Crystal Achievement Awards 2011

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Window & Door has announced its 2011 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.

“This year's Crystal Achievement Award winners reflect the strength and resilience of our industry,” says John Swanson, editor/associate publisher. “Window and door manufacturers and industry suppliers continue to make impressive strides in technologies that increase energy efficiency and durability, as well as provide more design options.”

“We received nearly 100 nominations for our 2011 awards,” says Nicole Harris, Window & Door publisher. “The market may not be back where it once was, but that’s near the same level we saw when window and door sales were at their peak. That tells me the industry is poised for growth.”

“The companies that continued to innovate during these difficult times deserve our gratitude,” states David Steele of The Window Gallery in Augusta, Ga. “The spirit that drives innovation and progress is, without doubt, alive and well throughout the fenestration industry.” A member of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance advisory committee and a first-time judge, Steele adds, “The innovations brought forward for our consideration in 2011 will lower costs, add value and improve the quality of life for end-users, our employees and our planet.”

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




Most Innovative Window

Large Manufacturer
Essence Series
Milgard Windows & Doors

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Series V-100 Tilt & Turn WinDow
Windoor Inc.


Most Innovative Door

Large Manufacturer
Sliding Glass Door Series 470, 570,
2770 & 2870

PGT Industries

Small/Medium Manufacturer (Tie)
SecuraSeal Sliding Patio Door
Haddon Windows & Doors

The Nantucket Collection
Simpson Door Co.

Most Innovative Component

Double Snap Trim
Royal Window & Door Profiles

Sentry Multipoint Hinged Patio Door Hardware
Truth Hardware

Glass/Glazing Component
Pleotint SRT Film
Pleotint LLC


Unique Innovation

Implementation of QR Codes
Seaway Manufacturing Corp.



Most Innovative Plant

MasterGrain/Weber Manufacturing Technologies

Most Innovative Machine

Frame/Sash Fabrication
SCF 430 Multiprocessing Machine
Joseph Machine Co.

IG Production/Glazing
OptiGas 500 with ThermalCert
Integrated Automation Systems LLC & Fenetech Inc.



Most Innovative Marketing Progam

Large Manufacturer
No-Leak Skylight Introduction
Velux USA

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Sentinel by CGI Product Launch
CGI Windows & Doors

Industry Supplier
Project Nexus Launch
Quanex Building Products

Best Product Literature

Large Manufacturer
The Design Center Literature System
Jeld-Wen Inc.

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Tru Tech Magalogs
Tru Tech Doors

Industry Supplier
Sentry Multipoint Hardware System Brochure
Truth Hardware

 Best Industry Website

Large Manufacturer
Windsor Windows & Doors

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Lincoln Wood Products

Industry Supplier
Phantom Screens


 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