Volume 6 - Issue 9
October  2005



The Wrath of Katrina:
Learn how manufacturers and suppliers are coping with the hurricane's aftermath and what the industry can expect in the upcoming months as rebuilding of the Gulf Coast begins.

Experiencing Katrina Damage First-Hand:
DWM codes columnist and WDMA director of codes and regulatory compliance, Mike Fischer, traveled to some of Katrina's damaged areas in Mississippi and Louisiana and reported on the devastation.

GBA Review:
Exhibitors say they were please to see the show come back to Atlanta - many companies brought product introductions along with them.

Energy Star Debate:
A new amendment sets of heated debates among manufacturers of competing materials.  Find out where manufacturers stand on both sides of the issue.

iGm/FW 2005:
What can you expect to see at the IGM/FW Show this year?  Products, products, products?  Take a look at what some companies are showcasing.

Ways & Means:
Read about meetings, sessions and news from IGMA's summer meeting.

WDMA Summer Meeting Review:
Consolidation discussions, outsourcing in China, housing forecasts, green building-these were just a few of the important topics discussed at the recent meeting of the Window and Door Manufacturer's Association.

Spotlight on Hardware:
It's time to take a good look at some innovative new hardware being introduced to door and window manufacturers


Dear DWM

What's News


Ones to Watch


Software Savvy

Code Concerns

AAMA Analysis

The Cutting Edge

WDMA Opens Up

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