Window & Door Industry Research Portal

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In conjunction with its focus on the window and door industry, Jordan, Knauff & Company has produced and is pleased to make available industry research in the following five categories:

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  • + Articles
    •  2010 – 10 DWM Article – Eye on Canada.pdf
              Keeping an Eye on Canada

       2010 – 9 DWM Article – Survey Results 2009.pdf
              Yields Interesting Industry Insights

       2010 – 7 DWM Article – Mergers & Acquisitions.pdf
              2010 is Slower Year than Expected

       2010 – 6 DWM Article – Sale-Leasebacks.pdf
              Using Sale-Leasebacks as a Financing Tool

       2010 – 03 DWM Article – Strategies for 2010.pdf
              Strategies for success in 2010 and in the long-term
       2010 – 01 DWM Article – Good Riddance.pdf
              2010 shows many signs of promise
       2010 – 01 D&H Article – Door & Hardware Industry Trends 2010.pdf
              Strategies for a successful 2010
       NWDA Article – Outlook for 2010.pdf
              Window and Door Industry – Outlook for 2010
       2009 – 11 DWM Article – Gain Some Perspective.pdf
              Status of the recovery and future outlook
       2009 – 10 DWM Article – Kolbe Acquisition Follow Up.pdf
              Kolbe & Kolbe and Point Five Windows – One year later
       2009 - 09 - DWM Article - Proceed With Caution.pdf
              Ways to carefully manage the recovery
       2009 - 07 D&H - Undeniable Trends.pdf
              Ten undeniable trends in the door & hardware industry
       2009 - 06 D&H - Foreign Competition.pdf
              Excerpt of the 2009 Foreign Competition Report
       2009 - 05 DWM Article - Know the Facts.pdf
              The key challenge of the stimulus package
       2009 - 03 DWM Article - Future Glimpse.pdf
              Discussion of the long-term view of the window & door industry
       2009 - 02 DWM Article - Cut Costs.pdf
              Ways to cut costs until the market recovers (3rd of 3 in a series)
       2009 - 01 DWM Article - Growing Revenues.pdf
              Ways to grow revenues in a challenging market (2nd of 3 in a series)
       2008 - 12 DWM Article - Survival Strategies.pdf
              Strategies to survive the economic downturn (1st of 3 in a series)
       2008 - 10 DWM Article - Fuel Surcharges.pdf
              Impact of higher fuel costs on business
       2008 - 09 DWM Article - Survey Says.pdf
              Results of JKC’s 2007 Window & Door Industry Benchmark Survey
       2008 - 08 DWM Article - Plant Expansion.pdf
              Discussion of plant expansion activity in the industry
       2008 - 06 M&A Activity in the Southeast.pdf
              Analysis of transactions and expansions in the Southeast region
       2008 - 06 DWM Article - Beware.pdf
              Start preparing now for the eventual recovery
       2008 - 02 DWM Article - T&E Forces.pdf
              Reasons driving plant expansions and acquisitions
       2008 - 01 DWM Article - PE Interest.pdf
              Private equity funds remain interested in this industry
       2008 - 05 DWM Article - 2nd Tier Mgmt.pdf
              Importance of 2nd tier of management to the value of a company
       2007 - 12 DWM Article - Capitulation.pdf
              Capitulation as a way to mark the bottom to this cycle
       2007 - 10 DWM Article - Patent.pdf
              Analysis of patent activity in the window and door industry
       2007 - 08 DWM Article - LT View.pdf
              Long-term view of the window and door industry remains positive
       2007 - 07 Shelter Article - Distribution Channels.pdf
              Value enhancing importance of a good distribution system
       2007 - 07 DWM Article - Wood Trends.pdf
              Trends in the wood window and door segment
       2007 - 06 DWM Article - Survey Says.pdf
              Results of JKC's 2006 Window & Door Industry Benchmark Survey
       2007 - 05 DWM Article - Capital Event.pdf
              How to prepare a window or door company for a capital event
       2007 - 03 DWM Article - Certifications.pdf
              Link between achieving certifications and low warranty expenses
       2007 - 02 DWM Article - Survey Results.pdf
              Results of JKC's 2005 Window & Door Industry Benchmark Survey
       2006 - 12 DWM Article - Buyers.pdf
              Interest on the part of companies wishing to acquire or be sold
       2006 - 11 DWM Article - China.pdf
              Competition from Chinese window and door manufacturers
       2006 - 07 DWM Article - Trends.pdf
              Overview of prevailing trends in the window and door industry
  • + Industry In-Sights™
    •  Industry In-Sight - Best Practices.pdf
              Preparation for capital events

