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February 6, 2013
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AAMA to Focus on Innovation at Upcoming Conference

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is hosting its 76th Annual Conference, February 24-27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort…read more

After 50 Years, Andersen Retires Narroline Double Hung
Employees and retirees gathered at Andersen Corp.'s Bayport, Minn., manufacturing plant, January 31, to see the last Andersen Narroline double-hung window roll off the production more
Quanex Hosts Lawmakers at Two Facilities
Continuing its advocacy efforts to engage lawmakers and support policies that are in the best interest of the window and door industry, Quanex recently hosted two U.S. more
Masonite Using Digital Marketing Service
Homesphere Inc., a provider of digital marketing services, reports that Masonite has joined its network of more than 70 manufacturers…read more
Therma-Tru Doors in Unique Home Showcase
When the new MainStreet America park in Houston opens its doors this month, visitors will walk through Therma-Tru fiberglass entry doors in some of the 12 show homes on more
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Earthwise Becomes "Made in USA Certified"
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LaCantina Wins Best of Houzz Award
THV Makes Staff Changes
Collins Joins New Firm
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen

Going paperless can have a big impact on a business. Not only is it an environmentally friendly approach to running a company, but it can also result in significant improvements to internal processes and document management. Reducing or eliminating paper is a growing movement in many industries, including the window and door segment.

Earlier this year, reported that a handful of web companies that provide paper management solutions have teamed up to encourage movement toward a paperless future. They've even created a dedicated resource to the effort,

Where is your company on the path to paperless? Have you made strides toward reducing the amount of paper your company uses in the course of business, or is it something you haven't embraced quite yet? If you have gone paperless (or significantly reduced paper processes), what has been the outcome? Is it worth the investment of time and effort?

Please take a moment to vote in our poll and send me an email to share your thoughts. You can also post a comment if you have words of wisdom for those who are pursuing a paperless future.

My Company:
Is almost entirely paperless.
Has made strides toward reducing paper and intends to do more.
Has made some improvements but is unlikely to do much more.
Has not gone paperless but is looking into the options.
Are New Homes Being Built in Your Area Once Again?
Reflecting recent market data, the majority of survey respondents said they were seeing homebuilding activity in their areas. See the full survey results.
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