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  • GlassBuild America kicked off yesterday, Sept. 17, in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. With more than 180,000 square feet of displays, there is plenty to see on the show floor for the nearly 8,000 show registrants. The editors of Window + Door spent the day attending education sessions and meeting with exhibitors to learn about the newest solutions to challenges in the residential... more »
  • A Note from the Window & Door Dealers Alliance WDDA is pleased to recognize this year’s honorees as among the best in the industry. We are excited to extend existing memberships to some of the winners and welcome the others as new faces of the Alliance. They join a growing membership of professionals dedicated to strengthening their businesses and elevating the industry.  Dealers... more »
  • Earlier this summer, I attended the Window & Door Manufacturers Association Technical & Manufacturing Conference in Minneapolis. Regina McMichael, president of the Learning Factory, opened the meetings with her general session, “Making the Safe Choice: Inspiring Your Team to do Great Things.”   McMichael, whose interest in safety commenced in 1986 when her young husband... more »
  • You might have noticed that there’s been some good chatter over the summer about “Skinny Triples.” These triple-pane insulating glass units utilize a thin, nonstructural center lite to deliver enhanced thermal performance and are thought to potentially help homebuilders achieve new heights in efficiency. Specifically, Skinny Triples were part of a discussion at the California... more »
  • Tips for creating case study content
    SEO and website conversion are fairly complex and multi-faceted, Harshaw wrote in a recent installment of Your Business Matters in Window + Door magazine. The bedrock foundation of both: great content. Of the four types of content he outlined in that article—including core content, blogs, online reviews—he offers the following examples for creating case studies. Videos Everyone knows... more »
  • A look inside Stealth Finishing’s color technologies
    Editor’s note: This case study is an extension of the conversation from an In the Trenches article originally published in the August issue of Window & Door. Click here to read about lamination as a finishing option for fenestration. As the demand for color in the window industry increases, so does the demand for applicators of these finishes. This trend was a key reason for the... more »
  • Organic reach on Facebook—that is, how much of your target audience sees "free" social posts—is now simply dismal. As a percentage, it's hovering in the low single digits, often as low as just 1 percent. That means only a few (often literally only three or four people) see your window and door business posts unless you take some action. And by action, I mean digging into... more »
  • Rich Harshaw is the keynote speaker at this year’s Window & Door Dealer Day, held Monday, September 16 in Atlanta. Click here to find out more about the event and to register. Prospective customers browse around from website to website just to see what’s available and what your competitors look like. When they find that your website—pretty as it may be—looks and feels... more »
  • Related reading | Automation: Machine manufacturers report the labor shortage and increased efficiencies as primary drivers in the move toward more automation Automation Across the Pond Europe generally is more advanced than the Americas in the building products field and technology, and the same holds true with machinery. Tony Mehringer, vice president of sales and marketing, Sturtz... more »
  • Industry education, innovation and conversation head to Atlanta for GlassBuild America 2019
    During the show, follow @GlassBuild and @GlassMag on Twitter for complete event coverage.   GlassBuild America Resources Schedule Insider Insights Express Learning Exhibitor List Product Preview Window & Door Dealer Day For three days in September, glass industry leaders will gather in Atlanta at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo to see new product... more »