Author: Kelly Springer

Last month's GlassBuild will be remembered for many things; not the least of which was its inauspicious beginnings amid the tail end of Hurricane Irma. But even more exciting was FeneTech's unveiling of its latest initiative FENml. Read here about FeneTech's pioneering solution to the problem of streamlining inter-connectivity....

FeneTech's newest initiative—FENml (Fenestration manufacturing language)—was introduced at GlassBuild America. FeneTech's AJ Piscitelli led two presentations on the initiative, which provides a baseline standard of communication for the fenestration industry. Read more at dwmmag.com....

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For architectural glass fabrication company TECESA, FeneVision is all the enhancement needed to make their business stand out among their competitors.

Northwest of Mexico City, the town of Irapuato in the Bajío Valley lies along the Irapuato River.  Using irrigation waters from the upper Lerma River, Irapuato has leveraged its unique geography to emerge as an important agricultural and livestock center known for its strawberries, corn, cattle, and pigs.  The town is also home to TECESA (Templados Del Centro S.A de C.V.) Architectural Glass, a 250-employee operation that uses FeneVision to run their production.

 

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"What aspect of FeneVision don't we rely on?"

When you first meet Dustin Petty, it’s hard to imagine this boyishly good-looking young man is the wildly successful president of Avanti Industries. Petty’s affable spirit and easygoing manner belies his sharp business acumen and customer-centered vision for the future of this family-owned company.

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Intigral—Customer-driven direction today and into the next decade

Intigral’s unique recipe for success can’t be found in any of the manufacturing annals of American industry.
Most manufacturing facilities have a recipe for success that’s the result of careful planning, trial and error, conventional wisdom, and just a little bit of luck.  Not so with northeast Ohio-based Intigral, Inc.  From the east coast to across the Midwest, Intigral is a supplier of IGU, monolithic, and blinds-between-the-glass products for window and door manufacturers. 

[caption id="attachment_20986" align="alignleft" width="300"] Alex Ochoa and Horst Mertes[/caption] FeneTech's Horst Mertes and Alex Ochoa speak about the IoT (Internet of Things) / Industry 4.0 and how software integration is changing glass fabrication.  Check out their interview with Ellen Rogers of USGlass News Network....

Platinum sponsor FeneTech will present its software for glass fabricators and window and door manufacturers at Colombia Glass 2017 October 24-25 in Bogota, Colombia.  Read more about FeneTech's involvement at glassonweb.com.    ...

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Not only surviving, but thriving as a family-owned company

“We shouldn’t have to conform our business to fit the software, and FeneVision allows us that flexibility.” Businesses today are faced with all kinds of challenges.  Simply surviving the competitive landscape that exists is tough enough, but actually thriving in it requires something extra. By focusing on the right combination of people and technology, United Plate Glass has done just that—and then some. Located just northeast of Pittsburgh in Butler, Pennsylvania, United Plate Glass (UPG) is a family-owned and-operated company whose extraordinary growth throughout the past two decades has necessitated not only the addition of two new buildings, but the creation of a second facility in Lincolnton, North Carolina.  From their start as an auto glass and boxed glass distributor, they moved into glass fabrication, and are at present a successful, full-fledged, state-of-the-art glass manufacturing facility.

Published in the January 2017 issue of USGlass Magazine is Katherine Coig’s article “Connecting the Dots:  How Integrated Software Enhances Automation”.  In it, she relies upon testimony from some of the world’s leaders in fenestration software (including FeneTech) who confirm that automation is the key when it comes to the future of the glass fabrication industry.  ...