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W&D Weekly
February 5, 2014
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Industry Veterans Join Window & Door Editorial Staff

Window & Door announced the appointment of Jenni Chase as editorial director and Stacey Freed as editor. Freed comes to Window & Door as an award-winning writer and former senior editor of Remodeling Magazine. more

IBS 2014 Snapshots

The International Builders' Show is underway in Las Vegas, where a number of window and door companies are introducing new products. See the pictures...

Fenestration Market Predictions Remain Positive

For both new and replacement, prime window sales should rise another 12.8 percent in 2014, while residential entry doors are expected to grow 34.1 percent by 2015. more


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Palmas USA Expands Coverage in U.S. Market
OptiGas Names Ryan McHugh VP of Sales
The Talk

By Jenni Chase, editorial director

I'm in Las Vegas this week at the International Builders' Show, where I'm always struck by the sheer size of the event. Last year, IBS attracted upwards of 50,000 attendees, and judging by the activity on the trade show floor today, I'd say that number will be higher this year. One builder went so far as to tell me the show "looked like the good 'ole days."

And while that's wishful thinking--in its peak years, IBS brought in 100,000 people--he was right in saying that things are picking up. "During the Recession, it was hard to justify the expense of traveling to a trade show. But now, [attendees can afford the trip]," he said.

What about your company? Now that the market is heading in the right direction, are you considering attending more trade shows? Or is it still just not in the budget? Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and take this week's poll.

This year, my company plans to:
Attend more trade shows than in recent years
Cut back on trade show attendance
Maintain the status quo

Does your company have a recruitment plan in place?
Respondents were nearly split in last week's poll, with the majority reporting they are not planning to increase workforce in 2014. read more

The Outside View
Strong Single-Family Growth will Fuel Housing in 2014

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