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June 13, 2018
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Equipment Safety
Machinery can be an asset for employee safety by completing tasks that are arduous or repetitive, as long as machines are used correctly and maintained well. There are many common sense practices for the factory floor. Read More
Deadline Extended for Crystal Achievement Award Nominations: Submit by Friday
Window & Door extended the deadline for its annual Crystal Achievement Awards to this Friday, June 15. Entries must be received by the end of the day. Enter Now NOTE: If you entered but did not receive an email confirmation of your entry, please contact our editors

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Product Spotlight
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The Talk

By Eric Thompson
As of last week, President Donald Trump’s statement to impose steep tariffs will subject Canada, the European Union and Mexico to a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Over the past couple of months, I’ve spoken to folks about what these tariffs could mean for our businesses. No one really has a solid answer, outside some certainty around temporary logistical headaches.  
Take a look at the poll that ran in Window & Door in March, back when the president first announced his plans for the tariffs. Forty-seven percent of respondents expect the tariffs to hurt the residential fenestration market; 34 percent expect them to be helpful; 12 percent report expecting no impact; 7 percent are unsure.
In the immediate term, I think that’s the biggest impact here: uncertainty. It’s clear that we will feel some of the impact in rising prices for building materials. But will housing starts take a nose dive? How will things play out in the long-term? Read More

Monthly Reader Poll

Poll Results: RRP Rule Economic Impact

With last month’s announcement that the controversial Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule will stand as-is, it brought to the surface the frustration many felt back in 2010 when the Environmental Protection Administration removed the opt-out provision. Many take issue with lead test kits, alternative technologies and the cost associated with RRP. In the published review, the Agency responded that, “the Toxic Substances Control Act does not require that benefits of the RRP rule exceed its costs. Rather, [it] requires the EPA to address lead-based paint hazards created during renovation, remodeling and painting activities, taking into account reliability, effectiveness and safety.”
According to last month’s poll, the financial impact is greater on dealers than manufacturers, as we suspected. The majority of dealers report a moderate to enormous impact, and most manufacturers fell into the little-to-no impact category.

We still want to know what resources you need most to comply and how Window & Door and the WDDA can help. Send an email with your thoughts or post a comment.See the Results

Courtesy Call: GlassBuild America Product Preview Submissions are Due Friday 

In lieu of a poll this week, we want to make an important final call for submissions for our GlassBuild America product preview to all the 400-plus exhibitors that will be at the event. Submit Your Product. Not one of those 400-plus companies? Read more about GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, why you should attend and Register Today to get your pass to the premier event for the entire window, door and glass industries.





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