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November 12, 2014
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Win-Door Show Opens in Toronto Next Week

The 20th annual Win-Door North America will take place next week, Nov. 18-20, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.There, educational seminars will address the latest developments in building codes, energy codes, the Energy Star program, certification, and economic conditions and forecasts affecting the window and door industry. Plus, more than 110 exhibitors will display the latest in windows and doors, components, software and fabrication equipment. See the Win-Door Product Preview...

 

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The Talk

By Emily Kay Thompson
While most of the population will spend this week and next finalizing Thanksgiving menus and plans—and trying not to get too far ahead of this holiday by focusing on next month’s festivities—we are already entrenched in the New Year, planning the January/February issue.

As part of our coverage, we’ll continue the discussion on Energy Star 6.0 that Rich Walker started in his last column. Window & Door will take a look at the realities and results of the new labeling guidelines to keep you up-to-date.

In speaking with both manufacturers and dealers on the subject, consensus so far is that the industry as a whole is not only well prepared for the new criteria, but anticipates that it will have a positive impact on their business.

Does that ring true for your business? How do you view this update will affect you? What, if any, challenges do the new Energy Star criteria present your company? I’d love to get your thoughts in my inbox: please email me with your perspective. Or, leave a comment when you weigh in on this week’s poll.
Will the New Energy Star Guidelines Affect Your Company in 2015?
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Have You Seen an Increase in Sales for High-End Products?
Half of the respondents to last week’s poll report that they are selling more high-end products than in years past, and another 25 percent say numbers for their upscale lines have stayed consistent. See the complete survey results...
 
 
The Outside View
Fall Protection Website Targets Residential Construction Workers
From Safety and Health Magazine
Remodeling Conditions Continue to Show Strong Growth
From NARI

 

 
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