PCBC Back in its Heydey
Exhibitors who attended last week’s PCBC, held in San Diego, said the event reminded them of years past due to impressive attendance numbers. “I have attended PCBC for the past 25 years and this reminded me of its heyday,” said Scott Thurber, general manager, Associated Building Supply Inc., a California dealer, who displayed products [...][continue reading...]
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Door and Window Musings
By Tara Taffera
Publisher, DWM Magazine
Isn’t that the term used when students travel abroad for a specified period of time: whether it’s a semester, a few months or a few weeks? Let’s just say I experienced my own foreign-exchange program though it only lasted a few days. What I learned, or in some cases, was simply reminded of, made it [...]
Energy Star 6.0 – What’s All the Controversy?
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner, Windowtech Sales
I guess I don’t understand the controversy surrounding the proposed 2014 Energy Star Version 6.0 requirements for Energy Star’s Northern Zone. Now, the whole concept of Energy Star out of the gate was to set energy-efficiency standards for window systems that set apart above average window systems and to educate consumers about window energy efficiency [...]
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Standing Room Only
By Mike Collins
Partner, Building Industry Advisors
While waiting in a high-rise conference room recently, I did my habitual inspection of the windows in the room and those of the other buildings across the street. Looking out, I noticed a spider web like none that I’ve ever seen. The owner and creator of the web was a creature that we all must [...]
This is FINALLY THE YEAR!
By Tyson Schwartz
VP sales and marketing, Soft-Lite
It’s hard to believe, but we have about half of 2013 already in the books. It is finally great to realize that this is the year for revenue and profit growth. The last several years have been challenging for our industry. However, the forecasts and prognostications seem to be accurate and perhaps even a little [...]
By Mark Milanese
Owner, Milanese Remodeling Inc.
Every dollar of profit I ever put in my pocket came out of the wallet of a past customer. The same people who gave me income yesterday can give me revenue today and tomorrow if I keep in touch with them. If you’ve read my past blogs, you know I believe in staying in touch [...]