Posts Tagged ‘ growth ’

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 […]

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 […]

The Forecast for 2023? A 50/50 Chance of Pane

Jan 5th, 2023

Forecasts are tough. Don’t you just love it when the weatherman calls for a 50% chance of rain? How can he be right? How can he be wrong? So, let’s talk about the forecast for the door and window industry. Overall, 2022 proved to be a very good year with most door and window fabricators […]

Same ‘Stuff’ Different Day—WMA Takes Aim at Lingering Issues, This Year in Person

Oct 5th, 2021

The weather was dreary this morning in Mobile, Ala.—a touch cool with light rain—but not severe enough to dampen business. A backdrop of grey skies against local port activities is suiting for an industry that’s overcast with labor and shipping challenges, yet still managing to experience growth and keep things moving. “The perception is that […]

Continued Demand Equals Increase in Net Sales for Quanex

Sep 3rd, 2021

Solid net sales growth and a repayment of bank dept to the tune of $15 million were just some of the highlights from the third quarter financial results released yesterday by Quanex Building Products Corp. The company reported net sales of $279.9 million during the three months ended July 31, 2021, which represents growth of […]

FGIA Statistical Review and Forecast: A Tale of Two Markets

May 17th, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) released the FGIA 2020/2021 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast recently, and the results back current perspectives for the residential market—growth that will continue through 2021. Meanwhile, the report points to decreases in the commercial sector. Residential Growth Total housing starts rebounded strongly after an initial COVID-19 slowdown and […]

June Newscast: Fast-Growing Dealers

Jun 14th, 2017

As the housing market recovers, many door and window dealers are seeing business soar. DWM’s June newscast previews the latest issue of the magazine and zooms in on some companies that are showing explosive growth. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Economists Say Housing Will See Upturn; Warn Headwinds May Impede Growth

Jan 24th, 2013

Economists speaking at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas say the housing market will begin to pick up speed in its recovery during 2013, but note that this growth may be met with some opposition. “Nearly every measure of housing market strength—sales, starts, prices, permits and builder confidence—has been trending upward in recent months […]