December 19, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 50
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The Latest...

CMI Targets Asia with Joint Venture in China
Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. has made an equity investment in Jilin Fudun Timber Co. A joint venture created by Yawei and TaFu... read more

Brockway-Smith to Handle Jeld-Wen
Fiberglass Doors
Jeld-Wen Inc. has expanded its partnership with Brockway-Smith Co. to become its sole supplier of fiberglass doors... read more

Contact Earns Wood Certification
Contact Industries has achieved the Forest Stewardship Council’s chain-of-custody certification for its architectural moulding and millwork components... read more

Huttig Consolidates Facilities
Huttig Building Products will consolidate and close its facilities in Greensburg, Penn., and Kansas City, Mo... read more

Fenestration China Opens Opportunities for U.S. Companies in the Booming Chinese Market
Fenestration China 2007 provided a stepping stone into the skyrocketing Chinese fenestration and glass industry... read more

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The Talk...

e-Poll
My company's New Year's resolution is to...
...kick it up a notch with customer satisfaction.
...weather the storm and come out of 2008 relatively unscarred.
...focus on employee retention and productivity.
...find ways to be leaner (companies can shed pounds too!)
...expand our geographic scope.
...find a new market niche.
...broaden our product offering.


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Christina Lewellen,
senior editor of Window & Door

Since your Window & Door fruitcake is probably still in the mail (and lost in the mail, if you’re lucky) we’d like to take a moment to thank you for another great year and wish you well as you head into the holiday season. Since we had a mid-year launch in 2006, 2007 marks the first full calendar year of WDweekly. We appreciate all of the feedback we’ve received as a result of our electronic presence (or “presents” if we may be so bold!) and we look forward to continuing our coverage as we head into 2008.

This is our last e-issue of the year, so we’d like to end on a note as phantom as the aforementioned fruitcake—your New Year’s resolution. While I’m sure your last 10 pounds and partying habits at GlassBuild America would make worthy candidates, I was actually wondering about your company’s resolutions. What is your organization’s goal for 2008, and will you stick with it? And making more money doesn’t count—that resolution stands as a given! Email me and share your thoughts.

Have a safe holiday season and we’ll be waiting in your inbox for you January 9.

RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLL—"If these were the candidates, and the election was today, who would you vote for?": Huckabee vs. Obama? The industry has spoken... Click here to read Page 2 of "The Talk..."
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