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Manufacturing

Purposeful Automation

Before you jump into automation, clearly state your objectives and what you are trying to achieve, as well as the cost of capital considerations. You also need to ask yourself, “Why are you automating?” and, “What is the right level of automation for your business?” By focusing on these two…

The Tight Supply Side

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

5 Takeaways from the 2021 Top Manufacturers Report

This year’s Top Manufacturers report revealed several key takeaways about the manufacturing and housing markets as a whole, and how residential fenestration manufacturers fit into it.

Process Improvements

The best current technology in welding and cleaning is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Incremental improvements allow window and door fabricators to continue growing without major plant overhauls or building expansions. 

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.  

2020 State of Fenestration Manufacturing Report

In these unprecedented times, Window + Door provides this state of fenestration manufacturing report in lieu of our annual Top Manufacturers report and list. Find snapshots and insights from industry sources, as well as some statistics from our survey.   

Factory View: An Eye to the Future

Component and end-product manufacturers in the residential fenestration industry all seem to agree on one thing: the coronavirus pandemic and its associated effects are unprecedented and have caused businesses to alter and re-think how they operate. 

Be Ready for What’s Next

Adaptable automation allows manufacturers more flexibility in times of uncertainty.   

Lean Manufacturing

Tried-and-true lean processes lead to an extraordinary customer experience.