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Up Your Digital Game to Win in an Era of Physical Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the planet. Manufacturing organizations face new operational challenges because frontline staff can’t take their work to the safety of their homes, and potential customers are blocked from the market by social/physical distancing requirements. How can businesses of all sizes meet these new requirements?

By Chris Kammer | May 11, 2020

Invest During Difficult Times

5 fundamental questions to consider when reevaluating goals and performance.

5 Steps Companies Can Take to Improve Their Financial Position in a Crisis

Business owners can take measures to improve their financial position and absorb financial shocks while limiting their impact on business.  

Take 3 Steps to Protect Your Business from the Coronavirus Pandemic

The three areas where business owners can concentrate their efforts are on education, anticipating supply chain issues, and marketing and sales activities. 

Are You a Top Manufacturer?

Window + Door’s annual Top Manufacturers list (formerly, the Top 100 Manufacturers) is an important benchmarking tool for the industry. In addition to the industry growth this study tracks, the Top Manufacturers report also aims to provide a general overview of window and door manufacturer health.

Calculated Change

Do you feel technology is advancing too fast for you to keep up? Do you focus too much on how changing machines, software, and/or processes will disrupt your facility, and less on the future benefits of these changes? As technology continues to evolve and improve, these advancements promise to improve everything—cost, quality, flexibility, delivery, process, speed and design. But this fact still leaves window and door fabricators without answers.

By Chris Kammer | February 25, 2020

Trust, Market Optimism and Growing Framing Diversity

I’ve played window historian on this blog in the past, tracking specifically the way that vinyl has ascended over the decades from a mistrusted bargain material to the undisputed market leader. Why the shift? There have been material improvements, of course. Standards and certifications helped, too. But above all, the general public came to trust vinyl. And consumers have since reaped the benefits that high-performance vinyl framing can provide.