Posts Tagged ‘ supply chain issues ’

Supply Chain and Pricing Shifts Take Top Spots in [DWM]’s Most Read Stories of the Year

Dec 28th, 2021

It’s no surprise that when [DWM] editors looked at web stats to gather its top five stories of the year that supply chain issues—lumber specifically—were among the most read. Perhaps surprising, however, was that a [DWM] blog was the number one story. Then again, when you look at the topic (pricing) the surprise wanes a […]

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 […]

Getting Strategic With Your Training Initiatives

Oct 19th, 2021

The general situation for manufacturers of residential windows has remained constant for some time now: high demand, labor challenges and supply chain issues. As of late 2021, these are things that window manufacturers may be accustomed to, but that doesn’t make them any easier to deal with—especially considering other factors my colleagues have noted in […]

After Subdued Summer, Home Building Shows Slight Rebound for Fall

Sep 27th, 2021

After a subdued period led by supply chain issues and inflated pricing for materials, numerous indicators for home building and builder confidence rebounded in recent weeks, filing in with architectural billings. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its seventh consecutive positive month, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for August […]

Lowes and Home Depot Financial Results Bear Out Focus on Pros

Sep 9th, 2021

When Lowes and Home Depot released their financial results last month, both posted earnings growth, not surprising given the continued growth of homeowners spending money on remodeling projects. But when dissecting the earnings transcripts for both companies, it was a focus on pro customers that dominated conversations, proving this is where both companies are continuing […]

Research Director Backs NFRC’s Predictions for Increased Demand

Apr 1st, 2021

Amid the welcoming remarks for its Spring Committee Meeting this week, officials for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) predicted continued increases in the market for doors and windows. That message was echoed Tuesday in a fenestration market outlook provided by Nick St. Denis, director of research for Key Media and Research ([DWM]’s parent company). […]

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