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November/December 2023

The 2023 Window + Door Award Winners

This year’s winners present innovative and sustainable solutions for the industry .

Most Innovative Manufacturing Process 2023

YKK AP produces its own vinyl resins for extrusion with an integrated production system with zero-waste, uses zero-emission initiatives, energy-efficient product transport and increased recycling rates, among many more manufacturing processes and initiatives. 

Most Unique Innovation 2023

CliC Privacy Glass allows users to easily transition their glass from crystal clear transparency to privacy in seconds. 

Most Innovative Window Component 2023

insulbar LI is a new thermal insulating bar technology that combines energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Most Innovative Window 2023

Envista is aiming to revolutionize the window industry with its pre-glazed, modular unit, allowing for the unparalleled replacement of multiple window units with just one system.

Most Innovative Patio, Multi-slide or Multi-Panel Door 2023

The Palisades S100 delivers clean, unobstructed sight lines, reduced visible hardware and thermal and structural performance with 1-inch insulating glass.

Best Dealer Support/Marketing Program 2023

PGTI University offers product training, installation and services training, and general industry training.

Most Innovative Machine/Equipment 2023

SL4FF EVO is a 4-heads seamless welder for PVC that can obtain aesthetically perfect welded corners. 

Most Innovative Entry Door 2023

The new Masonite Performance Door System was designed to meet homeowner needs for comfort and energy efficiency.

Most Innovative Door Component 2023

GlassCraft Door Company's Houdini Hardware Kit is a modern option for today’s traditional barn doors. Simply attach the kit to virtually any barn door and the rails and rollers will be concealed.

A Recession is Coming. Top 5 Factors to Watch.

The overall U.S. economy will most likely enter recession in the coming months, with nonresidential construction beginning to feel the effects in late 2024, says Connor Lokar, senior forecaster, ITR Economics, who returned to the Glazing Executives Forum at GlassBuild America to deliver the event’s…

Children’s Book Focuses on the Quality of the Trades

“Grit Leads to Greatness” is a children’s book written by duo Jenny Kerr Schroen and Chris Eccleston of Delmarva Veteran Builders.

The Potential Impact of AI on Flat Glass, Window, and Door Fabricators

Artificial intelligence is on everyone's minds. How will it impact the flat glass industries? Here's a few ways it can improve and streamline your business.