Crystal Achievement Award Winners 2013

Honoring the industry's innovators in technology, manufacturing and marketing

Window & Door is pleased to announce its 2013 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.

“Once again, our Crystal Achievement Award winners reflect the tremendous level of ingenuity, creativity and dedication to innovation within the North American window and door industry,” says John Swanson, editor/associate publisher. “Manufacturers and suppliers continue to break new ground in giving homeowners products that offer more energy efficiency, last longer and provide enhanced functionality."

“As window and door sales regain momentum, this year's winners suggest some exciting new directions for our industry's products in the coming years,” adds Nicole Harris, Window & Door publisher. “Winners in our marketing categories are also impressive. Window and door companies are taking advantage of both print and online media options with increasing levels of sophistication."

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




Most Innovative Window

Large Manufacturer
VSS No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight
Velux America

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Hybridex and Tri-Bridex Windows with 5 Seal Defense System
Durabuilt Windows & Doors



Most Innovative Door

Large Manufacturer
Lemieux Torrefied Door Collection
Masonite International Corp.

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Series 9600 Four-Track Sliding Vinyl Door
MGM Industries


Most Innovative Component

Solutions by Veka USB Charging System
Veka Inc.

Z-Series Articulating Cap Sill
Endura Products Inc.

Glass/Glazing Component
View Dynamic Glazing
View Inc.






Most Innovative Plant

Solar Innovations


Most Innovative Machine

IG Production/Glazing
Erdman 400 Series Spacer Applicator
Erdman Automation Corp.

Frame/Sash/Door Fabrication
SMI-LP-DM90-F Automatic Double Miter Saw with Inline Fabrication
St├╝rtz Machinery





Most Innovative Marketing Progam

Large Manufacturer
"We're for the visionaries" Consumer Campaign
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc.

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Radio Campaign
Mathews Brothers Co.

Industry Supplier
Genius Ultra-Performance Window Launch
Deceuninck North America


Best Product Literature

Large Manufacturer
"We're for the visionaries" Consumer Brochure
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc.

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Product Brochure
LaCantina Doors

Industry Supplier
Product Literature Overhaul
Phantom Screens


Best Industry Website

Large Manufacturer
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc.

Small/Medium Manufacturer
LaCantina Doors

Industry Supplier
Deceuninck North America



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

 Links to past years' Crystal Achievement Award winners

General Glass International

Window & Door would also like to express its sincere appreciation to General Glass International for producing the award plaques for our winners, as well as C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. for providing mounting hardware.

Chase is editorial director of Window & Door, and its sister publication, Glass Magazine. Write her at