Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 ’

FGIA Conference Answers Biggest Question about Energy Star 7.0

Oct 28th, 2021

The third and final day of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference wrapped up on Thursday, October 21. Along with different committee meetings and task groups, there were updates throughout the day regarding the industry’s current position regarding supply chain challenges, COVID-19 and the future. Kathy Krafka Harkema, FGIA’s U.S. technical […]

Same ‘Stuff’ Different Day—WMA Takes Aim at Lingering Issues, This Year in Person

Oct 5th, 2021

The weather was dreary this morning in Mobile, Ala.—a touch cool with light rain—but not severe enough to dampen business. A backdrop of grey skies against local port activities is suiting for an industry that’s overcast with labor and shipping challenges, yet still managing to experience growth and keep things moving. “The perception is that […]

Could There be a More Important Year for Manufacturing Day?

Oct 1st, 2021

On the first Friday of October, and continuing throughout the month with various events, companies across all sectors seek to raise awareness of manufacturing, and why the field represents a viable career path. Hosted annually by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute, perhaps never has it been more crucial to bring […]

Biden Mandates COVID Vaccines for Federal Employees, Contractors

Sep 10th, 2021

President Joe Biden issued an executive order mandating that federal government workers, contractors and employees of contractors who do business with the federal government receive vaccinations against COVID-19. The measure is part of the administration’s plan to stop the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations among federal employees, according to the White House. The news […]

FIT Show is Moving to May 2022

Aug 12th, 2021

Earlier this week, organizers of the FIT Show announced that, in response to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, they have decided to postpone the event from September 2021 and reschedule for May 2022. The FIT Show, the UK’s dedicated event for the window, door, flat glass, and components market, will return to the NEC Birmingham […]

As COVID Subsides, Companies Say They’re Nearing Normal

Jul 22nd, 2021

With COVID-19 subsiding and in what could be described as a controlled remission, door and window companies report that they’re approaching a full return to business as usual. “I would say that we are 75% of the way going back to pre-pandemic procedures,” says Jay Andreas, CEO of ASI Construction in Burr Ridge, Ill. But […]

Yoho and Team Urge Door and Window Companies to Focus on Fundamentals Amid Changing Market

Jul 2nd, 2021

On the tail end of an industry migration to virtual and online sales, home improvement professionals sat with one of the industry’s longtime consultants and sales moguls last week, looking to stock up on fundamentals. Packing one large conference room, the three-day Home Improvement Profitability Summit by Dave Yoho Associates included nearly 20 seminars and […]

In COVID-19’s Aftermath, U.S. Door and Window Businesses Begin Anew

Jun 1st, 2021

On May 13, exactly 14 months or 426 days after the U.S declared a national emergency due to COVID-19, the CDC announced that fully-vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances. Following the announcement, New Jersey has ripped off its collective mask and retailers […]

The Digital Push Brought on by a Pandemic (Q&A)

May 25th, 2021

The Effects of COVID-19 on Marketing With: Blake Huang, Marketing Manager for Plastpro In an industry that some suggest is “averse to change,” amid COVID-19, door and window companies found themselves pushed forward into new digital strategies. From revamped websites and new microsites to virtual reality experiences—sales and marketing professionals worked to fill the gaps […]

FGIA Statistical Review and Forecast: A Tale of Two Markets

May 17th, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) released the FGIA 2020/2021 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast recently, and the results back current perspectives for the residential market—growth that will continue through 2021. Meanwhile, the report points to decreases in the commercial sector. Residential Growth Total housing starts rebounded strongly after an initial COVID-19 slowdown and […]

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