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September 19, 2012
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GlassBuild Sees Emphasis on Improving Energy Performance

Las Vegas—With more stringent Energy Star coming soon, window and door industry suppliers emphasized new components and systems...read more

 
New Investor Sees Big Opportunity for Home Service Store

Roark Capital Group has acquired the Georgia-based company that coordinates lead generation, sales and installation in a transaction led by the founder of RMA Home Services....read more

 
Focus on Marketing at Third Annual Dealer Forum

Las Vegas—Building good word-of-mouth, managing an online presence and selling to men and women were featured topics at WDDA event...read more

 
PA Dealer Setting Up Shop in Wal-Mart Store

As part of a new initiative for the retail giant, West Shore Window & Door is opening a home improvement design center...read more

 
New Tax Credit Legislation Introduced

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is applauding new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives...read more

 
 
More News
NGA Elects New Board Chairman
Simpson Offers New Visualization Tool
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen, Senior Editor

It seems there is no buzz that can rival that of a new version of the iPhone hitting the market. Starting Friday, consumers who want the latest and greatest in iPhone offerings will be scrambling to get their hands on the iPhone 5. Ahead of the release, Apple’s stock price was creeping higher and folks are already setting up camp to wait in line outside Apple stores nationwide.

This week, I’m interested to know if you’re rushing out to purchase your iPhone right away. Are you an early adopter of this type of technology—they type of person who just can’t wait to get the newest devices? Or do you prefer the wait-and-see approach so that you can make your decisions once initial reviews are in? Please post a comment or send me an email to share. If you’re camped out on a sidewalk in front of an Apple store reading this Talk on your iPhone 4, please, please, oh please, share your story!

Fall Home Trends

Jeff Kaliner of Power Home Remodeling discusses how to anticipate customers' wants and needs...read more

Are We Facing a Worker Shortage?

The good news in this weeks results are...read more

When it comes to brand new technology, I consider myself:
An early adopter
A wait-and-see type, but likely to buy it eventually
Oblivious to the hype. I like what I have.
 
 
 
The Outside View
Builder Confidence Hits Six-Year High
From National Association of Home Builders
AAMA and WDMA Release Updated Review and Forecast that Predicts Industry Trends
From American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Energy Efficient Home to be Tested by NIST
From Hydrogen Fuel News

 

 
Recent Introductions

896FC Fast Cure
from Pecora

 

 


 

Honoring the
Industry's Innovators

See All This Year's Winners

 


 
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