Relaunches and Debuts
IBS is always a place to see new
products. This year, it was also where
a couple of industry leaders launched
major rebranding efforts—and one
company had an auspicious debut.
Sierra Paciﬁc clearly wanted to
make its ﬁrst IBS appearance as a
national brand a big one.
The company made a splash with
a 2,800-square-foot booth and 12 new
products, including an innovative Simpson Door’s booth at IBS Orlando showed off the company’s personalization
architectural wall system.
It’s a very unique product,” said
Sierra Paciﬁc’s Skip Johnson. “It’s sim- formation of a Trend Council with a
ilar to a curtainwall system, but it’s got mission to provide customers with new motorized retractable wall screen
wood on the interior. It’s a structural insights on emerging design trends. that covers 40-foot-wide openings.
capabilities for both exterior and interior doors.
Phantom Screens has developed a
system, but we also have the ability to
incorporate operating windows.”
The new Masonite logo is a stylized The company says it’s the ﬁrst of its
“M” symbol that incorporates inter- kind in the industry. Until now, motor-
The wall system can accommodate secting doors.
sloped glazing. Additionally, the company an- mum of 25 feet. Thanks to technolo-
It gives you the ability to have a nounced that it updated its website and gy introduced by Phantom, they can
ized screens could only cover a maxi-
lot of glass, but still keep the warmth launched new online tools.
now provide motorized wall screens
and beauty of wood on the interior,”
It also released several new door to cover larger openings without any
products, including the VistaGrande bowing in the roller or sagging in the
The company also showed off its three-quarter lite and half-lite door mesh. It’s scheduled to hit the market
new H3 impact window with extrud- and the new Heritage Series Craftsman in September 2017.
ed aluminum cladding on the exterior ﬁberglass entry door.
and a unique vinyl mainframe that acts
First-time exhibitor Wizard showed
off its VistaView extra-large retract-
able screen, and it also offered a sneak
as a thermal break.
Components and More
Endura’s booth featured a new peek at its newest innovation, a slim
PGT Innovations, formerly PGT Inc.,
ofﬁcially unveiled a new brand name product—an innovative astragal. It’s proﬁle motorized retractable screen.
at the show. PGT Innovations was born a new version of its Ultimate astra-
of the union of three companies—CGI, gal that’s spring-loaded to help with Made in the Shades
PGT Custom Windows & Doors and installations.
The popular blinds-between-glass
WinDoor. PGT acquired WinDoor in
February 2016 and CGI in 2014.
The DuPont Protection Solutions trend was all over IBS as well, starting
booth featured some familiar prod- with new exhibitor Intigral.
We’re really excited to have the ucts in new packaging, such as small-
ODL’s Blink insulating glass panel
introduction of PGT Innovations at er rolls for its popular ﬂashing system. with blinds has taken off since it was
the show,” said Christy Sackett, the It also displayed the Tyvek material introduced in the fall, mainly because
company’s senior manager of strate- calculator app for smartphones.
gic marketing. “Collectively together, Kwikset’s large booth displayed its tomer order to dealer delivery.
we’re able to leverage our intellectual dedication to home automation. It fea- “It’s a custom blind system that’s
of quick turnaround time from cus-
property across three powerful brands tured Obsidian, a key-free smart lock manufactured within eight days,” said
and bring even smarter products to with a modern design; the SmartCode Ken Jordan, national sales manager.
One corner of PGTI’s huge booth touchscreen deadbolts; and the Kevo tures a cordless tilt, raise and lower
featured several innovative products Bluetooth-enabled smart lock. operation for the company’s patio
that are in the development stage, Frontline Building Products’ new doors. The company says the design
including a retractable door handle product was a pre-clad entry door provides maximum safety protection
product portfolio of push-button and
Neuma’s mini blinds option fea-
for children and pets.
Masonite introduced a new logo
“This eliminates a lot of additional
The 2018 International Builders’
and visual identity at its large booth. shop labor,” said Shane Graham, the Show returns to Orlando from January
The company also announced the company’s general manager.
9 to 11.
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