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June 11, 2014
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Introducing the 2014 Top Specialists
In a crowded home improvement market, consumers are faced with a plethora of choices when it comes to window and door replacement, as are builders seeking products for new construction projects. In an effort to highlight the unique expertise of dealers and distributors that do primarily focus on the window and door market, Window & Door introduces the first national Top Specialists rankings…read more
 
New WDMA Report Predicts Market Growth Through 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association  has released the WDMA Window and Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Study, showing overall residential window market growth of 10 percent for 2013, with a total estimate of 44.5 million units shipped. Growth is expected to continue at a slightly slower pace for 2014 and 2015…read more

 

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More News
Kuraray Acquires DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls
WindowWorks Partners with Vista Window
Quanex Reports Growth in Second Quarter
Hubert Thomas Named General Manager of DAPA Products
The Talk

By Jenni Chase

The nomination deadline for Window & Door's 2014 Crystal Achievement Awards is just around the corner, and we want to hear from you! Honoring outstanding achievements in window and door product technology, manufacturing and marketing, the awards will be presented in the September issue, in the following categories:

Technology

  • Most Innovative Window
  • Most Innovative Door
  • Most Innovative Window Component
  • Most Innovative Door Component
  • Most Innovative Glazing Technology

Manufacturing

  • Most Innovative Plant
  • Most Innovative Machine—Frame, Sash, or Door Fabrication
  • Most Innovative Machine—Glass & Insulating Glass Processing

Marketing

  • Most Innovative Program
  • Best Product Literature
  • Best Industry Website

Plus, we have a Unique Innovation Award recognizing programs, products and equipment that might not fit within any of the above categories. The deadline to submit your nominations is June 15, 2014. Click here for more information, and don't miss out on the opportunity to promote your company's achievements.

 

What Are the Ingredients of Your Products?
About half of the respondent's to last week's poll are not at all ready for the product transparency movement, but over a third are in development. See the full survey results…

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The Outside View
Lost Generation Casts Shadow Over Housing Market
From The Wall Street Journal
Design Workshop: Windows to the Sky
From Houzz.com

 
 
Recent Introductions

4-panel Sliding French Door from Integrity

 
 
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