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June 21, 2017
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Prop 65: What's in Your Product?

California’s Proposition 65 is hardly new and it is relatively well-known that it requires manufacturers to establish potential warning label requirements for, among other things, all goods sold for consumer use in California. But Prop 65 also gives food for thought on what’s in your products. Read More

Dealer of the Year Awards: Call for Nominations

Window & Door magazine and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are now accepting nominations for the Dealer of the Year Awards. Read more here; submit a nomination here.

More News
GANA Committees Meet at GlassBuild America in September
Pella Expands Smart Home Approach
Quanex Names Jack Meluskey National Account Manager
AAMA White Paper Details Aluminum Fenestration Energy Benefits
Product Spotlight

In the fenestration industry, meeting production demand while staying profitable is a balancing act. In this booklet, we lay out ten easy-to-follow steps you can take to save money in your window and door business. Inside you will learn:

• the role of automation should play
• how to reduce scrap waste
• how to calculate your yield

If you want to improve your Fenestration business' bottom line, download this free booklet and check out these ten tips.

The Talk

By Tim Clark

The way homeowners buy has dramatically changed over the past few years. Take a recent Forbes Insights survey, for example, which cited that customers prefer to leverage online technology and in-store visits for major purchases. 

Before they even pick up the phone, homeowners are searching websites, reading reviews on Houzz and Yelp, checking Facebook pages, and researching all the brand names you install. Still, many in the home improvement industry have been slow to update their in-home sales processes.

It’s more important than ever for your sales reps to adjust how they pitch your products and services so they can close more deals. Today’s prospects don’t want to know more about you. They want to know if you can help them, if you can solve their problems. There are four ways to show them you can help. 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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