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June 20, 2012
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Jeld-Wen to Acquire Craftmaster
In a move to expand door manufacturing capacity, Jeld-Wen Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to acquire more
THV Adding Paragon Door

THV Compozit, the manufacturer and installer of replacement windows and patio doors, is expanding through the acquisition of a producer of entryways, including steel and fiberglass entry more

Choosing Windows on Price Less Likely to Deliver Satisfaction

Simonton Windows scores highest in latest J.D. Power & Associates consumer satisfaction more

Gorell Production Now at Soft-Lite

Soft-Lite Gorell has moved manufacturing of its recently-acquired Gorell brand windows into Soft-Lite’s Streetsboro, Ohio, more

Wellington Reports Successful Comeback

Founded in 1997, Wellington Windows faced some tough challenges in recent years, on top of the weak economy.  Reborn as Wellington Home Improvements in more


More News
Window World Re-Earns Good Housekeeping Seal
MI Donates Windows for Vet's Home
ProVia Launches New Video Series
Harvard Study Sees New Home Market Improving
The Talk

By John Swanson, Editor/Associate Publisher

Microsoft's launch of the Surface this week provides yet more evidence that the world is moving to tablets. More and more of us are walking around with iPads and other tablets. We're checking email, playing games and using them to read books and magazines. We're definitely seeing it. Window & Door's Digital Edition is now averaging 3,000 unique visits and more than 90,000 page views per issue, mostly through iPads. 

I thought it would be interesting to check in and see how rapidly our industry's adapting to tablets.  With this week's survey, we'll follow up on one we did a little over a year ago.  And, of course, I'd like to hear from you.  How is your company using iPads?  Selling windows?  On the production floor?  Are you getting rid of your PCs?  Post a comment and let us know. 

The Role of Social Media in the Home Remodeling Industry

A guest blog from Jeff Kaliner, a founding partner at the Power Home Remodeling Group, offering insights on how to get the most from Facebook, LinkedIn and more

Are You Hiring?

Despite projections for increasing window and door sales, our survey more

Do you use an iPad or some other tablet computer for work?
No, and I'm not sure when/if I will.
No, but I expect to within 2-3 months
No, but I expect to by the end of 2012

Road to GlassBuild

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The Outside View
Builder Confidence Rises One Point in June
Home Exterior Survey: Curb Appeal, Energy Efficiency Most Important to Buyers
From Professional Builder
Stanley Black & Decker Puts Hardware Unit Up for Sale
From The Wall Street Journal
Consumer Demand for Home Technology Grows as Housing Market Regains Footing
From Consumer Electronics Association


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