Posts Tagged ‘ Donald Trump ’

NAHB Chairman Releases Statement on Trump Tariff Threat

Sep 10th, 2018

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), recently released a statement regarding President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on an additional $267 billion worth of Chinese goods: “Though well-intentioned, President Trump’s threat to slap an additional $267 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods will be counterproductive by raising costs for […]

EPA Ordered to Halt Communications with Media

Jan 25th, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which administers the Energy Star program for windows, doors and skylights, has been ordered by the Trump administration to cease all communications with the media and to stop publishing press releases, blogs and social media. However, Doug Ericksen, the communications director for Trump’s transition team at EPA, told The Associated […]

Popular Tax Breaks for Homeowners Could End Soon

Dec 2nd, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to overhaul the U.S. tax code in 2017, and the GOP-led Congress is ready to make that happen in the new year. That means many popular tax code provisions for homeowners that expire at the end of December, such as deductions for buying energy-saving doors and windows, might not be […]

How Will the New Political Landscape Affect the Industry?

Nov 22nd, 2016

So the election is over. What now? Well, for one thing, most door and window manufacturers are expecting an uptick in business for at least the first half of 2017. Many of my customers tell me that their business usually sees a downtown in the months directly preceding a presidential election, which they attribute to a […]

What’s the EPA’s Future Under a Trump Administration?

Nov 14th, 2016

For the fenestration industry, the election of Donald Trump casts the spotlight on one of his biggest pledges during the presidential campaign – the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), whose Energy Star standards are used to certify doors, windows and skylights. “We are going to get rid of it (the EPA) in almost every […]

How the Election Will Impact Housing

Nov 10th, 2016

The historic 2016 election is over, but assessments of what’s ahead under President Donald Trump are just beginning. The Republican’s ascendance to the White House, paired with the GOP’s continued control of both houses of Congress, will have huge implications for housing, according to a post-election analysis published by the National Association of Home Builders […]

Trump to NAHB: “You’re Great People”

Aug 11th, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump brought a message of remembrance and regulatory reform to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) board of directors meeting in Miami on Thursday. “Home building is very close to my heart,” he told attendees. “That’s where I grew up. My father (Fred) built homes in Brooklyn and Queens. He would […]

Marco Rubio Addresses Construction, Manufacturing Industry Coalition

Nov 9th, 2015

With the 2016 presidential election a year away, the construction and manufacturing industries are keeping a collective eye on how the candidates’ policies will affect business. Wednesday evening, thousands of industry members had an opportunity to get into the specifics with one candidate. A coalition of building sector associations participated in the first edition of […]

What the Presidential Candidates Have Done for the Housing Sector

Aug 20th, 2015

What have this election cycle’s candidates done when it comes to housing? DWM magazine has put together a list of what we could find on each candidate and their history with the housing market. For the former congressmen/women, we looked at bills they’ve sponsored and co-sponsored as members. Also, since there are a lot of […]

Trump Digs Himself Deeper

Oct 5th, 2010

So I wasn’t going to weigh in on Donald Trump’s comments about ordering windows from China. We’ve done news coverage regarding his statements (CLICK HERE for the latest) and theses speak volumes on their own. But I just watched him talk for about 12 minutes on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and many of his comments dealt […]