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July 30, 2014
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PGT to Acquire CGI Windows & Doors

PGT Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase CGI Windows & Doors for approximately $111 million. The acquisition is expected to close by more

What Installers Want You to Know: The Pathway to Profit

Fenestration expert Jim Snyder will offer an installer perspective on how window and door dealers can reduce field errors, increase sales, create happier customers and ultimately increase profits during the Express Learning session, “What Installers Want You to Know: The Pathway to Profit” at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door more



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The Talk

By Jenni Chase
Here at Window & Door and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, we are immersed in planning for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 9-11 in Las Vegas. Having attended the big event for many years, I know it’s a great place to explore the new products and technology available in the window and door market. And according to last week’s poll, new products are top of mind for many companies in our industry.

What role do trade shows play in your company’s new product development process? Do you use these events to learn about new offerings from manufacturers or suppliers? Or do you have another go-to approach? Please participate in this week’s poll and share your thoughts in the comment section here.
What is your preferred method to research new products?
Attend trade shows
Read industry publications
Meet with suppliers
Rely on an in-house product development team
A combination of all of the above
None of the above
Where are You Investing?
While the vast majority of respondents to last week's poll are making investments somewhere, investing in new products took nearly 25 percent of the votes. See the full survey results...

GlassBuild America News

Road to GlassBuild
Each year at GlassBuild America, great minds from all over the world exhibit in the Innovative Product Pavilion with their materials that are truly “innovative.” 2014 will be no different as more cutting-edge technology than ever is slated to be introduced on the show floor. This week, we preview two of those companies and share the details of the other Innovative Product Pavilion exhibitors.

The Outside View
Whirlpool Wants Congress to Ban Class-Action Suits Tied to Energy Star Program
From The New York Times
Remodeler Confidence Regains Momentum
Consumer Confidence Surges in July
From USA Today

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