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W&D Weekly
January 23, 2013
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Builders' Show Reflects Greater Market Optimism

Las Vegas—Thousands of building industry professionals are gathering for the International Builders' Show, which opened here more

Omniglass Resurrected by Winnipeg Company

A year after fire destroyed its predecessor operation, Omniglass SCT has been formed to once again supply fiberglass window and door more

MIWD Transitions to New Ownership

The management team of MI Windows & Doors, with the support of Pete DeSoto and ShoreView Industries, a private equity firm based in more

Jeld-Wen Expanding North Carolina Door Plant

Oregon-based Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to open a composite doorskin manufacturing operation in North Wilkesboro, more

Remodeling Recovery Well Under Way

All signs point to a strong rebound for home improvement activity in 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling more

AGC Restarts Tennessee Float Line

Production has started once again at the G1 float glass line at AGC Glass Co. North America's Greenland, Tenn.-manufacturing more

ProVia Opens New Distribution Center

A new 54,000-square-foot door and window distribution center located at its corporate headquarters in Sugarcreek, more


More News
Remodeling Show Pares Back Exhibition to Two Days
EPA Targeting Uncertified Firms
Crystal Pacific Reports Successful 2012
Two Companies Partner to Offer Multi-Panel Door Systems
Earthwise Group Reports Solid 2012
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen, Senior Editor

Let me start off by saying I do not intend to have a conversation about gun control legislation. However, it’s pretty difficult to ignore the unfortunate series of events our country has experienced at the hands of misguided gunmen in the last several months—including an incident just yesterday at a Texas college.

What I am interested to know is whether your workplace has security measures in place to mitigate the risk of violent acts. Do you have policies for carrying weapons and other potentially harmful items into the workplace? How do you deal with violations and offenders? Difficult questions—and the type of questions that would have to be addressed very rarely, I certainly hope—but is it a crisis management issue your company team has discussed?

Please send me an email and share your thoughts, or feel free to post a comment.

Are You Glad Tax Credits are Back?
Our poll results suggest that for tax credits to be a worthwhile incentive for the purchase of energy efficient windows and doors, they need to be more
When it comes to workplace safety, my company:
Has strict policies on the books and works to enforce them.
May have a policy, but it is not an issue that comes up often.
Does not have a policy, but I think we should.
Does not have a policy, and I don't think it is necessary.

The Outside View
Builder Confidence Holds Steady in January
From National Association of Home Builders
The Remodeling 2013 Cost Vs. Value Report
From Remodeling Magazine
AAMA and WDMA Release Updated Review and Forecast that Predicts Industry Trends
From American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association
Double-Hung Windows Offer Singular Traditional Style

Recent Introductions

Corner Drive Locking
from Roto Frank


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