April 2, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 14
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Mira premium clad-wood windows and patio doors
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Familiarize Yourself, and Your Staff, with Testing Standards

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World’s Biggest Window and Door Show
Opens Today
Thousands of window and door industry executives from around the world made their way into Fensterbau/Frontale to see more than 700 exhibitors as the trade exhibition opened its doors earlier today. ... read more

FMA Conference to Focus on Education
The FMA will train building officials on window and door regulations at the association's conference this month. ... read more

Crystal Achievement Nominations Due May 15
Nominations for the 2008 Window & Door awards program, honoring achievements in product technology, manufacturing and marketing, are due May 15. ... read more

Albat + Wirsam to Hold Manufacturing Workshop
Albat + Wirsam/Cantor USA will conduct a free manufacturing workshop on May 2 in Las Vegas. ... read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

What do you think will be the next big European import?
Hardware attachment machines
Electronic hardware
Solar products
Something else

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John Swanson,
associate publisher of Window & Door

Over the past few decades, we've seen a number of window and door ideas migrate from Europe to North America. If not vinyl itself, the concept of welded vinyl came from there. Multipoint locking hardware, argon gas filling and a couple other ideas were also adopted in Europe first.

So when I head to Germany for Fensterbau, the world's largest window and door show, I'm always on the lookout for the next big thing that could come to North America. At the past several events, hardware assembly/attachment equipment and electronic hardware have struck me as the most likely candidates. There also appears to be more window companies getting into solar products there now.

So what will be the next big European import? That's my question of the week. Of course, if you think the next big window and door concept import will come from somewhere else--or if North American ideas are more likely to expand elsewhere, I'd like to hear from you too. Email me and let me know what you see happening on the world stage.

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