Most Innovative Door

Large Manufacturer
 

Plastpro Trimmable Door
Composite stiles and rails can be cut, allowing the height or width of the door to be adjusted. This enables the door to be trimmed to fit existing openings and eliminates the need to reconstruct the entryway.

Trimmable Fiberglass Doors

 
Plastpro Inc.

Llivingston, N.J.

On-site alterations on fiberglass entry doors are possible with Trimmable Doors, opening up significant new opportunities for these types of products in the remodeling and replacement market.

With the ability to have 2 inches cut from their width and length, the doors feature composite stiles that can be trimmed up to 1 inch on each side. The top rail can be trimmed up to ½-inch and the bottom rail up to 1½-inch.

Being able to adjust the height or width of the door and cut-to-size at the point of installation is a major benefit, because it allows contractors, remodelers, and builders to fit an existing doorway with precision and avoid having to reconstruct the entryway. Those involved in remodeling jobs are often faced with situations where they are forced to either completely reconstruct the framing. By adding stiles and rails that can be cut, adjustments of up to 2 inches do not affect the door’s overall strength or ability to withstand impact.

Plastpro’s new Trimmable Door is available in 12 styles from the Woodgrain and Smooth Skin series. As with all of its fiberglass doors, the Trimmable Doors utilize the company’s Hydroshield Technology, which eliminates water infiltration and prevents rotting and warping.  

 

Small/Medium Manufacturer
 

Luxbaum Door
The doors use a European-style full overlay sash construction with rabbeted jambs.

Folding Door System

Luxbaum Windows & Doors

W. Palm Beach, Fla.

 

The Wood Folding Door System by Luxbaum Windows + Doors has been engineered to employ the structural and performance advantages of a European-style full overlay sash onto a rabetted jamb. The system, fabricated out of Merbau wood, is Miami-Dade County tested and offers a frame height of up to 134 inches and a total opening width of up to 49 feet 8 inches.

The operating hardware consists of a multipoint locking system, which secures the sash into the jambs on three sides, and is operated through a lever, identical to a French door system. This engineering solution eliminates the need for surface-mounted bolts and relies entirely on a concealed hardware components. When tested for impact resistance, as many as 12 locking points on each sash yielded results unmatched by other manufacturers, the company reports.

Luxbaum Door
The Luxbaum door has been tested to Miami-Dade County standards.

The appearance and functionality of the folding door system is identical to that of a French door and provides a unique architectural coordination. Its test results in large missile impact, water resistance, air infiltration, uniform static air pressure, cyclic wind pressure and forced entry make it one of the industry’s truly unique offerings, the company says.

 

 

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TECHNOLOGY

 

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Most Innovative Component

Window
Pollentec Screens
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Door
Solar Entry Light
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Unique Innovation

Eazi Lifter
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MANUFACTURING

 

Most Innovative Plant

Northeast Building Products

 

Most Innovative Machine

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IG Production/Glazing
TAPE MT 1500 Insulating Glass Production Line
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MARKETING

 

Most Innovative Marketing Progam

Large Manufacturer
Training Tuesdays
Atrium Windows & Doors
Small//Medium Manufacturer
Green Seal Certification Program
Gorell Windows & Doors
 
Supplier

Edgetech University at GlassBuild America 2008
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Best Product Literature

Large Manufacturer
Product Literature System
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Small/Medium Manufacturer
Family of Literature
Soft-Lite LLC

Supplier

Interactive Literature
Truth Hardware
 

 

Best Industry Web Site

Large Manufacturer
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Small/Medium Manufacturer
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Supplier

Interlock USA
 

 

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