Posts Tagged ‘ price increases ’

Exceptional Customer Service Can Set You Apart

Mar 21st, 2024

Materials, components, labor and transportation costs have risen dramatically over the last few years. The result has been price increases for door and window products. Most door and window manufacturers held off for as long as they could for fear of losing prospective customers and market share. However, eventually price increases became necessary. So, with […]

Industry Prices Continue to Rise

Jun 24th, 2022

The combination of material cost increases, supply chain disruptions, and other economic pressures has forced companies throughout the globe to raise prices. These volatile factors have also impacted the fenestration and glass industries, which have seen companies such as Guardian Glass announce price increases and surcharges. Guardian is not alone, as other suppliers issued price increases, including […]

Guardian Glass Announces Price Increases and Surcharges

Jun 14th, 2022

Guardian Glass cites extreme volatility in raw material costs, supply chain disruptions and industry conditions in a letter to its U.S. and Canadian customers announcing price increases on all shipments starting next week. It also announced its energy, transportation and silver surcharges will now undergo monthly adjustments. “The global situation facing all of us has […]

Stressed Supply Chains

Jun 24th, 2021

Having been in the window industry for almost 30 years, there was one department I always found to be quiet, unassuming and reliable: the supply chain and purchasing department. They just went about their duties, did their jobs and “stuff” always showed up on time. Sure, there was an occasional blip, but 99% of the […]

Outsmarting Supply and Labor Issues with Outsourcing

Jun 22nd, 2021

The door and window industry is on the brink of what’s traditionally been our busy season. But for many of us, it feels like it’s been busy season for the past year. A hot housing market, low interest rates and homeowners looking to make enhancements to their spaces—they’ve all worked to drive a major spike […]