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Sawdac Newsletter: Fall 2016

October 17, 2016  By Sawdac

Nathan White of Henkel LePage looks to stick his tee shot.

SAWDAC Golf tournament
This year’s golf tournament was a great success as we raised money for a charity called Kids Can Play.  We had to move our originally scheduled date as Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, so we moved it out a week and had tremendous weather at Turtle Creek. he course was in great shape and the dinner was fantastic. Many thanks to all that participated and we look forward to seeing you next year.  

Window Wise update
Window Wise has seen the largest increase in window registrations in the past two months we have ever seen over that time period! Our Window Wise-certified dealers have been extolling the benefits of the program, responding to consumers who are demanding more value for what they are purchasing.  From the manufacturer right down to the installer, the Window Wise system is one consumers are demanding to avoid a race to the bottom on price. Consumers know there is always a cheaper price to be had out there but what they want is reassurance of quality and value. This fall we have courses booking well in advance for Window Wise installation training as we have brought on new certified dealers and we are providing refresher courses as well for our current Window Wise dealers.

RenoPlan financing
RenoPlan continues to grow as the market has demanded and taken advantage of the low financing rates and our 95 per cent loan application approval rating for 2016. Consumers are saying the easy-to-use online credit application is great and this is why so many of our dealers are being effective and successful. If you have any questions about joining RenoPlan, don’t hesitate to drop us a line to ask a question on how you can take advantage of this great program.

Working-at-heights training
We have begun to offer the full day working-at-heights training course that many provincial governments have mandated to our members. This has really taken off in Ontario as the government has mandated that by April 1 our installers will need this to work on job sites.  The training requirement applies to workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts. These requirements are in the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation, and are in addition to training requirements under the Construction Regulation. If you have any questions surround the requirements or looking for an approved trainer, please check out our website.


Social media
We have entered into the social media age with launching our Facebook page and Twitter accounts.  We’re sending out daily updates and articles that we find would be helpful to our members and consumers. Please give us a follow as we would love to hear from you.

Is Your company an approved Window Wise manufacturer?
Has your manufacturing company been thinking about joining the Window Wise Program? Here are some reasons why you should join:

  • Service call reduction – Since the majority of complaints by consumers about their new windows are the result of faulty installation, manufacturers will see a drop in service calls from customers who have joined the Window Wise program.
  • Increased demand for sales on higher quality windows
  • Increase in associated product sales
  • Networking with a high quality group of industry leading dealers.
  • 75 per cent of traffic on our Window Wise website is consumers looking for an approved manufacturer.

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