July 14, 2010 | Vol 5, Num 28
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The Latest...

Coalition Files Suit Against EPA Over LRRP 'Opt-Out' Provision
A coalition of housing industry groups, including the National Association of Home Builders and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association are filing a suit...read more

Fensterbau India Planned for 2011

The German organizers of fensterbau/frontale, the world's largest window and door industry trade fair, are planning an Indian version...read more

German Coatings Supplier Establishes U.S. Operation

Zobel Chemie GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based surface coatings for PVC and wood products, has expanded its international operations...read more

Many Wins for Industry at Recent Hearings

Julie Ruth, AAMA code consultant, reports on results of May ICC meetings...read more

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The Talk...

The key driver in manufacturing competitiveness is:
Cheap labor
Educated workforce/skilled labor
Cost of energy/materials
Favorable tax policy and laws
Cutting-edge equipment/production methods

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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

Newsweek blogger Rana Foroohar offered an interesting piece this week summarizing some key findings in a study about what drives global manufacturing competitiveness. Released by the Council on Competitiveness, the research asked 400 CEOs of top manufacturing companies what makes them competitive.

Now, before you go looking at the blog, I want you to vote in this week's poll so we can get a sense of our industry's take on competitiveness in manufacturing. Don't cheat and click the article link first—I can tell if you do. (Well, not really, but you just never know with technology!)

Did you vote? OK, now go check out the Newsweek blog. Did your opinion line up with the Council's report? Does the window and door industry perspective differ than the U.S. manufacturing community at large? Send me an email and let's Talk...


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"How's It Going?"

The mid-year reviews are not so great..read more

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