China Glass Provides Unique International Opportunity At China Glass 2015, Quanex, Sparklike and Inagas showcased their products together to demonstrate the link between materials, gas fill and measurement in insulating glass units.

    -+*Attendance at China Glass 2015 last week in Beijing was lighter than in recent years, but exhibitors in the glass and glazing industry were once again pleased with the opportunity the event provides to connect with a broad international audience. From an international standpoint, Quanex director of international marketing Ramsey Bader considers China Glass second […]

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By Tara Taffera
Publisher, DWM Magazine

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Have You Had Your Lead Training Refresher?

+-*Many of you may remember that I took (and passed) the Certified Renovator training required by the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 must be certified […]

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By Trey Barrineau
Editor, DWM Magazine

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A Factory is the Quietest Place to Die in America

+-*We’re all familiar with news stories about death that grab our attention and refuse to let go. From cancer to car crashes to bullet wounds, it often feels like the perpetual American media machine would shut down if it stopped reporting all the tragic, extraordinary ways that people die every day. Yet there’s one way to […]

Plavecsky’s Ponderings
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales

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Today’s Top Manufacturing Challenge: Finding Quality Workers

+-*There is a disturbing common denominator that keeps popping up during my travels and discussions with customers. Everyone seems to be having a tough time finding quality manpower for manufacturing doors and windows. “Young people just don’t have the strong work ethic that we had growing up.” This is a remark that I hear over […]

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

Collins The Trend Tracker
There’s No Shame in Self-Promotion

+-*When a company’s preparing to attract a buyer, part of that process is to list all the special and unique things about the company. This includes successful new products, awards and high-profile projects completed. As we have these conversations with companies, there’s a very unfortunate element that’s usually missing from the discussion. At some point, […]

Tyson’s Take
By Tyson Schwartz
VP sales and marketing, Soft-Lite

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How to Successfully Train New Employees

+-*Our industry continues on pace for solid growth again this year.  And with another strong year evolving, we’re all having to add new employees.  This is a terrific effect from the growing building products sector.  It doesn’t matter if you are a manufacturer or a home improvement company — we all seem to be hiring […]

Milanese Remodeling
By Mark Milanese
Owner, Milanese Remodeling

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Who Really WANTS Windows?

+-*Marketing doors and windows for profitability has always been about making the consumer WANT new doors and windows before they NEED them.  Let’s look at windows as an example. In the third quarter of the 20th century, nearly every property owner wanted new aluminum triple-track, self-storing storm windows, even if their existing interchangeable wooden screen […]

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By Dave Molenda
Founder, Positive Polarity, LLC

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+-*Editor’s note: Dave Molenda’s Positive Polarity blog has been a popular feature on DWM for a while – and now he’s giving sales advice in video form. Check it out. Trust is a word that we all use, yet do we really understand the depths of it and how it can affect our company culture?…click […]

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

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+-*Since its inception in 2010, the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule has been a point of contention among building and construction professionals, especially those of us in the fenestration industry. Estimates vary on how many potential window replacement projects and other types of renovations have been postponed or abandoned due to the high […]

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Global Fenestration Advisors

Fenestration Innovation
The Indy 500 of Innovation

+-*The 99th Indianapolis 500 motor race just finished its traditional run this past weekend. The IndyCars and the systems used to manage them are some of the best examples of innovation you can find. Each car is computer designed and simulated to increase traction and speed in every part of the track. During the race, […]