June 9, 2010 | Vol 5, Num 23
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WDDA Looks to Address Additional EPA Testing Requirements
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is urging dealers to help it oppose clearance testing requirements that could be added...read more

Canada's Atis Group Plans IPO

Following up on two recent acquisitions, the Atis Group is now planning to go public...read more


AMD Convention/Exhibition Moves to Charlotte

Due to the flooding disaster and the residual effects to the city of Nashville, the Association of Millwork Distributors is moving its 46th annual convention ...read more


Strategic Plan, Green and Codes Top Agenda at AAMA Summer Meeting

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference 2010 kicked off this week with talks about the association’s strategic plan, work on the green products certification...read more


Steering Clear of Deceptive Pricing Claims

Paul Gary, Window & Door's legal columnist, looks at some of the FTC rules that dealers should be aware of...read more

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What is your best source for employee training?
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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

Boy, we sure do live in interesting times. We're not only wrestling this stubborn economy, but we are peddling fast to keep up with regulatory changes that are causing significant waves in the way window and doors are sold and installed.

So much has changed since just a few short years ago—everything from the sales process to lead-safe installation practices to the legal implications of marketing products as green. The pressures the window and door industry face are both ever-increasing and swiftly-changing. This week, I wonder for our Talk topic how you're keeping up with it all

Specifically, I'm interested in learning how dealers are training their employees.  Are manufacturers and other vendors the best source to keep employees educated on various technology and sales topics? Are third-party trainers becoming increasingly important with such issues as lead safe work practices? With budgets tighter than ever, are dealers turning to online training platforms?

Shoot me an email and let's Talk about training...

 

The Talk..., Page 2

"Are Investors Coming Back to Our Industry?"

Despite news of IPOs, industry readers are split fairly evenly..read more

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