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W&D Weekly
December 5, 2012
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Window & Door Launches International Builders' Show Preview

Now online, get an advance look at the windows, doors and skylights, as well as components and accessories, that industry exhibitors will showcase at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in January. Read more…

Roto Sees Challenging Year Ahead in Global Market

Executives at the Roto Group, the Germany-based hardware manufacturer, see many global markets deteriorating in the second half of 2012 and now fear a “significant downturn” in 2013. Read more...

G-U Hardware Recalls Window Fittings Due to Injury Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with G-U Hardware, announced a voluntary recall of the hardware supplier's tilt-turn stay arms and side-hung sash hinges. Read more...
Window & Door and WDDA Launch New Online Employment Center

The Window & Door Employment Center is an interactive job board that focuses on residential fenestration companies and professionals, offering the industry an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online job connections. Read more...


More News
Sealant Supplier Expanding in Ohio
Simonton Reorganizes Sales and Marketing Leadership Team
New Website for Adchem
AAMA Updates Wind-Driven Rain Standard
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen
The holidays are upon us, and it's time to think about your shopping list (if you haven't already). I don't know about you, but my list seems to grow longer and longer each year. While I try not to go too far off the deep end of commercialism, it's tough for me to walk away from the holiday season without presenting a token of appreciation to my family members, staff and some of my favorite service providers.
Many companies find inclusive ways to celebrate the holidays, and I'm curious to know what your company does.  Do you (or your company) buy gifts for the holidays or offer year-end bonuses for employees? Do you throw a big holiday bash instead of purchasing individual gifts? Will you spend more than you have in the past few years? Please send me an email or post a comment to share how this year's shopping list stacks up against the last few years'.
This year, our company's holiday spending budget is:
About the same as the last few years'
A bit more than last year's
Less than last year's
Did Your Company Do a Post-Thanksgiving Offer?
It looks like it was all or nothing when it came to post-Thanksgiving sales offers. While the majority of survey respondents said they didn't do any type of offer, nearly a quarter of companies reported they ran sales the Friday, Saturday and Monday after the holiday. See the full survey results here.

The Outside View
Housing Market Continues to Recover
From NAHB Eye on the Economy
'Tis the Season for (Percent Energy) Savings
From NAHB Research Center
Steel-Framed Windows Leap Forward Into Modern Designs


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