Posts Tagged ‘ supply chain ’

Energy, Material Costs and Supply Chain Issues Linger Throughout Door, Window Industry

Nov 15th, 2022

WinDoor 2022 has come and gone but increasing energy prices, supply chain issues and material costs linger throughout the door and window industry. Tracy Rogers, a glass specialist at Billco, says that the provider of machinery and parts to the door and window industry has around half a dozen machines that were ordered over a […]

Back to the Exhibit Floor at GlassBuild America

Oct 21st, 2022

With GlassBuild America 2022 in the rearview, companies now have a lot of work ahead of them. From looking further into new products and services to filling orders for those new products and services, it’s time to apply the takeaways from the exhibit floor in Las Vegas. David Harris of Renolit in Michigan says his […]

Enhance Your Demand Curve

Oct 20th, 2022

Many window manufacturers are reporting that sales are slowing down. The last few years we really didn’t have to worry about demand. We had other things to deal with like supply chain. Now, many fabricators are finally seeing a slowdown and are feeling uncertain about 2023. Well, when it comes to demand, it would be […]

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 […]

Masonite Opens New Exterior Door Manufacturing Facility in United Kingdom

Jul 1st, 2022

Masonite International Corp. has announced the opening of a new plant in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The company says the new facility combines the previous Solidor® production and storage sites into one manufacturing hub and utilizes advanced manufacturing automation to improve production efficiency, product quality and the work experience for employees. “The opening of this purpose-built facility […]

Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates By 0.75% to Combat Rising Inflation

Jun 17th, 2022

The Federal Reserve raised the stakes in the fight to combat rising inflation on Wednesday, hiking interest rates by 0.75% in an effort to douse cold water on historic inflation. Door and window industry executives say the increase is necessary but it is likely to test companies’ resolve. Recording-Breaking Rates The rate hike is the […]

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 […]

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