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May 22, 2013
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AAMA Marking 50th Anniversary of Gold Label

Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's Summer Conference, to be held in Rosemont, Ill., June 9-12...read more

 
ATI Moves to Larger Facility in Florida

Architectural Testing Inc. has opened its new location in West Palm Beach, Fla. Designed to replace the company’s Riviera Beach location, this larger, more capable test facility...read more 

 
ITW Reorganizes Sealant Business Units

The business units formerly known as Schnee-Morehead, TACC and ER Systems have been combined to form ITW Polymers Sealants North America Inc....read more

 
Hurd Honored with Presidential Award for Exports

U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank presented Hurd Windows & Doors with the President’s “E” Award for Exports...read more

 

 
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The Talk

By Christina Lewellen

Guess what, my window and door manufacturer friends? We are now, apparently, cool. According to a recent article in the Crain’s Cleveland Business publication, manufacturing is now “in” among some pockets of teenagers, and it’s not just boys who are looking at what has increasingly become a high-tech segment of our economy.

“Modern manufacturing is high-tech, and individuals need a strong education to land and thrive in those jobs," the article notes. Yup, we’ve known that for a while. But apparently word is starting to get out, and interest is starting to spread among the workforce of the future.

This week's poll is geared to those involved in the manufacturing segment of our industry, but we'd be interested in hearing from everyone.  Do you find interest among high school students in your area in the manufacturing sector? Is your company doing anything to get involved and shepherd potential workers toward appropriate training and educational opportunities? Please send an email or post a comment to share your thoughts. Is manufacturing cool?

The Latest Trends in Energy Efficient Home Products

In this month's blog, Power Home Remodeling's Asher Raphael focuses on what remains one of the homeowner's highest priorities...read more

Is "Made in the USA" Important to Customers?

The vast majority of respondents see product origin moving up on buyers' priority lists...read more 

My company is:
Very involved with students, encouraging the types of careers we offer.
Somewhat involved, doing career days and shadowing, etc.
Not involved, though we would like to be.
Not interested in these types of activities.
 
 
The Outside View
Builder Confidence Improves in May
From National Association of Home Builders
Design Details: Corner Windows
From Builder Online

 
 
Recent Introductions

Jamma Lamma from
Lawrence Industries

 
 
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