Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 ’

It’s Trick or Screen as GlassBuild Coincides With America’s Spookiest Holiday

Nov 1st, 2023

GlassBuild America got off to a spooky start Tuesday, as exhibitors leaned into the event’s overlap with Halloween. Quanex used the occasion for a pre-show reveal of its new Meshtec security screens, introduced by none other than Freddy Krueger. The character choice (replete with bladed glove) was fitting for a cut- and puncture-proof product. With […]

Judges in Arizona Rule COVID-19 Can Fall Under Workers Comp

Sep 27th, 2023

A three-judge panel sided with the widow of an employee of Western Millwork who died of COVID-19, ruling that “death or injury from COVID-19 is compensable where the statutory requirements for workers’ compensation are met.” Judges Michael S. Catlett, Paul J. McMurdie and Michael J. Brown upheld a ruling that Kenneth Zerby’s case of COVID-19 […]

Home Remodeling Projected to Decline in 2024

May 3rd, 2023

Homeowners have been making improvements to their dwellings on a steady basis for nearly a decade, with those efforts expanding over the past few years with COVID-19. However, according to the newly released Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) from the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, that trend could come […]

At IBS, Exhibitors Pivot to Custom and High-End Products

Feb 2nd, 2023

While the market for new single-family homes remains tepid, that didn’t affect the mood at this year’s International Builders Show (IBS). With steady crowds persisting throughout the event, it was all smiles in the booths of door and window manufacturers. With shoulder-to-shoulder traffic, “We had to walk outside of the booth in order to make […]

IBS Returns to Full Force, Decking the Halls With More Doors Than Windows

Feb 1st, 2023

If there were a theme song for this year’s International Builders Show (IBS), it might be Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days.” Except in this case, they aren’t passing by so much as they appear to be returning. After a tumultuous experience with a virtual format in 2021 and a subdued in-person turnout in 2022, the show […]

Not This Time

Jan 25th, 2023

I’ve never been one to sit around waiting for just the right time and circumstances—not once I’ve made my mind up about something, at least. These past few years have been no exception, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it has been difficult to do anything with a high level of certainty. […]

The Inflation Reduction Act and Tax Credits

Jan 11th, 2023

Over the past 30 years, I have seen a lot of ups and downs. Just when I thought I had seen it all, COVID-19 came. The past three years have been some of the most interesting I’ve ever experienced in the door and window business, but, as usual, they have brought the creativity of our […]

Back to the Exhibit Floor at GlassBuild America

Oct 21st, 2022

With GlassBuild America 2022 in the rearview, companies now have a lot of work ahead of them. From looking further into new products and services to filling orders for those new products and services, it’s time to apply the takeaways from the exhibit floor in Las Vegas. David Harris of Renolit in Michigan says his […]

Positive Outlooks Reported for Single-Family, Multi-Family and Remodeling Efforts

Sep 27th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference continued on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, updating attendees on the construction and remodeling outlook for 2022. While the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projects decreases in single-family housing starts in the years to come, Collins says those […]

Freedonia Home Improvement Study Points to Continued Demand

Jul 11th, 2022

The rise in home improvement activities during COVID-19 includes doors and windows but extends to bathrooms, home offices and more. A new report from the Freedonia Group examining home improvement trends shows that such projects will likely continue through 2022 as materials and labor become available. Data collected across 2021 and through February 2022 indicates […]