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Current Issue: September/October 2021

WinTrax™ | GED

Using RFID technology, WinTrax software offers window manufacturers a real-time view of window components (WIP) and completed windows (finished goods)—marked with uniquely encoded tags—as they pass through gateways at each production stage.

2021 Window + Door Award Winners

This year’s winners exemplify innovation in the residential fenestration industry.

Unique Innovation

WinTrax by GED Integrated Solutions was introduced in 2019 to track windows through the production facility, into finished goods inventory and throughout the supply chain.

Back to Basics

Streamlined, simple trends reign in today’s hardware design.

Most Innovative Machine/Equipment

The Erdman OMRC (One Man Robotic IG Cell) has been designed to only require one operator. 

Back to Business

Learning how to conduct business in a reality where high demand, material shortages are exacerbated by a tenuous labor market.

Be Part of the 2022 Industry Pulse Survey

The annual Window + Door Industry Pulse survey is open. The survey reflects on the past year and sets expectations for 2022, including insights on product, sales and employment trends, as well as supply chain, materials and costs.

Most Innovative Window

Pella Corp.’s Easy-Slide Operator is designed to allow homeowners to easily slide the operator up to open and down to close casement and awning windows.

The Increased Risk of  Installed Sales

Recognize and prepare for the liability that can come with product sales and accompanying installation services.

Most Innovative Door Component

The INOX TL7 Magnetic Tubular Latch for interior doors uses magnetism to latch the door rather than an old-fashioned strike-plate lip that physically forces the latchbolt into the strike’s box.