Jordan, Knauff & Company produced its Spring 2009 Window & Door Industry Update webinar recently. The webinar included detailed information for door and window manufacturers and is now available to download free of charge. The downloadable webinar includes slides and audio.The topics covered in the presentation included an overview of the door and window industry, including an analysis of transactions and expansions and the slowing rate of plant closings and bankruptcies. Also included is a discussion of current industry trends, the state of the residential and commercial real estate markets and a review of the capital markets and private equity investing as they pertain to the industry. The final section of the presentation includes current trends regarding competition from Chinese companies, including the most recent import statistics and some of the events taking place in China that will affect the U.S. domestic market.

DWM readers can download a complimentary copy of the presentation, along with all of Jordan Knauff’s research on the door and window industry, at

Editor’s note: Michael Collins, vice president of the building products group at Jordan, Knauff & Company, a DWM columnist and blogger, will speak at the 2010 Glass Expo Midwest Conference. The event will feature a day of sessions aimed at the fenestration industry. The event will be held March 17 in Schaumburg, Ill. For more information visit


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