AMD 2013 Snapshots

November 12, 2013
Meetings & Events

Exhibitors introduced a variety of new door and door component products at the recent AMD Expo in Atlanta.  


  Rockwell Security, showed its new contemporary style trim sets, with sleek, square corners.


  For customers looking for real wood doors, Masonite offers its Torrefied Collection from Lemieux, which Masonite acquired in August 2012. The Lemieux doors go through a torrefication process that protects the wood, allowing it to resist heat, cold and moisture.


  Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. introduced the Harmony PD05 welded sash patio door with a pocket track. The company recently started production on the doors, which should be available to the market in early 2014. “Sliders are once again becoming more popular, as square footage becomes smaller,” said Bob Green, sales director, building products, for Skyreach.


     Endura Products displayed its FrameSaver technology, a wood composite material used on the base of exterior frames to resist rot and insect damage.


  Jeld-Wen displayed its new line of Architectural Fiberglass doors. To create the look of real wood, the company made molds of real wood doors, and poured fiberglass into the molds. New styles include a two-panel plant walnut woodgrain door. 


  Innovation has been a major focus at GlassCraft Door Co., as the company has received 11 patents in the recent years, with 7 additional patents pending. Pictured is a real wood entry door featuring hand wrought iron, including the company’s new series of grills over a speakeasy window, and wrought iron straps. 


  During the show, Simpson showed its new contemporary door collection, designed by architect Jim Cutler.


  New at FrontLine is a door with an aluminum exterior and “the beauty of wood on the interior,” said Ernie Foley, sales manager. “This offers durability on the exterior, but feels like home on the inside.”


  Taylor Entrance Systems’ Dusty Dvorak shows the company’s new doors with steel edges and engraved wood grain. “One thing people love about steel is that it is stable and moves less. With all steel edges, the door is not going to rot, and it’s always going to stay straight, ” said Dvorak, vice president of the company.


  Contemporary styles were also on display at the Woodgrain Doors booth. “Customers are looking for contemporary looks, with darker stains,” said John Jurcak, national sales and marketing manager. Woodgrain’s Shaker and Craftsman styles continue to be popular, he said.
  Tru Tech Doors is ramping up offerings of its Craftsman style doors. Customers are “looking for simpler styles that are less beveled out—for a much more contemporary look,” said James Wilson, COO. “People are looking for more modern styles.” New at the show was the company’s line of fiberglass doors that feature a wood look. Pictured is the Belmont Concept Fiberglass Door.