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W&D Weekly
June 7, 2017
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Product Showcase: Entry Doors

Browse the latest styles in entry doors the custom options for each. Plus, manufacturers provide the key selling points dealers can convey in their pitches. See the Products

Now Accepting Nominations for the Crystal Achievement Awards

Window & Door is receiving nominations for the 2017 Crystal Achievement Awards through Friday, June 16. The awards recognize residential window and door manufacturers and component suppliers for their contributions to the industry. Read More

More News
Registration Opens for GlassBuild America
Connecticut General Assembly Considering Window Warranty Bill
Forel North America Expands North American Headquarters
Western Window Systems Makes Personnel Changes in Sales, Marketing, Human Resources
Product Spotlight
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The Talk

By Kelly Smith
I have already learned a great deal in my time with Window & Door magazine; along with the technical details of the fenestration business, I am getting to know the men and women who make up this industry. Make no mistake, while the stock in trade is entry doors, windows, components and supplies, the heart of this business is the people. 

I have encountered a variety of companies whose employees demonstrate ingenuity, technical skill and business acumen along with a measure of good humor and integrity. These people and their organizations create high-quality, reliable products for the residential window and door industry. 

Our annual Crystal Achievement Awards, the deadline for which is next week, seek to recognize these efforts. This juried program honors manufacturers and suppliers for their outstanding contributions to advancing the products and processes that comprise fenestration. The awards are quickly becoming one of my favorite projects because we get to acknowledge the hard work and imagination that go in to what these people create. Read More

Monthly Reader Poll

IoT and Industry 4.0: The Next Wave

The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are terms that capture the notion of an interconnected world, with links and communication between everything from appliances, telephones and vehicles to manufacturing facilities and entire buildings. The ramifications of these connections, dubbed IoT, are widespread, leading to a fourth wave in our civilization, namely, Industry 4.0.

The September issue of Window & Door magazine will explore this topic and how it relates to the fenestration industry. As part of that coverage, we want to hear from you. Do you utilize any elements of the Internet of Things in your work in the window and door industry? Weigh in on this month’s poll, post a comment and/or send an email with your thoughts.

Do you utilize any elements of the Internet of Things in your work in the window and door industry? If so, please post a comment with details about how your organization is utilizing IoT.

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