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  • 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 »
  • Acquisition-driven growth remains a primary strategic initiative
    Source: NAHB, JCHS. (Charts provided by the author.) Click to view larger images. 2019 Acquisitions of Note Acquisition pipelines are active, with recent transaction announcements signaling continuing consolidation.  Jeld-Wen announced the acquisition of VPI Quality Windows in March, a move to extend its reach into the multi-family window market, establishing a platform for growth.... more »
  • Factory tours suggest color, variety and efficiency are leading the industry
    Little did I know when I started at Window & Door that the Pittsburgh area is jam-packed with manufacturers in the fenestration industry. In April, I was welcomed to two local-to-me plants. I visited Thermal Windows & Doors in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, which introduced vinyl windows to the U.S. in the 1960s, Dave Steinberg, director of sales and marketing, told me.  I also attended... more »
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  • Last week, I attended Glass Processing Automation Days in San Antonio. Organized by FeneTech and supported by the National Glass Association, the event is focused on the glass side of our world. But there was still a ton of great information about integrating automation that applies directly to our industry. The 20 presentations throughout the two-day-long conference all focused on automation and... more »
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