Posts Tagged ‘ supply chain ’

Dealing with Tough Times in Window and Door Retail

Apr 19th, 2022

“We are in the toughest time I have ever seen in our industry,” says Dave Yoho, president Dave Yoho Associates. You may find that surprising, given that home improvement sales continue to soar, maybe not as much as 2021, but still, there is record demand. But supply chain and hiring challenges, coupled with economic factors […]

Door and Window Industry Carries Positive Outlook into 2022

Mar 4th, 2022

Over the past two years, the pandemic has been no match for the U.S. fenestration industry and the broader residential construction/renovation market as a whole. 2022 is shaping out in similar fashion. New Construction New single family construction starts, a key indicator of door and window demand in new construction, recorded a second-straight year of […]

Huttig Building Products Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year Net Income

Mar 4th, 2022

Huttig Building Products Inc., a domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, has reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021. In the fourth quarter of 2021, the company’s net sales were $230.4 million, which were $45.8 million, or 24.8%, higher than the fourth quarter of 2020. The […]

Homebuilder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Jan 21st, 2022

A four-month rise in homebuilder sentiment has “snapped,” the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) said this week, citing growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions, though the association says consumer demand remains robust. According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on Tuesday, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family […]

Experts Discuss Future of Supply Chain Landscape

Jan 4th, 2022

With supply chain challenges not looking to end anytime soon, particularly as worker shortages continue, experts gathered online in December with some tips on how companies can find long-term solutions. However, labor isn’t the only issue. Robert Handfield, professor of supply chain management at North Carolina State University, said climate change, COVID, labor–all of these […]

Andersen Promotes Chris Galvin to President and COO

Nov 15th, 2021

Andersen Corp. recently announced the promotion of Chris Galvin to the role of president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2022. Galvin will become the company’s eleventh president in its 118-year history. Over the course of nearly 20 years with Andersen, Galvin has held leadership roles in corporate finance, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain […]

The Elephant in the Plant

Oct 28th, 2021

Well, dear readers, it’s almost November, and what a strange ride it’s been since we commenced this COVID-induced journey in March 2020. Journey/nightmare … whatever you want to call it—both words apply. Yes, sales are up—way up, but along with that comes supply chain nightmares, logistical challenges, and a non-existent labor pool, the likes of […]

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 […]

Stressed Supply Chains

Jun 24th, 2021

Having been in the window industry for almost 30 years, there was one department I always found to be quiet, unassuming and reliable: the supply chain and purchasing department. They just went about their duties, did their jobs and “stuff” always showed up on time. Sure, there was an occasional blip, but 99% of the […]

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