Posts Tagged ‘ window manufacturers ’

The Question that Saved My Business

Nov 18th, 2022

Dissent. Disagreement. Division. Divisiveness. Dog and pony show. Dereliction of Duty. Demonization. (Why do they all start with D?) Raise your hand if you’re sick of hearing those terms repeatedly in the news – ad nauseam around election cycles. And most of them are wrong or harmful all of the time. But one of them […]

Enhance Your Demand Curve

Oct 20th, 2022

Many window manufacturers are reporting that sales are slowing down. The last few years we really didn’t have to worry about demand. We had other things to deal with like supply chain. Now, many fabricators are finally seeing a slowdown and are feeling uncertain about 2023. Well, when it comes to demand, it would be […]

Innovation – Creating a ‘Must Have’ Mentality in the Marketplace

Sep 8th, 2022

I landed upon this recent article by Nicole Spector and after reading it, it does appear that the jury is still out as to whether or not we are really in a recession. Some indicators seem to point toward a recession while others are suggesting the economy is still in good shape. Most of my […]

FlexScreen Partners with Erdman Automation, Offers Manufacturing Licensing Options

Jul 22nd, 2022

FlexScreen recently announced its partnership with Erdman Automation from Princeton, Minn. Erdman has created an exclusive, automated, high-efficiency line that FlexScreen says allows window manufacturers to produce FlexScreen for less than they can make standard aluminum window screens. The partnership marks the first time FlexScreen’s will license its technology to others that want to manufacture […]

Is JIT Dead – And Is a New Model Needed?

Aug 5th, 2021

It is forecasting time, and I am working on sales projections for 2022. So, I am visiting with customers and asking them what projections for next year may look like. Usually, I get fairly solid answers like, “this year we grew 10%, and we feel next year it may slow down a bit, but we […]