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  •  For companies that decide recruiting is a hiring strategy worth considering, there are certain practices that can help lead to success. Build a relationship with a vetted firm. Do your homework to find an honorable firm with a good track record. They should work for the employer, not the candidate. Find a recruiting partner. Recruiters should demonstrate deep industry knowledge of the... more »
  • Meet your Dealers of the Year
    Pictured above: Creative Approach to Service and Marketing | Renewal by Andersen of Pittsburgh;  Excellence in Installation | Avanti Industries LLC;  Overall Excellence | Unified Window Systems Inc.;  Best Showroom Design | Windows Doors & More Factory Store Inc. Not pictured: Excellence in Technology and Innovation winner A.W. Hastings & Co Each Year, Window & Door... more »
  • Big opportunities ahead for replacement products
    Each year, the Home Improvement Research Institute puts on its Insights Conference that brings together professionals in research and sales, as well as manufacturers and retailers of building products and other building professionals. This year’s event, held in September in Oakbrook, Ill., also featured talks by building and home improvement experts including Lawrence Yun, chief... more »
  • Companies need to fill jobs. Can recruiters help?
    There are currently more open jobs in the United States than people available to fill them, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Every industry has a labor problem. Every industry must consider how to do business anyway.  In the fenestration industry, add the booming construction market, increased costs and challenges with attracting a younger generation, and the stakes to find... more »
  • Notable Entries
    The Crystal Achievement Awards honor innovation in the fenestration industry. While there can be just one winner in each category, there are numerous examples of industry excellence in the notable entries on the following pages. View the products. more »
  • Window & Door presents 2018 Crystal Achievement Awards winners
    Award Winners Easy Connect Joining System for A-Series Windows by Andersen WindowsMost Innovative Window Leggera Magnetic Levitation Glass Wall System by Sunview Patio Doors/ Savio Thesan USAMost Innovative Multi-Panel Door Interactive Video Series by LaCantina DoorsBest Marketing Program Blink Blinds + Glass by ODL Inc.Most Innovative Window Component Replaceable Deck Sill (RDS) by Endura... more »
  • Recruiting and retaining women in the fenestration industry
      The PGT Innovations Leading Ladies program was created by Debbie LaPinska, at the direction of Jeff Jackson, president and CEO of PGTi. With 25 women and growing, the program focuses on mentorship, leadership skills and educational exchange. Read The Return of Rosie, a related article in this month's issue of Window & Door. Further reading on Workforce Development is available... more »
  • Tips for a Great Show
    All images by Robb Cohen Photography & Video. Wear comfortable shoes. Do your homework. Make a plan. Get sleep. Wear comfortable shoes. Make appointments. Network. And did we mention to wear comfortable shoes? We asked longtime GlassBuild America exhibitors for their tips for trade show success. Read on to heed their advice. Q: What’s your best advice for a first-time GlassBuild America... more »
  • A preview of products and services to be featured at GlassBuild America 2018
    GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host around 400 exhibitors, including about 100 from outside the United States, Sept. 12-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The following pages present a look at the innovative glass, metal and equipment products that will be on display at the show. Products marked as "NEW" indicate those that will debut at the... more »
  • Naomi Parker Fraley—the real-life inspiration for the iconic “Rosie the Riveter”—passed away on Jan. 20, 2018, at the age of 96. Virtually at the same time, her legacy was in the process of being revived. Her likeness on the famous 1943 “We Can Do It” poster galvanized women to go into the formerly male-only province of manufacturing to help the war effort by... more »