October 29, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 44
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The Latest...

Kensington/Survivor Parent Shuts Down Operations
Jancor Cos. Inc. has ceased operations at its manufacturing operations, including Kensington Windows in Vandergrift, Pa., and Survivor Technologies in Hillside, N.J., according to a variety of newspaper reports. ... read more

Silver Line to Close North Carolina Plant
Silver Line Building Products has filed notice that it will close its Durham, N.C., manufacturing facility before the end of the year, leaving more than 400 employees laid off. ... read more

Germany's Montag Enters U.S. Market
Montag Windows & Doors, a German manufacturer targeting the high-performance luxury market, is opening its first marketing and distribution center in the U.S. this month in Roswell, Ga. ... read more

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The Talk...

How many law suits have been filed against your company in the past year?
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More than 10

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John Swanson,
associate publisher/
of Window & Door

Last week, the law firm Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P issued its annual U.S. Litigation Trends survey, which found that 75% of manufacturing companies faced at least one new lawsuit in the past year, and 53% reported facing six or more new suits. That's actually good news, according to the firm, which suggests that 2007 and 2008 saw the number of cases and dollar amounts involved trending downward slightly.

There are a few specific industry cases I hear about and report on for Window & Door, but a lot of what I hear is more anecdotal. So the statistics cited in that study prompted me to use our question of the week to get a better sense of how pervasive law suits are in the window and door business.

So let me know, how many times your company's been sued, and, of course, let me know your thoughts on the topic. Are things getting better, as the study suggests? Is it getting worse for our industry? Email me and tell me what you think.

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