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May/June 2021

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,…

Safety Matters

A plant accident investigation protocol can prevent future incidents.

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…

2021 Top Manufacturers Report

Today’s manufacturers are keeping pace with a robust residential market while grappling with supply-side challenges.

Nova 45 Direct Glazed Doors (DRS1D/DRF1D) | Plastpro

Plastpro’s Nova 45 Direct Glazed Full Lite Door combines many modern trends in one functional door.

4 Tips to Maximize Your Social Media Strategy

Social media is part of doing business in today’s digital environment. Managed strategically, social media can transmit new information and reinforce the positive image you’ve worked diligently to build with your customers, suppliers and other audiences. Crystal Window & Door Systems offers…

Risk Management

Recognize risk in your business to promptly manage it before a problem manifests.

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.

Logistics and Material Shortages in Hardware: One Supplier’s Story

Dan Gray, director of sales, Roto North America, sat down with Window + Door in February to discuss current supply chain challenges, logistical considerations and how to work through them.  

3 Tactics to Contend with Lengthy Lead Times

How to get products to customers in a timely manner despite the ongoing shortages of raw materials and labor.