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W&D Weekly
October 31, 2018
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Continuous Flow Process and Lean Culture
While the recovery of the housing and remodeling markets is creating an increase in demand for products, the decline in unemployment rates and a competitive labor market make it difficult for manufacturers to keep up with that demand. Manufacturers such as Ply Gem Canada are taking this opportunity to look closely at their production processes and solve the issue with existing resources. Read More
Attention IBS Exhibitors: Submit Product Info Now
Window & Door magazine will publish an exclusive preview of the windows and doors that will be on display at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. To be featured in this new Dealer Insert that will be distributed at the event, exhibitors must submit product information by Wednesday, Nov. 21. Submit an Entry 

More News
WDDA Joins IBS and KBIS for Design & Construction Week 2019
Panelists Forecast Slower Economic Growth at Dodge Outlook Conference
Wincore Brings Jobs to Georgia
Leadership Changes at Soft Tech
Therma-Tru Adds Key Staff to Manufacturing Team
Product Spotlight
Geon™ Bold Alloys from PolyOne

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The Talk

By Madeleine MacRae

I vividly remember the moment when it dawned on me that every single person—from the most successful business owners and CEOs to the janitor sweeping the floors, the attendant at the gas station and everyone in between—is making things up as they go along. For years, I assumed that, with rank and title, came “the manual.” 

I remember the moment when it dawned on me that, “life: instructions not included” applies equally to everyone. That moment came when I had just gotten the biggest promotion of my life to-date at the time, moving from a project manager to a national sales manager role, responsible for some 25 individuals, many of whom exceeded my years both in terms of age and sales experience. Read More

Editor’s Note: As part of a series of online learning opportunities for window and door dealers, Madeleine MacRae and The Window & Door Dealers Alliance will host a brand new webinar with next Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. EST. Click here to watch a video preview of the webinar, Systems Make Sales: How to Grow Your Sales Team and Help Them Make More Sales, and click here to register.






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