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    Affordable Exteriors LLC, a Wisconsin roofing contractor that also installs doors and replacement windows, is facing $112,000 in proposed fines after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says the company put employees at risk by letting them work without fall protection equipment. It’s the fourth time in three years that Affordable […]

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By Tara Taffera
Publisher, DWM Magazine

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It’s All About the People

I’m sure I’ve written articles in the past at trade shows with the headline, “Its all about the products.” But while walking the show floor at GlassBuild America on Wednesday, I realized this industry really is all about the people. They are the ones who develop the products, and they are the ones who have the great stories. […]

A New Perspective
By Trey Barrineau
Editor, DWM Magazine

A New Perspective by Trey Barrineau
How are Things Up North?

Here’s one key takeaway from last week’s Win-door North America trade show in Toronto — it looks like the Canadian market for doors and windows could be facing a slowdown. As economist Warren Jestin made clear during his presentation last Thursday morning, Canada’s economy is struggling. “Growth in Canada will have a hard time getting to about 1 to […]

Plavecsky’s Ponderings
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales

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Are You Ready to Rumble?

Now is the time of the year when we put the output capabilities, efficiency and quality-assurance capabilities of our manufacturing operations to the true test. It is the peak of the door and window manufacturing season. Orders are pouring in, and there are only so many hours in the day. One cannot afford to get too […]

Fenestration Innovation
By Ray Garries
Global Fenestration Advisors

Fenestration Innovation
Great Question!

Many business leaders who make a difference, and many with whom I’ve worked, possess a key skill: asking great questions. Doing so will greatly improve your innovation system. So how do we ask great questions? You’d find it difficult to outperform the questioning ability of the average five-year-old. “Why is the sky blue? Why does […]

Collins, the Trend Tracker
By Mike Collins
Partner, Building Industry Advisors

Collins The Trend Tracker
A Positive GlassBuild Proves the Recovery is Roaring Along

Another GlassBuild has come and gone, and the show in Atlanta provided ample evidence that the recovery is in full swing. As I shared in several conversations at the show, I haven’t heard a pessimist complain in over a year.  Attendance at the show was very good, and the exhibitors with whom I talked reported […]

Tyson’s Take
By Tyson Schwartz
Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Customer Officer, SOFT-LITE

Tyson's Take
The Lowest Price Doesn’t Always Get the Sale

There is not a week that goes by where I am not asked to “quote” a job or “bid” a large project from a company that we do not do business with. The scenario unfolds like this. “I have this large job of 500 windows that we would order all at once. The windows would be […]

Milanese Remodeling
By Mark Milanese
Owner, Milanese Remodeling

Milanese Remodeling By Mark Milanese
To Keep Clients, Be Their Best Resource

When a business has the resources to offer essential solutions for their clients’ problems, they earn the loyalty of their client. When a business fails to be the best resource for their client’s solutions, they must be prepared to not only lose revenue to more resourceful competitors, but to also lose the loyalty of their […]

The View From Here
By Ric Jackson
Director of Government Relations
Quanex Building Products

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) caused some controversy in the fenestration business when it was launched in 2009. How did they come up with the performance numbers? Why are all climates and regions being treated the same? Will such a large investment make an impact in the long term? In some ways, it […]

Positive Polarity
By Dave Molenda
Founder, Positive Polarity, LLC

Positive Polarity
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People learn in one of three ways: visually, auditory, kinesthetically. In his latest video blog, Dave Molenda gives you a better understanding about why this is important to know in today’s business climate. Dave Molenda Blog 3 FINE from concannon communications on Vimeo.