Volume 46 - Issue 7 - Sept. 2007


Pets and Peeves
Builders and contractors can be some of the most loyal people on earth. Before there can be loyalty, though, the first order has to come in. Find out what gains and keeps new customers. The good news is—price may have less to do with loyalty than you think.

It’s a Wrap
Over the years, Contact Industries has evolved into a high-tech moulding manufacturer. The company says its products are offering distributors and dealers the opportunity to develop niche markets. Find out what prompted a name change (from Contact Lumber) and how some dealers are already capitalizing on the company’s abilities.

Come Together
Attendees of this year’s Remodeling Show in Las Vegas will find three parts: the show floor, the show conference and several networking opportunities.

AMD Sneak Peak
Wet your appetite and get prepared with information about the Association of Millwork Distributors’ (AMD) 43rd Annual Convention in Denver. Registration, hotel accommodations, transportation information and more is available.

On Target
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) met recently in Cambridge, Md. Along with a little fun in the sun, the association proved it knows how to form an effective, collaborative movement. This year's prevailing message was about change and how WDMA plans to adapt and stay on target.

Outdoor Products
Decking Disasters



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Distributors look to the remodeling sector for new business. Find out what attendees can expect at this year’s Remodeling Show and what some remodelers feel their hardest jobs are. 

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