Crystal Achievement Winners 2012

Honoring the industry's innovators in technology, manufacturing and marketing

Window & Door has announced its 2012 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.

“It is a real pleasure to see such diversity in this year's Crystal Achievement Award winners,” says John Swanson, editor/associate publisher. “As usual, window and door manufacturers and industry suppliers are finding new ways to significantly enhance the energy efficiency of our industry's products. This year, we also recognize product advancements that provide new functionality and more design options as well.”

“I am truly impressed by the marketing category winners this year,” adds Nicole Harris, Window & Door publisher. “We continue to see fresh ideas in literature and online media.  It's also clear many companies are embracing new technologies, not just in making windows and doors, but selling them too.”

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




Most Innovative Window

Large Manufacturer
Designer Series Windows with SmartSync Technology
Pella Windows & Doors

Small/Medium Manufacturer
HSW60 Window/Door Combination
NanaWall Systems



Most Innovative Door

Large Manufacturer
Overture Folding Door Series
Royal Building Products

Small/Medium Manufacturer (Tie)
The Artisan Premium Fiberglass Door Collection
GlassCraft Door Co.


Most Innovative Component

Accoya Wood
Accys Technologies

Innergy Rigid Thermal Window Reinforcements
Deceuninck North America

Array Light Control System
ODL Inc.

Glass/Glazing Component
Bella Fleur Corp.


Unique Innovation

WTS Paradigm
Virtual Door Display
Jeld-Wen Inc.





Most Innovative Plant

Vytex Windows


Most Innovative Machine

IG Production/Glazing
Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System
GED Integrated Solutions

Frame/Sash/Panel Fabrication
Sandy Door Machine
Eugénie Technologies





Most Innovative Marketing Progam

Large Manufacturer
Lead-Free Awareness Campaign
Simonton Windows

Small/Medium Manufacturer
Dealer Program
Sunrise Windows

Industry Supplier
Legacy Launch Kit
Phantom Screens


Best Product Literature

Company Catalog

Product Guide
Western Window Systems

Industry Supplier
Introductory Brochures
Brio USA


Best Industry Website

Large Manufacturer
MI Windows & Doors

Small/Medium Manufacturer

Industry Supplier
Quanex Building Products



Special Thanks to the Judges and informaton on how are winners are selected.

 Links to past years' Crystal Achievement Award winners

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.