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May 23, 2018
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Top 100 Manufacturers 2018 Report
Window & Door’s annual Top 100 Manufacturers list details North America’s 100 largest manufacturers of residential windows, doors, skylights and related products, based on sales volume. See the List
GlassBuild America Exhibitors: Submit Product Information
Window & Door will feature a preview of the products to be showcased during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo 2018, in its August issue. Exhibitors are encouraged to submit show product information by Friday, June 15. Submit a Product
More News
Veka Opens New Facility, Creates Jobs in North Carolina
Inside Intermac Event Coming to Charlotte June 7-8
Intus Launches One Window, One Tree Initiative
Quanex Awards Annual McHattie Scholarships
Product Spotlight
Proof of Delivery App by WTS Paradigm
WTS Paradigm's proof of delivery app was designed to assist shipping and logistics managers to reduce dealer disputes through real-time status updates, photo documentation of delivery condition, e-signature capturing and scanning deliveries. It also triggers invoicing upon delivery, which, according to the company, can improve billing efficiency. The browser-based, web-ready app works on phones, tablets and web-ready scanners, and natively integrates with WTS’s Masterpoint ERP.
The Talk

By Welton Hong, Ring Ring Marketing

I’ve written it many times before, but it bears repeating: you can’t take advantage of everything online marketing can do for you if you don’t have great content on your website. Content is foundational to attracting website traffic, converting visitors into leads as well as achieving top-quality SEO that ranks your site above local competition.

When was the last time you took a good, hard look at the actual content on your website—reviewing everything with a clinical and critical eye? In addition to making sure copy is clean and free of typos, it’s worth a deep-dive to figure out what content needs to be beefed up, how well it’s displayed and promoted, as well as to look into the strength of your keyword integration. I’m talking about a full-on content audit; the only way to know whether it’s really working for you. The best audit includes several steps. Read More

Monthly Reader Poll

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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