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W&D Weekly
June 28, 2017
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EPA on the Chopping Block

One of the major targets of President Trump’s regulatory reduction plan is the Environmental Protection Agency. For the building industry, this could be a two-edged sword in that part of the proposal could cut the Energy Star budget from $57 million to $5 million and mandate its transition to a non-government entity. 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
Roto Frank Acquires Union Ltd.
AmesburyTruth Partners with Brookvent
GlassBuild America Early-Bird Rates in Effect Until June 30
Therma-Truís Barry Murphy Passes Away
Jeff Lowinski Retires from WDMA
Fortune Brands Names New SVP/CFO
Early-Bird Registration Extended for the WDMA-Northeast Summer Conference
Product Spotlight
Functional Fenestration
Functional Fenestration’s ARTech Plana Tilt Turn Hardware features concealed tilt and turn hardware system for flush sash windows and standard 16-millimeter Eurogroove milling for all European window, door and tilt turn multipoints.
The Talk

By Madeleine MacRae
Note: See Madeleine MacRae at this year’s Window & Door Dealer Days, held Sept. 12-13 in Atlanta, where she’ll moderate two Solution Sessions and present “Plugging Profit Leaks: How to make more money with the leads you already have.” 
Can you say, with full confidence, that your offer is “totally worth it at full price?”
If you cannot—regardless of the product or the service you’re offering and even setting aside the discount practices within your region—it is a red flag that the business, the sales team or the salesperson lacks conviction of expertise. 
Those who are most successful have their product and services completely aligned with their expertise. These businesses have identified the products and services that they can deliver most consistently and nearly perfectly every time at a price where the quality of the product and service as well as the value are all aligned.

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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