October 7, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 40
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Window & Door Honors Dealers of the Year

Once again honoring "excellence in the middle," the October issue will highlight our winners, including two companies honored for overall leadership in the market, as well six other companies selected as focused excellence category winners...read more


GlassBuild America Enjoys Strong Turnout

Atlanta—Signaling better times ahead, GlassBuild America enjoyed a strong turnout last week, with nearly 7,000 industry professionals gathering at the Georgia World Congress Center...read more

Plus, photos highlighting window and door industry exhibitors at the event


Organizing Committee Kicks Off Efforts to Form Dealer Association

The first official organizing committee meeting of the new Window & Door Dealers Alliance was held last week in Atlanta...read more


Industry Sees Energy Policy Outpacing Technology

Many in the residential and commercial window and door industry fear that policy promoting energy efficiency is outpacing the technology itself....read more

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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

There's lots of dealer-related news to report this week. In addition to announcing our annual Dealers of the Year winners, we're also talking about the newly-launched Window and Door Dealers Alliance. Supported by the National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, the new group's organizers are looking at educational programs and other efforts that can help raise the level of professionalism at the often-overlooked retail segment of the window and door industry.

I'd like to hear what you think of this new initiative. Are you intrigued by the fresh energy going into a group of this nature? What do you think a window and door dealer association should focus on as it attempts serve specialty retailers? Send me an email to share.

 

The Talk..., Page 2

"What's on Your GBA Agenda?"

Many said they were passing on the event, but the poll's been declared "officially skewed"..read more

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