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August 17, 2011
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The Talk

By John G. Swanson, Editor/Associate Publisher

I still have a week of vacation to look forward to, but I feel like summer is slipping away fast. September is coming and it will be back to school for the kids. For me, September also means hitting the road, as I’ll be making my way to GlassBuild America, the first of several industry trade shows this fall.

What about you? There’s GlassBuild, then the Remodeling Show, the Association of Millwork Distributors Expo, Greenbuild and WinDoor. Are you going to any of them? That’s our poll question of the week, and, of course, I’d like to hear from you. Post a comment and let me know if are you attending any of these events or not.

Are you attending? Exhibiting? Why? Have you gone consistently in recent years or passed on some events because of the weak markets? Are you hunkered down still?  Is it time to get out and see what’s new?  Let me know what you expect for these coming shows.

PS–If your company is exhibiting at any of these events–and you've got something new to see–don't be shy.  Here's a chance to let everyone know.
Do You Restore or Repair?

Most but certainly not all dealers prefer to focus on replacement....read more

This fall, I plan to go to:
GlassBuild
The Remodeling Show
AMD Exhibition/Convention
Greenbuild
Win-Door North America
More than one of the above
None of the above
 
 
 
The Outside View
Builder Confidence Unchanged in August
From National Association of Home Builders
State Window Makers See No Break in Economic Downturn
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Focus on Windows for Multifamily Housing
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