June 24, 2009 | Vol. 4, No. 25
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Hurd to Upgrade Manufacturing Operations

Hurd Windows & Doors is embarking on a multi-million dollar, multi-phase project designed to upgrade its manufacturing facilities and processes in Medford and Merrill... read more

Hoppe and Roto Form North American Alliance

Roto Frank AG and Hoppe AG have formed a strategic distribution alliance to offer their combined hardware product lines in the United States and Canada...read more

New President at Truth Hardware

Truth Hardware has announced the hiring of Ronald J. Foy as president and CEO. He brings more than 30 years experience....read more

Amcraft Launches Grandura WIndow & Siding Program

Amcraft Building Products Co. Inc., the window manufacturing unit of ABC Supply Corp. is introducing a new line of vinyl windows, patio doors..read more

Sapa to Expand with Acquisition of Indalex Assets

Sapa entered into an agreement with the aluminum extruder Indalex Inc. for the possible purchase of substantially all of Indalex’s assets in the United States and Canada....read more

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The Talk...

Compared to previous years, my summer plans are:
Scaled back a bit, given the economy and/or my work situation.
About the same as usual—I don't see a reason to make adjustments.
Actually kicked up a notch with additional activities and/or purchases.

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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

Summertime... and the livin' is easy...

I can't remember the last time I cooked on my stove since I spend so much time hovering around my grill and my children constantly smell like sunscreen. It's definitely summertime. But I'll admit that our family's summertime doesn't look like it usually does. We need an even heftier babysitting budget than previous years and our annual trek across country to visit the in-laws is indefinitely on hold. Blame it on the economy, or perhaps working long hours as part of a skeleton crew, but our easy livin' is happening close to home this year.

Are you going through with your traditional annual plans this summer or do you find yourself taking things down a notch as well? And I'm interested to know why—are you just tightening your spending or do you find it tougher to break away from work? On the flip side, there are plenty of bargains to be had right now—have you booked a great deal on a vacation or bought a new lawn mower? Send me an email to tell me what kind of easy livin' you're expecting in the coming months.


The Talk..., Page 2

"Do You Agree with Ducker?"

Most respondents think they'll recover on pace with overall industry or a bit faster...read more

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