Door & Window Business
May. 27, 2015

Lumber prices head upward along with homebuilding
Woodworking Network
Prices for lumber futures contracts are beginning to rise, after drifting downward for months. China's building contraction and the winter hiatus knocked down prices, but they could jump dramatically, say analysts, as U.S. homebuilding surges.More

Construction Glass Market Report 2015 — global forecasts to 2020
Nasdaq via Globe Newswire
The global market for construction glass is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.08% from 2015, to reach $1,15,083.65 Million by 2020. Construction glass includes flat glass. Flat glass is widely used for glass doors, glass windows and transparent walls. Construction glass has high strength, excellent insulation, is chemical-resistant, soundproof, has a cost advantage, saves energy and is fire-resistant. These properties make construction glass the most viable option for the construction industry. More

Top causes of construction fatalities identified
Safety.BLR.com
A worker safety advocacy group has released a report on construction fatalities in New York City. Find out the causes of these deaths and make sure you're not putting your employees at similar risk.More

5 steps to a small business marketing plan
Business 2 Community
A business plan helps map out the direction for your small business and a well-executed marketing plan helps you understand how to get there. By providing detailed steps on ways to create brand awareness, increase sales and solidify customer relationships. You may not have a lot of time or the funds to create an extensive marketing strategy — but that does not mean you can't create an effective one. More

Imaginative doors enrich California homes
The Tribune
At its most basic, a door is simply a way to close off an entry point. But for some, that would be a missed opportunity. A door can make a strong first impression. It can underscore a theme or style. It adds architectural interest without the hassle of a major renovation. More

Prompt payment laws: Explaining your right to get paid fast
By Scott Wolfe
Many are engaged in a global debate about an apparent problem with capitalism. Specifically, that as business organizations get large and powerful, they use their leverage and influence unfairly. This debate is seen across many issues. Since the construction industry frequently sees big, well-funded organizations contracting with smaller, capital-needy companies, the industry is already extremely experienced in these issues. More

20 ways to effectively market your small business
Social Media Today
Marketing is an afterthought for most small business owners. Between trying to manage employees and keep customers happy, small businesses owners usually don't have the time create and implement a marketing campaign that drives brand engagement, generates leads and boosts sales. Because we live in a digital age, we're going to focus on the top online marketing strategies that you can use to promote and effectively market your small business. More