Conference Continues in California; Market News Reported is Not
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association's (AAMA) 71st
Annual Conference continued yesterday with an update on the residential
and commercial markets, a story with which members of the door and
window industry are all too well aware.
Gantt Miller of Winco reported that the residential housing market
was down by 25 percent in 2007, which is the lowest level reported
in decades. The good news is that the market is expected to rebound
in 2009 and the high-end residential market is still up. On the
commercial side, the market is expected to gain by 8 percent in
In some sad news, AAMA president Rich Walker reported that Barry
Hardman of the National Building Science Corp. died earlier this
month from an aggressive form of cancer. According to Walker, Hardman
has made a great contribution to the fenestration industry and was
passionate about his work.
HERE to read the announcement of Hardman's death.
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