Posts Tagged ‘ efficiency ’

Shoring Up Your Skill Sets This Busy Season

Jun 22nd, 2023

It’s summer. That means a couple of things for door and window manufacturers. First: It’s busy season. From now until the fall (and possibly beyond) orders will be up, and you’ll need to meet increased demand with ramped up production. The pace will be quick and you’ll need to be sure you’re not letting speed […]

They Are Not Your Grandparents’ Windows

Feb 6th, 2023

This time last year, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) launched a campaign to encourage more people—builders, remodelers, architects, individual homeowners and others—to not take the state of their windows for granted. The campaign has had success with several national organizations, industry groups and magazines, and a few manufacturers are joining the effort. But there is […]

10 Trends that will Shape the Future of Construction

Jun 3rd, 2022

Want to stay on the cusp of future construction trends? The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Vision Team and Futures Council can help as it compiled ten ways the construction industry is transforming. 1. Increased regulation of carbon-based fuels spurs adoption of alternative power solutions. Further pushes for alternative energy sources are likely to add […]

The Second “M”

May 19th, 2022

Earlier this month, I wrote about The Three “M”s that Will Define Your Company’s Future, with the first M being Marketing. The second M is Machinery. Never before has machinery been so important to the window and door industry. Machinery does three things. Number One: Machinery improves efficiency if used correctly. The operative words here […]

The 7 Keys to a Successful Training Program in 2022 (Part 1)

May 16th, 2022

In 2022, most industry sales training programs are either too short, leading to immediate re-training or turnover, or too long, causing individuals to look elsewhere at jobs where they can earn more (and more quickly). To maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your sales team, there are seven areas you need to focus on, including: […]

American Jobs Plan Calls for $213 billion in Building and Retrofitting

Apr 19th, 2021

With an eye on U.S. infrastructure, environmental protection and competition with China, President Joe Biden debuted the American Jobs Plan in recent weeks, calling on Congress to place significant investments into rebuilding the U.S. economy. As the second part of a presidential agenda labeled “Build Back Better,” the plan focuses on job creation and improvements […]