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Wind Overtakes Hydro as Top Renewable in U.S.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Last year was a big one for wind power in the U.S. For the first time, the total installed capacity of the country’s wind farms exceeded that of hydroelectric projects to reach a total of 82,183 megawatts – enough to run some 24 million American...

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Empire’s Hard-working Carol Rose

Thursday, March 16, 2017

When dealers or consumers place a call to Empire Comfort Systems in Belleville, Illinois, and Carol Burtz answers, some callers say, a bit in awe, “The Carol Rose?”...

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Ironhaus Purchases Portland Willamette

Monday, March 13, 2017

Portland Willamette (PW), based in Portland, Oregon, has been acquired by Ironhaus, a Hamilton, Montana-based hearth products manufacturer, merging both lines of glass doors and fireplace accessories. The PW brand and much of its glass door offerings...

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Hearth & Home Technologies: Time Well-Spent

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hearth & Home Technologies (HHT) is certainly a tough competitor in the hearth products industry, but occasionally it has an opportunity to show it’s a company with a heart. Most recently the salesforce of all the HHT brands donated their time...

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Nearly Half of Millennials Live in Suburbs

Monday, March 6, 2017

Zillow was out last week with an analysis of its 2016 Report on Consumer Housing Trends that reports almost half of Millennial homeowners live in the suburbs, and the majority stay in the same city when they buy a home, revealing their home-buying preferences...

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Aging Homeowners Drive Growth in Remodeling

Monday, March 6, 2017

Homeowner spending on remodeling is expected to see healthy growth through 2025. Demographically-based projections suggest that older owners will account for the majority of spending gains over the coming years as they adapt their homes to changing accessibility...

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Steep Decline in Households with Children

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In 2016, only 27.6% of the nation's households included children under age 18, according to the Census Bureau. Not only is this a record low, but it is more than 21 percentage p. oints lower than the 48.7% of 1960....

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