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Emily Kay Thompson

Emily Katy Thompson

Emily Kay Thompson is associate publisher of Window + Door, WindowandDoor.com, and W+Dweekly. Contact her at ethompson@glass.org

Q+A with Veka: Care, Act, Grow

Companies that turn corporate social responsibility into action have a real impact on the communities they serve. VEKA Inc.’s President and CEO Joe Peilert and Corporate Marketing Director Steve Dillon share their insights on  CSR.   

Going Back to GlassBuild

GlassBuild America is back, in person, Sept. 13-15, and this year, GlassBuild.com is the only information source you need before, during and after the show. New features include Exhibitor Listings and the Product Showcase.

2020 Industry Trends | Part 3

An in-depth look at the equipment, technology and products that shape our industry. Join us online at GlassBuild.com beginning Sept. 1 to continue the conversation. Size, color and performance drive the latest designs in fenestration.

4 Branding Considerations for the Current Market

Kantar Media hosted a webinar series regarding COVID-19’s impact on the retail market. In the initial webinar, David Morcotte, SVP for Kantar, offered tips for how brands can respond and be upfront during this time.

A Year Without GlassBuild America 

I joined the NGA and Window + Door staff in September of 2014. My second day at my new job entailed watching GlassBuild America in Las Vegas come to life. I was coming in with more than a decade of trade shows under my belt, which gave me the experience to confidently step on the show floor, even…

Energy Code Update

The National Glass Association’s Thirsty Thursday webinar on June 18, presented by Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting and NGA technical codes consultant, dissected some of the upcoming energy code evolutions in 2020 on a national and regional level.

2020 State of Fenestration Manufacturing Report

In these unprecedented times, Window + Door provides this state of fenestration manufacturing report in lieu of our annual Top Manufacturers report and list. Find snapshots and insights from industry sources, as well as some statistics from our survey.   

Green Building Standard Update

Michelle Foster, VP, sustainability for Home Innovation Research Labs, provided an update on the 2020 National Green Building Standard. For those unfamiliar, the NGBS is a voluntary above code green certification program and is part of the ICC suite of I Codes. It offers alternative compliance for…

Helping is the New Selling

How to leverage Instagram and LinkedIn for sales and marketing.

Cash Management: Five Ways Builder Customer Expectations May Change

Establishing a cash reserve requires taking a critical look at cash flow, something you and your customers will be keeping a close eye on for the foreseeable future.

Fenestration Industry Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., businesses—including those in the fenestration industry—have been tasked with changing the way they operate to ensure safety and health of employees and customers. 

Three big themes from the Builders’ Show

I was one of the approximately 90,000 attendees to descend on the Las Vegas convention center last week for the International Builders’ Show at Design and Construction Week. Here are my three big takeaways from IBS 2020. 

The 2019 Industry Pulse

Window & Door welcomes in the new year with its annual Industry Pulse report, taking stock of 2018 and looking to what 2019 may have in store. 

Ringing in the New

Happy New Year, Window + Door readers. We’re ringing in the new decade with an all-new WindowandDoor.com, a project we’ve been working on throughout 2019.

The Conversation Happened There

Having physically recovered from walking the entire 187,000-net-square-foot exhibit floor at GlassBuild America last month, I’m inspired by all the meaningful and insightful conversations I was able to have with many of the exhibitors and attendees. The vibe, in a word, was solid.

What’s USMCA Got to Do with It?

Last week, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association brought together industry stakeholders and members of Congress, agency leaders and political strategists for its signature policymaking event. The lineup of speakers included representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Politico, the…

Trade Show Faux Pas

The editorial staff at Window & Door is excited to head to Las Vegas next week for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, where the who’s who of fenestration professionals will gather for the biggest event for the industry. In addition to tips on how to navigate the show floor…

Solution-based Manufacturing

Editor’s Note: Window + Door did not receive enough entries into the Most Innovative Manufacturing Process category of the Window + Door Awards (formerly, the Crystal Achievement Awards) to make the category truly competitive. However, we received an entry from a company worth recognizing for its…

Reflections from IBS

Was anyone else’s winter thrown a little off by the later dates of the International Builders’ Show? I felt like I returned to bizzaro world where we completely skipped February. It’s a sign of a longstanding tradition when even a small deviation from the pattern creates this sort of impact—the…

An Adaptive Industry

Pictured above: Creative Approach to Service and Marketing | Renewal by Andersen of Pittsburgh;  Excellence in Installation | Avanti Industries LLC;  Overall Excellence | Unified Window Systems Inc.;  Best Showroom Design | Windows Doors & More Factory Store Inc. Not pictured: Excellence in…