Vol. 8 - Issue 9 Oct. 2007


Patent Research
DWM columnist Mike Collins delves into door and window patents. One of the findings is that improved products are more common than brand-new ones. 

Vinyl Manufacturers Diversify
Many vinyl window manufacturers have seen a slowdown in business on the new-construction side in recent months. See what a few are doing to deal with the effect the housing market slowdown has had on business.

Bring Laminated Glass In-House
Laminated glass is increasingly growing in usage, so much that some window companies are now making their own. Could this be the next big trend in the residential window market? 

Selling Direct
A few window manufacturers cite their reasons for eliminating distributors in some cases from the supply chain.

Win-door Preview
Find out what the industry’s fenestration suppliers are offering at the Win-door North America 2007 show in Toronto.

Atlanta Show Review 
Manufacturers attended GBA in search of the newest products. See a sampling of products on display, and what manufacturers found most interesting.

Machinery of the Year
Attention Manufacturers: Nominate the machines that should receive DWM’s First Annual Machinery-of-the-Year Awards. 



The owner of this Mill Valley, Calif., home uses the HSW65 NanaWall as his front door, and a segmented curve system made out of Muranti Wood with FSC ratings.

Only Online
Be sure to check www.dwmmag.com for the following stories that are exclusive to the web.

The Coming Wave of Competition from Chinese Door and Window Companies:
Learn what DWM columnist Mike Collins told attendees recently at an industry event concerning what door and window manufacturers must do to compete with China.

Lean Manufacturing:
Lexington Manufacturing, recipient of an award for lean manufacturing, shares its commitment to lean processes and how this has transformed the company. 

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