November 12, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 46
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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The Latest...

Pella to Close Tucson Window Plant, Announces Iowa Job Cuts
Pella Corp. will halt production at its Tucson, Ariz. window plant later this month, the company confirmed on Nov. 7, due to the continuing housing market downturn and a decline in renovation spending. ... read more

Interlock to Carry Siegenia-Aubi Hardware Lines
Interlock USA has announced a strategic partnership with the Siegenia-Aubi KG to handle distribution for a range of hardware products in the United States and Canada. ... read more

Andersen Cuts Jobs at Wisconsin Plant
Andersen Corp. has announced plans to eliminate 52 positions at its Menomonie, Wis. window assembly plant. ... read more

Window & Door Launches Builders’ Show Coverage
Special Web section highlights window and door industry products to be featured in Las Vegas, and much more. ... read more

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The Talk...

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My company’s account receivable terms are:
Getting tighter
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Christina Lewellen,
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of Window & Door

I love this article. It’s a crash course in small business survival in tough markets. But unlike the slew of articles online that do a whole lotta “this economic environment is not good” and not a whole lotta “so what are you going to do about it?” this article provides some blunt advice about how you should be approaching inventories, cash flow policies and what you should be spending your business’s money on.

One of the main points of the article has to do with cash—you need to have more control over your cash flow. The editorial team here at Window & Door has heard some grumbling about vendors tightening up their payment terms so we’re testing these waters with our readers. Has your company reined in your accounts receivable terms? Have you taken other steps to have more control over your cash? Send me an email if you care to share—I’ll understand if you want to keep a lid on your identity.

And take a minute to read this article…I think it’s a good reminder of business basics.


The Talk..., Page 2

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