Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration industry ’

2022’s Top Tips From Shop Talk

Dec 29th, 2022

Since the Quanex Technical Services team started writing this blog, our goal has always been a simple one: To provide you with practical advice you can use and apply on your shop floor today. We write these posts based on challenges our customers encounter on a regular basis. Oftentimes, our tips come directly from a […]

Challenges Await the Fenestration Industry in 2023

Dec 8th, 2022

In talking to my customers, business in November is just like any other November. In other words, it has been very busy up until Thanksgiving, but since the turkey was cooked it’s been more like “Tanksgiving.” During the past two years, business was not seeing the normal holiday slowdown as door and window manufacturers were […]

Addition by Subtraction on the Shop Floor

Jul 11th, 2022

By most accounts, the outlook for the fenestration industry remains robust. We know from the [DWM] 2022 Industry Outlook that more than half of window dealers, manufacturers and suppliers expect sales increases of 10% or more, with more than 80% predicting sales will top 2021. Which brings us to today’s tip: Make hay while the […]

Growing Panes

Sep 16th, 2021

I just returned from the Glass Build Show. Attendance was light, but the attitude was not. Many of my customers who would have otherwise attended chose to stay home, mainly because they are just too busy. Those who decided to go, however, went with a mission in mind. You see, the window and door industry […]

One Word

Dec 17th, 2020

As the holidays approach and 2020 winds down, I reached out to industry associates and asked them what one word they would use to describe 2020. The answers I received were “uncertain, unbelievable, isolated, confused, transformational, volatile, stolen, exigent, adaptive, evolutionary, arduous, fortunate, prosperous, exhausting, and unforgettable.” Yes, I remember in March when the virus […]

Industry Sees 4Q M&As but Rarely Among Dealers

Oct 7th, 2019

The fenestration industry has seen its share of merger and acquisition activities heading into fourth-quarter 2019. In the opening days of September, BMC Stock Holdings and WindowMaster Control Systems unveiled acquisitions—with BMC picking up Sacramento, Calif.-based Heritage One Door and Carpentry and WindowMaster acquiring North Wales, Pa.-based Clearline Inc. In mid-September, machinery manufacturers Stürtz and […]

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