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COVID-19

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…

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.

President Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, into law on Thursday, March 11.

An Optimistic Outlook for a Busy Industry

Last week’s FGIA Virtual Annual Conference was packed with information for the fenestration and glazing industries, and covered everything from economics to safety to design to codes and regulations, and more. Read on for some of the key residential takeaways from the event.

The 2021 Industry Pulse

Despite challenges around COVID-19, the industry looks forward to a robust 2021 and beyond as demand is booming and residential construction posts historically strong numbers.

How Video Can Help Launch New Products

How to successfully launch a new building product in the midst of COVID-19.

Macro economic Rebound in Focus

The shape of the macroeconomic rebound is coming into focus as 2020 nears its end, said Connor Lokar, ITR Economics, during the GlassBuild Connect presentation on Sept. 8. Housing remains a bright spot in the overall construction industry, which likely hasn’t experienced the full effects of the…

Supply Chain Complications

Building materials retailers and suppliers take stock of supply chain disruptions, potential recovery.

Economic Update: Recovery is underway, but expect a slow return to normal

Leading indicators of the health of the residential construction and remodeling market send mixed signals about the economic climate, but all agree that challenges exist as the economy emerges from the coronavirus-induced recession.

At 2020’s Midpoint, Taking Stock of an Unprecedented Year

Thoughts on how manufacturing, automation, workforce challenges, and industry events have changed. Plus, comments on the resiliency of the industry.