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  • New windows and doors, components and fabrication equipment to debut in Toronto
    Win-Door North America returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Center, November 12-14, where more than 120 exhibitors will display the latest in windows and doors, components, software and fabrication equipment. Sponsored by Fenestration Canada, the annual event will also feature a variety of educational seminars addressing issues related to building codes, energy codes, the Energy Star program,... more »
  • In my last column I asked, “Will the replacement industry, as it is today, work for tomorrow?” I wasn’t referring to energy and performance standards; clearly, those will continue to advance. Instead, I was referring to the actual replacement process itself. Replacement, as we know it, consists of either installing a replacement product or exchanging a full frame. Both of these... more »
  •   My daughter, Maria, taught our family about evolution. She explained to us that when living organisms—whether plants or animals—develop characteristics that uniquely suit their survival under specific conditions, those organisms become dominant over time. Over more time, the organisms that fail to adapt cease to exist. Some refer to this as “survival of the fittest... more »
  • As the government shutdown drags on, many question whether we're getting any closer to a resolution or whether each day takes us farther away from some sort of workable compromise. We try not to get too political with The Talk topics we kick around, but this is a pretty tough situation to ignore. While a two-week government shutdown is unlikely to have a large impact on housing and the... more »
  •   Window & Door is pleased to announce its 2013 Dealers of the Year. Honored for Overall Excellence this year are Window Pro from Michigan and Henley Supply from Tennessee. The magazine has also recognized five "Focused Excellence" category winners: window and door retailers and distributors that stand out in the areas of marketing, innovative thinking, customer service... more »
  •      Overall Excellence LEADERSHIP IN THE HOMEOWNER MARKET   Window Pro Wixom, Mich. Despite having been in business for more than eight decades, Window Pro operates a bit like a start-up, constantly on the lookout for growth opportunities, ways to build its reputation among key audiences and talented leadership to control the reins. Jake Zahnow, president of... more »
  •          Overall Excellence LEADERSHIP IN THE PROFESSIONAL MARKET   Henley Supply Decherd, Tenn.        Sam Henley draws on generations’ worth of family experience to offer Henley Supply a customer service experience optimized for today’s marketplace. If a company has been around long enough, it... more »
  •        Giving Back EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE   Long Life Windows and Doors Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Kris Alexander, owner and general manager of Long Life Windows and Doors, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, knows that it’s human nature to be much more vocal about a bad experience than a good one. “I’... more »
  •   Going the Extra Mile EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE   Accurate Windows Inc. Melbourne, Fla. Most small business owners have big goals for growth and expansion, with versions of their businesses running through their heads that look much different than they do today. This isn’t the case for the owners of Accurate Windows, Inc., based in Melbourne, Fla.... more »
  •      A Showroom that Sells EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL STRATEGY   Agoura Sash & Door Westlake Village, Calif.      Agoura Sash & Door owners and brothers Dan and Don Smith began a showroom-centric company to serve Southern California consumers, builders, contractors and architects. In many respects, Agoura Sash & Door... more »