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The Power of Relationships Amidst a Supply Crisis

Whether it’s vinyl extrusions, screens, spacer technology or any other critical component in high-performance windows and doors, alignment with the right suppliers is one of the most important things manufacturers can do right now to ensure reliable supply channels.

Two Simple, but Not Easy, Priorities

There are two closely related leadership priorities that can help companies to recruit and retain employees, improve engagement and profitability, and keep workers safe. One: promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; two: address racism and discriminatory practices on the job.

Big Doors, Big Problems

Big doors seem all the rage these days, with large residential doors offering a unique and often spectacular focal point to a home. However, with big doors, come big design problems.

A Refreshing Return to Business

The FGIA Virtual Summer Conference provided a detailed look at what's happening and what's to come in the fenestration and glazing space. 

What Are Google Web Stories, and Do You Need Them?

If you're getting great engagement with "stories" on social media, or if you have products and services that lend themselves to visual marketing, Google Web Stories might be the next online marketing frontier for your business.

Time to Reevaluate

Chances are very good that your company is currently experiencing either a raw materials shortage or difficulty hiring new employees. And there is no indication that either of these challenges will end soon. As is so often the case in business, it may be time to reevaluate and pivot, and here are a few suggestions that may help in the current climate.

7 Areas Where Software Can Advance Your Business

The word “software” can be scary for any business, large or small. Every business is unique, but can still utilize off-the-shelf solutions that are slightly tailored to your company’s needs.

How Offering Payment Options Can Increase Your Leads, Close Rates and Project Sizes

Companies that offer payment options to their customers can increase leads by 50 percent, nearly double their close rate (assuming a 25 percent baseline), and increase project sizes by as much as 44 percent.

The Tight Supply Side

Companies in every part of the supply chain are wrangling with material shortages, high costs and long lead times.

How to Travel Safely During COVID-19

As of this writing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lifted many mask-wearing and physical distancing measures for fully vaccinated people. As travel for in-person events resumes, here is a quick checklist based on existing CDC guidance for domestic travelers.