Posts Tagged ‘ fabricators ’

Branding Strategy: That’s When They’ll Fall for the Leader of the Pack

Jun 15th, 2023

A year or two ago, buying doors and windows was all about availability. Due to insane levels of marketplace demand coupled with supply chain issues, lead times were stretched out to six to 12 months. Selling fenestration products was all about availability. If your lead time was faster, you could easily prevail over your competition […]

Carry On My Wayward Son

Mar 2nd, 2023

With Energy Star 7 looming on the horizon, I am seeing fabricators considering one of three main paths. The Wayward Sons With requirements becoming more difficult and costly to meet, some fabricators are simply not going to do it any longer, but they will “carry on” (like the song by rock group Kansas) with an […]

Refocusing

Feb 2nd, 2023

With things slowing down temporarily, door and window executives are finally able to catch their breath and refocus their companies’ plans for steady and sustained growth. In talking to the leaders of various companies, I have found there are three key areas that are being evaluated for possible change. Sourcing With the recent supply chain […]

Don’t Panic With This Slowdown but Prepare for the Next Surge

Jan 19th, 2023

I just had dinner with a customer who was eager to talk about the state of the economy. “What is happening to business?” he asked. “I have not seen it this slow in some time! What is going on? We need to discuss the state of the economy and what I need to do to […]

Trade Shows: Why You Can’t Afford to Stay Home

Oct 6th, 2022

Can you afford to take time away to go to upcoming trade shows? Well, most of my customers are still as busy as ever, despite the slowdown in new construction and thanks to backorders. But unfortunately, due to inflation and higher interest rates, a slowdown is just on the horizon. Holiday spending will be more […]

PGT Innovations Headquarters Hires 100+

Jul 23rd, 2020

A career fair in June netted door and window manufacturer PGT Innovations more than 100 new employees at its North Venice, Fla.-based headquarters, for positions including manufacturing technicians, fabricators, material handling technicians, and drivers. “At the core of PGT Innovations is a culture of family and team member growth,” said Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations president […]