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December 13, 2017
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From Window & Door Magazine
Window Finishing: An Opportunity in Waiting
When wood-frame windows are the best option for a homeowner, finishing them is part of fulfilling the installation process. Too often, this step is under appreciated. But here, there is opportunity for installing dealers to offer finishing as part of an installation package. Read More
 
Last Call for Entries: IBS Product Preview
Companies exhibiting at the International Builders’ Show are encouraged to submit information on the products they will display in Orlando. This exclusive product preview will run online and in the magazine. The deadline for entries is December 15. Submit Product Information
 
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USITC Rules that Canadian Softwood Lumber Injures U.S. Lumber Industry
 
VEKA's James Druschel Retires, Succeeded by Scott Resek
 
Quanex Adds Brian Ludwig as Northeast Sales Manager
 
Kodiak Building Partners Purchases American Builders Supply
 
VEKA to Create 102 Jobs with Investment in North Carolina Facility
 
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Product Spotlight
A High-Performance Solution for High-Heat Environments

If you’re looking for higher performance from your glazing beads and accessories in solar-intense, high-heat environments, look no further than Quanex Building Products’ High-Heat Glazing Bead Solution. This PVC-clad bead with a metallic stabilizer can replace capped, painted and laminated accessories and beads for applications where the sun and high temperatures are a constant threat. It’s a high-performance solution that has been thermal cycle tested, with no shrinkage or deformation observed.

 
The Talk

By Wendy Vardaman, Window & Door magazine

According to James Mulvey, senior social media strategist, Hootsuite, there are three main challenges for businesses utilizing social media in 2018. They are: the continuing decline of unpaid, organic reach; keeping pace with social network innovation; and validating the worth of existing strategies.

Here are five trends to implement in 2018, according to Amber Naslund, senior director, industry leadership, Hootsuite. Read More

Monthly Reader Poll

Issues surrounding the labor market are among the top concerns for employers in the fenestration industry. The impact of the Great Recession, a workforce approaching retirement age, and a lack of job seekers in the fenestration and construction fields have each contributed to historic shortages in the labor pool. Employers must get creative about how to address labor issues and are utilizing a variety of methods to find suitable candidates.

Post a comment and weigh in on this month’s poll. We would also love to hear from you directly about your experience; email our editors Kelly Smith or Emily Thompson.  

What methods are you using to recruit employees?

Do you utilize any of these strategies to find qualified employees?
Apprenticeships/internships
Outreach to local schools
Job fairs
Veterans' organizations
Former inmate programs
Other (please provide details in comments)
 

 
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