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W&D Weekly
February 28, 2018
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On the Legal Horizon
Legal and compliance issues facing the industry continue to evolve and mature. Certification, code-compliance and best-practices improvement remain key opportunities this, and every, year. But there are a few items on our radar for 2018 that, maybe, should be on yours as well. Read More
Window & Door Preps Top 100 List
Window & Door magazine opens its annual Top 100 Manufacturers survey, available now through March 13. Manufacturers of residential windows and/or doors that want to be considered for the list are encouraged to submit information today. The Top 100 Manufacturers list will be published in the May issue. Submit Information
Conference Addresses Sustainability Standards
WTS Paradigm Expands its Annual Conference
Ply Gem Launches Innovation Challenge
NFRC Executive Committee Retains 2017 Members
Product Spotlight
Vibe by Wincore Windows and Doors

Wincore Windows and Doors introduced Vibe, a new fiberglass entry door product collection consisting of 10 individual door styles in smooth and oak grain finish textures. Oak grain doors can be factory-stained or painted. Smooth, untextured doors are only available painted. Custom color paint options are also available. Vibe collection glass doorlites are available in several styles including low-emissivity, rain and frosted glass. The doors also feature full composite frames that the company reports will not rot or decay, as well as weather-resistant surface technology and an insulated core.  

The Talk

By Ron Crowl, FeneTech Inc.
Despite the seemingly sophisticated path of our evolution as a modern civilization, there still exist men and women in the workplace who have either ignored, forgotten or altogether failed to learn how to treat one another.

Recent revelations of abuse and misconduct among the Hollywood culture and other high-profile sectors of our society have given all of us somewhat of a wake-up call. Outside of the cases of abuse that call for serious action, we're also being forced to examine how we treat one another in the workplace. We need to ask ourselves if we have behaved in ways that reflect how we ultimately want to be remembered.

Business leadership demands of us not only the acquisition and application of skills and good decision-making that allow us to keep our businesses running, but to set the tone in the workplace for how we treat each other and all those we interact with, including customers, prospects or vendors. How do we want to be remembered? Read More

Monthly Reader Poll

Manufacturer/Dealer Partnerships

The relationship between manufacturers and dealers is vitally important to both segments of our supply chain. A strong, healthy partnership can translate into a stronger business for both parties, leading to increased sales and an improved bottom line. Creating and maintaining that business partnership requires commitment from both sides. We want to hear insights on the topic from manufacturers and dealers. 

Weigh in on this month’s poll, post a comment and/or send an email with any thoughts on the subject. We may use your input in an upcoming article. 

What do you find to be the most important aspect of the manufacturer/dealer relationship?

What do you find to be the most important aspect of the manufacturer/dealer relationship?
Product training and support
Marketing and lead generation tools
Loyalty incentives/geographic or brand exclusivity
Other (post in comments)




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