Vol. 9 - Issue 1 - January 2008


Energy Legislation
A resolution under review in the U.S. Senate right now calls for a 50-percent reduction in energy usage for newly constructed residential buildings by 2020. DWM takes a look at what the future might bring for manufacturers if this resolution is passed. 

No More Exemptions!
Find out what changes to the side-hinged door standard means for the door industry, from all aspects of the supply chain. 

Plant Tour
At Karey-Kassl Corp. the focus is on people and processes rather than automation. 

IBS Preview
The window industry prepares for the International Builders’ Show. Even if you won’t make it to Orlando, view the products that will be on display. And if you will be there, get an insider’s glimpse of what’s in store. 

Glass Research
Studies show that visible light, in addition to UV light, is a significant contributor to fading. 

Hardware Heaven
Check out the latest offerings from hardware suppliers.



This solar house has walls of Energy Star®-qualified windows from Simonton. See the article on page 22 for a look at what Congress is doing to push for energy reductions, which could mean the use of more efficient window products. 

Only Online
Manufacturing IG for Doors 
Find out the differences between manufacturing IG for doors versus windows from an expert in the industry. 

Builders’ Show Seminars:
Attending the Builders’ Show? We’ve designed a list of seminars in which door and window manufacturers may be interested. Check out this easy guide. 

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