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  • Notable Entries
    The Crystal Achievement Awards honor innovation in the fenestration industry. While there can be just one winner in each category, there are numerous examples of industry excellence in the notable entries on the following pages. View the products. more »
  • Window & Door presents 2018 Crystal Achievement Awards winners
    Award Winners Easy Connect Joining System for A-Series Windows by Andersen WindowsMost Innovative Window Leggera Magnetic Levitation Glass Wall System by Sunview Patio Doors/ Savio Thesan USAMost Innovative Multi-Panel Door Interactive Video Series by LaCantina DoorsBest Marketing Program Blink Blinds + Glass by ODL Inc.Most Innovative Window Component Replaceable Deck Sill (RDS) by Endura... more »
  • Recruiting and retaining women in the fenestration industry
      The PGT Innovations Leading Ladies program was created by Debbie LaPinska, at the direction of Jeff Jackson, president and CEO of PGTi. With 25 women and growing, the program focuses on mentorship, leadership skills and educational exchange. Read The Return of Rosie, a related article in this month's issue of Window & Door. Further reading on Workforce Development is available... more »
  • Tips for a Great Show
    All images by Robb Cohen Photography & Video. Wear comfortable shoes. Do your homework. Make a plan. Get sleep. Wear comfortable shoes. Make appointments. Network. And did we mention to wear comfortable shoes? We asked longtime GlassBuild America exhibitors for their tips for trade show success. Read on to heed their advice. Q: What’s your best advice for a first-time GlassBuild America... more »
  • A preview of products and services to be featured at GlassBuild America 2018
    GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host around 400 exhibitors, including about 100 from outside the United States, Sept. 12-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The following pages present a look at the innovative glass, metal and equipment products that will be on display at the show. Products marked as "NEW" indicate those that will debut at the... more »
  • Naomi Parker Fraley—the real-life inspiration for the iconic “Rosie the Riveter”—passed away on Jan. 20, 2018, at the age of 96. Virtually at the same time, her legacy was in the process of being revived. Her likeness on the famous 1943 “We Can Do It” poster galvanized women to go into the formerly male-only province of manufacturing to help the war effort by... more »
  • Product Spotlight
    A collection of the latest in residential windows, plus key selling points dealers can highlight for their customers. View the products here. more »
  • Product Showcase
    Suppliers show off their latest innovations for the manufacture of residential windows. View the products here. more »
  • How one window manufacturer navigated incremental growth with its processes
      One of Avanti's many finished projects in a Las Vegas community. The company installs and manufactures its windows. (All images courtesy of the author.) Editor’s Note: One of the top three challenges our manufacturers consistently report is the struggle to keep up with the tremendous demand for products in this current growth spurt for the industry. Window & Door identified one... more »
  • Keep up with the growing industry at GlassBuild America 2018
    Attendees to GlassBuild America can anticipate seeing the latest in manufacturing technology, as well as innovations in components and supplies. (All images by Robb Cohen Photography & Video.) Exhibit Hall Days & Hours Wednesday, Sept. 1210 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1310 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1410 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fall Conference Sept. 11–14... more »