January 12, 2011 | Vol 6, Num 2
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Hurd Acquires SuperSeal

Hurd Window & Door has acquired New Jersey-based SuperSeal Manufacturing Co. Inc., a vinyl window manufacturer with a strong East Coast presence...read more

Thompson Creek Hosts President Obama

Maryland-based vinyl window manufacturer Thompson Creek Window Co. hosted President Barack Obama last week for a tour of its facility with Rick Wuest, CEO and president.  The company served as a backdrop...read more

Builders' Show Opens Today

Orlando, Fla.–Thousands of housing industry professionals, including builders, contractors and dealers from around the country, are gathered here for the International Builders' Show...read more

House Member Seeks to Address Burdensome Regulations
The National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance responded recently to a House Republican's request...read more

DOE Preparing for R-5 Phase II
Announcing the close of the comment period for Phase II of its windows volume purchase program, the Department of Energy...read more

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The Talk...

Have sales decreased dramatically with expiration of $1,500 tax credit?

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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

It's official. We're in the new year and the $1,500 tax credit is over. As we've reported in recent weeks, many manufacturers and dealers saw quite a rush in the last few weeks of the year as homeowners scrambled to get their window and door upgrade projects done in time to claim the incentive on their taxes.

As 2010 wrapped up, we also heard rumblings from window and door companies that the first quarter of 2011 would likely be slow because of the pull-forward phenomenon created by the credits. Some companies' leaders predicted that the phones would stop ringing for a while because most consumers who were planning window and door projects moved their timelines up a bit to get the work done in 2010.

Please let me know what you're experiencing. Is there a tax credit hangover? Have your phones stopped ringing now that the $1,500 carrot has gone away? Are you talking about the new lower credits? Send me an email or post a comment.


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"What Design Trends Will Gain Momentum in 2011?"

More colors and laminates on vinyl windows, most respondents predict ..read more

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