September 24, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 39
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Hurd Parent Files for Chapter 11
Monarch Holdings Inc. and its operating affiliates filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code earlier this week. ... read more

Window & Door Launches New Web Site
A new Web site, powered by a state-of-the-art content management system, has been launched by Window & Door magazine. ... read more

Veka Closing Fencing/Decking Facility

Veka Inc., will close its Veka Innovations facility in Youngstown, Ohio facility on Sept. 25. Closure of the plant, which manufactured fence, deck and rail products, will not impact Veka’s extrusion business in the window and door market, the company reports. ... read more

Harvey Expands into New Jersey
Harvey Industries hosted an open house last week to celebrate the opening of its 60,000-square-foot branch warehouse in Rockaway, N.J. ... read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

The government bail-out will—
Have no real impact on us
Help turn things around for us sooner than later
Set us back further

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John Swanson,
associate publisher
of Window & Door

$700 billion. Or was it $700 trillion. It's way too big a number and too complicated an issue for me, but when I heard about plan to bail out Wall Street and theoretically save our economy, I couldn't help but wonder, "It would be nice if someone helped out struggling window and door companies that way."

Of course, I know most business owners in this industry wouldn't want or expect the government to get involved in their companies. But I'm sure a few of you have asked, "How come we never got that sort of help?" Well, maybe this bail-out plan will eventually help, by bringing stability to the housing market sooner.

What do you think? That's our poll question for the week. And, if you'd like to share your thoughts, email me and tell me what you think of the pending plan for the government to buy up billions of dollars of bad loans.

And, I'll add a note. You may have noticed, we have a brand new Web site. We hope you'll have a look around and let us know what you think.

The Talk..., Page 2

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