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W&D Weekly

August 15, 2014
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Featured product: Infor Product Configuration Management

Our secret is out: Door manufactures get an incredible ROI using Infor PCM to configure doors during the sale—not afterwards. Manufacturers and distributors of custom make-to-order doors and related services can increase sales, reduce costs, and differentiate their brand through better business management. Infor PCM brings an intuitive MTO configuration environment directly to your sales and distribution network. Users enjoy integrated back-end processes, so each custom order is brought efficiently through manufacturing and distribution. Read more...


Monterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall System from C.R. Laurence

C.R. Laurence-U.S. Aluminum crafted the new Monterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall System to create transformative living spaces that eliminate interruption between indoors and out, the company reports. Read more...

GC3000 Glass-Chek PRO from EDTM

EDTM Inc. will be highlighting its latest improvements to the GC3000 Glass-Chek PRO instrument in Las Vegas. The instrument measures window thickness and checks for the presence of low-emissivity on the glass, and now can identify different types of low-E coatings. Read more...

di-Series Constant Force Balance System from John Evansí Sons

On display in Las Vegas, the di-Series Constant Force Balance System from John Evans’ Sons offers customers a quiet and tighter fitting sash, the exhibitor reports. This balance utilizes AAMA qualified springs and provides a system for tilt windows. Read more...

ClimaGuard 72/57 and ClimaGuard 52/23 from Guardian

At GlassBuild America, Guardian will be showcasing ClimaGuard 72/57 and ClimaGuard 52/23 residential glass solutions. ClimaGuard 72/57 is an innovative new passive solar product with insulation against heat loss in cool climates. Read more...

Read more about products on display at GlassBuild America 2014 from Konrad Hornschuch AGAGC Glass Company North AmericaAmeri-Can Machinery and A+W. 

How to Make Your Website Work For You

What are the top three action items window and door dealers should consider for their website in the coming year? Quanex Building Products team member Michael Schwabe will help answer that question during his Express Learning session at GlassBuild America, Sept. 10, at 2:30 p.m. Read more…

For the complete Express Learning schedule, visit

Window and Door Dealers Share Business Strategies

Jim Lett of A.B.E. Doors and Windows and Mason Harper of Nu-Vu Glass will lead an interactive breakout session at the 2014 Dealers Forum, Sept. 10, on successful business strategies currently employed by window and door dealers. Designed as a roundtable discussion, the session will provide attendees the opportunity to share their approaches to website development, advertising, and more. Get the details… 


The deadline to reserve your hotel room at the discounted GlassBuild America group rate is Wednesday, August 20. Click here for more information.

About Today's Special Edition

This special edition of WDweekly is the first in a series of Friday newsletters featuring information on the big event: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 9-11, in Las Vegas. For more information, visit






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