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May 9, 2018
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Product Focus: Door Components
Suppliers show off their latest developments in door components that manufacturers can utilize to build the next iteration of entry and sliding doors. See the Components
 
Crystal Achievement Award Nominations Open
Window & Door is now accepting entries for its annual Crystal Achievement Awards, which recognize residential window and door manufacturers and component suppliers for their contributions to the industry. Nominations are due June 13. Enter Now
 
 
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Registration for GlassBuild America 2018 in Full Swing
 
Home Renovations Industry Echoes Fenestrationís Anticipated Growth in 2018
 
Industry Remembers Mark Toth, Active Volunteer and Valued Colleague
 
Quanex Homeshield Names New Territory Sales Managers
 
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The Talk

By Craig Patchin

The economy is hot, construction is healthier than it has been for many years, and window and door dealers are running faster than ever. This business activity is welcome—most of us remember the vacuum sound that started in 2007-2008 and continued for years. So yes—bring it! However, many of the dealer owners we work with are working 70-hour weeks to keep up.

If you fit in that demographic and have your head down in your business, there is a danger in running forward as fast as possible. Consider the old story about the difference between a leader and a manager moving through the jungle. The manager leads the troops, hacking away at the growth, and ensuring the team has sharp tools and is engaged in the mission. The team makes wonderful progress, and all seems well… until the leader shimmies up a tree, looks around and announces, “wrong direction!” Read More

Monthly Reader Poll

Monthly Poll Results: 
Women in Fenestration

Women remain underrepresented in both manufacturing and construction at large, a statement that is just as true for fenestration’s niches within each of those industries. However, the women who are active in fenestration are making an impression on our industry, as many companies reached out to share stories of the female leaders and employees making a difference on their teams. We’re following up on those leads to present a full-length feature on diversity in the workplace, to be published in the August issue. Stay tuned for more insight and details. In the meantime, review the results from this month’s poll to see what positions the majority of the women in window and door companies hold. See the Results

Monthly Poll: RRP Rule Economic Impact

Last  month, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would not make any amendments to the controversial Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. In the review of the RRP Rule, which was required by Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the EPA did recognize some issues with the Rule, but ultimately determined that the “economic benefits of the RRP Rule outweigh industry complaints.” Complaints from the industry focus mainly on the expense associated with lead mitigation in cases where it is unnecessary—that is, in households without a child under the age of six or a pregnant woman present, the groups which the Rule intends to protect. 

How much of an economic impact has the Lead: Renovation and Repair Rule had on your business? 

How much of an economic impact has the Lead: Renovation and Repair Rule had on your business?
Dealer: enormous impact
Dealer: moderate impact
Dealer: little/no impact
Manufacturer: enormous impact
Manufacturer: moderate impact
Manufacturer: little/no impact
Economic impact is difficult to quantify



 

 

 

 
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