       Industry In-Sight - Chinese Competition.pdf
              Detailed review of competition from Chinese window and door manufacturers
       Industry In-Sight - Capital Events & Life Cycle.pdf
              Analysis of the capital events important to the life cycle of a company
  • + Presentations to Industry Groups
    •  2010 – 03 Glass Expo – How Mfrs Can Overcome the Challenges in Today’s Market.pdf
              Steps to take in the current market

       2010 – 03 Glass Expo – Building Information Modeling (BIM).pdf
              Introduction and overview of BIM systems for building products manufacturers

       2009 – 02 AAMA – 2009 National Meeting.pdf
              Window & door industry overview and outlook

       2009 - 01 NWDA - Industry Overview & Northeast Stats.pdf
              Overview of the window and door industry with additional focus on the Northeast U.S.
       2008 - 12 Glass Expo - Chinese Competition.pdf
              Update regarding Chinese competition, including trade statistics
       2008 - 12 Glass Expo - BIM Presentation .pdf
              Overview and trends regarding Building Information Modeling (BIM)
       2008 - 04 FMA Presentation.pdf
              Gulf Coast and national window and door industry overview and outlook
       2008 - 04 AAMA Western Region Presentation.pdf
              Window and door industry overview and outlook
       2008 - 03 Plastics News Presentation.pdf
              Chinese competition in the broad building products industry (w/ trade stats)
       2008 - 03 National Sunroom Assn. Presentation.pdf
              Sunroom industry review and outlook
       2008 - 01 IGMA 2008 Annual Meeting Presentation.pdf
              Industry overview, transaction and expansion review, Chinese competition
       2007 - 11 AMD Presentation.pdf
              Chinese competition, long-term view of industry
       2007 - 10 Glass Expo Midwest Presentation.pdf
              Chinese competition, long-term view of industry
       2007 - 09 GlassBuild Presentation.pdf
              Chinese competition, overview of general trends
       2007 - 07 AMD Presentation.pdf
              Preparing a window or door company for a capital event
       2007 - 04 AAMA Western Region Presentation.pdf
              Review of general window and door industry trends
       2007 - 02 AAMA Presentation.pdf
              The coming wave of competition from Chinese companies
       2006 - 10 HMMA Presentation.pdf
              Capital events in company life cycle and Chinese competition
  • + Window & Door Industry Update Webinars
    •  Winter-Spring 2011 Window & Door Industry Update.wrf
              Audio + slides

       Winter-Spring 2011 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only

       Fall 2009 Window & Door Industry Update.wrf
              Audio + slides
       Fall 2009 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only
       Spring 2009 Window & Door Industry Update.wrf
              Audio + slides
       Spring 2009 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only
       Fall 2008 Window & Door Industry Update.wrf
              Audio + slides
       Fall 2008 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only
       Spring 2008 Window and Door Industry Update.wrf
              Audio + slides
       Spring 2008 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only
       Fall 2007 Window & Door Industry Update.wrf
              Audio + slides
       Fall 2007 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only
       Spring 2007 Window & Door Industry Update.wrf
              Audio + slides
       Spring 2007 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only
       Fall 2006 Window & Door Industry Update.ucf
              Audio + slides
       Fall 2006 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only
       Spring 2006 Window & Door Industry Update.wrf
              Audio + slides
       Spring 2006 Window & Door Industry Update.pdf
              Slides only
  • + Foreign Competition Report
    •  Foreign Competition Report - Issue 3 - 2011.pdf
              Analysis of foreign competition in eleven different building products segments
       Foreign Competition Report - Issue 2 - 2010.pdf
              Analysis of foreign competition in eleven different building products segments
       Foreign Competition Report - Issue 1 - 2009.pdf
              Analysis of foreign competition in eleven different building products segments