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August 30, 2017
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Window & Door Dealer Days Offers Collaboration, Inspiration, Education
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance will host its third annual Window & Door Dealer Days event September 12-13, at GlassBuild America 2017. Exclusively for specialty retailers of residential windows and doors, this unique program provides a platform for participants to discuss the industry’s most important matters. Plus, The Dream Showroom provides a place for dealers and retailers to collaborate with and learn from leading fenestration suppliers. Read More Here; Preview the Dream Showroom Here
 
Get Ready for GlassBuild America 2017

The glass and fenestration industries will gather in Atlanta Sept. 12-14 for GlassBuild America 2017: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. In preparation for the show, check out the sights and sounds from GlassBuild America 2016, which hosted 8,726 registrants and 438 exhibitors from 73 countries. Read More

 
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VIDEO: Cam Marston to Headline GlassBuild America Opening Session
 
Product Spotlight
Strybuc Industries
Strybuc will showcase its Window Balance Identification Display at GlassBuild America. It's a counter-top display that contains 31 tilt and non-tilt channel, tube and constant force window balance samples. Each is individually labeled and removable. The package includes signage, a display that spins 360 degrees and a free, customized flyer. 
 
The Talk

By Emily Kay Thompson

As Window & Door packs up to head to Atlanta in less than two weeks, we’re bringing everything we do on a day-to-day basis with our magazine, website and WDweekly with us.

GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is the physical embodiment of the content we put together for our manufacturers. There, we’ll provide Express Learning sessions on the topics closest to the industry plus 185,995 net square feet of exhibit space full of the products you see on our pages and our website and the chance to network with 483 exhibitors at the event.

Likewise, Window & Door Dealer Days hosts an opportunity for our dealer audience to hear directly from our writers on issues selective to this segment of the market and see finished products from manufacturers in a setting that feels like home—or at least their home showroom. But this event provides one element we can’t replicate on our pages: the possibility to connect with other specialty retailers during Solutions Sessions and networking events. Read More


Monthly Poll Results

Energy-efficient Technology
Window and door manufacturers, suppliers and dealers use a variety of energy-efficient, sustainable or green technologies, methods or products for their work, and they do so for a number of reasons. The October/November issue of Window & Door magazine will explore this topic and how it relates to the fenestration industry. Asked if they utilize any sustainable or green technologies, methods or products for work in the window and door industry, 60 percent of respondents to last month's poll reported "yes." 

Monthly Reader Poll

Trade Schools and the Labor Shortage
Labor and hiring continues to be a huge topic for the fenestration industry. Especially as the market improves, each segment struggles to keep up with increased volume on a tight staff.

Some in the fenestration industry point to the lack of technical training in America’s primary education system as part of the gap in the lack of qualified candidates. Could measures such as Colorado’s House Bill 1041 be the answer? Weigh in on this month’s poll and post your comments, questions, solutions. If you’re particularly passionate about this topic, send your thoughts to our editorial team so that we can include your comments in an upcoming issue of Window & Door. 

Do you think providing students more obvious access to alternative career paths and technical/trade schools will help the industry’s labor challenges? 

Select One
Yes
No
 

 
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