September 10, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 37
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Jeld-Wen to Close California Window Plant
Jeld-Wen Inc. will close its Stockton, Calif. window manufacturing plant, the company confirmed on Sept. 8, citing the continuing malaise in the U.S. housing market. ... read more

Remodeling Show Opens Today
The Remodeling Show begins a three-day run at the convention center in Baltimore
today. ...
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Help Us With 2008 Supply Chain Study
Window & Door is conducting a brief survey designed to determine what products and services window and door dealers and distributors are supplying to homeowners in the remodeling and replacement market.

The Web-based survey only takes a few minutes. If you can help, simply click here. And thank you for your valuable time. ...
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FMA Reschedules Meeting Due to Ike
With Hurricane Ike making its way through the Caribbean, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association has rescheduled its fall conference, which was scheduled to begin yesterday in Marco Island, Fla. The meeting is now planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 2. ... read more

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The Talk...

Should ICC adopt the “30 percent solution” as part of the 2009 codes?

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John Swanson,
associate publisher
of Window & Door

In its latest e-newsletter, NAHB is voicing its opposition to the “30 percent” solution that will be the focus of much discussion at next week’s International Code Council hearings. They are referring to proposed energy code changes designed to increase the efficiency of new homes by 30 percent more than those currently built.

What interested me is that NAHB sees window manufacturers as part of the “coalition of advocates” promoting the 30 percent solution. From what I’ve heard, our industry looks at these proposals with a great deal of caution. Some no doubt favor the changes, but others see the proposed code requirements adding too much cost to windows in general.

So I thought I’d use this week’s poll to see where the industry really stands. I’m asking a simple yes/no question, but I’d love your input also. Email me and let me know what you think about the proposed energy code changes, and what they could mean for homebuyers, the industry, etc.

The Talk..., Page 2

What does the industry expect for replacement sales this fall? Read Page 2 of "The Talk..." to find out...

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