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  • The fenestration industry is at the tipping point of a technological revolution
    Deceuninck North America developed an interface system to customize controllers and sensors for equipment needs. (Images courtesy Deceuninck North America.) The Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are terms that define a technological revolution that reaches into nearly every aspect of lives around the globe. When intelligent connectivity interacts with... more »
  • GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host about 460 exhibitors, including more than 179 from outside the United States, Sept. 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The products in this GlassBuild America Products Guide present a look at the innovative glass, metal and equipment products that will be on display at the show. Note, booth numbers... more »
  • New legislation seeks to ensure that’s the case
    This May, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the proposed Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017, which seeks to reform the process federal agencies use to analyze and formulate new regulations. The RAA is designed to ensure that agencies take the time and due diligence to implement Congressional intent, not the intent of their respective agency. The bill is... more »
  • The source for solutions for top industry challenges
    Photos by Robb Cohen Photography & Video Business is booming for many in the window and door industry, with construction spending on the rise and demand high. But even in the busier times, industry companies face notable challenges, from a continued shortage in skilled labor to increasingly complex manufacturing strategies. These challenges can affect manufacturers’ ability to... more »
  • GlassBuild America 2017 will showcase the latest products and services to meet the needs of the fenestration market. View the products more »
  • A schedule full of collaboration, inspiration and education for window and door specialty retailers
    The Window & Door Dealers Alliance will host its third annual Window & Door Dealer Days event September 12-13, at GlassBuild America 2017. Exclusively for specialty retailers of residential windows and doors, this unique program provides a platform for participants to discuss the industry’s most important matters. Attendees will brainstorm solutions to hot-button issues with their... more »
  • Window and door manufacturers, suppliers and dealers use a variety of energy-efficient, sustainable or green technologies, methods or products for their work, and they do so for a number of reasons. The October/November issue of Window & Door magazine will explore this topic and how it relates to the fenestration industry. As part of that coverage, we want to hear from you.    Do... more »
  • Do average people, collectively, have a better crystal ball than the professional pundits? In “The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations” (2004), author James Surowiecki argues that a diverse collection of independently deciding individuals is likely to make certain types of decisions and... more »
  • Browse the latest styles of windows from contemporary and modern and in a variety of materials. Plus, manufacturers provide key selling points dealers can use in their sales pitches. View the Products more »
  • Browse the latest innovations in components for the manufacture and installation of residential windows, plus hardware options from manufacturers. View the Products more »