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September 7, 2011
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The 2011 Crystal Achievement Awards

Window & Door has announced its 2011 Crystal Achievement Award winners. Selected by a panel of judges representing all segments of the industry...read more

 
Simonton Closing Oklahoma Plant

In response to the sustained downturn in the housing market, the vinyl window manufacturer is planning to close its McAlester, Okla....read more

 
GlassBuild Opens Doors Next Week

Exhibitors are making final preparations for GlassBuild America, which opens at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta...read more

 
RavenBrick to Build Production Facility
Denver-based RavenBrick is planning to build a high-speed automated production line for its thermochromic glazing technology....read more
 
Fasco Adds Vanguard's Die Cast Business

VPL Enterprises has sold the metal and die cast division of Vanguard Fenestration to Fasco of Mississauga, Ont....read more

 
 
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New ASCE/SEI 7-10 Bulletin Available
OSI Offering Installation Training Online
WDMA Updates Two Door Standards
Integrity Offering Apps
New York Remodeler Launches Website
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen, Senior Editor
I found a cool survey this week from our friends north of the border. Canadian business owners indicate that they’d sacrifice the profits of their businesses in order to protect their employees or customers from price increases. This got me thinking about how these questions would have been answered 12 months ago, or six months ago, or perhaps even six months from now.
So this week for the Talk, I’d like to ask straight out—If I held your feet to the fire and made you select only one (not a combination of both), which would you do: increase prices or cut profits?

With everything that we’ve been through in this market, we've all been forced to make adjustments. Given that business is not always black and white, I’d like to encourage you to vote in my black-and-white poll, but then post a comment or send me an email to explain what shades of gray have worked for your company.  Have you maintained your profits?  Have you had to cut expenses that might hurt in the long run?  Have you been able to raise prices? What creative ways have you adjusted either revenues or expenses?  

Do You Have Plans in Place for Disasters?

More than half of our respondents say their companies don't....read more

If you had to make a choice today, and these were your only choices, would you?
Increase prices
Cut profits
 
 
The Outside View
Spokeswoman: Jeld-Wen Not Facing Bankruptcy
From Herald and News
Weighed Down By Dismal Economic News, Housing Showing Mixed Results
From NAHB Eye on the Economy
DOE Picks BPI to Certify Energy Training
From ContractorMag.com
New EPA Communication Tool for RRP Updates
From Window & Door Dealers Alliance
Harley and Aaron Magden of Window Nation on the Company's Rapid Growth
From The Baltimore Sun

 
 
Recent Introductions

Spline with Bug Flaps
from Dapa Products

 

 
 
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