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March 1, 2017
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Technology Forecast: Base Configurations

Today’s manual, in-store purchasing process is increasingly more arcane to a society that prefers embracing technology for almost every need. But in the coming months, we can expect to see the growth of popular base configurations that stand to change the future of configurable, custom products. Read More

 
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Deceuninck Hosts Future Fabricators
 
Joint Effort Brings Lamination Symposium to High Point
 
Lamatek Expands Manufacturing Facility
 
Pella Corp. Chair Emerita Joan Kuyper Farver Passes Away
 
Product Spotlight
FeneVision ERP by FeneTech Inc.
FeneTech Inc. is home of FeneVision ERP, a software solution for window and door manufacturers and glass fabricators. This fully integrated software operates on a graphical user interface running on a single database, allowing users to see exactly what is happening on the production floor in real time. FeneVision provides tools including web- and client-based quotation and order handling, pricing and costing, the dynamic creation of bills of materials, capacity planning, production scheduling, dynamic or batch glass cutting optimization, lineal optimization, machine interfaces, tracking control, and mobile delivery using an iPad. It also offers invoicing, return merchandise authorization and reporting through FeneVision Business Intelligence.
 
The Talk

By Matt Johnson, The Gary Law Group

Should all parts of the law—including building codes—be freely available? This question was addressed, in part, in a recent copyright lawsuit involving ASTM and PublicResource.org. The issue was whether the standards developed and published by ASTM, and later incorporated into laws, are entitled to copyright protection.

PublicResource.org is a nonprofit that places legal information online and does not charge for access. ASTM sued PublicResource.org because it had placed over 250 ASTM standards online in connection with federal laws that incorporated those standards.

ASTM argued that its materials were copyrighted and subject to its control, despite their adoption and incorporation into federal regulations. PublicResource.org responded, arguing that the incorporation of the standards into regulations deprived the standards of copyright protection because of the public’s need to access laws. The court recently agreed with ASTM. Read More

Should consensus standards that are incorporated into laws be publically available, for free?
Yes; once a standard becomes a law it needs to be public.
No; the effort required to publish these standards means they should be protected.
Depends; performance targets should be public, but test methods should not.
 
 
Do You Consider Your Body Language, or That of Others, When Communicating with Customers?
Over 85 percent of respondents to last week's poll indicated they are conscious of their body language. Read the Full Results
 
 
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