Posts Tagged ‘ Fenestration Day ’

Royal Building Products Signs on as Fenestration Day Sponsor

Mar 29th, 2013

The fourth annual Fenestration Day™, sponsored by DWM magazine, will take place October 31, 2013, in Schaumburg, Ill. Royal Building Products has once again signed on as a sponsor of this educational event. Fenestration Day brings together door and window manufacturers and dealers for some joint educational sessions as well as individual sessions tailored to [...]

Fenestration Day 2013 Sessions are Set: Make Plans to Attend

Mar 21st, 2013

DWM magazine, sponsor of Fenestration Day™ 2013, is pleased to announce that it has finalized its seminar schedule for the annual event targeted to both door and window dealers and manufacturers. The event, now in its fourth year, will be held October 31 in suburban Chicago. Come join your peers at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention [...]

Registration for Fenestration Day™ 2013 is Now Open

Jan 18th, 2013

Event organizers for the fourth annual Fenestration Day™ have announced that registration for Fenestration Day is now open. The annual educational gathering will be held in Schaumburg, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, on October 31 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. The annual event is one full day for manufacturers, dealers and distributors to [...]

Dates and Location Announced for Fenestration Day™ 2013

Nov 13th, 2012

Event organizers for the fourth annual Fenestration Day™ have announced that the annual educational gathering will be in Schaumburg, Ill., next fall. The event will be held October 31 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The annual event is one full day for manufacturers, dealers and distributors [...]

Learn What to Watch for When Making Green Claims; Details of AAMA’s Green Certification Program

Jun 22nd, 2012

When Arlene Stewart, AZS Consulting and Tracy Rogers, chair of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Green Certification Task Group, spoke to Fenestration Day attendees earlier this year, the two gave valuable information regarding energy-efficient issues. First, Stewart talked to attendees about what to do when it comes to making green claims. She was followed [...]

The Value Equation

Apr 19th, 2012

During my finance seminar given last week at Fenestration Day, I was talking about how it might be necessary to buy down points on a loan in order to offer an interest rate that is acceptable to the consumer. The finance companies will charge the dealer percentage points on the loan in order to do [...]

Collins Presents Latest Market Data and Survival Tactics

Apr 17th, 2012

Michael Collins, managing director, building products group, at Jordan, Knauff and Co., gave two presentations at Fenestration Day, held last week in San Antonio, Texas. The first was geared toward manufacturers and detailed the latest merger and acquisition numbers as well as future projections. His presentation toward dealers focused on meeting challenges head on and how [...]

“Innovate or Suffocate”

Apr 17th, 2012

Industry gatherings typically represent a microcosm of the overall industry itself. Fenestration Day, held last week in San Antonio, was no exception. This was a particularly interesting event, since it brought together both manufacturers and dealers in one spot. I tend to call more often on manufacturers, so it was interesting to get a chance [...]

Panel Proves Communication Still Lacking Among Dealers and Manufacturers

Apr 16th, 2012

It doesn’t happen often that you gather manufacturers and dealers together and have an open forum to ask them questions and have them offer honest feedback regarding what each group wants from the other. But it did happen last week at Fenestration Day held in San Antonio, Texas—an educational event sponsored by DWM magazine. The [...]

Why are the Simple Things the Hardest?

Apr 16th, 2012

It’s easy for manufacturers to bring dealers in for training, right? So why don’t some of you? It’s easy to tell a dealer of a new product—so why don’t some of you? And if a manufacturer fails in some of these areas, why doesn’t a dealer change manufacturers? Perhaps that fact in itself is even [...]