Winsys Lite Does It All
The new Winsys Lite allows remote entry of orders/estimates and can work
as stand-alone program on a dealerís personal computer or laptop. The
software uses encrypted Winsys data for product information and allows
dealers to e-mail orders to the factory for import into the software.
Unlimited copies of the software can be distributed, and each copy is
programmed to expire, ensuring that dealers have the most up-to-date product
and pricing information. Finally, the software also allows for the addition
of dealer charges and permits dealers to mark up an order and optionally
apply a discount, then print a confirmation, without ever revealing the
Winsys Lite Eye also is available as an online version of the tool.
PrefProjects Joins Preference North America Family
Preference North America has added a new system to its PrefSuite line
of products. PrefProjects manages all the various aspects of a particular
project, including quotes, phone calls, meeting notes, DWG files, expense
reports, etc. The software system provides a single point of information
and dashboard view of a project as well, including costs, manufacturing
and delivery schedules and all of the information needed by any of the
companyís project managers or stakeholders for project management and
AMD SPECIAL SECTION
Each year, DWM/Shelter highlights products and news from members of the
Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD). These are featured below.
Earns Fifth Consecutive Energy Star® Award
ProVia Door once again has earned the Energy Star Sustained Excellence
Award for Door Manufacturing. This is the fifth consecutive year for the
company to be named a Partner of the Year by the Environmental Protection
ProVia officials say several of its offerings contributed to its recognition
by the EPA, including its ComfortTech Warm-Edge Glazing Ssytems, available
with low-E glass, argon and krypton. In 2009, the company offered 1,449
Energy Star-qualified door models.
Composite Railing System from Turncraft
Turncraft has just released its new Poly-Classic Composite Railing System,
which is made from Recycled Fiber Reinforced ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene
Styrene) with a vinyl top layer. ABS is strong, durable and weather-resistant,
according to the company. The railing is offered in 6- and 8-foot kits,
which includes everything needed for installation.
Imperial Products Releases i2i Program
Imperial Products by Homeshield has recently released the i2i program,
holistic program approach that addresses historical problems associated
with entry and patio doors for pre-hangers. With the i2i program, Imperial
Products engineering staff designs the system around an existing door
slab, and will then provide the pre-hanger with an engineering dossier
and a pre-hanging manual. The system will then be tested and third-party-certified.
In addition, the company offers consulting services from its in-house
Six Sigma experts to help pre-hangers develop quality control systems
and lean manufacturing practices.
New Frame System
The new TriSys® frame system from ODL features an innovative design
and new materials that simplify finishing and assembly as well as improve
long-term performance, according to the company. The new frame profile
is inspired by millwork but has no screw hole plugs. The TriSys frame
system is designed for standard glass and door cut-out sizes for steel
and fiberglass doors.
Steves & Sons
Merges with Crest Doors
Steves & Sons Inc. and Crest Doors Inc. recently announced it is merging
its interior and exterior door manufacturing businesses to operate as
one company. Both are owned by the Steves family, with operations based
The company now will operate as Steves & Sons and will market both
the Steves and Crest brand names.
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