Vol. 9 - Issue 8  - September 2008


The ENERGY STAR® Countdown Continues
Representatives of the door and window manufacturing industry
came out in full force for the long-awaited industry stakeholder
meeting at the Department of Energy on August 13. Turn to page 22
to see what you missed—and what may coming be in the future.

Metal Mania
Many see aluminum windows as a thing of the past in residential
architecture. But this is not the case, as many green-building
programs and certifications are beginning to recognize these
products for their sustainability and recycled content.

Take a Hard Look at Hardware
Find out from one hardware company the coming trends in hardware.
Also learn what is coming on this front in terms of automation.

Up Close with Winkhaus
Winkhaus, a supplier of door hardware to manufacturers, charts it
success in the North American market, approximately 10 years after
it expanded here from Germany.

Selecting the right software for your business can be a challenge. To
help steer you in the right direction two fenestration manufacturers
share their experiences and advice.

Vinyl Extrusions
Customers are asking for an abundance of color choice in vinyl windows. But producing these means great attention to the extrusion process.



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