Win-Door Snapshots

Exhibitors make new introductions at Canadian event

Win-Door North America celebrated its 18th anniversary November 6-8, 2012, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where show officials reported an increase in attendance and exhibitors by 15-20 percent. Read an overview of the event here, and view some of the new products on display below.


Novatech Group featured its Element sliding hybrid patio door that combines aluminum, PVC and wood in two or four panels. The company, which bought patio door maker Resiver last year, also launched a new Design collection of steel entrance doors and three new Prestige decorative molding options for door slabs.

Exhibiting for the first time as one company, Roto Frank and Roto Fasco’s Chris Dimou says he plans to maintain the two brands as premium and “comfort level,” respectively. The company showed its new Fasco two-point locking system for sliding patio doors, and the new X10 lock out crank handle and cover caps from Roto.


Quanex partnered with Door com, a Canadian door hanger and distributor, on the Can Am sill.  “It’s the highest performing threshold and meets the new NAFS standards,” said Bill Gribble, VP of sales, engineered components for the company. Quanex also featured EnergyQuest, with its flexible IG sizes and interior and exterior finishes.  


Interlock Assa Abloy showed its new slim-lock casement handle, a  self-locking patio door handle and a selection of Dr. Hahn hardware color options.  





 Evotech’s Pierre Charbonneau described Win-Door as “the best show for us in attendance,” noting that the company’s texturized finish—a trend from Western Canada—saw a lot of interest, as did its fiberglass stains.


Verre Select showcased its fiberglass door with a pre-pigmented and scratch resistant skin.




Erdman set up a working secondary sealing “mini line”  so attendees interested in mid-range production could watch a unit pressing, gas filling and flexible spacer application through assembly.  


Urban Machinery
brought its SV410-CNC corner cleaner and reported that US-based manufacturers are talking about budgets for 2013.
  “We had our best year since 2008 and are feeling good about next year,” said Rob Macaulay.

WTS Paradigm demonstrated its TouchQuote mobile selling solution that allows sales reps to present and quote jobs on an  iPad.

“It’s been a great show for us,” said Serge Rondeau, VP, projects, for 360 Innovations. He said the company will have new front- and back-end web solutions for manufacturers to offer their dealers by 2013.

Next year, Win-Door and the Fenestration Canada meeting return to Toronto, November 12-14, 2013. Visit and for details.