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November 7, 2012
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Window and Door Manufacturers Weather the Storm

In addition to power outages, gas shortages have stalled Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, and window and door manufacturers in the affected regions say it's still too early to gauge the storm’s full impact on the industry. Read more...

Follow the Rules When Doing Background Checks

If you're in a position to hire more employees, you’ll want to hire the “right” people. And to help find the "right people," your  company may be planning to perform background checks. Read more...

Masonite to Lose Some Retail Business
Masonite International Corp. reports it was recently notified by its second largest retail customer that it will reduce its interior door business with the manufacturer. Read more...

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Crystal Windows Featured on A&E Series
Contact Updates Website
GlassCraft Implements New Finishing System
Ultrafab Adds Chiappetta
The Talk

By Nicole Harris, publisher

“I feel lucky,” a Connecticut-based business friend told me following Hurricane Sandy.  “I have electricity and a roof, unlike the businesses on either side of me.”

Sometimes, it is just about luck, but it’s also good to have a disaster recovery plan in place for your company.  In the case of my friend, Tom, the potential for long-term power outages and order drop-off during Sandy was visceral, as his entire company is VoIP and cell-phone based. So, he called his phone provider for a back-up plan.  Within hours, his phone service was connected to a 4G network box, allowing him to maintain contact with his employees and anxious tri-state area customers when the power went out.   

As the luckier homeowners and businesses start to rebuild, our poll question of the week is:  Do you have a disaster recovery plan for your business?  Email me or post a comment about your experiences, post-Sandy or otherwise.

Has Hurricane Sandy Impacted Your Business?

Our poll results indicate that the majority of window and door companies have not felt the effects of Hurricane Sandy, at least not yet. Read more...

Do you have a disaster recovery plan for your company?
Yes, we have a solid disaster recovery plan for our business.
Yes, we had a plan, but not for this type of disaster and need to update.
No, we do not have a plan, but plan to create one very soon.

The Outside View
Robust Improvement for Housing is Lifting Economic Growth
From NAHB Eye on the Economy
How Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath Will Affect The Housing Market's Recovery
From Forbes
Romney Praises Roanoke Co. Business
From WSET ABC 13


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