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Laurie Cowin

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Laurie Cowin is managing editor of Window + Door and its sister publication, Glass Magazine. Contact her at lcowin@glass.org

COVID-19 Economic Outlook: Race Against Time

Policymakers are acting fast to keep the economy as stable as possible and reduce the duration of an inevitable recession in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Ali Wolf, chief economist of Meyers Research, in a webinar on March 25.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What are your obligations for paid and unpaid leave?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is slated to take effect no later than April 2 and is set to last until the end of 2020. Per the act’s stipulations, employers are required to provide some paid relief for employees, but employers may apply for tax credits on a quarterly basis that will…

Initial Outlook: Economic Impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing with it global uncertainty, fueled by unknowns as to long-term impacts, duration and economic implications. “It’s a given we will have an adverse economic impact in the first and second quarters of 2020,” said Ali Wolf, chief economist of Meyers Research, during a…

Are You a Top Manufacturer?

Window + Door’s annual Top Manufacturers list (formerly, the Top 100 Manufacturers) is an important benchmarking tool for the industry. In addition to the industry growth this study tracks, the Top Manufacturers report also aims to provide a general overview of window and door manufacturer health.

Multi-panel Doors | Big, Bold, High Performance

Bigger openings, more glass, larger panels and narrower frames dominate the multi-panel door market today. All of these attributes fulfill what customers seem to want most: a connection with the outdoors and prolific natural light.  

Multi-panel Configurations

Overall project considerations, functionality, performance, aesthetics, available wall space, desired purpose and interaction, and budget all determine which type of multi-panel door is appropriate for a given project, including multi-slide, bifold and lift-and-slide configurations.  

Closer Look

Materials heavily influence the aesthetics and performance considerations of multi-panel doors, as well as impacting ease of functionality. 

After the Storm

Natural disasters often spur conversations around resiliency in building, but the term can be vague and broadly defined. 

Hope After the Storm

With hurricanes predicted to worsen in the coming years, according to a study by Yale University, the resiliency conversation is more important to the building products industry than ever. Certainly, smart building practices and materials are paramount to the conversation, but even the strongest of…