Volume 6 - Issue 5
June  2005



New Products Guide:
The products came pouring in for DWM's First Annual New Products Guide.  From hardware to machinery, the guide features the latest fenestration products.

Fiberglass Doors:
While some describe fiberglass as a faux material, it is gaining ground in the fenestration market and offers many advantages over traditional materials.  Learn about its impact in the door market.

Plant Tour:  Hurd Windows
At Hurd, the company is committed to eliminating waste and unnecessary steps creating a successful streamlined production process.

Case Studies:
Two separate case studies, one at Nordson and one at Weather Shield, prove how significant improvements can be made by developing partnerships with other companies to solve problems.

WDMA Technical Conference Review:
The WDMA's recent technical conference covered a variety of topics of interest to window and door manufacturers, including an announcement from DOE regarding a change to ENERGY STAR® ratings.

Conveying Code Compliance:
As homeowners become more educated regarding the effects of natural disasters on building products, it is increasingly important for them to convey code issues to homeowners.  A look at what several manufacturers are doing on this front.

Decorative Glass Trends:
Whether it is for use in windows or doors, a variety of options are available to window manufacturers when it comes to decorative glass.

Hot-Melt Products:
More window manufacturers are turning to hot-melt glazing systems to meet their manufacturing needs.


What's News

Browse and Bookmark

Ones to Watch


The Cutting Edge


AAMA Analysis

The Rate Debate

IG Instructions

WDMA Opens Up

On the Cover

DWM's First Annual New Products Guide features products from companies such as Kanefusa USA, Inc., Weather Shield, Erdman Automation Corp., HOPPE, Bronze Craft and Household Metals, Inc.  For all the products, see page 28.

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