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W&D Weekly

January 31, 2018
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From Window & Door Magazine
The Skilled Labor Shortage
Availability of qualified labor is increasingly seen as a major problem for both the construction industry and for manufacturers. Read on to learn how manufacturers can take the lead on addressing the issue. Read More
Door Showcase: Final Call for Entries
Window & Door will publish a showcase featuring all types of residential entry doors, as well as multi-panel/multi-slide and patio doors for the residential market. Door components and hardware will also be included. Manufacturers and suppliers must submit product information by February 6 in order to be included. Submit Product Information

Employers Must Post Injury/Illness Data February 1
Latest North American Fenestration Standard Published
WDMA Releases 2018 National Policy Agenda
Congressman Visits Veka, Discusses Tax Reform
Masonite Acquires DW3 Products Holding
Delaney Hardware Acquires Bravura Brass
Product Spotlight
Titan Impact Hurricane Door by The Folding Sliding Door Co.
Protect your FAMILY and HOME with Hurricane Impact Rated Patio DOORS from The FOLDING SLIDING DOOR COMPANY LLC.The Impact rated thermally broken aluminum TITAN IMPACT Hurricane Door can outstand CAT 5 hurricane conditions and is a Florida Building Code, NFRC & Miami Dade County approved system. Offered in a range of configurations, multiple sill types and impact rated thermal glass options  - all suited for the most severe climates and weather conditions.
The Talk

By Katie Gregg, WDDA

As the new associate director of industry and member engagement for the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, I’m excited for the year ahead and for the opportunity to work with all our dealers.

WDDA—the only national organization dedicated to advancing the interests of window and door dealers—is moving into 2018 with a renewed focus on the value of membership. Following market research and a review of member benefits during the first quarter of this year, our growing membership can expect enhanced and expanded education opportunities to keep members in the know on industry standards and hot topics. 

The Alliance is also exploring additional marketing and lead generation resources, and valuable benchmarking data to inform our members’ business processes and procedures. Plus, we’re looking to add networking possibilities that allow our community to connect and share ideas with dealers facing similar challenges.  Read More


Monthly Reader Poll

For many, social media is a means to stay in touch with industry updates, along with learning about what colleagues are up to, product changes and more. There are a variety of social media tools available, each with a little different approach. In an upcoming issue of Window & Door magazine, we will explore the impact of social media on the fenestration industry, and how it’s being utilized across the industry.

As you consider the opportunities and challenges that 2018 will present, will you utilize social media tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and others to stay current, and to connect with others in your field? Weigh in on the poll, post a comment, review the results of last week's survey and/or contact us with any comments. We may use your input in an upcoming story. 

What social media outlet do you deem to be most important for marketing to your client base?

What social media outlet do you deem to be most important for marketing to your client base?
Other (specify in comments)




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