Vol. 8 - Issue 10 November 2007


Plant Tour: Vinyl Extrusions
One extrusion supplier talks about challenges in the market, how it has thrived and how it helps its fabricators differentiate themselves. 

Mr. (and Ms.) Independent
Learn the differences between internal salespeople and independent reps, and why there has been a rise of independent reps in the fenestration industry.

Lock and Load
Manufacturers of side-hinged patio doors talk about challenges with hardware and how they overcome them.

DOE Reviews Energy Star® Criteria: 
Industry groups met with the DOE recently to convey their opinions regarding the proposed changes to Energy Star. 

AAMA Conference Review:
AAMA members discuss issues related to green building and other matters affecting the industry, while also viewing a demonstration of the University of Florida’s hurricane simulator. 

Machinery Madness
Check out the latest machinery that was on display in Atlanta. 



Howard Ary of Deceuninck North America works in the die assembly department at the company’s plant in Monroe, Ohio. For more on the company’s extrusion operation see article on page 30. 

Only Online
Be sure to check www.dwmmag.com/studio for video clips. 
These include videos of the following products introduced in Atlanta:

  • EDTM’s new window energy meter
  • Haeco’s Versa-Glaze 1500
  • VEKA’s WISP system
  • Opticut’s DaVinci Works GridLock Program
  • Plus: View video of the University of Florida’s hurricane simulator that was shot by DWM editor Tara Taffera at the AAMA meeting (see story on page 48)


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