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February 20, 2013
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Heavier Sash Demanding More from Window Hardware

The continued need for differentiation is also driving manufacturer choices…read more

 
New Owners for Window Support Systems
Patton Industrial Products Inc. has acquired the Bloomington, Minn.-based supplier of cable support kits…read more
 
Speakers Added for WDMA Legislative Conference
Sen. Angus King has been added to the agenda for the upcoming event, scheduled for March 18-20…read more
 
Allsco Founder Passes Away
Donald Lahanky, former president, CEO and founder of the New Brunswick-based manufacturer, died last week after a courageous battle with cancer…read more
 
 
 
More News
Solar Innovations Wins Blue Ribbon Award
Crystal Exec Recognized as Rising Star
RSL Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen

Last week, Window World announced a campaign to raise more than $1 million in the coming year for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I know that this is just one of many examples of generous corporate giving in our industry, as companies throughout the country support everything from local baseball teams to national non-profit organizations and charitable causes.

My question is whether you think that corporate giving is on the upswing. Are we giving back at greater levels in 2013 as we move farther away from the Great Recession? Is your company creeping higher in its donations—whether monetary or in products and services—compared to last year?

I’d love to hear stories of how you’re giving back, especially if you were committed to maintaining your company’s charitable giving strategy throughout the economic downturn. Please send me an email or post a comment.

Compared to the last year or two, my company’s charitable activities have:
Increased
Stayed about the same
Decreased
 
How Important is Green Product Certification to Your Customers?
More than 70 percent of survey respondents said this type of certification doesn't seem to matter to customers. "Green building is important, but at what cost?" asked one respondent. "I imagine it would be more favorably received if the cost weren't so prohibitive. After all, who wouldn't want to help save the environment and build more cheaply?" See the full survey results
 


 
The Outside View
Builder Confidence Virtually Unchanged in February
From National Association of Home Builders
House Speaker tells Ohio Workers Budgeting Needed
From Zanesville Times Recorder
Winbot Won't Complain About Cleaning Windows (Video)
From PC World
Windows of New York | A Weekly, Illustrated Atlas
From Windows of New York
 

 
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