October 31, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 43
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop
The Latest...
MI Shutters Georgia Facility
PGT Downsizes Overhead, Number of
Production Shifts
Barber & Ross Looks for Bankruptcy Options
Economists Suggest Housing Outlook
Remains Weak
Fenestration China Opens Next Week with First U.S. Pavilion
Marvin Sees More Fiberglass Gains
The Outside View...
The Talk...
e-Poll
In my opinion, the "Silicon Valley" of the window and door industry is...
...the Minn./Wis./Iowa corridor.
...Ohio, Penn. and surrounding areas.
...the Southeast/Gulf Coast area.
...the West Coast.
...none of the above.



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The Outside View...

Sage Electrochromics: Clean Cash
from StarTribune.com
At the Sage Electrochromics plant in Faribault, glass is everywhere. Sheets of it lie on conveyor belts waiting to be cleaned, inspected and coated. Samples of glass lie in FedEx boxes, awaiting the eager eyes of architects. And of course, glass covers the exterior of the building, so much so that, on a clear sunny day, outdoors seems to be indoors...
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Lowe's Finally Gets Its Vermont Store
from BurlingtonFreePress.com
Lowe's Cos. Inc. plans to open a home improvement store in South Burlington in JanuaryŚmaking Vermont the last state in the country to host the retailer after 61 years in business...
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For Sale: 2 Million Empty Homes
Number of vacant homes on the market nationwide equivalent to all homes in Detroit; another sign of weak housing market
from CNNMoney.com
The number of vacant homes for sale rose in the third quarter, according to the latest government reading that casts new harsh light on the weakness of the housing market. The Census Bureau report puts the number of vacant homes for sale at 2.07 million in the period, up about 2 percent from the second quarter, and 7 percent above year ago levels...
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