Author: Kelly Springer

FeneTech's newest initiative FENml has been chosen by Door & Window Market Magazine readers as their 2017 Readers' Choice Award winner for most innovative software.  Designed for the door and window manufacturing industry, this initiative has created a baseline communication standard using the principles of Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 so that software providers and suppliers of consumables can "speak" the same language.  For more information about this initiative, visit http://FENml.com....

USGlass Magazine has awarded FENml—FeneTech's latest initiative that represents a baseline communication standard using the principles of Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0—its 2017 Readers' Choice Award for Software. Read more about this exciting and groundbreaking concept at FENml.com and take a look at the other industry winners of 2017 in the December issue of USGlass Magazine....

FenCon18, happening March 1 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg, CA follows up the amazing success of initial Fenestration Manitoba window and door manufacturing conference in 2017 with even more cutting edge information and suppliers for fenestration professionals. Organizers have kept some of the preferred features through a one-day event packed full of seminars while moving that day to a Thursday and slightly later to March 1 for early spring timing.  The 2018 edition is building on some of the very well-received topic—continuous improvement, ERP software systems and factory automation—but also bringing in a crisper focus on key topics such as more effectively implementing NAFS, finishing options excellent for fiberglass door panels and special cold-climate performance topics. Read more about this exciting professional development opportunity....

In October's edition of Glass Magazine, editor Katy Devlin outlines the glass industry's focus on integration and automation.  With fewer employees needed to operate and manage the latest systems, glass plants today have become more sophisticated, more efficient, and safer, in large part because of advancements in automation and plant integration.

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....