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Door and Window Musings
The Best Vegas Has to Offer
By Tara Taffera
Publisher, DWM Magazine
If you know me you know I am not a fan of Las Vegas. That changes when the door and window industry heads there for GlassBuild America and shows off its latest offerings. It’s also a great way for me to get caught up on all the industry news and trends. So here is just […]
Section 179-Still Some Savings to Be Had
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales
Last year at this time I wrote about Section 179 advising anyone considering an equipment purchase to complete the sale and get the equipment installed by the end of the year. Well, section 179 is still hanging around for tax year 2014. This year the tax benefit for has been much reduced but can still […]
Collins, the Trend Tracker
Effect of the Energy Boom on Housing
By Mike Collins
Partner, Building Industry Advisors
Much of the focus on the new energy boom seems to be on the potential negative environmental impacts of fracking and other methods. While we must be mindful of the environmental effects of this energy boom, the same can be said of farming, generating electricity or erecting buildings. One aspect of the energy boom that […]
What Businesses Can Learn From Political Campaigns
By Tyson Schwartz
VP sales and marketing, Soft-Lite
The midterm elections are finally over. Whether you like politics are not, one thing you have to say is politicians know how to advertise. The TV commercials, the direct mail pieces, radio spots, phone calls, yard signs, canvassers and social media placement – they have their signature and brand everywhere and certainly in front of […]
That’s Not How Any of This Works!
By Mark Milanese
Owner, Milanese Remodeling Inc.
Have you seen the car insurance commercial? Three elderly ladies are in Beatrice’s living room and Beatrice is so happy she doesn’t have to mail her vacation photos anymore, she just posts them to her living room wall. It’s so quick! When her visitor points out that’s not how it works, Beatrice unfriends her. It’s […]
Reactions to the Box!
By Dave Molenda
Founder, Positive Polarity, LLC
Fred watched quietly as the room filled on this gloomy Thursday morning. The line at the coffee pot at the back of the conference room made it clear to him that most were there out of obligation rather than by choice. The few people that seemed to be there by choice were today overshadowed by […]
The View From Here
No More Excuses for Partisan Politics
By Ric Jackson
Director of Government Relations
Quanex Building Products
The yard signs have come down, local advertising has gone back to normal and the results are (mostly) in. The midterm elections are behind us and Republicans are declaring victory with eight additional Senate seats (53 of 100) and increased dominance of the house with 12 new seats (244 of 435). No matter which side […]