Posts Tagged ‘ Labor Shortages ’

NAHB Urges Congress Take Action to Ease Housing Affordability Crisis

Jul 25th, 2022

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing last week regarding the role of tax incentives in affordable housing, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that the housing affordability crisis is far-reaching and will require action on several fronts, not just the tax arena. “The housing affordability crisis is the result of failing to […]

A Paradigm Shift is Just Ahead- Market Research May Be the Answer

Jun 23rd, 2022

Right now, window and door fabricators live in a world where creating demand for their products is no issue. The day-to-day challenges of their business are driven by supply chain issues, labor shortages and long lead times associated with new equipment. But with inflation on the rise, interest-rate hikes being doled out by the Fed […]

Meet the Top Door and Window Dealers

Mar 25th, 2022

With the same challenges carrying over from 2020, you might expect door and window sales to suffer, but not so. Despite labor shortages and supply chain issues, the industry’s best sold more than ever in 2021—averaging more than 30% increases over the prior year. “We grew 50% last year organically, from $40.5M to 65.9M,” says […]

What’s Your Backup Plan?

Dec 2nd, 2021

I was in the woods in my hunting blind earlier this week and, of course, checking my emails when all of a sudden, my cell phone died. I plugged it into my portable charger only to discover that battery power wasn’t the issue. It was just plain broke. I was hunting alone, so this made […]

FGIA Session Addresses How to Inspire the Future of the Manufacturing Workforce

Jun 24th, 2021

There have been increased reports of nationwide labor shortages in recent weeks. From airline companies to hotels, it seems like every sector and industry is set to experience the consequences. However, the manufacturing industry is looking to get ahead of the curve. During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021 Virtual Summer Conference, taking […]

Carnegie Mellon Teams Up With YKK AP to Develop Window-Installing Robots

Aug 12th, 2020

As labor shortages hang over the construction industry, builders and contractors ponder how they might use the latest technologies to replace human functions. Five years ago, around 20% of builders reported they had begun to tinker with technologies like drones and 3D printers. Since then, robots have surfaced doing everything from installing studs, drywall and […]

Attendees at WMA Discard Excuses and Play on Optimism in Reno

Oct 8th, 2019

Members of the door, moulding and millwork industries are in Reno, Nev., this week for World Millwork Alliance’s (WMA) Annual Convention and Tradeshow, where over the course of a three-day event the association and its speakers look to send a clear message: their industry is no gamble. Instead, members must learn to play their hands amid […]

Youth Trades Program Launched to Help with Labor Shortages

Sep 24th, 2019

The Home Depot Foundation announced today its partnership with the Home Builders Institute (HBI) in the launch of a youth trades training program designed to help fill the growing skilled labor gap. “After a successful year of rolling out our military trades training program with HBI, we’re excited to announce the expansion of our joint […]

Construction Robotics on the Rise

Jul 25th, 2019

As labor shortages continue, two recent studies indicate that the global construction robotics industry is set to fill in. With promises for increased efficiency, safety and productivity, robotic technologies also reduce expenses, data suggests. According to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global market for construction-related robotics is projected to reach a value […]

Eastern Millwork Teams up With Educators

Mar 22nd, 2019

As an effort to help address labor shortages, Hudson Community College recently partnered with Eastern Millwork Inc., in Jersey City, N.J., to establish a joint apprenticeship program. Integrated into an Associate of Applied Science degree in advanced manufacturing, the program is an expansion of the college’s workforce development efforts, allowing Eastern Millwork to train up […]

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