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July 22, 2020
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GlassBuild Connect Delivers Premium Content Throughout September

The glass and fenestration industry’s foremost annual trade show, GlassBuild America, moves online in September 2020 for a month of industry engagement, innovation and education through GlassBuild Connect. The online experience is free to registrants and will feature insightful programming from industry experts and partners every weekday from Sept. 1-30. Read More

Economic Update: Recovery is Underway; Expect a Slow Return to Normal
Indicators of the health of the residential construction and remodeling market send mixed signals about the economic climate, but all agree that challenges exist as the economy emerges from the coronavirus-induced recession. Read More
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Product Spotlight
Quanex Is Here and Can Help Reduce Your Screen Time
Struggling with inventory? Devoting too much floor space to screens production? Looking to boost plant efficiency?  
Quanex’s full-service screens outsourcing solutions can help. Built to your exact specifications, packaged to your preference and delivered according to your production schedule, count on Quanex to meet your every need. Eliminate extra inventory, save costs and floor space, and redirect your capital to higher-margin manufacturing. Learn More.
The Talk
4 Considerations for Managing Metrics During COVID-19
By Tim Finley

We own and operate a small business in the construction market that was started in Q1 2019. Thirteen days after we celebrated our rookie season and first year in business, COVID-19 shut down the U.S. 

I leave it with you to form your own approach/opinion on the personal health factors and how it affects the safety and well-being of you and your circle. I, however, challenge you to not hide from the economic factors and the overall health of the economy. Some industries are thriving, some are bankrupt, some are just holding on and some are just idle waiting to see day to day.

It is critical anyone in business measure the bottom line and ensure the company is operating in a profitable manner. Those that are just holding on or sitting idle have the biggest threat in a pandemic, because the future cannot be forecasted exactly with so many factors out of control.

So, I offer some simple points to consider, none of which are new to business, but good to hear from time to time to keep perspective. Read More 





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