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August 15, 2018
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The Digital Factory
The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 have given birth to the newly minted concept of the Digital Factory—an arrangement of technology that works in concert like a well-coached and highly conditioned football team with a shared goal of creating a largely automated and integrated system that decreases work in process and increases throughput. Read More
More News
PGT Innovations Completes Acquisition of Western Window Systems
WDDA Hosts Online Distance Learning Opportunities
OSHA Begins Safe + Sound Week 2018
AAMA Hires New Technical Director
Western Window Systems Introduces Simulated Steel Line
Roto Fasco Canada Introduces New Handle Options
Product Spotlight
One55 Series Windows and Doors by Hope's Windows Inc.
Hope’s Windows Inc. expanded its One55 Series solid hot-rolled steel product line to include doors. The series offers narrow steel sightlines and an arrow-shaped industrial-style profile. One55 Series products are ideal for both new buildings and replacement projects, and the fixed and operable configurations can be glazed with monolithic or insulating glass for energy efficiency.
The Talk

By Welton Hong, Ring Ring Marketing

The path to the top of local search rankings used to be so much easier—professionally written content wasn’t a necessity. And, frankly, content didn’t even really need to be all that great. Getting ranked in local search was as simple as posting copy packed with a ton of keywords about a particular industry, plus some images and a few videos showing off inventory. 

Until it wasn’t that simple. After Google figured out that sites were earning high rankings despite the fact that they weren’t providing quality results for searchers, it changed its algorithms. And then changed them again and again. Now, the bar is much higher. The challenge is far more substantial. Read More

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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