June 11, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 24
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Marvin to Expand North Dakota Plant
Marvin will expand its window facility in Grafton, N.D., from its current 256,000-square-feet to about 470,000-square-feet. ... read more

Northeast Building Products Buys Stake in National Vinyl
Northeast Building Products Corp. has acquired an equity position in Chicopee, Mass. window and door manufacturer National Vinyl Products Inc. ... read more

AAMA Develops Full Agenda for Coming Months
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association set the table for some busy months ahead as it concluded its summer conference at the Hotel Hershey last week. ... read more

Dealers of the Year Deadline Approaching
The editors of Window & Door magazine are accepting nominations for the 2008 Dealers of the Year program—but the deadline is fast approaching. ... read more

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How long will it take for triple-paned units to account for 25 percent of the U.S. window market?
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Five to 10 years
10 to 15 years
15 to 20 years
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John Swanson,
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associate publisher of Window & Door

Speaking at last week’s AAMA meeting, the DOE’s Marc LaFrance pointed to climate change concerns, our nation’s need to become more energy independent, tighter energy codes and changes in the Energy Star program and said, “All these things are moving forward together to move the industry from a double-paned package to pretty much a triple-paned package.” Those sentiments have been expressed before by DOE representatives, but I wanted to see if the industry really thinks it’s going to happen any time soon.

In this week’s poll question I’ve set a market share benchmark to get a sense of how fast people expect things are really going to change. I hope you’ll answer—and, as usual, I hope you’ll send me your thoughts on such a change. Will it be a challenge for the industry? Will it be good for the industry?

I know there’s some skeptics out there too—people who believe there are more cost-effective ways our industry can contribute to our nation’s energy efficiency. I hope I’ll hear some ideas on that front too.

RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLL — Is it “all in the family” with the window and door industry? Click here to view the results of last week’s Talk: “What’s your experience with window and door families?”
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