Manufacturers + Suppliers

A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on manufacturers & suppliers for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.

Building Materials

Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

Avoiding supply-chain disruptions in the future (and especially in a crisis) requires a recommitment to American-made products

Building Materials

Pandemic May Shrink Global Trade, Hasten Adoption of Regional Supply Chains

After months of our personal lives shrinking to the confines of our homes, the scope of trade may diminish as well as companies turn to suppliers c

Home Builders, How’s Your Supply Chain?

Home builders in states where construction is deemed essential are moving ahead with projects, but if parts of their supply chain are located in states where residents are in lockdown, or are imported, they’ve had to adjust their sourcing

Building Materials

White Paper Clarifies Steps, Roles for Metal Composite Material Use

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) published “Definitions: Who Does What in the Supply and Installation of MCM,” a white paper that clarifies

How Is the Coronavirus Affecting Building Product R&D?

Although the relative success of the housing market’s pivot to online tools and innovative ways to close on houses are stealing headlines, a much m


Ways Home Builders Can Manage Material Availability Risk

As global and domestic supply chains are affected by the pandemic, home builders can take steps to help minimize builder risk and improve operations


Are You Getting a Good Deal on Your Purchasing?

A little due diligence and a total-cost mindset go a long way to determining if you’re getting a good deal on your purchasing


Concrete Industry Reduces Carbon Footprint by 13% Over Five Years

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) members have lowered their carbon footprint by 13% in five years, according to an association new

Labor + Trade Relations

Process and Product Issues Guarantee One Thing: Job Security for Trades

Are you helping or hindering the profitability of your trades and suppliers? Your answer will determine your own financial success

A Conversation With Whirlpool: Embracing Sustainability

Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director at Whirlpool Corporation, explains the company’s decades-long commitment to sustainability and how the demand for sustainable living has evolved.

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