July 18, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 28
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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Exterior door line from Woodharbor Doors and Cabinetry

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"CHECK IN WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS"

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Simonton Windows

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Massachusetts Manufacturer Launches Sashlite Line
National Vinyl Products offers a product line that incorporates integrated†sash technology from Sashlite Inc... read more

AAMA Supporting New Hurricane Research Effort
University of Florida researchers and AAMA are collaborating to measure wind-driven†rain during hurricane landfall... read more

New York Testing Lab Moves to Bigger Facility
ETC Laboratories will transition to an 83,000-square-foot facility in Rochester, N.Y., later this year... read more

China Exporting More Doors
Door exports from Mainland China are expected to top $2 billion in 2007óup from $1.3 billion in 2006... read more

German Window Market Rebounding
Window sales in Germany are increasing, according to a recent report from Vienna-based Interconnection Consulting... read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

e-Poll
Are there states or localities where your company won't do business due to onerous requirements to meet code or get a permit?
Yes, it's a common problem and we avoid a number of places.
It's not a big problem; there are one or two places we avoid.
There are major challenges in some places, but we don't avoid those markets.
We don't have any real problems on this front.


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John Swanson,
editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

We have a link in The Outside View... this week to a report from a Gary, Ind., newspaper, about a door manufacturer that wonít do installations in the city because the permit process is too time consuming.

Itís not the first such story Iíve heard. More than one window and door person has said to me, ďwe avoid that city like the plagueĒ when Iíve told them Iím from New York. Similar comments have been made about certain parts of Florida and California.

We all complain about too much red tape, but how widespread is this sort of avoidance? Thatís our poll question for the week. And, if you have any particular horror stories or maybe even an amusing anecdote,
email me and let me know.

RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLLó"Where does your company stand with RFID technology?":
Many don't see radio frequency identification technology helping them in the near future,†but†some suggest it may be catching on in the window and door industry.
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