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September 18, 2013
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New Equipment, Fiberglass and Hardware Options Debut at GlassBuild America

Buoyed by an uptick in the housing market, increased sales volumes and positive predictions for the year ahead, the mood was upbeat in more

GlassBuild America 2013 Snapshots
View photo galleries of new window and door systems and components, production equipment and energy efficient glass products that debuted on the show floor at the Georgia World Congress more
AGC Opens New Fabrication Facility in Atlanta
AGC Glass Company North America announced the grand opening of its new Southeast fabrication facility. Located in Atlanta, the facility will have dedicated insulating glass lines to serve both the residential and commercial more
New Leadership at Pollard Windows
Reginald Pollard, chairman of the board at Pollard Windows Inc. in Burlington, Ontario, has named Karen Pollard-Josling, president, and Gary L. Pollard, director of business more
Beeken to Head Up Silver Line
Andersen Corp. has named Dave Beeken president of its Silver Line Division, which the manufacturer acquired in 2006. Beeken succeeds Paul Valle in the more

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Ashland Hardware Systems Under New Ownership
Crystal Pacific Windows Hosts Congressman Takano
The Talk

By John Swanson

Due to some health limitations, I missed my first GlassBuild America this year. It left me feeling a bit isolated, I must say, knowing so much of the industry–and so many friends–were down in Atlanta, while I was stuck at home in New York. I'm sorry I missed the chance to say hi to so many of you, but I'm definitely in recovery mode and hope to be back on the road again soon. 

Window & Door maintained a full staff of reporters at the event, with assistance from our sister publication, Glass Magazine. Our online coverage this week includes an overview report, photo highlights and continuing new product coverage. But I also thought I'd take this opportunity to reach out directly to trade show attendees to see what new products, components, equipment and services for the residential window and door market were generating the most buzz.  What new products or services do you think are most likely to have the biggest impact on window and door companies in the next few years? Please post a comment and share your thoughts.

What types of products do you foresee having the most positive impact on your business in the next few years?
New equipment
New software
New framing systems
New glass technologies
New hardware
New finish options
Do you 'friend' coworkers?

The overwhelming majority of respondents to last week's survey said they don't engage with coworkers on more

The Outside View
Solar Panel Is Next Granite Countertop for Homebuilders
California Title 24 Building Efficiency Standards Updated
Green Homes Gain Popularity as Customers Seek Cost Savings
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