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W&D Weekly
November 2, 2011
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Milgard Closing Additional Plants

Following up an announcement that it was shutting down its Illinois facility, Milgard Windows & Doors says it has additional plans to close plants in California and more

Pella to Close South Carolina Plant

By the end of 2011, Pella Corp. will close its vinyl window manufacturing more

Jeld-Wen Closing Wyoming Plant

Citing continued weak demand, Jeld-Wen Inc. is closing its vinyl window plant in more

Spacer and Powder Coating Facility Opening in Florida

Glasslam CEO Steve Howes, in partnership with Pat Argento, owner of Hurricane Impact Glass & Aluminum, has more

Royal Introduces New Logo and Brand Initiative

Royal Group has changed its name to Royal Building Products and more

More News
Weather Shield Reaches Agreement with One Union, Fails with Another
Business as Usual at Bonneville Solutions
Safety Efforts Working at Gorell
Royal to Host Dealer Seminars at Win-Door
The Talk

By John G. Swanson, Editor/Associate Publisher

The presidential campaign has been going strong for some time on the Republican side. We've had debates, straw polls, withdrawals from the race, and a mix of front runners, including some who weren't officially candidates.  But given the fact that it's the first week of November and we're now a year away from the real election, I thought it was time for WDweekly's first poll of the 2012 campaign.

We don't have two sets of candidates like we did four years ago.  So the focus of our poll will be on the slate of Republican candidates for now.  Sorry Democrats, you'll have to wait. 

Of course we want to hear from everyone. Post a comment or email me to tell us why you're supporting a particular candidate or why you're not. Are there any candidates you think will be particularly good for the industry? Republicans, are you one of those still looking for a Romney alternative? Are you happy with your choices?  Are you still hoping someone else gets into the race? And while Obama supporters can't vote in this week's poll, you can share your thoughts too. 

Will Your Business Mirror Harvard's Predictions?

A good portion of readers say yes, with the remainder fairly equally divided between optimists and more

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?
Michelle Bachmann
Hermann Cain
Newt Gingrich
Jon Huntsman
Gary Johnson
Ron Paul
Rick Perry
Buddy Roemer
Mitt Romney
Rick Santorum
I will not be voting in a Republican caucus or primary.
The Outside View
Weakening Economy Expected to Slow, Not Derail, Housing Recovery
From NAHB Eye on the Economy
SAVE Act Introduced on Capitol Hill
From Builder Online
RESNET Proposes New Guidelines for Calculation of Home Retrofit Savings
From Residential Energy Saving Network

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