June 17, 2009 | Vol. 4, No. 24
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The Latest...

Another Year Before Window Sales Recover

Continuing on the downward trend that started in 2006, window sales are expected to drop another 23 percent this year, according to a new AAMA/WDMA report...read more

DOE Awards GED Grant to Develop Manufacturing Technology for R-5 Windows

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has awarded GED Integrated Solutions Inc... read more

Restructuring Activity Continues

Paddock Entering North American Market

British hardware manufacturer Paddock Fabrications Ltd. is bringing its line of Lockmaster multipoint door locks to the North American market....read more

Retesting, Recycling and New Training Alliance Top AAMA Discussions in Minneapolis

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association concluded a busy meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month with an announcement of a new alliance with the National Glass Association to provide online window, door and skylight training..read more

WDMA Launches Advocacy Initiative, Opens Washington Office

At its recent board of directors meeting, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association affirmed its decision to launch the OneVoice advocacy program....read more

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The Talk...

Compared to Ducker industry estimates, I think my company will:
Likely recover at about the same pace.
See some growth before the overall industry.
Take a bit longer than the rest of the industry to reverse the current trend.

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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

As you may have just read in our Ducker news report, it's likely to be 2010 before the window and door market is likely to post some growth. When it comes to my kids and my escalating birthdays, the years seem to fly by. But in the current economic enviornment, every month seems like a lifetime. Another year for us to see some upward momentum in our industry is realistic and likely spot on, but it's a tough pill to swallow from where we sit right now. Are we there yet? Are we there yet??

From your perspective, do the Ducker predictions make sense? Will your company be ahead of the industry curve, posting positive numbers in 2009, or do you think you'll lag the industry and need a bit longer than 2010 to see some positive numbers? Please send an email my way and share your thoughts and feedback about these industry-specific forecasts.


The Talk..., Page 2

"Will Many Plants Re-Open?"

Most respondents think we'll see at least a few shuttered plants up and running again once the economy improves...read more

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