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November 4, 2020
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Window + Door Awards Presents: Innovation in Crisis

To recognize the extraordinary innovation among companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Window + Door Awards program presents Innovation in Crisis. The following stories exemplify how those in the industry tackled an unprecedented scenario head-on, adjusted operations to protect their employees and customers, gave back to their communities and stayed afloat during an undisputedly challenging time. Read More

Federal Reserve Reduces Minimum Loan Size for Main Street Lending Program
OSHA Publishes Guidance on Face Coverings in Warm Climates
NGA Welcomes New Board Members
Roto Offers New Antiviral Technology Coating
FGIA Webinar to Introduce IGMA Technical Binder
Solar Innovations Adds 1,600 Solar Panels to its Facility
Soft Tech Introduces Updated Logo
The Talk
Take the 2021 Industry Pulse Survey
By Laurie Cowin
At 2020’s onset, companies agreed business was good and opportunity ripe. They saw space to grow their companies, product lines and market presence. Innovation was forefront in some minds, both in terms of production and aesthetics.
No one could have predicted the coronavirus and its sweeping affect on the residential fenestration supply chain. By the end of March, the economy was nearly shut down and didn’t begin to emerge until May. The government deemed many of our businesses as “essential” so we could operate in a limited and safe capacity during this time, but it was still a time rife with uncertainty and cost-cutting measures. No one knew what the following week would bring, let along the remainder of the year.
But then something happened we didn’t expect: the housing market statistics jumped to numbers unparalleled in strength. Suppliers and manufacturers to the industry report booming demand; some are seeing the strongest numbers they ever have.
With such a yo-yo year almost in our rearview mirror, it’s time to look ahead with Window + Door’s annual Industry Pulse survey. The survey takes stock of the current marketplace and paints a picture of what’s to come for all areas of the supply chain. 





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