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A New Perspective
A Warm Welcome to the World of Doors and Windows
By Trey Barrineau
Editor, DWM Magazine
They say the only constant in life is change. Right now, I’m getting a real lesson in what that means. Earlier this month, I “consciously uncoupled” from daily newspapers after more than 25 years and joined the staff at Door & Window Market magazine. Within a week, I went from worrying about whatever it is that Kim […]
2014 Was a Fun Ride – What Did We Learn?
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales
It seems like just yesterday it was January, and the continental U.S. was being treated by Mother Nature to some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in a long time. On January 7, more than 50 primary weather observation stations in major cities across the country saw record lows for the date. For a good […]
Collins, the Trend Tracker
Seek Opportunities in the Multi-family and Light Commercial Segments
By Mike Collins
Partner, Building Industry Advisors
Before the recent recession, many door and window manufacturers avoided the multi-family housing segment. Their reason was almost always the same – the customers don’t pay fast enough. During the downturn, however, the multi-family market often represented the only available port in a storm. Many manufacturers found themselves chasing every possible multi-family project, and 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 […]
“To Do” Goals vs. “To Be” Goals
By Dave Molenda
Founder, Positive Polarity, LLC
Welcome to my final blog of 2014…My hope is that 2014 was the best year yet for you, as it was for me. It is so helpful for us to look back at the year and review both our successes and our “not so successes,” whether in business or our personal lives. We deserve to […]
The View From Here
Vinyl Institute Celebrates Successful Year, Looks to Future
By Ric Jackson
Director of Government Relations
Quanex Building Products
PVC and additives producers, as well as downstream product manufacturer such as Quanex, converged November 12-14 for a series of meetings hosted by the Vinyl Institute and Vinyl Building Products Council. The mood in the room was generally optimistic, as the groups were coming off a year of important accomplishments. Just a year ago, the […]