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July 26, 2018
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Learn the 'Truth About Trial and Error' at Window & Door Dealer Day



Join your fenestration industry colleagues at Window & Door Dealer Day on September 13 in Las Vegas for an insightful look at "What’s the Truth about Trial and Error?"

Presented by Madeleine MacRae, CEO, MM MacRae Coaching and Consulting, this general session will offer a new perspective on the role of trial and error within your business, exploring three fundamental aspects of your business and how to strike a balance between the urge to wing it and the need to follow a formula.

Attendees will discover how to:

  • Solve the staffing problem

  • Build out advertising campaigns that produce results

  • Establish business goals that create success
 

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Don't Miss Members-Only Version of the Top 100 Manufacturers Report

The dealer version of the Top 100 Manufacturers Report is exclusively available at no charge to WDDA members. See below for a PDF of the information published in the May issue of Window & Door, along with a bonus Excel spreadsheet with even more information about the top 100 residential window and door manufacturers listed in the Report.

    CLICK HERE to see the Top 100 Manufacturers Report: Dealer Edition PDF format.
    CLICK HERE to download the list of Top 100 Manufacturers in a sortable Excel document.


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    HEADLINES
    Managing Growth: How one window manufacturer navigated incremental growth with its processes
    New Canadian Tariffs Imposed on Aluminum Windows and Doors
    Kolbe Features Ultra Series Inswing Door Unit at AIA Conference on Architecture Window & Door
    Marvin Windows and Doors Debuts Marvin Modern
    Star Tribune Names Renewal by Andersen a 2018 Top Workplace
    WDMA Study Finds Window and Door Growth to Slow Slightly in 2018
    Quanex To Showcase a Range of Products at GlassBuild America 2018
     
     
    YOUR PROFITS
    Workforce Development Starts with You!

    By Katie Gregg, WDDA

    Labor challenges are all too familiar in the window and door industry. Experienced workers are retiring faster than new hires can fill jobs, and skills are going with them. Young people aren’t interested in the trades, nor do they possess the necessary skills. For years, retail window and door business have sought insight on training approaches and best practices that can provide a plan of attack to combat this challenge.

    But what happens when you – as a business owner or top manager – are the labor challenge?

    What will happen if you unexpectedly leave the business? Is retirement in your near future? Are there tasks that only you know how to do or key knowledge that only you hold? Are next level staff ready to step up to the plate?

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    MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
    MCB Installations, Inc.

    Get to know fellow WDDA member MCB Installations, doing business in Upland, California for 30 years.

    The company's keys to success include a focus on customer interaction, building a powerful team, and effective lead generation.

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