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Sutton Named Product Manager for Value Added Products

Sutton Named Product Manager for Value Added Products

Posted: December 3, 2021 | Tradewinds

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Daniel Sutton has been named product manager for value added products at Vitro Glass.

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Lennar to Build World’s Largest Neighborhood of 3D-Printed Homes with ICON

Lennar to Build World’s Largest Neighborhood of 3D-Printed Homes with ICON

Posted: November 26, 2021 | Tradewinds

Lennar, one of the United States’ leading homebuilders, and ICON, a construction technologies company pioneering large-scale 3D printing, have made a commitment to build the largest community of 3D-printed homes to date using ICON’s innovative robotics, software, and advanced materials. Breaking ground in 2022, the 100-home community will be co-designed by the acclaimed architecture firm, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

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Supply-Side Disruptions Push Single-Family Production Down in October

Supply-Side Disruptions Push Single-Family Production Down in October

Posted: November 26, 2021 | Tradewinds

Single-family housing production lagged in October due to supply-chain effects for materials and ongoing access issues for labor and lots. Overall housing starts decreased 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.52 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Demand for design services moderates but remains strong

Demand for design services moderates but remains strong

Posted: November 26, 2021 | Tradewinds

The ABI score for October was 54.3. While this score is down slightly from September’s score of 56.6, it still indicates very strong business conditions overall (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings from the prior month). During October, scoring for both the new project inquiries and design contracts expanded, posting scores of 62.9 and 58.0 respectively.  

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Move to Double Lumber Tariffs is a Gut Punch to American Home Buyers, Home Owners

Move to Double Lumber Tariffs is a Gut Punch to American Home Buyers, Home Owners

Posted: November 26, 2021 | Tradewinds

Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., recently issued the following statement after the U.S. Commerce moved forward with an administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 17.9%:

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