December 9, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 49
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White House Sees More Jobs in Windows

Indicating he didn't want to tip his hand too much, President Obama told attendees at last week's White House job summit that the administration was looking aggressively at programs to encourage investment in energy efficiency upgrades and more

Jeld-Wen's Ron Saxton at White House Summit

Owens Door Shuts Doors

The manufacturer of Woodport interior doors, Owens Door Co. closed its doors last Thursday.  Its parent company, Owens Inc. went into court-supervised receivership more

SureView Preparing to Roll Out Fiberglass Line

SureView Inc., a Cleveland-based fiberglass fenestration lineal systems supplier, is preparing to roll out a new product line for window and door more

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The Talk...

Will Cash for Caulkers Help Your Company?

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John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

The Obama Administration is working on a program to boost energy efficiency upgrades in homes, including replacement of windows and doors.  The industry is all for that. I'm sure many other executives would have been happy to join Jeld-Wen's Ron Saxton at the White House jobs forum last week to make the case that new windows and doors would be good for a lot of American homes and that our industry could also put a lot of people to work quickly.

It all sounds very promising. The tax credits, certainly not perfect, are definitely helping some companies sell more windows and doors. But, of course, the devil's in the details. What comes forward from the White House may be less appealing.  The details of "cash for caulkers," as this concept has been dubbed, are still just emerging. So what do you think? Will such a program end up being a positive for the industry?  That's our poll question of the week.

And the White House is still looking for ideas.  Why not share them here first?  What steps do you think would best meet the Obama Administration's two goals of cost-effectively improving our nation's energy efficiency and creating jobs? Email me and let me know.


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"What Will Be the Big Trend at IBS?"

Many expect to see an emphasis on ultra-efficient products more

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