Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based home builder, has elected Anne Mariucci to its board of directors as an independent member and a member of the Audit Committee.
“We’re so very delighted and privileged to add Anne to our board of directors,” said president and CEO Sheryl Palmer. “Her extensive community development, home-building and financial experience will prove to be invaluable to the board as we continue to capitalize on market opportunities and grow our operations.”
The U.S. economy generated 175,000 jobs in February, which was well above the 149,000 rate economists expected but still below last year's average of 190,000. Also, the national unemployment rate ticked back up a notch to 6.7%, having reached a five-year low of 6.6% in January.
The long-term unemployment population -- or those jobless for 27 weeks or more -- increased in February to 3.8 million, now accounting for 37.0% of the total unemployed. This number is roughly 901,000 below year-ago levels.
Therma-Tru Corp. has expanded its product line to include a new camber top glass shape, which provides a balance of privacy and light to the home.
Pearl River, N.Y.-based Hunter Douglas, Inc. has welcomed Vic Carlson to its team as its newest SVP marketing.
Carlson, who will report directly to president and COO Ron Kass, is replacing Jim Mathews, who is retiring after 25 years with the company.
WOLF's Key Buyer Index (KBI) was up substantially between November and January, which runs counter to many of the less-than-stellar economic indicators from the building industry this winter.
The January 2014 KBI score came in at 64.73, a 20.6% increase from November 2013's score of 53.67. January's score is also a big improvement over the year-ago score of 58.33.