When it comes to spending, presently our company is...

May 7, 2008

John Swanson,
associate publisher of Window & Door

Talking to equipment suppliers for an upcoming article, they report, not surprisingly, that few window and door makers are expanding capacity these days. Yes, many are replacing old machines or upgrading existing lines, and a good number of manufacturers are re-tooling, but suppliers also note that some manufacturers have pretty much stopped spending all together.

What about your company? That’s our poll question of the week. Even if you’re a dealer or distributor that might need trucks or new computers or whatever, are you making investments? Are you expanding your operations? Whatever your answer is, I’d love to hear from you. Are you just trying to hang on? Are you waiting for signs of market improvement, or is it time to invest now to gain market share later? Email me and let me know.

For poll results and industry feedback about this topic, click to the next page, and read Page 2 of “The Talk...”


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