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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 […]
Make Your Move
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales
This week I’m in Vegas attending GlassBuild America. The show is just wrapping up. Many window manufacturers were here actively searching for new solutions that will take them into 2015 and poised for the new Energy Star requirements that will take effect in 2016. There is so much to see this year and window company […]
Collins, the Trend Tracker
By Mike Collins
Partner, Building Industry Advisors
At a recent meeting of the Association for Corporate Growth, one of the key topics was remaining competitive in today’s manufacturing environment. Among the ways to do so was digital manufacturing. Digital manufacturing sounds just enough like an oxymoron to get your attention and represents a series of powerful steps that all door and window […]
A Healthy Market – Finally!
By Tyson Schwartz
VP sales and marketing, Soft-Lite
It seems that the remodeling industry and the construction sector of our economy are on a roll. There have been reports and studies indicating that the growth will continue into 2015. Metrostudy and The Virginia Center for Housing Research called for over 9 percent growth this year and more than 8 percent growth next year. […]
Can You Teach Doors & Windows?
By Mark Milanese
Owner, Milanese Remodeling Inc.
Fall is here. Students are back in school. It’s time for door and window specialists to take homeowners to school and teach them about the door and window replacement project, too. I have said before, “The educated consumer is my best friend.” The successful door and window specialist knows that educating the consumer leads to […]
Is Your Follow-up Too Passive or Too Aggressive?
By Dave Molenda
Founder, Positive Polarity, LLC
Is Your Follow-up Too Passive or Too Aggressive? As the sales manager asked this question to his team, he could feel the mood in the conference room shift. The typical sales meeting is where the group of sales professionals all climb into the small conference room, compare notes, discuss some of their sales strategies and leave […]
The View From Here
Provision Prevents Abuse of LRRP Rule
By Ric Jackson
Director of Government Relations
Quanex Building Products
According to the EPA, approved test kits for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule have a failure rate of between 22.5 percent and 84 percent. I think we can all agree that this failure rate is unacceptable and unproductive. The good news is that, in mid-July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve […]