Volume 16, Issue 5 - June/July 2015


Katrina: Ten Years Later
New Orleans—devastated by Hurricane Katrina—has clawed its way back. Yes, there’s a lot of rebuilding
yet to be done, but the city has learned valuable lessons and is more than ready for the next storm.

Where Have All the Workers Gone?
The door and window industry has barely recovered from the Great Recession, and now it faces another
big challenge a lack of qualified workers at all levels. See how we got here and what can be done to
reverse this troubling trend.

Fast-Growing Dealers
DWM’s third annual look at some of the country’s fastest-growing door and window dealers spans companies
of all shapes, sizes and locations. Find out what they’re doing to send sales through the roof.

Deep Impact: Code Changes in Florida
A modification took effect June 30, 2015, that will have a major effect on door and window manufacturers and
dealers doing business in Florida. It doesn’t have to do with impact products, but it does increase the energy
efficiency of windows sold in the Sunshine State.

From the Publisher
AAMA Analysis
Trend Tracker
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, it’s “a new New Orleans,” says John Roberts of Amazing Windows & Doors of Metairie, La. See our story about the city’s recovery on page 14.
What's News
Distributor News & Products
M&M News and Products
Ones to Watch
Industry Indices

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