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    Door and window dealers who have not yet taken the refresher training for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can now take the course online. The deadline to do so is March 31. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the final rule permitting the […]

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By Tara Taffera
Publisher, DWM Magazine

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Another International Builders’ Show is in the books, and many people hearkened back to the “good old days” to describe the show. You know, back in the day when housing starts were well more than a million and business was good all around. As new-home construction continues to climb toward that million mark, the aisles […]

A New Perspective
By Trey Barrineau
Editor, DWM Magazine

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FenestrationAssociate Round 3: Sealants, Hardware and More

It might be the hectic holiday season, but that hasn’t slowed down my quest to earn a FenestrationAssociate certificate. Earlier this month, I wrote about my first dive into the professional certification program. A couple of weeks ago, I updated you on Round 2. I’ve moved on to the third group of courses. Here, the focus is on hardware, weatherstripping, […]

Plavecsky’s Ponderings
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales

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Growing Pains? Lean Into Your Component Suppliers

When I visit door and window operations, I notice two common themes: labor and floor space are in short supply. We’re running out of room and good people who are in it for the long haul are just near impossible to find. “We consider ourselves operations experts, but we still don’t have the answers!” said […]

Fenestration Innovation
By Ray Garries
Global Fenestration Advisors

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Super Bowls, Innovation and Rules

The Super Bowl is all about innovation. There will be 120 million people watching, and 50 percent of all TV screens will see some part of the game. The event dominates the media as the most popular event every year, but there would be no game without proper rules. (As you know, the rules are […]

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

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What’s In It For Me?

How many sales presentations have you done over your career?  Do you know your presentation so well that you could do it in your sleep?  I am sure the answer to these questions range from “thousands” to “yes, and I have actually done my presentation in my sleep.” Many of us know the anatomy of a […]

Milanese Remodeling
By Mark Milanese
Owner, Milanese Remodeling

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When You Have a ‘Eureka!’

I got a new calendar and each month begins with an inspirational quote. Leafing through it, September caught my eye: “Getting an idea should be like sitting iffidentown on a pin … It should make you jump up and do something.” – E.L. Simpson I get new ideas every day and I suppose everyone else […]

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

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Take Action Now: Saving the SAVE Act Could Benefit You

As I write this blog, I’m also writing to Quanex’s senators asking them to support the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act Amendment as part of a larger energy bill. The amendment could be voted on at any time, so we have to act quickly—and it only takes a few minutes! How will this […]

Positive Polarity
By Dave Molenda
Founder, Positive Polarity, LLC

Positive Polarity
How to Avoid a Communication Breakdown

I was working with a large group of leaders recently on the topic of communication. I warned them up front that the information that they are about to see is not difficult to learn; in fact, I said most of them already knew everything I was about to tell them. A sense of confusion came over the […]