Volume 8 - Issue 5 May 2007


DWM’s Annual New Products Guide
Check out what new products are available to door and window manufacturers in 2007.

Low Demand for Low-Maintenance Glass
Even though low-maintenance glass has great benefits for homeowners, it is not a top seller for window manufacturers. Take a look at the reasons holding this product group back.

NFRC Mandates IG Certification
As the NFRC will now require insulating glass certification as a prerequisite for Energy Star labeling, find out how to plan ahead for these new requirements. 

Decorative Glass
Many opportunities are available to door and window manufacturers regarding decorative glass. Learn the opportunities available as what one decorative glass manufacturer is doing to meet these needs. 

Plant Tour
At Insula-Dome Skylights, the company has enjoyed tremendous growth and has learned that the sky is the limit.

Outsourcing Delivery
Door and window manufacturers considering outsourcing delivery of products should check out this article offering items to bear in mind when looking into third-party logistic providers. 



DWM’s Annual New Products Guide: Back row: One of eight new French door designs from Simpson Door Co.; Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co.’s folding door system; The EZ RAD grid placement system from Edgetech I.G. and Nupro Products Inc.; HOPPE North America Inc.’s HLS™ 7 Series stainless steel multipoint locking system. Foreground, from top left, clockwise: GED’s decorative application system; Ashland Hardware Systems’ DualTech; Adchem Corp.’s HF series of hybrid glazing tape; Truth Hardware’s upgraded EntryGard® window operators.

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