Are You Looking for New Vendors?

John G. Swanson
March 3, 2009
THE TALK...

"The word is out and it's amazing how the phone is just ringing off the hook!" That's what one manufacturer that offers windows qualifying for the new tax credit recently told me. One glass supplier also reported a significant uptick in window manufacturer inquiries into its higher-performance low-E products.

e-Poll
With the new tax credit requirements, our company:
Is ready to go with qualifying products in our line.
Is looking at new potential vendors to upgrade line.
Does not have qualifying product, but does not plan to change.


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I suspect the sudden shift to the 30/30 requirements in the stimulus package has a number of companies scrambling for new sources of supply. How much of the industry will have to change quickly, I don't know. I'm still waiting for NFRC to tell me how many manufacturers in their database offer qualifying products. But I thought I would use this week's poll to get a better handle on the situation.

And if you'd like to share your stories, we'd love to hear them. Are you looking for new vendors? Are you seeing a surge in calls from customers looking to meet the new requirements? Send me an email and tell me about it.