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  • There looks to be some positive change on the horizon for manufacturers in the New Year, according to results from the annual Window & Door Industry Pulse survey. Sixty percent of surveyed manufacturers report that they plan to modernize and increase efficiency in 2015. Second on the priority list in terms of where they will invest is in expanding production capacity. This aligns with other... more »
  • Employment trends took a positive turn among window and door manufacturers and dealers this year, according to the Window & Door Industry Pulse. Fifty three percent of survey respondents increased their workforce in 2014, while 40 percent maintained their current staff. Only 7 percent of survey participants decreased their staff over the past 12 months. Despite the challenges associated with... more »
  • At trade shows, exhibitors put their best foot forward, displaying the most glamorous options and premium products they have in their lines. Turns out, this isn’t just a wow factor or a foot-in-the-door tactic to lure attendees into their booths. These higher-end products are reportedly seeing an increase in demand, according to exhibitors at the recent AMD Annual Convention and The... more »
  • In preparation for the release of its exclusive Industry Pulse report—designed to provide window and door dealers and manufacturers insight into the market conditions and expectations of their fellow peers—Window & Door is conducting its annual industry survey. Results of the survey will appear in the January/February 2015 issue of Window & Door. To ensure your survey... more »
  • Here at Window & Door and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, we are immersed in planning for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 9-11 in Las Vegas. Having attended the big event for many years, I know it’s a great place to explore the new products and technology available in the window and door market. And according to last week’s poll, new products... more »
  • Plastpro Inc., the supplier of fiberglass entry doors and building products, announced the official launch of the #Doorability Sweepstakes, an eight-week-long contest in which two California homeowners will win a custom-made and installed front door entry system of their choice. The contest kicks off July 1, 2014, and runs through Aug 25, 2014. California homeowners are encouraged to enter by... more »
  • Multi-panel door systems offer sales and installation opportunities
      LaCantina LaCantina Doors connects the indoors to the outdoors by eliminating walls and creating large open living spaces with its folding doors. As a single-source manufacturer, LaCantina Doors offers an innovative and comprehensive range of materials, including wood and aluminum, and performance options, including thermal control, to meet the needs of residential... more »
  • Energy efficiency, color and size options dominate product introductions at fensterbau
    Energy and environmental performance continue to dominate the European fenestration market, and in the past five to 10 years, green performance expectations have expanded beyond thermal performance to also include recyclability, sustainability and durability. Moves to develop life cycle assessments and environmental product declarations are driving this trend in North America as well, said... 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 »
  • 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 »