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StatsCan building permits report: September 2017

Building permits rose in September for the first time in three months, as strength in the non-residential sector outweighed some weakness in the residential sector.

The WinDoor Main Event is just a few weeks away!

The WinDoor Main Event is just a few weeks away! To prepare for the event, here are a few very important details:

Ontario passes legislation to create fair workplaces, better jobs

On Wednesday, Ontario passed landmark legislation that will bring more fairness to Ontario workplaces and create more security and opportunity for vulnerable workers and their families.

New trade agreement opens important markets: Canadian Chamber

Canadian business stands to gain significantly from a new Pacific trade agreement, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
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Showing off big glass performance in a NetZero build

A look inside a home showcasing big glass performance in a NetZero build. » Read more...
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Who Wins at the Cheapest Patio Door?

It seems to be a race, but what determines the winner? A few years ago, a manufacturer would bring in a budget-based patio door for around $500.

In recent years, that low price has dropped significantly. Thinner profiles and low-grade parts are being used, as the battle for the cheapest patio door continues. >> Here's our response

Five best safety practices for small firms

Kirsi Henry knows that time is a precious resource for a small business owner, so as a WSPS consultant she cuts to the chase: “Pay particular attention to your new and young workers. It’s vital for them and for you: these workers have a higher risk of injury and are most likely to be injured within the first month on the job.” » Read more...

The pros of paint finishes on windows and doors

The function of organic solvents in paint relates to certain properties. They facilitate the paint’s application, it’s drying and the formation of a regular paint film. During application and drying, the solvent evaporates. » Read more...

The laminate advantage for window lineal finishes

Lamination can be a great finish option for windows. Laminate is a multi-layer construction of high-grade materials. It is constructed to ensure an extended resistance to weather conditions and colour stability. One of the greatest features of laminate is its scratch-resistance. » Read more...


November 28-30, 2017
Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
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March 1, 2017
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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March 21-24, 2018
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
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