Volume 12, Issue 2 - March 2011


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 Fenestration Day.

“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 networking, there
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 this year.

“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.
Avoiding Litigation
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 R-5.
Sponsored by Quanex, Building Products Corp.

* Please check www.dwmmag.com/feneday for the latest updates. Times are subject to change.

Register Today
To register for Fenestration Day go to www.dwmmag.com/
feneday and click on the register tab. Registration is free to those in the industry.


© Copyright 2011 Key Communications Inc. All rights reserved.
No reproduction of any type without expressed written permission.