December brought the curtain down on a very turbulent 2009. A year which many hope will not be repeated for a very, very long time. Some might say the industry needed such a jolt, to get rid of deadwood suppliers and installers. And in some respects they would be right. Too many bad companies were drifting about, undercutting other companies and stealing business as they were sinking under. Leaving unwitting customers with worthless guarantees.
However, when a company does go, and is forced to without any fault of their own, it is a sad day. Thoughts have to turn the the employees and their families. The businesses that we don’t mind going are the ones that duck and dive their way through business, phoenixing every five minutes, making trading difficult for others around them.