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AGC to Sell North American Architectural Glass Business to Cardinal Glass Industries

Officials from AGC Inc. announced the company will sell its North American architectural glass business to Cardinal Glass Industries, according to a June 15 AGC release. The $450 million deal is subject to the approval of the related authorities, and the earliest closing would be July 2021,…

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…

Are You Ready for the Challenges Ahead?

Every January, I take my company through a process to prepare it for the year’s challenges. The goal is to position the company to handle problems and take advantage of opportunities. 

Can Houzz Help Manufacturers with Marketing?

The pandemic has made digital marketing and sales a must for most companies, and resulted in many people investigating online platforms they had not used in the past. Recently, podcast hosts Zach Williams and Beth PopNikolov of the “Smarter Building Materials Marketing” podcast, sat down to address…

4 to Watch: Policy Expectations for the Year Ahead

At the Window & Door Manufacturers Association Spring Virtual Meeting and Legislative Conference in March, experts discussed what the next year might hold in regard to housing, labor, safety and health policy. Speakers agreed that COVID, climate and energy efficiency are most likely to…

How to Support Women Working in the Pandemic

Recruiting and retaining a more gender-diverse workforce has been a longtime concern for the construction industry. Now, it is possible the gains that have been made could be threatened by the pandemic; more than a quarter of women are considering leaving the workforce, temporarily or permanently.

Groundhog Day

There are a lot of factors that are out of our control right now in the industry—the start and stop of the economy, supply issues, and the need to adjust midstream, to name a few. When faced with the same challenges repeatedly, instead of throwing in the towel, we have the unique opportunity to…

4 Considerations for Managing Metrics During COVID-19

It is critical anyone in business measure the bottom line and ensure the company is operating in a profitable manner. Those that are just holding on or sitting idle have the biggest threat in a pandemic, because the future cannot be forecasted exactly with so many factors out of control.

How Will Coronavirus Affect Manufacturing and Construction?

Now that cases of coronavirus have increased across the country, and cities and states have instituted more extreme measures to control the spread, the construction and manufacturing sectors could be in for more serious disruptions. Some reports from across the industry:

Roto North America Wins Market Performance Award

Roto North America won the 2019 Best Market Performance from Roto Frank Window and Door Technology.