Money is Key for Door and Window Manufacturers in Today's Economy,
Though traffic may have been scarce at times during this week's
GlassBuild America, those door and window manufacturers that were
in attendance were looking for ways to become leaner and save money,
according to several suppliers and exhibitors.
EAM-Mosca was just one of the many companies offering a solution
for this. The company offers a strapping machine for doors and windows,
which is designed not only to work quickly and efficiently, but
also to cut down on packaging costs.
|While Fenetech had its own booth, the company
also was represented in the SoftSolutions booth, and the VinylLink
booth--two programs designed to save manufacturers money.
Austria-based SoftSolutions, which just teamed up with FeneTech
for its U.S. sales, offers line scanner products designed to scan
glass for defects.
"We see lots of interest from companies because it saves them
time and money," said Christian Krenn of SoftSolutions. The
line scanner product can be installed on a horizontal or vertical
NetApps, a software company, was offering another way to save time
and money-by providing a software package that provides services
throughout the life of a door or window, from the in-home quoting
process right down to the manufacturing floor of the plant.
"You save time, you save money," said Alain Ackad, sales
manager for the Quebec-based company. "The world is getting
smaller and we want to be a part of that for manufacturers. We want
to give manufacturers a way to help them out in this hard time."
A LAMATEK representative said the company's EcoBlocks, which are
designed as both a green and a cost-saving product, are going over
well for the same reason. "Manufacturers are looking for anything
to save money," she said.
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