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June 6, 2012
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The Latest
WDMA and FMA Plan to Integrate Operations
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration Manufacturers Association have reached an agreement in principle...read more
 
Corning Launches Flexible Glass

In conjunction with a display industry trade show this week, Corning Inc. is launching Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass...read more

 
Simonton Launches ProNetwork

The manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors has launched a new web-based program for builders, remodelers, contractors and dealers....read more

 
Seeing Success in Diversification

A close-up look at American Vision Windows, a California dealer which has looked to solar, garage doors and window coverings to thrive during the recession...read more

 
Get Those Dealer of the Year Nominations In Soon

June 15 is the deadline for submitting nominations for Window & Door's prestigious Dealer of the Year Awards...read more

 

 
More News
NAHB Offers New Book on OSHA Compliance
Power Recognized as Best Place to Work
NWDA to Host First Webinar
NGA Adds Barnhart to GlassBuild Team
Tem-Pace Acquires Spec-Temp
Bystronic and Hegla Form Partnership
Austrian Government Honors Lisec
The Talk

By John Swanson, Editor/Associate Publisher

I wish I could say Window & Door is always on the cutting edge of technology and business trends, but I have to admit we fall behind every now and then. We were the first publication in the industry with a website featuring the latest news and, more recently, we were the first to offer our publication as an app, but we claim no firsts when it comes to Facebook.  In fact, we just decided to create a page last week.

We welcome you to check it out.  We hope you'll even "like" us.  More importantly, we hope you'll like it and use it as a new way to share your company news, interesting links and other noteworthy information with the industry.  

And since we're talking about Facebook, we thought we would revisit a poll we did about a year ago to see whether its influence in the industry has changed. Of course we'd like to hear from you too.  How is your company using Facebook?  Are you using to connect with trade and business customers or homeowners? What have been the benefits?  Or, did you give it a go and decide it wasn't worth the effort?  Post a comment and let us know about your experiences.

Are You Adapting to Mobile?

The window and door industry has a long way to go...read more

For my company, Facebook is:
Still an afterthought; not seen as particularly critical
Something we're just thinking about now.
An emerging component in our marketing efforts.
Already an important part of our marketing and communications efforts
 

 
The Outside View
Open Walls Widen Home Possibilities
From houzz.com
Empire State Building Saves Millions of Dollars in First Year of Energy Efficiency Plan
From Johnson Controls
Window-Mounted Air Conditioners Save Energy
From GreenBuildingAdvisor.com
Three Myths about What Customers Want
From Harvard Business Review

 

 
Recent Introductions

Impact-approved doors 
from GlassCraft

 

 


 
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