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USGNN Original StoryAAMA Conference Continues in California; Market News Reported is Not Sunny

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 2008.

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.

CLICK HERE to read the announcement of Hardman's death.

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