Vol. 10 - Issue 8 - October 2009


The Rise and Fall of Republic
In mid-September, charges filed against former Republic Windows chief executive officer Richard Gillman provided some insight into the company’s downfall. The state claims Gillman and others took illegal steps to save the business. Review the charges and learn more about this Chicago-based company’s last days.

First Annual Green Award Winners
Read about the winners of DWM’s First Annual Green Awards, and more importantly gain ideas for what your company can do to improve its environmental efforts when it comes to door and window manufacturing.

Anatomy of a Successful Acquisition
Kolbe & Kolbe acquired Point Five Windows one year ago and was a case study in an acquisition done right.

Out of Sight
When it comes to door and window hardware, great value is being placed on what you don’t see. As a manufacturer, look to this article for what the consumer is seeking when making hardware choices.



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