VEKA Celebrates 30 Years
VEKA is proud to make it to 30-years in the industry, particularly when the dozens of extruders that once existed have now dwindled to a small group which includes VEKA. The company celebrated its anniversary yesterday at its U.S. headquarters in Fombell, Pa., with its employees, suppliers, supporters and members of the press, including DWM [...][continue reading...]
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Is Your Company in its Prime?
By Tara Taffera
Publisher, DWM Magazine
As all of you know, part of my job is to travel to industry events to gain the pulse of the market and then share that with you our readers. What are the hot issues? What do door and window companies have to do to compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace? Well for the past [...]
Lead Generation – What’s Your Strategy?
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales
Last week I visited the vice president of a very successful Midwestern window company and among the things discussed was advertising and lead generation. “One of the first things I did when I came on board,” he said, “was pull out of television advertising.” It was a bold move on his part, I thought, because [...]
Collins, the Trend Tracker
By Mike Collins
Partner, Building Industry Advisors
My last blog was the first in a series of two related blogs on the topic of innovation. In that first installment we discussed tactics for innovation, including initiating a close collaboration with customers throughout the process. Let’s turn our attention to positioning products that respond to some of the macro-level drivers for new product [...]
By Tyson Schwartz
VP sales and marketing, Soft-Lite
Have you ever asked yourself questions or made statements like: “How could I have gotten this hire so wrong?” or “They interviewed great, but just didn’t pan out.” Believe me, you are not alone. Many organizations can go through different candidates or hires until they find the “right one.” It’s almost as if luck plays [...]
When Opportunity Knocks… Open the Door Factory
By Mark Milanese
Owner, Milanese Remodeling Inc.
Are you leaving opportunity waiting on the doorstep? Over the last few years Noubar Yeremian, founder of HMI Doors, has grown his door business because he had the audacity to believe the “Great Recession” was not financial ruin knocking at the door of his business, but opportunity. He recognizes opportunity at his threshold, even when [...]