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W&D Weekly
April 19, 2017
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A New Era

The Online Governmental Consensus Vote for the International Code Council could change how codes are developed. Read More

Press Opportunity: Window Showcase
Window manufacturers and window component suppliers are encouraged to submit information on their latest products for a special showcase that will run in the June/July issue of Window & Door. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 5. Click Here to Submit
More News
EPA Solicits Comments on Burdensome Regulations
WDMA Members Discuss EPA, APA and LRRP on Capitol Hill
Confidence in Renovation Market Remains High
Western Window Systems Launches Dealers First Program
NewSouth Window Solutions to Break Ground on New Factory
Product Spotlight
Essence Series French Patio Doors by Milgard

Milgard Windows & Doors added in-swing and out-swing French patio doors to the Essence Series product line. The door style comes in two- to four-panel configurations with optional operable and non-operable sidelites. It features three new handle design options with seven finishes. Essence Series patio doors and windows are available in in three wood interior options including Douglas Fir, pine, and primed pine as well as 16 powder-coated exterior finishes including espresso, bronze and frost. 

The Talk

By Eric Thompson, Quanex
Some interesting news hit since the time I wrote my last Talk on President Donald Trump released his proposed 2018 federal budget, and among some of the cuts was the proposed elimination of the Energy Star program. 
Putting politics aside, the budget was, of course, simply a draft, and is subject to much change before it resembles anything close to law. It also isn’t expected to make it through Congress without significant revision. Likewise, a number of major industry groups have opposed the elimination of Energy Star, including the Window and Door Manufacturers Association.
Still, let’s do a thought experiment: what would a window and door market without Energy Star look like? Read More

New Monthly Reader Poll

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