Crystal Achievement Awards 2010

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

Crystal Achievement Awards 2008 logo

Window & Door has announced its 2010 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.

"Ours is a resilient industry. Our 2010 Crystal Achievement Award winners make that abundantly clear," says John Swanson, editor/associate publisher. "Despite tough market conditions, window and door manufacturers and industry suppliers have stepped up efforts to innovate and enhance their products and services. The caliber of this year's winners–as well as all our nominees– suggests many companies have been focused on positioning themselves for better times ahead."

"Our winners also provide ample evidence that the window and door industry is ready to do its part in creating a greener, more sustainable world. We continue to see impressive strides in technologies that increase energy efficiency," adds Nicole Harris, publisher of Window & Door.  "It's important to note that energy efficiency is not the sole priority in the market.  Our judges also recognized many  companies working to provide homeowners with more design options."

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


Most Innovative Window

Large Manufacturer
Tribute with BetterGrain
Harvey Building Products

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Casement with Internal Tilt/Turn Blinds
Lindsay Windows


Most Innovative Door

Large Manufacturer
Series 670/770 Sliding Patio Doors
PGT Industries

Small/Medium Manufacturer
VSW65 Single‐Track Slider with Center Swing Doors
Nana Wall Systems

Most Innovative Component

EnergyCore Replacement Window System
Mikron Industries Inc.

Schlage Link
Schlage/Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Glass/Glazing Component
Innovative Glass Corp.


Unique Innovation

Window Energy Profiler/Sales Brochure



Most Innovative Plant

Atlantic Windows

Most Innovative Machine

Frame/Sash Fabrication
ColorTru Decorative Foil Bonding System
GED Integrated Solutions

IG Production/Glazing
Sashline Automated Integrated Sash Glazing Line
Bystronic Glass



Most Innovative Marketing Progam

Large Manufacturer
Energy Tax Credit (ETC) Glass Package
Simonton Windows

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Transcend Remodeling/Retrofit Program
Hurd Windows & Doors

Best Product Literature

Large Manufacturer
No Leak Skylight Product Launch Literature
Velux USA

Small/Medium Manufacturer
EcoShield Window Literature
Kasson & Keller Inc.

 Best Industry Web Site

Large Manufacturer
Milgard Windows & Doors

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Gorell Windows & Doors

Veka Inc.


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


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