May 21, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 21
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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DOE Issues New Energy Star Criteria for Doors and Skylights, Announces New Meeting Date
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Silver Line and Eagle Windows Cut
Back Workforces
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New Technologies and Green Highlight
WDMA Conference
Green building and next generation glazing products topped the agenda at the WDMA conference held last week. ... read more

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What percentage of employees at your company is younger than 35 years old?
Less than 25 percent
Between 25 and 50 percent
Between 50 and 75 percent
More than 75 percent (and you'd better email Christina if you pick this!)

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Christina Lewellen,
senior editor
of Window & Door

I can’t imagine most of us spent our childhoods dreaming of growing up to work in the window and door industry. I love hearing “how I stumbled into the industry and never left” stories at meetings and trade shows because we all have our own journey into the fenestration realm.

The question, I guess, is will folks keep joining us under our umbrella? Will the window and door industry be able to continue to attract the best and brightest of the next blogging, gaming, texting, ladder-climbing generation?

I’d like to hear from some of the young bucks in the industry—why are you here, and what makes it a place you’ll likely stay? And if you’re not so young, drop a line and tell me about some of the younger superstars at your company. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there’s a sizeable pool from which you can draw inspiration!

I know I’m making you crunch numbers for this poll question, but just humor me with your best guess: What’s the percentage at your company of employees younger than 35 years old?

Email me to reassure me that a new generation of window and door leaders is coming on strong.

RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLL—"How would you describe the relationships between manufacturers and dealers, recently?": Click here to read the results of last week’s poll and see if the relationship between manufacturers and dealers is getting better, or worsening.
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