Posts Tagged ‘ 2022 ’

Northwest Ohio Declares August 2 as ‘International Year of Glass Day’

Aug 5th, 2022

The United Nations announced in May 2021 that 2022 will be the International Year of Glass. The distinction allows for a worldwide celebration of glass to recognize the essential role glass plays in our global society. On August 2, the state of Ohio jumped in on the action. In honor of the global celebration, officials […]

Andersen Named One of ‘America’s Best Employers for Women’ by Forbes

Aug 1st, 2022

Door and window manufacturer Andersen Corporation announced recently that it has been named a Forbes Best Employer for Women 2022. Honorees were chosen based on an independent survey by Statista Inc., the company says, and respondents identifying as women were asked to rate their own employers regarding parental leave, family support, flexibility, discrimination, representation and […]

Freedonia Home Improvement Study Points to Continued Demand

Jul 11th, 2022

The rise in home improvement activities during COVID-19 includes doors and windows but extends to bathrooms, home offices and more. A new report from the Freedonia Group examining home improvement trends shows that such projects will likely continue through 2022 as materials and labor become available. Data collected across 2021 and through February 2022 indicates […]

JELD-WEN of Canada Awarded ENERGY STAR 2022 Manufacturer of the Year

Jun 9th, 2022

JELD-WEN® of Canada, a subsidiary of JELD-WEN Holding Inc., recently announced it has been named the ENERGY STAR® Manufacturer of the Year in the Windows and Doors category for 2022. The ENERGY STAR Canada Awards recognize organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. JELD-WEN of Canada has won the […]

Jeld-Wen Experiences Revenue Growth, Impacts of Inflation

May 3rd, 2022

Jeld-Wen reports seven consecutive quarters of core revenue growth along with a 7.2% increase in net revenue from the same time last year. However, the company noted in its first-quarter results for 2022 a $26 million decrease in net income from one year prior, primarily resulting from inflation. Net revenue increased by 7.2% to $1,171.0 […]

Fortune Brands Splits into Two Publicly-Traded Companies

Apr 29th, 2022

Along with its report for the first quarter of 2022, home and security products company Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., announced a split into two publicly-traded companies. Fortune Brands announced on Thursday, April 28 that the split comes with the pursuit of a tax-free spinoff for its cabinets business. New […]

Quanex Building Products Announces Latest Financials and Future Outlook

Mar 7th, 2022

Quanex Building Products Corp. has announced its results for the three months ended January 31, 2022. The company reported net sales of $267.0 million during the three months ended January 31, 2022, which represents year-over-year growth of 16.0%. The increase was largely attributable to volume increases in the fenestration segments combined with higher prices related […]

WDMA and NLBMDA Outline Policy Agendas with Energy Issues High on the List

Feb 28th, 2022

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) unveiled their national policy agendas for 2022 and the items of utmost importance to its members. Energy policies, workforce development, and “easing of supply chain challenges” sit at the top of the list. Energy The NLBMDA opposes a […]

Architecture Billings Continue Growth into 2022

Feb 25th, 2022

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported that architecture firms began 2022 with a slight improvement in business conditions. AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 51.0. Scores over 50 indicate billings growth. Inquiries into new work and the value of new design contracts both remained strong with scores of 61.9 and […]

Is JIT Dead – And Is a New Model Needed?

Aug 5th, 2021

It is forecasting time, and I am working on sales projections for 2022. So, I am visiting with customers and asking them what projections for next year may look like. Usually, I get fairly solid answers like, “this year we grew 10%, and we feel next year it may slow down a bit, but we […]

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