July 1, 2009 | Vol. 4, No. 26
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The Latest...

Farley Acquiring GBO Vinyl Window and Steel Door Operations

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Global Window & Door Demand to Grow 4.3% Annually

Global demand for windows and doors is expected to grow 4.3 percent per annum to $167 billion in 2013, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group...read more

CWDMA Elects New Officers, Honors Krahn

The Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association elected new officers at its annual general meeting held in June...read more

Summertime Sees Workers Back at Jeld-Wen

Jeld-Wen is recalling 86 of 150 workers laid off at its Rantoul, Ill., facility, according to a local newspaper...read more

NAHB, NAR and USGBC Express Support for GREEN Act

The Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act, now before the House Financial Services Committee, is getting support....read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

China becoming the #1 window and door market will:
Impact the U.S. industry negatively.
Have virtually no impact.
Impact the U.S. industry positively

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John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

The U.S. has long been the single largest window and door market in the world, but apparently that's changing. According to a new Freedonia Group report highlighted in this week's news, China will surpass us in the next few years.

I guess that isn't a shocker. Given the population alone, it makes sense, and with the stories we've heard for years about China's growth and its increasing stature as a global economic power, it should have been evident long ago that it was only a matter of time. The question I'll ask here is does this loss of the number one position in window and door market size mean anything to us here in the U.S.?

In this week's poll, we ask if this means anything overall, but I'm more interested in hearing your thoughts on how China's number one position might specifically impact our industry here.  What does it mean that we may no longer be able to claim to be the biggest?

The Talk..., Page 2

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