Volume 6 - Issue 7
July  2005



Solid as Wood:  Take a look at what the wood window industry is experiencing today, from competing materials and home decor trends, new coatings and environmental concerns.  Wood windows have passed the test and continue to thrive as builders, homeowners and architects needs change.

Software Selection:  When selecting software, it is important to choose wisely.  Learn the right questions to ask when deciding what program to purchase for your manufacturing operation.

Custom Windows:  What types of products are builders and architects asking for and how have their requests changed over the past ten years?  Get the scoop on trends being followed by custom window manufacturers and what can be expected in the future.  Plus, take a look at some custom products being offered by window manufacturers.

Conquering Customer Service:  Learn lessons from a hardware supplier on how to excel in meeting your customers service needs.

Plant Tour:  Vinyl Design:  Vinyl Design Corp. found a way to expand beyond vinyl windows to patio rooms and has achieved much success.

Making Grand Entrances:  What's new in door manufacturing equipment?  Take  a look at what advancements are being made in machines for the door manufacturing market.


What's News


Ones to Watch

Industry Indicies


From the Publisher


Fenestration Focus

IG Instructions

Code Concerns

WDMA Opens Up

AAMA Analysis

Look to the Core (only on the Web)

On the Cover
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