Greener Products Mean Greener Windfalls for Landscaping Manufacturers

Greener Products Mean Greener Windfalls for Landscaping Manufacturers

Demand for landscaping products stands to benefit greatly from rising consumer preference for eco-friendly solutions. Find out how manufacturers are using green products to draw in outdoor enthusiasts, and which regions are already seeing more radical changes to the landscape.


Facing Losses, Carpet & Rug Manufacturers Scramble to Diversify

Facing Losses, Carpet & Rug Manufacturers Scramble to Diversify

In the global flooring market, a sharp trend toward luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has spurred some traditional carpet and rug manufacturers to diversify their product portfolios. Find out what makes LVT so appealing, as well as which new products have been introduced to meet the increased demand.


Acquisitions Highlight Growth for Custom, Luxury Windows & Doors

Acquisitions Highlight Growth for Custom, Luxury Windows & Doors

Steady gains in premium window and door sales have prompted some manufacturers to expand their presence in this corner of the market. Find out how window and door-focused firms like JELD-WEN and Pella are using acquisitions to fuel quick growth.


Hurricane Season & Its Impact on Windows & Doors

Hurricane Season & Its Impact on Windows & Doors

Owning a home in hurricane-prone coastal regions can be dangerous and costly. Find out which reinforced window and door products homeowners are choosing to protect themselves and their residences against the high velocity gusts and windborne debris associated with violent storms.


Product Performance & Design Versatility Spur Increase in Metal Roofing Installations

Product Performance & Design Versatility Spur Increase in Metal Roofing Installations

In recent years, metal roofing has seen increasing use in both commercial and residential constructions. Find out what qualities make metal such a desirable roofing material, and what the market looks like going forward.


Perpetual Pavement: An Innovation That Improves Asphalt Roads

Perpetual Pavement:  An Innovation That Improves Asphalt Roads

Three-layer asphalt road structure - dubbed "Perpetual Pavement" - may be the key to more economical, durable infrastructure. Find out the science behind perpetual pavement, and discover which states have already taken advantage of this long lasting technology.


Sky High: Innovative Elevator Technologies Enable More Efficient Tall Buildings

Sky High: Innovative Elevator Technologies Enable More Efficient Tall Buildings

Elevator technology and skyscraper architecture have a symbiotic relationship, with improvements in one encouraging new developments in the other. In recent years, elevator manufacturers have developed (or are currently testing) new technologies, to increase the speed, and travel distance of elevators, and to allow multiple cabs to operate in the same shaft, all in the name of allowing skyscrapers to grow even taller.


Shortage of Skilled Tradespeople Affecting Roofing Industry

Shortage of Skilled Tradespeople Affecting Roofing Industry

Roofing contractors and other construction professionals would view a surge in calls for reroofing jobs as a golden opportunity. However, in recent years, a shortage of experienced roofers created challenges for many contractors. Find out how this labor shortage impacts roofing materials choices.


Trump: EPA Water Conservation Efforts Do Not Make WaterSense

Trump:  EPA Water Conservation Efforts Do Not Make WaterSense

The President's proposed 2018 budget eliminates funding for the EPA's WaterSense voluntary water efficiency product certification program. Find out how the elimination of this popular program would impact consumers and manufacturers of plumbing fixtures.


New Windows Shed Light on Contemporary Living Trends

New Windows Shed Light on Contemporary Living Trends

When it comes to windows, homeowners and builders want the whole package: a product that provides a modern, customized appearance while also boosting energy efficiency. To appeal to consumers, window manufacturers are competing on performance as much as style, expanding product lines to feature new energy-efficient, low-maintenance windows with sleek, contemporary designs.