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October  2004


AMD Convention Preview
Annual Show Offers Education and Exhibits

Salt Lake City will host the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) 41st Annual Convention October 9-13 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

You can register for this year’s convention at www.amdweb.com

There will be approximately 150 exhibitors displaying their products in more than 160,000 square feet of exhibit space. Here’s what some of them will have on hand.

Booth #1400: 
Friedman Offers Solutions

Info www.friedmancorp.com or call 847/948-7180
Deerfield, Ill.-based Friedman Corp. is a provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application software specifically designed for the business needs of building products manufacturers. The company’s flagship ERP solution, Frontier, delivers in-depth functionality to integrate islands of information, knowledge, and people throughout organization to improve customer satisfaction, reduce inventory and cut lead-times. PowerBids is Friedman’s dealer-based order-entry solution for field sales, dealers and distributors of windows and doors. PowerBids is fully integrated with the Frontier ERP system or can be interfaced to any existing ERP or legacy system using the standardized program interfaces. 

The company says this interactive selling system can prevent costly field errors that result in orders for products the company cannot build or from options that cannot be combined. It is designed to provide custom manufacturers with the tools needed to fully integrate remote sales with overall order fulfillment and manufacturing.

Booth # 817: 
WoodWare to offer WebConnect™

Info www.dccwoodware.com or call 901/763-3999
WoodWare Systems of Memphis, Tenn., will demonstrate new software and technology capabilities. Among the software solutions on display are the WoodWare WebConnect modules for internet inquiries, quoting and ordering. The modules include: customer and sales rep inquiries and look-ups, quoting and ordering for standard products, quoting and ordering for configured products, handheld wireless PDA modules for jobsite connectivity and more.

All of the WoodWare WebConnect modules utilize the Caché post-relational database and the WoodWare Database Interface software module. The quoting and ordering modules of WebConnect software are being designed in conjunction with the new graphical WoodWare System for a consistent look and feel throughout our new platform. Current WoodWare users can begin using these web modules immediately, as these modules are already in use at a number of WoodWare customer accounts.

Booth #443: 
Pemko Publishes 2004 Catalog

Info www.pemko.com or call 805/676-3910
Now available from Ventura, Calif.-based Pemko Mfg. Co. is the company’s 2004 catalog. To make choosing a product easy, the catalog is organized into specific categories. In addition, product drawings are shown at full scale (unless otherwise noted) with appropriate technical information. The catalog also has color-coded labels to indicate either new products or those that feature “advanced technology.” According to information from the company, the catalog’s format makes it possible to present product information on loose-leaf pages, which are inserted into a three-ring binder.

Booth #1023: 
Endura Offers New Brushed Nickel Sill

Info www.enduraproducts.com or call 336/668-2472
Listening to customer demands, understanding jobsite issues, as well as end-user concerns has been Endura’s practice from the beginning. Industry standards have subsisted of aluminum thresholds in three different finishes: standard mill, bright brass or dark bronze, and now through popular demand, Greensboro, N.C.-based Endura introduces brushed nickel, a first on the performance side.
This new brushed nickel sill finish will be available on selected synthetic Z+ and Z Classic composite sills in 4 9/16-, 5 5/8- and 7 13/16-inch widths. This new option for the Endura Z-Series™ family of sills incorporates the high-performance features which address the shortcomings of wood sills.

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