Listen to Your Colleagues
Attend Fenestration Day™ for Valuable Educational Sessions
“Fenestration Day provided networking with industry leaders and a platform
for discussing the challenges facing our industry in 2010 … specifically
the new lead regulations, the stimulus act and general forecasts of how
the year was going to evolve,” said Greg Irving, vice president for door
and window manufacturer Soft-Lite.
Irving has signed up for Fenestration Day™ 2011, sponsored by DWM magazine,
to be held April 7 in Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Marriott East.
The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Glass Expo Midwest™
event, sponsored by DWM’s sister publication, USGlass® magazine.
Irving isn’t the only manufacturer who found value in attending the last
“The workshop sessions were worth taking the time to attend,” said Ellen
Mann, director of sales and marketing for the St. James Co. “Not only
was it a great opportunity to meet others in the industry for valuable
was valuable information shared on current issues facing our industry
that could be put to use immediately.”
Fenestration Day is focused toward door and window manufacturers and some
suppliers attend as well. The Royal Group is one of the event sponsors
“I felt the program was very well-organized last year and the topics were
extremely pertinent for any company doing fenestration-related business,”
said Ken Lazer, regional sales manager for Royal Window and Door Profiles,
who attended the 2010 event. “We are excited for this year’s event and
look forward to participating.”
Schedule at a Glance
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Going Green in the Plant
One of our most popular seminars last year, this panel discussion will
include representatives of door and window companies who will detail the
specific steps they have taken to save money in their plant, including
energy-saving measures. Panelists this year include: Todd Rascoe, vice
president of operations, Thermal Industries, a division of Atrium; Andre
Touchette, president of Royal Window and Door Profiles Eastern Region,
Canada; and Steve Chen, president of Crystal Window and Doors.
Sponsored by FeneTech.
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Door and Window Industry Update
Michael Collins, vice president, building products group at Jordan, Knauff
and Co., will offer his latest statistics on the door and window industry,
including mergers and acquisitions. Collins also serves as DWM columnist
and the industry looks to him as an industry expert.
Sponsored by Royal Window and Door Profiles.
11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.—Break
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
An attorney from Carson and Coil Law Firm in Jefferson City, Mo., will
outline how manufacturers can protect themselves from litigation. Learn
everything from how to write warranties to how to market your products
accurately, including claims involving green products.
Sponsored by Deceuninck North America.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.—Lunch Break
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Energy Star® Update
Doug Anderson, Energy Star windows project manager for the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), will highlight the EPA’s latest efforts regarding
the Energy Star Windows program.
Sponsored by Edgetech.
2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
DOE's High-Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program Panel
The DOE's High-Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program has received
a lot of attention and DWM has assembled an array of experts on this topic.
Graham Parker of PNNL will be on-hand with program participants including
Gary Delman, president of Sunrise Windows, and Terry Rex of B.F. Rich
Windows and Doors. Even if you aren’t part of the DOE’s program, learn
details about phase two and why you may want to look at the benefits of
Sponsored by Quanex, Building Products Corp.
* Please check www.dwmmag.com/feneday
for the latest updates. Times are subject to change.
To register for Fenestration Day go to www.dwmmag.com/
feneday and click on the register tab. Registration is free to those in
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