2017 Crystal Achievement Awards: In Honor of Innovation

Window & Door Presents 2017 Crystal Achievement Awards winners

Window & Door's annual Crystal Achievement Awards recognize residential window and door manufacturers and component suppliers for their contributions to the industry. Every year, we receive nearly 100 entries of products and processes that remind us of the true innovative spirit of the industry.

Here, we recognize nine of the entries that particularly piqued our judges’ interest. They were asked to evaluate each on its own merit according to criteria specific to each category—for example, whether the equipment and components offered a unique approach to the manufacture of residential windows or doors; whether it solves a common problem for manufacturers and if the product incorporates innovative technology. Finished products were judged based on how they incorporate innovative components and/or manufacturing technology; whether they are aesthetically pleasing and fill a unique need in the industry; and if the products take a unique approach to their category.

Meet the Panelists

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All the evaluations pointed to this year’s Crystal Achievement Award Honorees:

Most Innovative Window
UNIVERSAL SERIES BY CASCADIA WINDOWS
 

Most Innovative Entry Door
BUFFALO FORGE THERMAPLUS STEEL COMPOSITE BY GLASSCRAFT DOOR COMPANY
 

Most Innovative Multi-Slide Door
CERO BY NANAWALL SYSTEMS
 

Best Dealer Support/Marketing Program
SIMPSON DOOR COMPANY
 

Most Innovative Manufacturing Process
WESTERN WINDOW SYSTEMS
 

Most Innovative Window Component
NEW GENERATION LOCK-TILT-COMBO BY VISION HARDWARE
 

Most Innovative Door Component
BOSS JAMB REINFORCEMENTS BY CRESCENT DOOR WORKS LLC
 

Most Innovative Machine
QUADRA L2 BY EMMEGI USA INC.
 

Unique Innovation
SOFT TECH MOBILE ENABLED LABOR AND PRODUCTION SCHEDULING SOFTWARE BY SOFT TECH

See this year's Notable Entries