September 5, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 35
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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Ply Gem Adding CertainTeed Window Business
Ply Gem Industries Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the vinyl window business of CertainTeed Corp... read more

Window & Door Announces Crystal Achievement Winners
Picture of Crystal Achievement Awards logoWindow & Door is pleased to announce its 2007 Crystal Achievement Award winners. The program recognizes significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing and marketing... read more

Jeld-Wen Grows in Washington
Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to spend about $6.5 million to renovate a building currently on the site of its Yakima, Wash. property... read more

GlassBuild Opens Next Week with Record Number of Exhibitors
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will set new records when it opens next Monday in Atlanta... read more

WDMA Executive Leaves
The WDMA board of directors has announced that Joel Hoiland, its president, has left the organization... read more

Frank Lowe Starts New Site
Photo of Frank Lowe representatives breaking groundFrank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. has started construction on its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility, located about 20 miles east of its current Farmington, N.Y. location... read more

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The Talk...

What are your plans for GlassBuildAmerica?
I'll be attending, looking to see what's new.
I'll be there; my company's exhibiting.
I won't be there, but others from my company are going.
We've gone before, but we're passing this year.
It's never been on our calendar.

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John Swanson,
editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

The kids are back in school and Iím busy tying up loose ends before heading to Atlanta next week for GlassBuild America. As usual, Iím looking forward to seeing whatís new on the floor and catching up with industry friends.

The event should provide a good gauge of the industryís mood. Weíre all making preparations for 2008 and Iím very interested to hear what exhibitors and attendees alike expect for the coming year.

What about youóare you going? Thatís our poll question of the week. And, as usual, Iíd love to hear from you.
Email me and let me know what your company might be looking for as far as new products and equipment as you get ready for 2008.

RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLLó"Assuming equivalent energy efficiency, we could sell a "greener" window or door...": ...for not much more than an ordinary window or door it would seem.
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