Vol. 10 - Issue 1 - January 2009


We Will Survive
Suppliers are making changes in light of the changes occurring in the market, and hope to emerge stronger than ever.

Plant Tour: Setting the “Barr”

Company officials at a vinyl door and window manufacturer in Ft. Smith, Ark., aren’t letting a down market discourage them from investing in a new software system. Learn what this company is doing in its plant operations to “set the bar” higher in the industry.

Going, Going ... Green
Green products are becoming almost the norm in today’s market, as consumers become more aware of environmentally friendly options. DWM has compiled the latest green options available to door and window manufacturers in one handy section.

Doing Their Own Thing
With the economy at an all-time low, some window companies are turning to hardware as a way to stay ahead during this time.



Hong Nguyen has worked for Harry G. Barr Co. in Fort Smith, Ark., for 29 years. In the cover photo she is installing the muntin bars on vinyl windows.

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