Canadian Manufacturers to Gather at Win-Door

More than 150 exhibitors expected at annual Toronto show

Canadian window and door manufacturers will once gather for Win-Door North America, the annual trade show hosted by Fenestration Canada to be be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 6-8.  With more than 150 exhibitors signed up, the event will feature a mix of Canadian and U.S. industry suppliers.

 Royal's multi-panel folding vinyl door attracted much attention in Toronto.
 Vinyl extruders like P.H. Tech, as well as paint and coating suppliers, were highlighting color and finish options for windows.

Last year, Canadian manufacturers were facing significant changes in the country's code requirements for doors and windows. The changes helped drive strong attendance at the event, with educational seminars attracting standing-room-only crowds and exhibitors reporting the new code requirements as a big topic of discussion as well. 

Doors were a particularly hot topic last year at Win-Door, with Royal Building Products showing a new multi-panel, bifold system for the first time. An array of new fiberglass door models were featured by Masonite, MasterGrain, Mennie Canada, Therma-Tru and Tru Tech, while Novatech highlighted a new steel door line featuring contemporary styling.  

On the window side, the emphasis was on color and finish options at last year's show. P.H. Tech, the Quebec-based vinyl extruder, featured its DoubleNature woodgrain finishes. The number of paint and coating suppliers expanded also grew, with first-time exhibitors Lechler Canada and Zobel North America joining such regulars as Aquasurtech OEM and Evotech Industrial Coatings. 

"Win-Door continues to be a must-see event for the fenestration industry," says Matt Kottke of Truth Hardware, who serves on the show's organizing committee within Fenestration Canada (previously known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association). "Whether it be the exhibitors who use this as their opportunity to launch new products and services, or the attendees themselves who come year after year to see what will help position themselves for the coming year, the Win-Door trade show is an event that is on everyone’s calendar."

Kottke predicts the 2012 event will be bigger and busier than last year.  "We started seeing activity from exhibitors earlier than ever in 2012, as they started booking booth space, and/or expanding on what they have previously requested early this past spring," he reports. "The attendees also have been showing an increased amount of interest, especially after Win-door announced their line-up of educational sessions, many of which will be offered in both English and French this year to help avoid any translation issues and to accommodate the diverse audience this show attracts."

Seminars offering updates on changing Canadian code requirements attracted standing-room-only crowds at last year's Win-Door. 
Last year's event also saw the unveiling of a new logo for the one-time Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association. 

Educational Program
Fenestration Canada will be hosting a number of meetings, as well as educational sessions, along with the Win-Door show. The program begins on Tuesday, November 6, with a seminar on export opportunities and an update on the new installation program being created by the Siding & Window Dealers Association of Canada.

On the show floor on Wednesday, November 7, will be seminars on how to use social media to grow a business, as well as an update on building codes featuring Jeff Baker, Fenestration Canada's technical consultant, and J.F. Kogovsek of Maxam Marketing.  Mike Burk of Quanex Building Products will offer a seminar on preventing injuries in the handling of glass in the afternoon. 

On Thursday, November 8, Fenestration Canada will host its official fall meeting, which will be followed by an economic forecast from Peter Norman of the Altus Group. Baker and Kogovsek will also team up a second time to provide an update on energy codes.

Another highlight of this year's show will be the honoring of Pioneers, individuals to be recognized by Fenestration Canada who have demonstrated dedication to the window and door industry and/or the association and who have been recognized leaders. The organization recognized its first group of Pioneers at the 2009 Win-Door show, the 15th anniversary of the event. The group included more than 40 individuals, including several founders of several Canadian manufacturers and suppliers. Presentation of this year's award winners will take place Wednesday evening at 5 p.m., with a reception and dinner to follow.

The Win-Door show will be open Tuesday, November 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, November 8, 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
  • Afrasia, Gloves & Masks Div.
  • Air-Inx Inc.
  • Alexandria Moulding
  • Amesbury
  • Apricot Coating Systems Inc.
  • Aquasurtech OEM
  • Aribell Products Ltd.
  • Bostik Canada Ltd.
  • Caldwell Manufacturing
  • Can-Best Testing Laboratory
  • CCMSA Ltd.
  • Construction News & Report Group
  • De-Mar Window Hardware Inc.
  • Decko Patio Doors
  • Door & Window Manufacturer Magazine
  • Door Com Distribution
  • Door Components Canada
  • DS Group
  • Dusco Doors Ltd.
  • EAM-Mosca Corp.
  • Ekpac China Ltd.
  • Elton Manufacturing
  • Endura Products
  • Erdman Automation Corp.
  • Everlast Aluminum Ltd.
  • Evotech Industrial Coatings
  • Fenestratio
  • Fenestration Canada
  • FeneTech Inc.
  • Fenewood Ltd.
  • Fenzi North America
  • FiberLink Inc.
  • Forimpex Inc.
  • Full House
  • Fusion Glass Works
  • Glass Canada Magazine
  • GM Wood Products
  • Grafco
  • Habitat For Humanity Canada
  • HB Fuller Co.
  • Hedson Technologies Inc.
  • Hygrade Metal
  • Indutec
  • Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance
  • Interlock USA Inc.
  • John Evans' Sons Inc.
  • JSA Machinery Inc.
  • Kear Fabrication Inc.
  • Kleiberit Adhesives Canada Inc.
  • M&T Performance Group
  • Masonite International
  • Mennie Canada
  • MIC Wood
  • Momentive
  • NAP Inc.
  • National Fenestration Rating Council
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Norfield
  • Novatech Group Inc.
  • OceanView Patio Doors Ltd.
  • ODL Canada
  • P.H. Tech
  • Prolux Paint
  • Promax Groupe
  • Pro-Tac Industries Inc.
  • Protomach Inc.
  • QAI Laboratories
  • Qingdao Custom Profiles Extrusion Co., Ltd.
  • Quanex Building Products
  • R.W. Coomber Enterprises Inc.
  • Radisson Industries
  • Rainbow Precision Inc.
  • Richersons Enterprise Ltd.
  • Roland Boulanger & Cie Ltee.
  • Roll-A-Way Screen Systems
  • Roto Fasco Canada Inc.
  • Royal Building Products
  • RPM Rollformed Metal Products
  • S.B.M.S. Inc.
  • Sabre
  • Schlegel Canada Inc.
  • Screenco Manufacturing Ltd.
  • Sika Canada Inc.
  • Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp.
  • Soniplastics Inc.
  • Speck Tool Ltd.
  • Synergy Architectural Hardware Ltd.
  • Taylor Door Canada
  • Tecniplast Inc.
  • Therma-Tru Doors
  • Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing
  • Trimlite Canada
  • Tru Tech Doors
  • Truform Building Products
  • Truth Hardware
  • Ultrafab Inc.
  • Urban Machinery
  • Veka Inc.
  • Verre Select Inc.
  • Vi-Lux Mouldings Inc.
  • Weston Wood Solutions Inc.
  • Window & Door
  • Windowmaker Software Ltd.
  • Witte North America
  • WTS Paradigm