Posts Tagged ‘ rising interest rates ’

A Slowdown is Happening: Cross Train Your People

Aug 18th, 2022

During customer visits in the last few weeks, the feedback I am getting is that a slowdown is indeed happening. Window fabricators may produce a steady number of units, but new orders do not match daily production levels. Backorders make up the difference. Lead times are coming back down and in some cases are returning […]

YKK AP America Makes $125M Residential Investment

Aug 16th, 2022

YKK AP America Inc. is investing up to $125 million to expand its residential door and window offerings with a new manufacturing facility in Macon, Ga. President Oliver Stepe says the operational goal is to double the company‚Äôs capacity while setting a forward course for the decades to come. Macon has been the headquarters of […]

Builder Confidence Continues to Fall, Housing Market Reaches Inflection Point

Apr 22nd, 2022

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved two points lower to 77 in April, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released earlier this week. It marks the fourth straight month that builder sentiment has declined, as rapidly rising interest rates combined with ongoing […]