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  • I have a call to action for you: Make sure your window and door website has a clear call to action! This is one of the most important aspects of any business website, and yet it's one of the most often ignored. Your website isn't just there to "be there." It's not there to simply provide contact information and link to your manufacturers. It's there to convert visitors into qualified... more »
  • While still a relatively new tactic for marketers, social media advertising is clearly growing in popularity as companies test the waters to determine the return on investment. Results have been mixed, and as with any marketing tactic, it’s always wise to consider your own company’s objectives before launching a new campaign of any kind to decide the best way to spend your budget. How... more »
  • AWP Windows & Doors   Product Lines: Aluminum and vinyl windows and doors Headquarters: Medley, Fla. Employees: 140 Website: www.awpwindowsanddoors.com General information: Founded as Yale Ogron Manufacturing, the company has been manufacturing windows and doors since 1958. Operating under the AWP Windows & Doors name, it is now a subsidiary of Deerpath Holdings, after Trulite... more »
  • I recently ate lunch at a New York City icon:  Union Square Café.  The food, service and ambiance was almost perfect—a considerable feat when you consider the number of great restaurants in Manhattan and its yearly list of failures.  Union Square was Danny Meyer’s first restaurant, opened in 1985, in what is now a universe of Meyer greats in New York and beyond. His... more »
  • Comfort Window & Door Co.   Product lines: Vinyl windows and doors, entry systems and sunrooms; insulation and other home improvement productsHeadquarters: Syracuse, N.Y.Employees: 270Website: www.comfortwindows.comGeneral information: Founded in 1979, Comfort Window provides windows, doors and other home improvement products throughout upstate New York.   Don Young Co... more »
  • Air Master Windows & Doors*   Product lines: Aluminum windows and doors; storefront, curtain wall and commercial products; impactresistant productsHeadquarters: Barceloneta, Puerto RicoEmployees: 457Website: www.airmasterpr.comGeneral information: Air Master is one of the largest suppliers of residential and commercial fenestration products to the Caribbean market. It currently... more »
  •   Amerimax Windows & Doors Product lines: Vinyl windows and doorsHeadquarters: Loveland, Colo.   Window production at the Woodland, Calif., Amerimax plant   Manufacturing locations: Loveland, Colo. and Woodland, Calif.Employees: 200Website: www.amerimaxwindows.comNew product introductions: Amerimax introduced high performance commercial vinyl window and door... more »
  • Industry gears up for growth with new hires and product introductions
    Building up custom frame depths at Top 100 Manufacturer ProVia   The window and door industry is gearing up for market growth as manufacturers expand their workforces and product lines. Twenty-eight percent of this year’s Top 100 Manufacturers brought on new employees this past year, with nearly a quarter also introducing new products in the last 12 months. And... more »
  • All Weather Windows*   Product lines: Wood, metal-clad, and PVC windows and doorsHeadquarters: Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaManufacturing locations: Edmonton, Alberta, and Mississauga, OntarioEmployees: 1,200Website: www.allweatherwindows.comGeneral information: All Weather Windows is a Canadian window and door manufacturer with operations coast to coast and branches in British Columbia,... more »
  • The Atis Group Inc.*   Product lines: Clad wood, wood, PVC and aluminum windows; steel and wood doorsBrands: LaFlamme, Solarcan, Melco, Vimat, Allsco, VinylbiltHeadquarters: Longueuil, Quebec, CanadaManufacturing locations: 10 plants across Canada with 800,000 square feet of production, warehouse and retail space   Window manufacturing operations at Vinylbilt, an Atis Group... more »