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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 »
  • 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 »
  • Latest market study shows continued growth
    The current edition of the AAMA U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, focused exclusively on the fenestration market, shows that total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2018. Total housing starts growth included gains in the single-family segment of 3 percent. New housing is expected to grow by 1.4 percent in 2019, led by single-family housing starts. The overall new housing... 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 »
  • Suppliers show off their latest and most popular options for the manufacture of windows and doors. View the products more »
  • Editor’s Note: Rich Harshaw is the keynote speaker at this year’s Window & Door Dealer Day, held Monday, Sept. 16 in Atlanta. Click here to find out more about the event and to register. I’ve met exactly one marketing genius in the remodeling industry since I began specializing in remodeling marketing in 2005. His name is Brian Elias, the charismatic owner of Hansons Windows... 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 »
  • Survey says: yes
    WDDA at Work Here’s what your Window & Door Dealers Alliance was busy with in Q1.  Window and Door Market Research Study The first of its kind in the industry, the Benchmarking Report studied attitude and usage research among window and door dealers and retailers. Conducted by The Farnsworth Group, findings were initially presented at Window & Door Dealer Day 2018 and... more »
  • Manufacturers need to be ready with the right products to meet changing needs
    Keeping your finger on the pulse of modern home design trends is important if you’re in the window and door industry. So where are people’s heads these days? I wasn’t too surprised to see that “window walls” were one of the top picks in a recent Houzz trends piece. While the write-up credits increasingly efficient cabinet design with enabling designers and homeowners... more »