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W&D Weekly
April 11, 2012
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EPA Fines Two Window Firms for RRP Violations

Two window companies have been fined for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and other lead rules. The agency has also fined a rental property more

Liansu Group Establishes Joint Venture in Canada

Said to be one of the largest manufacturers of extruded plastic products in more

Marketing Tops Agenda for Upcoming WDDA Forum

Word-of-mouth marketing and lead generation will be featured topics at the 3rd Annual Window and Door Dealers Forum, to be held this fall in conjunction with GlassBuild more

AGC Implementing New Software

FeneVision ERP software is being implemented at 15 glass fabricating facilities operated by AGC Glass Co. North more

More News
New CEO at Champion
Crystal Achievement Nominations Due April 16
Industry Code Consultant Passes Away
Roto Uses Window Safety Week to Highlight WOCDs
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen, Senior Editor
It a little less than a week, the 2012 deadline for filing your income taxes will be upon us. Always a fun day to look forward to, isn’t it?
I read an article that says more than half of Americans plan to use this year’s refund to pay bills. Some people will take vacations, participate in leisure activities or buy gifts with their refunds, the survey says, but a majority of respondents vowed to be “smarter” with their refunds this year.
How about you—if you’re getting one, do you have any big plans for your refund? Does the strengthening economy give you more confidence to buy something you’ve been putting off, or do you find yourself leaning toward saving your refund this year for a rainy day? Send me an email or post a comment below and share where your tax refund is going.  And let me know if you think people will use their tax refunds to buy new windows or doors?
Is the Fiberglass Window Market Poised for Growth?

Much of the industry sees fiberglass remaining a niche more

This year, I'm...
Not getting a tax refund.
Going out and spending my tax refund.
Using my tax refund to pay bills I already have.
Saving my tax refund.
Spending some and saving some.

The Outside View
EPA Report Card: How Well are They Doing with the RRP Rule?
Energy Efficiency, Quality Top Considerations when Specifying Windows
From Professional Builder
Creativity and Cost-Savings Measures Reflected in Home Design Trends
From National Association of Home Builders
Optimistic Small Business Owners Plan Hiring
From PNC
Where are New Home Sizes Going?
From Builder Online


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