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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Not a simple switch
      Related Reading | Labor and Automation: How automation and technology make people less necessary, more important  Technology may be enticing and a solution to some labor woes. However, industry companies are faced with many challenges when considering technology investment. Often at the top of the list is cost. “There are levels of automation and workforce reduction... more »
  • Suppliers show off their latest and most popular options for the manufacture of windows and doors. View the products more »
  • Atis Group Inc., which posted $100 to $200 million in residential gross sales last year, attributes acquisitions throughout the past five years as a factor in its growth. Window & Door’s annual Top 100 Manufacturers list details North America’s 100 largest manufacturers of residential windows, doors, skylights and related products, based on sales volume. Much of the information... more »
  • Three women share their unique perspectives on best business practices
    Right: Women are vastly underrepresented in construction. Although women comprise 47 percent of the total U.S. workforce, they represent only 9 percent of the construction workforce. With construction experiencing such an intense labor shortage, opportunities for women abound. Although women comprise about 47 percent of the total U.S. workforce, construction is made up of only 9 percent women,... more »