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Laurie Cowin

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Laurie Cowin is editor of Window + Door. Contact her at lcowin@glass.org

A Refreshing Return to Business

The FGIA Virtual Summer Conference provided a detailed look at what's happening and what's to come in the fenestration and glazing space. 

2021 Top Manufacturers Report

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

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.  

Virtual Sales Are Here to Stay

The virtual tools companies adopted to maintain business continuity during the coronavirus are here to stay.

Extruding Solutions

Vinyl extrusions need to meet increasingly stringent performance criteria while matching the design flexibility customers want.

Replacement Windows in Action

Case studies show the transformative power of replacement windows.

Virtually Speaking

Conversations at industry events look at what to keep an eye on in the coming year.

Make Work Cool Again

Although the skilled labor shortage is a long-discussed topic, it’s a conversation happening with renewed vigor, particularly as companies are experiencing record-high business and feeling the labor shortage more acutely as they struggle to keep up with demand.