June 30, 2010 | Vol 5, Num 26
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The Latest...

Alcoa to Acquire Traco
Alcoa plans to purchase Traco, the Cranberry, Pa.-based manufacturer of commercial windows and doors...read more

WDDA Brings Industry Concerns to EPA

A delegation from the Window & Door Dealers Alliance visited the Environmental Protection Agency, delivering the organization's official response to a request for comments on proposed lead clearance testing rules...read more


New CEO at Atrium

Kevin O'Meara, currently chairman of Atrium Cos. Inc. and an operating partner at Golden Gate Capital...read more


Marvin Discontinues Entry Doors
The manufacturer has discontinued both its wood entry and interior door lines...read more

Santelli Adding Indiana Plant
Santelli Tempered Glass Inc., a Pennsylvania-based supplier to residential window manufacturers, plans to open a new tempering facility in Elkhart...read more

Warranty Work Must Take RRP Rules into Account

A special Legal Alert prepared by the Gary Law Group...read more


Happy Fourth of July!

There will be no WDweekly next week. Breaking industry news will continue to be posted on WindowandDoor.com.

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How Will 2010 Sales Compare with 2009?
More than 20 percent higher
10 to 20 percent higher
5 to 10 percent higher
Higher, but less than 5 percent
Basically flat
Less than last year


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John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

With Fourth of July coming up, we're at the halfway point for 2010.  While unbridled optimism is hard to find, most people in the industry I talk to say things are getting better. 

I thought it would be a good time to see where we're at.  So this week's poll question asks how you expect your 2010 will compare with 2009.  Of course I'd like to hear from you.  What do you see looking ahead?

Will the end of tax credits for windows produce a whirlwind of activity later this year?  Will lead-paint rules slow things down?  WIll we see Home Star?  What's on your radar looking ahead?  Email me and let me know.  And, happy Fourth everybody!

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"Scaling Back Your Summer?"

Vacation budgets are tight for most..read more

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