June 13, 2007
Vol 2 | Num 24
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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Ecotilt vertical slider window kit from Mighton Products

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Contributed by
Simonton Windows

The Latest...

IGMA, AAMA Meet Together in California
Huntington Beach, Calif.—Globalization is moving faster than we realize, but the U.S. economy remains one of the... read more

Hurd Workers Scrap Union
Employees of Hurd Windows & Doors voted last week to deunionize the company’s Merrill, Wis., facility... read more

PCBC Sends Message of Performance
Photo of PCBC attendeesSan Francisco—If this year’s International Builders’ Show focused on aesthetics and differentiation, its West Coast counterpart, PCBC: The Premier Building Show, took a different path. At this show, exhibitors... read more

CMI Completes Texas Plant
CraftMaster Manufacturing Inc. has wrapped up construction of its new interior door production facility in Garland, Texas... read more

Conference Focuses on Expanding Color Options for Vinyl Windows and Other Building Products
Charlotte, N.C.—Technology is improving to meet growing market demand for color in plastic building materials... read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

What percentage of your prospects and/or customers get the majority of product and service information from your company electronically?
More than 75%
50% to 75%
25% to 50%
10% to 25%
Less than 10%

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John Swanson,
Window & Door editor/associate publisher

According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 WDweekly recipients, 98 percent rate our coverage as “good” or better. In fact, 56 percent say we’re “very good” and another 15 percent score us as “excellent.”

That was pretty great feedback to receive, but we’re not resting on our laurels. This week, we’re proud to introduce a new streamlined look to WDweekly. Based on the survey results, we’re enhancing our Tip of the Week also, to make it more industry specific and broader in scope. In the future, we’ll go beyond marketing to address such topics as safety, maintenance, legal issues and human resources.

At Window & Door, our electronic efforts will continue to evolve. And since we’re taking a new step this week, I thought I would use our weekly poll to see where the industry is on the evolutionary scale. As usual, I’d like to hear your comments too. Do you still print a catalog? Do you still talk to people?
Email me and let me know how your communications with customers has changed.

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RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLL—"How would selling three standard, non-white colors, with a minimal upcharge, affect your sales?":
Color has fans, but not everyone get’s excited about it.
Click here to see what the industry has to say about opportunities with color.

Editor’s note: WDweekly would like to thank Simonton Windows for contributing the first “new and improved” Tip of the Week. If your company is interested in making a similar contribution to a future edition, please email me to find out more.
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