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W&D Weekly
September 5, 2012
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The Talk

By John Swanson, Editor/Associate Publisher

Last week, the Republicans gathered in Florida, and made their case for the election of Mitt Romney and a new direction for our government.  This week, the Democrats are in North Carolina for their convention, making the argument that President Obama deserves another four years to continue building on the limited recovery to date. So, with everyone in a political mood, I thought it was time to devote our weekly poll to the upcoming election.

I'm asking more than whether you plan to vote for Obama or Romney. I also thought I'd use this week's poll to gauge the level of enthusiasm or support window and door industry professionals are showing for their favored candidate. 

And, of course, we'd like to hear from you.  We don't get into politics too often here, but let's hear your views.  Who will be better for the country?  Who will be better for business?  Who will be better for the window and door industry.  If you are supporting a particular candidate, post a comment and tell us why.

Are Bells and Whistles Coming Back?

About a third of respondents see more window and door more

In the upcoming election,
I am voting for President Obama
I am voting for President Obama, and supporting him by donating time and/or money
I am voting for Mitt Romney
I am voting for Mitt Romney, and supporting him by donating time and/or money
I am undecided
I am voting for another candidate



Road to GlassBuild

We’re now just a few days out from THE SHOW OF SHOWS, and in this week’s post we give you some last minute tips and tricks to make your time on the floor and in Vegas more successful and efficient!  Plus take a tour through the booth of Erdman Automation in our video spotlight.  Check it out!

The Outside View
What's Up with the Housing Market?
From MarketWatch
FBC Hits Three-Year Reset Button on Florida Code Amendments
From American Architectural Manufacturers Association
The Comeback of Vic De Zen
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Green Homes: Starting to Take Root Again
From KCM Blog
5 Bright Palettes for Front Doors
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