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March 14, 2018
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Industry 4.0: Manufacturers Prepare for IoT
The Internet of things represents a game-changing advancement in technology for window and door manufacturers. By incorporating digital connectivity on the production floor, manufacturers will have significant advantages in their market. Read More
Fensterbau Exhibitors: Submit your Products Today
Window & Door will run a special showcase featuring products that will be on display at next week's Fensterbau tradeshow. Exhibitors must submit information by this Friday, March 16. Submit Information

AmesburyTruth Acquires Ashland Hardware
Stürtz Promotes Thomas to CFO
Steve Chen Appointed President of Crystal Windows, Thomas Chen Named Chairman
Deceuninck Hosts Future Fabricators
Women in Construction Week Targets Next Generation
U.S. EPA Collects $287,000 in LRRP Settlements
Product Spotlight
The Best in Blinds-Between-Glass

Blink Blinds + Glass is a contemporary and streamlined alternative to traditional blinds. The new standard in home light control, Blink offers beautiful, high-quality blinds-between-glass for windows and doors, with 10-year full warranty and delivery in as few as 8 days. Manufacturers, builders, and homeowners have a choice of 6 different colors, multiple glass options, and custom sizes that provide a simple, safe, long-lasting IG panel.

The Talk

By Madeleine MacRae

Not long ago, I was on a call with a potential client who was lamenting the fact that he didn’t have enough leads in his business. “Once I get in front of them, we can close the sale,” he told me. “But getting in front of them—that is the issue.” Some variation on that theme is one of the three most consistent complaints I hear about growing businesses.

Getting the attention of your ideal client is not easy. But, at the same time, it is far easier than most businesses expect. As soon as they realize that they stink, everything begins to change. Read More

Monthly Reader Poll

Aluminum Tariffs: Helpful or Hurtful?
President Trump recently announced that he plans to impose a tariff of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports. While his plans and statements have drawn both criticism and praise, Window & Door will take a look at the implications on our fenestration manufacturers and their suppliers. Especially as residential windows and doors trend toward the modern, commercial aesthetic of aluminum, we want to know how the proposed tariffs will impact these trends and your business.
Will President Trump's proposed steel and aluminum tariffs be helpful or hurtful to the residential fenestration market?
Neither/no impact





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