Posts Tagged ‘ supply chain disruptions ’

New Home Sales Fall to Lowest Pace in More than Six Years

Aug 29th, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reported last week that new home sales in July fell to their lowest level since January 2016. Tepid sales pace matches declining builder confidence as reported by the association since the beginning of the year, as the industry grapples with supply chain disruptions that are delaying new home building […]

Industry Prices Continue to Rise

Jun 24th, 2022

The combination of material cost increases, supply chain disruptions, and other economic pressures has forced companies throughout the globe to raise prices. These volatile factors have also impacted the fenestration and glass industries, which have seen companies such as Guardian Glass announce price increases and surcharges. Guardian is not alone, as other suppliers issued price increases, including […]

Guardian Glass Announces Price Increases and Surcharges

Jun 14th, 2022

Guardian Glass cites extreme volatility in raw material costs, supply chain disruptions and industry conditions in a letter to its U.S. and Canadian customers announcing price increases on all shipments starting next week. It also announced its energy, transportation and silver surcharges will now undergo monthly adjustments. “The global situation facing all of us has […]

WDMA Kicks Off Executive Conference to Discuss Pressing Issues

Oct 12th, 2021

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) kicked off its virtual Executive Conference last week—a series of four sessions held each Thursday discussing various issues, such as Understanding the Impact of Climate Change. That was the topic presented last week by Megan Greene, global chief economist and senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. Before digging […]

What’s the Problem? Industry Companies Continue to Grapple with Supply and Labor Issues

Oct 8th, 2021

The ongoing pandemic and strengthening delta variant continue to be major factors impacting industry. That’s according to the fourth in a series of Construction Inflation Alerts from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) this year, as the association seeks to inform project owners, government officials and the public about cost increases and supply-chain disruptions. […]

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 […]

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