October 28, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 43
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Win-Door to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

With indicators suggesting the market has bottomed out and may be improving, expectations for Win-Door North America 2009, scheduled for November 17-19, are improving as well....read more


Masonite Closing Indiana Door Plant
Masonite Corp. is closing its Mohawk Flush Door plant in South Bend, Ind., according to several newspaper reports...read more

AAMA Adds Its Support to Bill Tying Tax Credits to Energy Star

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is voicing its support for proposed legislation tying energy efficient window tax credits to Energy Star qualifications...read more


2010 NexGen to Feature More Woodworking Equipment Suppliers

Following up on a successful event co-hosted by Biesse America and Stiles Machinery, more suppliers  have signed on to participate in the 2010 NexGen Event...read more

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e-Poll
Do you support the new Senate bill tying window tax credits to Energy Star?
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John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

AAMA and WDMA are throwing their support behind a new Senate bill designed to tie the energy efficient tax credits for windows, doors and skylights to Energy Star.  Rather than the 30/30 requirements now in place, the bill would allow homeowners to claim tax credits for the purchase of products qualified to the new 2010 Energy Star standards.

What do you think?  That's our poll question of the week.  And it's a simple yes or no vote, so I'd like to hear you opinion too.  Should the industry be asking for more, like a bigger credit or a longer timeframe?  Some companies, no doubt, have made a significant investment to meet the 30/30 critieria.  Would you be upset to see it disappear?

Email me and tell me what you think. And don't feel obligated to limit your thoughts to the new Senate bill. Last week, Vice President Biden unveiled a new plan to push energy efficiency retrofits of homes.  It looks to create more financing options for homeowners, as well as provisions for a system to rate the energy performance of existing homes.  Do you see this program having potential for our industry?

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The Talk..., Page 2

"How Does the Industry Treat Its Workers?"

The vast majority of readers think we do pretty well ..read more

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