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July 25, 2018
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Regulation Update
After completing a federally mandated regulatory impact review under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Environmental Protection Agency announced there will be no changes to the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. This stands to continue to raise the cost of window replacement. Read More
PGT Innovations to Acquire Western Window Systems
PGT Innovations and Western Window Systems have entered into a definitive agreement under which PGT Innovations will acquire Western Window Systems from PWP Growth Equity, the middle market private equity group of Perella Weinberg Partners, for $360 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. Read More
More News
NCI to Merge with Ply Gem
Sunrise Windows Breaks Ground on Plant Addition
ODL Introduces Enclosed Blinds Color Collection
AAMA to Host Prop 65 Webinar
Product Spotlight
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The Talk
The Continued Evolution of Residential Comfort
By Eric Thompson

I had the opportunity to attend the American Institute of Architects annual conference in New York City this summer. From my perspective, it was a great, busy show, with big names from around the industry, international attendees and a good energy overall. 

At the event, I noticed that talk about energy efficiency is more dominant than ever, with architects searching for methods and materials to hit loftier and loftier goals. One major certification that seems to be getting more traction in recent years is Passive House, a very strict certification with German origins.

There are a couple of things about Passive House I find especially interesting. First is that certification is extremely detail-oriented. When it comes to windows, every component is accounted for, including spacers, framing, reinforcement, gas filling, the size of the windows—everything. Read More

Poll Results: GlassBuild America

GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo—the largest gathering place for the entire glass, window and door industries in North America—is just around the corner, coming up Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas. More than 400 exhibitors have been prepping for the event for months and attendees are just gearing up for their annual opportunity to meet face-to-face with suppliers and peers. We wanted to know what you are most looking forward to at GlassBuild America. The majority reported that keeping up with industry trends was the main driver for their time and travel, followed by meeting suppliers face-to-face. See below for full results of the reader poll. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

  • To Keep up with Industry Trends 35% 
  • To Meet with Suppliers Face-to-Face 27%
  • For Peer Networking Opportunities 18%
  • Other 8%
  • For the Educational Sessions 6%
  • To Purchase Equipment from Exhibitors 6%

Monthly Reader Poll

Monthly Poll: Poaching 

With the labor market as competitive as we’ve seen since the bubble, we’re hearing more and more chatter about the practice of poaching to fill all kinds of positions, from the executive-level and sales ranks to the factory floor workers and in-the-field installers. Window & Door will take a look into this controversial reality and its effects on the fenestration industry in an upcoming issue. We want to hear from those that have been affected—for better or worse—by aggressive recruiting and poaching. Weigh in on this month’s poll and email us with your thoughts on the subject. 

Has your company been on the bitter end of an employee-poaching situation? 

Has your company been on the bitter end of an employee-poaching situation?





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