November 17, 2010 | Vol 5, Num 46
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The Latest...

Andersen Re-Opening Massachusetts Facility
A one-time Silver Line Building Products plant in Fall River, Mass., is being re-opened by Andersen Corp. to serve as a Northeast distribution more

NFRC Approves Rating Procedures for Blinds and Shades
The National Fenestration Rating Council has approved technical procedures for the development of U-factor, SHGC, and VT more

DOE Promoting 2012 IECC

The U.S. Department of Energy has indicated it plans to promote swift adoption of the 2012 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code more

Generation 4 to Distribute Lockmaster Line

British hardware supplier Paddock Fabrications has added Generation 4 Sales & Marketing, Inc., based in Rock Falls, more

Gorell Reports Continued Growth

Gorell Windows & Doors reports that sales of windows and doors over the past two months are 12.5 percent more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

Compared to last year, I expect my personal holiday-related spending to be:
More this year
Less this year
About the same

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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

Those of you who have been around for a few years know I'm a vocal supporter of the Black Friday mania that comes in the wee small hours the day after Thanksgiving. My mom and I have been heading out in a sleep-deprived state for years. We're not the types to get aggressive and lose our minds if we don't get a TV or particular toy, but we do love watching the crowds and we generally have a pretty good time. We laugh, we shop—we're the NON-crazy Black Friday shoppers!

For a few years now, I've been conducting this Black Friday poll as a measure of our industry's confidence on an individual level. Please take a moment to weigh in on what you anticipate your holiday spending will be like this year...and please, please, please send me an email or post a comment to share your Black Friday story. What are you shopping for this year? A new TV? Purchases you've been putting off because of the economy?

I'd like to hear about the experience itself, too. The media is predicting a huge turnout for Black Friday this year. If you're a veteran (like me and my mom), does it seem crazier than previous years?

One other note—The latest industry news will continue to be posted on, but next week there will be no WDweekly.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Continuing Conversations...

"Can We Believe the Good News?"

The industry appears to be very skeptical about projections for growth in remodeling market next more

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