Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 pandemic ’

New York City, New Work: Residential Sector on the Upswing

Oct 27th, 2022

The New York Building Congress and New York Building Foundation have issued their joint, annual publication, the New York City Construction Outlook, for 2022-2024. Spending in the residential building sector in particular is forecast to increase nearly 70% in the next few years over the pre-pandemic period of 2017-2019. The Construction Outlook shows the Big […]

Recession Concerns Addressed at FGIA Fall Conference

Oct 7th, 2022

Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, addressed possible recession concerns at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference, warning against a “wait and see” approach for businesses. While many companies are doing well, he says the U.S. has a tendency to worry itself into a recession. However, those recessions don’t last […]

NAHB: Builder Confidence Falls for Nine Months Straight

Sep 20th, 2022

According to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released this week, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell three points in September to 46—marking nine consecutive months of decline. Aside from the spring of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic stalled nearly everything in the U.S., the […]

‘Opportunity for the Future’ of Residential Construction

Sep 12th, 2022

Many companies, including JELD-WEN with its Women’s Network, are taking note of the opportunities available by increasing the number of women in the workforce. Faced with labor shortages, it’s no secret that the industry is looking to bolster its workforce by tapping into a previously untapped employee market. The National Association of Home Builders kicked […]

Dodge and CPWR Report COVID’s Impact on Safety Training in Construction

Dec 21st, 2021

Last week, Dodge Data and Analytics and CPWR hosted a webinar as part of an ongoing series to show how the COVID-19 pandemic is leading contractors to focus on safety management practices while maintaining commitment to training. The discussion, hosted by Donna Laquidara-Carr, insights research director for Dodge Data & Analytics, reviewed the findings of […]

Door and Window Companies Commemorate Veterans Day—Some With Donations, Others With Jobs

Nov 11th, 2021

With around 19 million veterans in the U.S., door and window companies pause each year to commemorate their service—some through jobs and skill-building programs, commemorative activities or donations. Others choose to lend a helping hand. Officials for Window World say their company regularly volunteers its corporate jet for Veterans Airlift Command, which provides free air […]

J.D. Power Report: Window and Patio Door Industry Benefited from Digital Consultations

Aug 10th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unparalleled economic and logistical challenges, yet consumer spending on home improvements and repairs continued to grow. According to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study,SM released last week, by adjusting its business model to accommodate virtual consultation and offer discounts and incentives the window and patio door […]

Former Pella Employee Sues Over Biometric Data

Jul 27th, 2021

As some door and window companies require temperature checks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one employee now alleges that the practice led to unlawful storage of biometric data. Brooks Olds was employed by Pella Corp. at its Macomb, Ill., location from November 11, 2019, to December 15, 2020. In a putative class action filed March 3, […]

How Virtual Sales Have Fueled a Frenzy

Jun 22nd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic left most door and window dealers in a temporary juxtaposition. Locked behind closed doors, where they had plenty of time to ponder improvements, homeowners wanted their products more than ever. As a result, “We had to figure out how we could still do our jobs, while keeping everyone safe, but making it […]

Sizing Up: Multi-Panel Doors Are Becoming a Unique Market Segment

Jun 14th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred an existing trend for integrating the indoors and outdoors using arrays of multiple glass door panels. These reap the psychological benefits and energy savings of natural light and fresh air, while still allowing closure for protection against the elements. Such multi-panel exterior door systems often feature multiple sliding, operable panels […]

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