editor/associate publisher of Window & Door
House Majority Leader John Boehner visited Deceuninck North America this week. His district includes Monroe, Ohio, where the vinyl extruder
is one of the largest employers, so he has good reasons to visit the
company, learn more about its operations, and hear its concerns.
This is the latest example of what appears to be a trend–our industry speaking up more to Washington officials. Viwinco in Pennsylvania recently hosted its congressman, Serious Materials welcomed
Vice President Joe Biden at its Chicago plant, and the Northeast Window
& Door Association organized a fly-in to our nation's capitol,
where its members met staff from Maine Senator Olympia Snowe's office.
the federal government's increasing influence on our business, this is
all to the good. But I thought I'd use this week's poll try to find
out just how widespread this trend is. Is your company trying to
interact more with your representatives? Email me
and tell me more. Let me know if you have hosted a government official
at your faciltiy or paid them a visit. And, of course, I'd like to
hear what's on your agenda too.
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"Is the Market Confused?"
Our poll results suggest much of the industry doesn't expect the recent IRS decision to delay implementation of 30/30 requirements
until June 1 to have too much of an impact, but the whole affair is drawing lots of comments.