Win-Door Returns to Toronto This Month

Annual event once again provides focal point for Canadian industry

Canadian window and door manufacturers are grappling with new codes and regulations, and the need to stay up-to-date on changes is expected to help drive attendance at this year's Win-Door North America. With more than 150 exhibitors signed up, the annual trade show returns once again to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 15-17. 

 Win-Door will once again feature a mix of Canadian and U.S. industry suppliers.

Last year's event featured many new looks, with the introduction of a wide variety of door products, as well as new color and finish options in vinyl profiles. The Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association, organizers of the annual event, also took on a new look, announcing a name change to Fenestration Canada.

With the new name, the organization is looking forward to a successful trade show this year. “We’re expecting another solid year for Win-Door North America," says Patrick Shield, the show's organizer. "The Canadian market, while not booming, is stronger than the U.S. We are also seeing an uptick in activity among door industry exhibitors."

Last year, Masonite, MasterGrain, TruTech Doors, Richersons and Therma-Tru featured new fiberglass doors at the event, while Novatech highlighted a new steel line. Jambs and trim, doorlites, hardware and many other components were featured by numerous suppliers. Last year's event also saw the debut of JRC Machinery with a new vertical door processing machine. 

This year's list of exhibitors features many of these companies, with a broad mix of window industry suppliers. Win-Door traditionally serves as a showcase for Canadian vinyl extruders, including P.H. Tech, Royal Group and Soniplastics. Also prominent will be suppliers of paints, laminates and coatings for vinyl profiles, such as American Renolit, Aquasurtech OEM, Grafco and Zobel. Of course, U.S.-based suppliers will be well represented, including Amesbury, Caldwell, Fenetech, H.B. Fuller, Quanex, Truth and WTS Paradigm. 

 The 2010 event featured numerous fiberglass door introductions.

Educational Opportunities
“The educational program at this year’s Win-Door should be a real draw for attendees," Shield reports. "There are several new developments related to performance and testing requirements in Canada. We expect many manufacturers will come to our sessions providing updates on these activities.”

Jeff Baker, Fenestration Canada technical consultant, will lead a forum featuring several building inspectors on Wednesday morning, November 16. That session will be followed by a presentation by Bill Lingnell and Margeret Webb of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance focusing on glass performance and energy efficiency. On Thursday, November 17, the educational program will focus on doors, which are coming under increased scrutiny with the current code changes.

The Win-Door show will be open Tuesday, November 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information on presentations and Fenestration Canada activities, as well as hotel and registration information for the event, is available at

Win-Door Exhibitors

as of September 8, 2011
  • Acme Window Hardware
  • Adfast
  • Air-Ins Inc.
  • Alexandria Moulding
  • Ameri-Can Machinery
  • American Renolit
  • Amesbury
  • Apricot Coating Systems Inc.
  • Aquasurtech OEM
  • Aribell Products Ltd.
  • Barberan
  • Bostik Canada Ltd.
  • Caldwell Manufacturing
  • Can-Best Testing Laboratory
  • Construction News & Report Group
  • Custom Surface Solutions
  • De-Mar Window Hardware Inc.
  • Door & Window Manufacturer Magazine
  • Door Com Distribution
  • Door Components Canada
  • Draftseal
  • The DS Group
  • Durotech International Inc.
  • Eclipse Architectural
  • Edgetech I.G. Inc.
  • Erdman Automation Corp.
  • Everlast Aluminum Ltd.
  • Evotech Industrial Coatings
  • Fenestration Canada, formerly Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association
  • Fenetech
  • Fenewood
  • Ferco Architectural Hardware Inc.
  • FiberLink Inc.
  • Forimpex Inc.
  • Formex Building Products
  • Full House Co.
  • Fusion Glass Works Inc.
  • Glass Canada Magazine
  • Glasslam N.G.I. Inc.
  • GM Wood Products
  • Grafco International
  • Groupe Promax
  • H.B. Fuller Co.
  • H. Paulin & Co. Ltd.
  • Hedson Technologies
  • Hygrade Metal
  • Indutec
  • Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance
  • Interlock USA
  • John Evans' Sons Inc.
  • Joseph Machine Co.
  • JRC Machinery Inc.
  • JSA Machinerie Inc.
  • Kalcor Coatings Co.
  • Kear Fabrication Inc.
  • Kleiberet Adhesives Canada
  • Kristrack
  • Lechler Canada
  • M&T Performance Group
  • Masonite International
  • Mennie Canada Ltd.
  • MIC Wood Products Ltd.
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • National Fenestration Rating Council
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Northern Architectural Products
  • Novatech Group Inc.
  • ODL Inc.
  • P.H. Tech
  • Portes Patio Decko
  • Prolux Paint
  • Pro-Tac Industries
  • Protomach Inc.
  • QAI
  • Quanex
  • R.W. Coomber Enterprises Inc.
  • Radisson Industries
  • Rainbow Precision Inc.
  • Resiver Patio Door
  • Richersons Enterprise Ltd.
  • Roland Boulanger Cie Ltee.
  • Rollaway Screen Systems Ltd.
  • Royal Group
  • RPM Roll Formed Products
  • S.B.M.S. Inc.
  • Screenco Manufacturing Ltd.
  • Sika Canada Inc.
  • Skyreach Group Inc.
  • Soniplastics Inc.
  • Speck Tool Ltd.
  • Steve Brown Machinery Solutions Inc.
  • Tecniplast Inc.
  • Therma-Tru Doors
  • Trimlite Canada
  • Tru Tech Doors
  • Truth Hardware
  • Ultrafab Inc.
  • Urban Machinery
  • Veka Inc.
  • Verre Select Inc.
  • Vi-Lux Mouldings Inc.
  • W & F Mfg. Inc.
  • Weston Wood Solutions
  • Window & Door Magazine
  • Windowmaker Software Ltd.
  • Witte North America
  • WTS Paradigm
  • Zobel North America