John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door
Most window and door folks I've talked to recently sound more than a
bit disappointed about 2011 to date. Sales are off at many companies and flat at
others. It's not what was expected.
According to our
Industry Pulse study featured in our January/February issue this year,
55 percent of our readers predicted sales would increase slightly in
2010 over 2011. About 15 percent forecast their sales to increase
significantly. It just hasn't happened for a lot of people, I suspect.
So now that we're near the half-way point, how are you feeling about the rest of 2011? That's our poll question of the week. And as usual, I'd like you to share your thoughts and any predictions. Will business pick up? Is your market or niche doing okay already? Are we going to have to wait until 2012 for better sales? Post a comment or email me.
And, from all of us at Window & Door,
I'd like to add, Happy Fourth of July! We're extending the celebration
and taking next week off at WDweekly, but we'll still post breaking news on WindowandDoor.com. We'll be back on July 13.
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