June 4, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 23
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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AAMA Takes on Green at Summer Meeting
AAMA started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference this week. The group also heard an update on DOE initiatives. .. read more

All Weather to Open Nova Scotia
Distribution Center
All Weather Windows will soon open a new 23,000-square-foot distribution center just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... read more

Plymart to Shut Down Window and Door, Most Other Operations
The building products dealer will shut down about 75 percent of its business, including its window and door operations and lumber
business. ...
read more

HIG Makes Bid to Acquire Shapes/Arch Holdings
The Miami-based private equity group is making a bid to acquire the parent company of Accu-Weld. ... read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

e-Poll
Whatís your experience with window and door families?
Iím part of a window and door bloodline—working with family members.
I donít work with any of my relatives, but I work for a family-run business.
I neither work with my relatives, nor a family-run company.


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Christina Lewellen,
senior editor
of Window & Door

I guess some professions just run in the family. My uncle is a professional writer; in fact, his first book went on presale this month. We write about drastically different things—he covers sports with a particular affinity for “where are they now?” stories and I write about windows and doors, with a soft spot for specialty retailers—but we get on the phone every once and a while to dish about deadlines and word counts, and it just sort of clicks. It must be in the blood.

I have run across some pretty amazing window and door families during my time in this industry. Owners hand the company down to the next generation, siblings work side by side, a husband runs the plant while a wife runs the front office…. And then they all go on vacation together! Crazy.

Do you work with your relatives? And if you do, how do you make it work? Is the window and door industry one that just sort of gets into the blood? Email me to share.

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