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April 18, 2018
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From Window & Door Magazine
Improving Leads Management
While lead generation, marketing messages and advertising can all be super tough nuts to crack, the problem may not always be on the generation side of the subject. Before spending a ton of time, money and effort fixing a “leads problem,” it’s important to make sure your team is making use of the leads already in hand. Read More
 
Call for Entries: Window Showcase
Window & Door is accepting submissions for its focused product section featuring all types of residential windows and hardware/components for residential windows. The products will be featured in the June/July Window issue. Entries are due May 4. Submit a Product
 
 
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News
EPA Makes $67k Settlement with Advanced Windows for LRRP Violation
 
Andersen Offers Houzz Marketing Opp for Dealers
 
Loewen Introduces Timber Curtain Wall for the High-End Residential Market
 
HOPPE Names Taylor Director of Product Development
 
YKK's Richards Retires
 
Product Spotlight
Pro-Weld FH-44HS by Proline Automation
The Pro-Weld FH-44HS by Proline is a high-speed automatic four-head vinyl welding machine designed to weld four corners of two frames or sashes simultaneously. Its servo-controlled parallel welding cycle creates significantly quicker weld cycles and offers the opportunity to accurately position the heat plates for sloped sill welding, the company reports. Pro-Weld also includes a multi-tier clamping system, full perimeter guarding with an interlocked light curtain and horizontal orientation for easier loading and unloading. It comes standard with a minimum weld size of 16 by 16 inches with fixtures and a maximum weld size of 96 by 102 inches, with a 96 by 120-inch maximum weld size option available.
 
The Talk

By Susan MacKay

Windows, doors and skylights sometimes fall under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act’s definition of consumer goods, and other times they do not. Magnuson-Moss is a federal statutory scheme that mandates certain requirements for written warranties.

It provides, in part, that the “warrantor” (party giving a warranty for a product) may not make conditions in a written or implied warranty that consumers must use only parts or service identified by brand, trade, or corporate name—i.e., “authorized parts.” If the consumer or her agent is buying the windows, the statute likely applies. Read More


Monthly Reader Poll

Women in Fenestration

It’s no secret that women are the minority in fenestration. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, though women make up nearly half of the working population (47.5 percent), they remain underrepresented in the manufacturing industry. And, though the numbers for women in construction are increasing, the National Association of Women in Construction reports that women comprised just 9.1 percent of the construction industry in the U.S. at the end of 2016.

We want to know more about the role of women in our industry—those in leadership positions as well as on the construction side, selling and installing windows, and those manufacturing the goods on the factory floor. We want to hear how companies are recruiting and promoting women in this industry. Email us with your thoughts and observations, post a comment on the subject and weigh in on this month’s poll.

What positions do the majority of the women in your company hold?

What positions do the majority of the women in your company hold?
Owner/CEO
Upper management
Management
Administration
Marketing
Sales
Manufacturing
Installation



 

 

 

 
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