September 30, 2009 | Vol. 4, No. 39
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GlassBuild America Opens Today in Atlanta

Atlanta–Industry suppliers are showcasing new ways for window and door manufacturers to upgrade energy efficiency and expand color and finish offerings, as GlassBuild America...read more


AAMA Continues Green Efforts, Looking at ADA

What makes a fenestration product green was once again a main topic of discussion as members gathererd for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference...read more


Traco Closing Tennessee Window Plant

Pennsylvania-based Traco plans to close a 10-year-old commercial window plant in Johnson City, Tenn.  "We are consolidating our products into our million-square-foot...read more


Friedman Adds Windflite to Broaden Software Offerings

Friedman Corp. has acquired Windflite Computer Systems Inc., the provider of Winsys software systems for small to mid-sized window and door makers....read more

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The Talk...

e-Poll
My primary game plan for GlassBuild America is:
To actively shop for new products and ideas
To browse what's new, with eventual purchases likely.
To go and stay engaged with industry, but unlikely to purchase
To promote and sell my company's products.
To pass on this year's event to keep costs down.
To pass, as it's not a relevant show for us to attend.


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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

Recesson or not, trade shows are still a key place to do business, at least according to this article I just read. It contends that the face-to-face interaction that happens on a trade show floor can't be replaced with online marketing approaches and that, even though budgets are tight, top decision makers are still making the time and effort to keep apprised of industry introductions.

"The bottom line for exhibitors? Prime space on the floor is easier to snag, and prospects for sales leads are better than ever," the article in dBusinessNews contends. 

With the opening of GlassBuild America this week, I thought I'd ask about your game plan for the industry's top trade show. Are you shopping for new equipment or software? Are you exploring ways to become more efficient? Are you attending just to keep up with the new introductions rolling down the pike? Send me an email to share; I'd like to hear about what you're finding interesting on the GBA show floor.

      

The Talk..., Page 2

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The codes may soon be looking for these devices, but the industry still needs to learn more about them..read more

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