December 2, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 48
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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Window & Door Launches IBS Preview Coverage

The new Andersen A-Series tops the list of new industry products featured in Window & Door's online advance coverage of the International Builders' Show set for Las Vegas in January...read more


Steves and Crest Doors to Operate as One

Steves & Sons Inc. and Crest Doors Inc. are merging, with the interior and exterior door manufacturing businesses to operate as one...read more


More from the ICC Hearings in Baltimore

Following up on previous reports, Julie Ruth, code consultant for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, looks at other developments at the recent code hearings...read more


Edgetech Marks 20th Anniversary
Edgetech I.G. Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, bringing together past and present leaders of the company at its headquarters in Cambridge, Ohio...read more

NFRC to Host Two CMA Webinars

The National Fenestration Rating Council is conducting a free webinar tomorrow looking at the use of its Component Modeling Approach for rating the energy performance of commercial fenestration system in California....read more


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The Talk...

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What will window and door manufacturers emphasize at the 2010 IBS?
Value-priced products
Remodeling/replacement products
Ultra-high energy efficiency
More colors and finishes
Luxury-market products
None of the above


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John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

We begin our online coverage of the 2010 International Builders' Show today with an advance look at some of the window and door industry products to be featured at the upcoming event.  That got me thinking about the show, and wondering what it holds in store for us in January.

Every year, it seems one trend hits some sort of tipping point and takes center stage for the many window and door manufacturers exhibiting at the event. Last year, it was big doors. In 2008, it was green. In years past, one could also sense that vinyl, fiberglass doors and impact products had somehow come of age.

As I looked at some of the products to be featured in Las Vegas next month, I asked myself what might emerge as "the thing" in our current enviroment. I've included some general possibilities in our poll question for the week. I realize that not all are something new.  Not every IBS produces something completely fresh. Sometimes, you get a recurring theme.  Whatever you foresee, let me know. I'd like to hear your predictions, whether they're general or specific. Email me and tell me what you think window and door manufacturers will be emphasizing at IBS.

 

The Talk..., Page 2

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