September 12, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 36
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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GlassBuild Provides First Look
at Many New Products
Photo from GlassBuild show floorWindow and door makers made their way to GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo, this week, and were greeted by a larger show than in past years... read more

Bystronic to Move Headquarters
Bystronic, the supplier of glass and IG processing equipment, will move its headquarters to a recently-opened facility in Colorado... read more

GlassBuild Speaker Helps Companies Strategize in Current Economic Climate
Comparing your business with economic trends, practicing diversification, and understanding the phases of business were the themes of “Building Profits into Tomorrow”... read more

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From what I see, the industry is approaching capital investments...
...with a long-term outlook, investing now to be ready when business rebounds.
...at a slower pace than before, but still with some momentum.
...like the plague, being cautious until they have a better feel for the timing of the recovery.


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Christina Lewellen,
senior editor of Window & Door

Aside from the concrete floors and florescent lighting, trade shows are pretty cool environments. For me, trade shows mean reuniting with my industry contacts, learning new things and listening to exhibitors talk about what fires them up the most—their product offerings and how business is going.

There’s a lot more buzzing this week at GlassBuild America than just equipment being demonstrated on the floor. I’m hearing a lot about the state-of-the-industry. And while the big “when will it be over” question looms, I’ve discovered that plenty of manufacturers are whipping out their checkbooks to make capital investments while they’ve got the time to replace outdated equipment without interrupting production. Simpler machines like saws and corner cleaners are tired from the gangbuster years and many producers are looking for additional ways to cut costs. The market will come back, the industry says, and some manufacturers will be ready. Are you one?
Send me an e-mail and tell me if you’re shopping while there’s time to browse.

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