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  • Tips for creating case study content
    SEO and website conversion are fairly complex and multi-faceted, Harshaw wrote in a recent installment of Your Business Matters in Window + Door magazine. The bedrock foundation of both: great content. Of the four types of content he outlined in that article—including core content, blogs, online reviews—he offers the following examples for creating case studies. Videos Everyone knows... more »
  • A look inside Stealth Finishing’s color technologies
    Editor’s note: This case study is an extension of the conversation from an In the Trenches article originally published in the August issue of Window & Door. Click here to read about lamination as a finishing option for fenestration. As the demand for color in the window industry increases, so does the demand for applicators of these finishes. This trend was a key reason for the... more »
  • Related reading | Automation: Machine manufacturers report the labor shortage and increased efficiencies as primary drivers in the move toward more automation Automation Across the Pond Europe generally is more advanced than the Americas in the building products field and technology, and the same holds true with machinery. Tony Mehringer, vice president of sales and marketing, Sturtz... more »
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  • Not a simple switch
      Related Reading | Labor and Automation: How automation and technology make people less necessary, more important  Technology may be enticing and a solution to some labor woes. However, industry companies are faced with many challenges when considering technology investment. Often at the top of the list is cost. “There are levels of automation and workforce reduction... more »
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  • How brand awareness and company assessment factor into recruiting and company culture
    In the article Investing in the #1 Asset published in the March/April 2019 issue, sources shared insights on how strong personnel relationships build better businesses. Part of the relationship equation relies on how employees see the company they work for. Here, brand awareness comes into play as part of the personnel equation, as does improving company leadership. Brand awareness While... more »
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    Links to additional resources Top-Selling Windows & Doors Facets of Top-Selling Design Investing in the #1 Asset Building Better Business How brand awareness and company assessment factor into recruiting and company culture By Bethany Stough Additional resources to download 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Best Practices for Effective Feedback Developing Others Three Perceptual Positions... more »