others in the fenestration industry are at full capacity this summer and strategizing how to meet strong demand now and with what could be sustained growth, according to attendees of the 13th annual FeneVision ERP User Conference. The conference hosted 83 participants, a conference record, with people coming from 26 states and provinces and five countries. Half of the 42 companies represented at the conference were window and door manufacturers and half glass fabricators.
Markets in 68 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). This represents a year-over-year net gain of seven markets.
The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 188,956 units in January compared to 191,627 in December, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.
According to CMHC’s first quarter 2015 Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition, housing starts in 2015 will remain similar to levels observed in 2014 and broadly in line with economic and demographic trends. By 2016, slight moderation is expected.
Markets in 63 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. This represents a year-over-year net gain of 11 markets.
As of Thursday, March 5th, 2015, Suzhou Taifeng Glass Decoration Co., Ltd. will be located in the new manufacturing and office building at Development Zone, Taicang, Jiangsu Province.
Source: Window & Door By Stacey Freed
Every year, Window & Door asks dealers and manufacturers for their thoughts and projections for the New Year. As a follow up, we asked last year’s contributors to our Industry Pulse survey to revisit their projections. Did 2014 live up to its expectations? Read on for the full story.
Source: Remodeling By Craig Webb
Spending nationwide on home improvement, which likely topped $300 billion last year, could easily exceed in 2015 the record of $324 billion set during the peak of last decade's housing boom, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University suggests in a new report issued today.