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Predictions: Housing Starts Expected to Remain Robust in 2024

February 6, 2024

With interest rates currently down from a high of 8% in 2023, and the real estate market still experiencing a shortage of existing homes inventory, new home construction accounted for nearly one-third of housing inventory in 2023, up from an average of 10%. New construction captured about 15% of all single-family detached homes, the highest […] Read more

Mitigating Risk and Managing Expectations: Merchants Fasteners Expects the Unexpected

February 6, 2024

With over 13,000 SKUs and growing, Merchants Fasteners Corp. supplies the vast majority of the domestic fenestration industry. Any hiccup in the supply chain can have disastrous results – to Merchants and its customers. Planning for the unexpected isn’t new a new concept for Merchants, a third-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1946. Years […] Read more