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November - December 2003

the Door 
to New Products 
and Possibilities

Win-door 2003

Knowledge and information are key ingredients to the success of any manufacturing business today.” These are the words of Jim Parker, of Novatech Glass and show chairperson for Win-door 2003, which will be held November 19-21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. 

So to help window and door manufacturers gain this knowledge and information, show organizers are planning an event targeted toward gaining information and product knowledge. On the product front, more than 150 exhibiting companies will be displaying their products in more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space (see below for a preview of some of the products that will be on display). 

Regarding education, Parker says the show committee has responded to survey results from past Win-door visitors which has helped organizers plan topical seminars in issues relating to many aspects of the fenestration business (see sidebar for a list of seminars).

Additionally, the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association will conduct its annual fall meeting in conjunction with Win-door. 

Sneak Peek

While Win-door will feature more than 150 exhibitors, following is a look at what some companies will be featuring or introducing at the show. 

Booth #122
TruSeal Offers an Edge with EdgeTherm

Info www.truseal.com or call 888/910-5280
The EdgeTherm™ family of sealants will be just one of the products TruSeal Technologies will showcase at Win-door. EdgeTherm THM 3000 and EdgeTherm PIB-H1 include high-performance, gun-grade insulating glass sealants, which offer manufacturing flexibility, according to the company. TruSeal says EdgeTherm offers the best properties of hot-melt butyl and PIB polymer for use on automated dual-seal applicators. 

Other products the company will showcase include Quik-Dose™ GF, a semi-automatic liquid gas filling machine, Insuledge, a flexible insulating glass spacer system and the T.A.P.E. System II, for IG assembly and application.

Info www.win-doorshow.com, includes a variety of information, such as a link to exhibitors as well as hotel and restaurant information in the area. 

Booth #315
New Screen is Smooth and Secure 

Info www.novatechglass.com or call 450/922-6106
Novatech Glass Group has introduced Novascreen, a retractable screen, which, according to the company, has a number of unique features and components. First, a mesh lock prevents the screen from coming out of its track in the event of strong winds. Additionally, a speed reducer controls the retraction of the screen to ensure a smooth and secure operation. The screen adapts to all types of doors, features a latching system that does not require a magnet and is available in nine colors. 

Booth #449
Yes, You Can, With Ameri-Can 
Info www.ameri-can.ca or call 905/795-0978

Ameri-Can Machinery Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario, will feature its 3- and 4-axis CNC machining center at Win-door, which may be used for machining profiles in aluminum, PVC and steel. The machine allows customers to work in any angle between –95 degrees and +95 degrees. Standard bed lengths are available between 4,000 and 6,700 millimeters and longer lengths are available by custom order, according to the company. 

Booth #311
Enter the Trilennium with W&F’s New System
Info www.wfmfg.com or call 818/394-6060

W & F Manufacturing of Glendale, Calif., will feature its Trillenium® multi-point locking system while at Win-door. The product, available in heights of 6-8, 8-9 and 10-foot doors, has three spring-loaded latches which become deadbolts with 90-degree thumbturn actuation and an interior panic release. 

According to the company, when locked the system offers security that only full one-inch deadbolts can. Additionally, if the door is warped or isn’t installed squarely in its opening, the W & F system will pull the panel tightly into the opening. 

Booth #743/745
Pemko Solves Water Intrusion Problems
Info www.pemko.com or call 800/283-9988

Pemko Manufacturing Co. of Memphis will showcase its new SillTech 2000 sill system, which, according to the company, solves water intrusion problems. The product features a welded endplate with a continuous weld that creates a barrier to water against the slope of the sill. Additionally, the system is leak-resistant, rot-resistant and low maintenance, according to the company. 

The system is packaged as a complete installation kit, including threshold, door shoe, adhesive-backed corner seal pads, kerf weatherseal and a peel-and-stick jamb prep template. SillTech 2000 is available for 2-by-4 or 2-by 6-foot walls but can be custom- made to fit individual specifications. 

Get Prepared
Since your time at Win-door may be limited you’ll want to plan in advance what seminars to attend and how much time you’ll want to spend on the show floor. Following are some of the events that will be taking place at the show.

Show Hours
November 19: 5 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

November 20: 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

November 21: 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m., November 20 and 21 

Seminar #1 (Basic): Technical Requirements for the Exporting of Windows and Doors
Terry Robinson of CMHC International will review the standards, building codes and testing requirements that may be required when exporting to various countries. 

Seminar #2: Preventing Insulating Glass Failures
A representative from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association will explain the guidelines to use for testing, fabrication, packaging, shipment and glazing of insulating glass, and will also outline how to minimize seal failure.
9:30 a.m., November 20 and 21

Seminar #3 (Advanced): Exporting Opportunities for Windows and Doors (for export-ready companies)
Sylvan Lasnier of CMHC International will review the trade development program that CMHC has organized and directed.

Seminar #4: Production 
Place Safety

Dean Shaddock of Toronto EMS will outline workplace safety and regulations in today’s changing marketplace. 

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