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September 11, 2013
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GlassBuild America Underway in Atlanta

Innovations ranging from new hardware capable of handling larger units, to sliding patio doors offering greater ease of operation, to fiberglass doors and windows, to residential glass designed with energy efficiency in mind are catching the attention of attendees at the Georgia World Congress more

Industry Suppliers Feel the Positive Effects of an Improving Housing Market
Speaking at the Fourth Annual Window and Door Dealers Forum, Hanley Wood Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke predicted housing starts would surpass 1 million next year, and exhibitors on the GlassBuild America show floor say they're feeling the positive effects of an improving housing more
Erdman Forms Partnership to Offer Commercial IG Line
Erdman Automation Corp. and IGis Co. Ltd are partnering to offer a vertical insulating glass production line targeted at the commercial market in North more
EPA Responds to Questions, Extends Comment Period for Energy Star Final Draft Version 6.0
The EPA has extended the comment period to September 13 for the Final Draft Version 6.0 Energy Star Specification for Residential Windows, Doors and more

More News
Global Specialty Gases Opens First U.S. Facility
PPG Launches Residential Glass Website for Window Makers, Homeowners
Solar Innovations Named One of Inc. Magazine's Fastest-growing Private Companies
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen

While not everyone has jumped on the Facebook bandwagon, it would be hard to argue that the social media giant hasn't significantly changed our lives. From the way we communicate to the degree to which we stay in touch with long-distance friends and family, Facebook is a reality of today's society--including today's work environment.

Whether or not to "friend" co-workers, especially one's boss, on Facebook presents a sticky situation for some. Privacy issues are always a concern, and more often than ever before, would-be employers are checking out social media profiles of job candidates. A recent Today Show blog takes a more in-depth look at whether friending your boss on Facebook is fun or foolish. 

What do you think? Is your personal life best left separate from your co-workers and your boss? Or is it ok to connect with your work peers and supervisors on social media? Have you gone down the path because "everybody's doing it" or are you truly comfortable blending your worlds? Send me an email or post a comment to share.

Do you "friend" your work colleagues on Facebook?
Yes, but with restricted access
Yes, with full access
How do you expect innovation to progress in the window and door industry in the next few years?

Even with increased opportunities in the market, the majority of this week's poll takers see innovation continuing at a fairly steady more



The Road to GlassBuild

GlassBuild America 2013 is here! For the next week, we will be posting live from Atlanta, bringing you all the excitement and news from the glass, window and door industry’s premier trade show! 

The Outside View
Yep, It's Another Housing Bubble
Record High 291 Housing Markets Listed As Improving In September
Masonite CEO Fred Lynch Rings NYSE Opening Bell
From the Tampa Bay Business Journal


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