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  • Start with a sound strategy
    Once a homeowner upgrades their windows or doors, chances are they won’t need more for a long time, if ever. Since most home improvement projects are a one-time deal, success for window and door contractors depends on having a steady stream of new customers.  Hiring good salespeople is necessary, but that alone is hardly a viable strategy. Sure, a good salesperson can knock on doors,... more »
  • Alpen High Performance develops a process for thin glass IGUs
    Editor’s Note: Window + Door did not receive enough entries into the Most Innovative Manufacturing Process category of the Window + Door Awards (formerly, the Crystal Achievement Awards) to make the category truly competitive. However, we received an entry from a company worth recognizing for its efforts in innovative manufacturing. The following article details how Alpen High Performance... more »
  • Themes and observations from GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo
    Having physically recovered from walking the entire 187,000-net-square-foot exhibit floor at GlassBuild America last month, I’m inspired by all the meaningful and insightful conversations I was able to have with many of the exhibitors and attendees. The vibe, in a word, was solid. Sure, many admitted that the year started out slow; multiple sources who do business outside the U.S. added... more »
  • How Masterminds can help businesses grow
    The great Jim Rohn, one of the grandfathers of modern motivational speaking, made the controversial statement that we are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time. This is our inner circle—one of the most influential forces in our lives. It’s a major component of our success and can be a springboard or a wet blanket.  Our inner circle comprises the people... more »
  • What constitutes a trade secret and best practices to protect them
    A trade secret involves confidential information that provides (or will provide) economic benefit or advantage to a business that would be lost if it were misappropriated or disseminated to the public. State and federal laws include various remedies that provide businesses ways to protect the value of these assets. A basic understanding of trade secret protection should enable a business to make... more »
  • Share your experiences from the past year and plans for the future year in Window + Door’s annual Industry Pulse survey
    To keep an accurate pulse on the fenestration industry, Window + Door needs to hear from those on its front lines. What products are most popular in your part of the market? How is Industry 4.0 and automation changing your operations? What are your sales and production goals in 2020? How are you navigating the changing market? Weigh in on these questions, and more, in the Industry Pulse survey,... more »
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  • As part of strategic alliance, industry leaders engage American Workforce Policy Advisory Board
    Last year, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance announced its involvement with Design & Construction Week as a supporting organization. WDDA is proud to continue this arrangement for DCW 2020, taking place Jan. 21-23 in Las Vegas. Many know about the event—a co-location of NAHB International Builders’ Show and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show that anticipates... more »
  • Provide your market insights
    Window + Door magazine's annual Industry Pulse survey is now open. All suppliers, manufacturers and dealers in the residential window and door market are urged to participate. Please take 10 to 15 minutes on or before Oct. 18, 2019, to provide your insight and perspective on the fenestration market.  Results of the survey will be published in the January/February 2020 Forecast issue of... more »