Most Innovative Door

2013 Crystal Achievement Award Winners


Large Manufacturer

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  Wood components in Torrefied doors are heated over time, eliminating the tendency to rot.

Lemieux Torrefied Door Collection

Masonite International Corp.

Tampa, Fla.

The wood used to produce the Lemieux Torrefied Collection of entry doors undergoes a unique treatment process that enables it to face up to the elements, direct sunlight, and extreme heat and cold. In an all-natural process using no chemicals, the wood is heated over time to eliminate its tendency to rot. The torrefaction process also makes the doors far more structurally stable, and highly resistant to heat, cold, and moisture. Because of the solid wood construction of the doors, there are no veneers or edge strips to delaminate.

The torrefaction process enables exterior wood doors to be installed without the usual overhang requirements. Torrefied Collection doors also can be installed facing direct sunlight, and stained or painted dark tints. The doors come from Masonite’s Lemieux Doors, based in Quebec, and carry a 20-year guarantee against warping, twisting, rotting or delamination.

The series is available in each of Lemieux’s 10,000+ design options, including 4-foot maximum widths and 8-foot heights, with available matching exterior jambs, brickmould and T-astragals. Doors are offered in select grade Douglas fir, Brazilian mahogany, Appalachian poplar and Aspen.



Small/Medium Manufacturer

  The four-track door telescopes fully to create a wide opening to the exterior.

Series 9600 Four-Track Sliding Vinyl Door

MGM Industries

Hendersonville, Tenn.

The Series 9600 four-panel sliding glass door is a fully telescoping door that enables more homeowners to create indoor/outdoor living spaces. With its slim lines and contemporary look, the cost-effective vinyl door offers improved energy efficiency, lower maintenance and greater versatility over wood or aluminum alternatives, according to MGM Industries.

The door allows homeowners to extend their living space to an exterior patio, effectively increasing their interior design options. All panels are operable, and both ends are available with handlesets that allow users to open them from either side.

With a design pressure of 47 PSI on both structural and water, the Series 9600 is also made for the harshest wind loads Mother Nature has to offer, according to the manufacturer. The all-vinyl configuration makes the door suitable for the salt-spray environments of the coastal regions and for exposed applications, as its unique panning system will resist the elements.

The door allows homeowners to extend interior living space to the exterior. 



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Most Innovative Marketing Progam

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Small/Medium Manufacturer
Radio Campaign
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Best Product Literature

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"We're for the visionaries" Consumer Brochure
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Small/Medium Manufacturer
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Best Industry Website

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Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc.

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