Vol. 13 - Issue 5
June 2012




What Lean Doesn’t Mean
While many relate lean to less employees and more automation, find out what lean truly does provide. Companies who employ lean principles report advantages such as decreased lead times, competitive advantages and new customers.

Analyzing Foreign Competition
Find out how much door, window and glass business is going abroad in the annual Foreign Market Competition report produced by industry expert Michael Collins.

Heavy Lifting
As operable glass wall systems increase in popularity, the requirements and demands for hardware performance are growing as well.

Code Hearings 2012
Individuals representing various companies and associations attended the 2012 code hearings in an attempt to make some changes in the next version of the International Building Code. Find out what changes were approved and those that won’t make their way into the new edition.

From the Publisher
Guest Column—Gas Filling
AAMA Analysis
WDMA Update
AMD Headlines

What’s News
Energy and Environmental News
What’s Legal
Ones to Watch
Marketing Toolbox
Industry Indices

How to Make a Sale
Guest Column—Installation
Distribution News
Dealer Talk
Distributor Products

moulding & millwork
Moulding & Millwork News


John Grande, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Inc., prepares an extrusion to stretch form by filling the cavity with sand. The company integrates lean manufacturing principles into its operations. For more, see cover story on page 30.

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