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  • 2019 Window + Door Award Winners
    Integrated Rolscreen in Architect Series Reserve Double and Single Hungs by Pella Corp. 2019 Window + Door Award Winners  Window + Door appreciates the time all the applicants put into the process and encourages companies to keep sharing their innovations with us. We’d also like to thank our judges for volunteering their time and expertise to weigh in on the numerous entries. Steven... more »
  • Where we are, where we’re going
    Click for larger view of infographic. As technology infiltrates more areas of life, data breaches rise. Nearly 9,000 reported data breaches occurred between January 2005 and April 18, 2018, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. IoT attacks rose by 600 percent in 2017, according to Symantec, and 31 percent of organizations have had cyberattacks on their operational infrastructure,... 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 »
  • Hardware is a sector constantly evolving to meet demands for functionality, aesthetics and technological advancements
    Inox’s CeraMax Rainbeaux ceramic-coated, hand-finished door hardware is designed to resist deterioration from salt spray, oxidation, humidity and UV light. Hardware manufacturers today are tasked with making products that not only appeal to myriad aesthetic styles, but also that function for the plethora of window and door products saturating the market. They play the dual role of workhorse... more »
  • Low labor participation rate requires employers to get creative
      Since Window + Door began covering the post-Recession labor shortage in 2014, a similar theme has been clear throughout: the process of recruiting and retaining employees is constant and ever-changing. Every aspect of the process—from recruitment tactics to branding to labor pools to internal procedures—must adapt to new types of hires and new challenges.  Resources... 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 »
  • Machine manufacturers report the labor shortage and increased efficiencies as primary drivers in the move toward more automation
    Forel's high-speed TSS Automatic Flexible Spacer Applicator modular unit features a dual bobbin system and two belts that automatically adjust the tension due to product variations. Spacer is automatically applied to squares and rectangles; shaped glass dimensional information is obtained through a built-in shape scanner or manual input. The machine also includes a self-diagnostic troubleshooting... more »
  • The entire supply chain will converge under one roof in Atlanta to network, solve problems, discuss trends and improve the industry
    Top 3 Reasons to Attend GlassBuild America Andrew Haring, vice president of business development for show organizer, the National Glass Association, summarizes the top three reasons to attend GlassBuild America this September in Atlanta. “Everything you liked about GlassBuild America will still be there, but there will be so many new things this year, how it’s presented and content... more »
  • How automation and technology make people less necessary, more important
    The fenestration industry is waking up to technology advancements and automation. While some companies have invested in more automated factories for years, industry suppliers and economic forecasters have seen a shift in the past two to three years where this type of investment is growing into a mainstream industry trend. The robots and automated machinery widely on display and sold at industry... more »