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February 26, 2020
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2020 Legislative Outlook: Tax Legislation and Overtime Pay

Window and door manufacturers will be dealing with a complex legislative landscape in 2020, according to legislative experts at the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. WDMA officials offered insight regarding upcoming legislation about tax legislation and overtime pay in a recent episode of its podcast, Open & Close. Read More

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The Talk

By Chris Kammer

Do you feel technology is advancing too fast for you to keep up? Do you focus too much on how changing machines, software, and/or processes will disrupt your facility, and less on the future benefits of these changes? As technology continues to evolve and improve, these advancements promise to improve everything—cost, quality, flexibility, delivery, process, speed and design. But this fact still leaves window and door fabricators without answers.  

As with anything, technological advancements can leave once state-of-the-art equipment and processes outdated and sometimes ineffective. Because of advancements in technology and changes in processes, older facilities can become less efficient, have lower throughput and yield and, overall, lag behind newly updated counterparts.   

This highlights a gap developing between window and door fabricators using state-of-the-art equipment and updated processes and those with older equipment and processes. Now, not all equipment or processes go out of date; not all equipment or processes need to be updated or upgraded every year. Therefore, it is important to be judicious in what and how you change. Read more







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