Vol. 12 - Issue 9
November/December 2011



Housing Market Still in the Doldrums
The homebuilding recovery process is moving from oversupply to weak demand, but poor economy and unstable house prices continue to discourage new entrants.

The Dealers Have Spoken
See the results of DWM/Shelter magazine’s Dealer and Distributor Industry Benchmark Survey.

Green Award Winner
Find out what makes Power Home Remodeling the recipient of DWM magazine’s Third Annual Green Award.

Growth Opportunity
The combination of looks and strength can provide an impact-rated, decorative glass product; a new code could mean more opportunities. But is the market ready?

Like-Minded Thinking
Trends, market conditions and products in Australia have a resounding similarity to what North American manufacturers are facing. These topics and more were discussed during Ausfenex 2011.

Best in Show
Find out what companies DWM chose as the best of the best at the recent GlassBuild America show.

For Doors, AMD is the Place to Be
At the recent meeting of the Association of Millwork Distributors, door companies were more optimistic than in previous years, as to the future of the industry. If you missed the event, learn about the latest news and products for pre-hangers and more.


From the Publisher
Trend Tracker
Guest Column
AAMA Analysis
AMD Headlines
Eye on Energy

What’s News
Distributor News
What’s Legal
Ones to Watch
What Would You Do?
Marketing Toolbox

On the Cover
Gara Estep, an employee with Signature Door in Altoona, Pa., works in the company's plant in the manufacturing of its decorative glass products. To learn about an upcoming code change that can mean greater opportunity for impact decorative glass doors and related products, turn to page 40.

Photo: Tina Czar.

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