Crystal Achievement Awards 2009

Window & Door Honors the Industry's Innovators in Products, Manufacturing and Marketing

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Window & Door has announced its 2009 Crystal Achievement Award winners. Selected by a panel of judges representing all segments of the industry, the awards recognize significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing, and marketing.

"The weak economy has created tremendous challenges in  the window and door market. Our Crystal Achievement Award winners are a testament to the strength and vitality of our industry," says John Swanson, editor/associate publisher. "Our winners make clear there's still a steady flow of new products and technologies emerging in our business, despite the hardships faced by so many companies."

"We also see some new faces in the Crystal Achievement class of 2009," notes Christina Lewellen, senior editor and coordinator of the awards program. "The shifting landscape in the industry has presented an opportunity for companies to pursue creative business practices and marketing approaches. This year's winners certainly rise above the status quo."

Featured in our September issue, Crystal Achievement Awards are being presented to the following companies:

TECHNOLOGY

 

Most Innovative Window

Large Manufacturer
Ultimate Push-Out Casement
Marvin Windows & Doors
Small Manufacturer
H-3 Casement Window
Hurd Windows & Doors
 

 

Most Innovative Door

Large Manufacturer
Trimmable Fiberglass Doors
Plastpro Inc.
Small/Medium Manufacturer
Folding Door System
Luxbaum Windows & Doors

 

Most Innovative Component

Window
Pollentec Screens
Screens Inc.
Door
Solar Entry Light
ODL Inc.

 

Unique Innovation

Eazi Lifter
Harnser Solutions Inc.

 

MANUFACTURING

 

Most Innovative Plant

Northeast Building Products

 

Most Innovative Machine

Frame/Sash Fabrication
Linear Pro Automated Cutting and Fabrication System
Stürtz Machinery
IG Production/Glazing
TAPE MT 1500 Insulating Glass Production Line
Besten Inc.

 

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
Edgetech I.G.
 

 

Best Product Literature

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

Supplier

Interactive Literature
Truth Hardware
 

 

Best Industry Web Site

Large Manufacturer
Marvin Windows & Doors
Small/Medium Manufacturer
Seaway Manufacturing
 
Supplier

Interlock USA
 

 Special Thanks to the Judges and informaton on how are winners are selected.

 

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Window & Door would also like to express its appreciation to Kenyon's Stained Glass Factory Inc. for producing the award plaques for our winners.

Contact Christina Lewellen, senior editor, at clewellen@glass.org.