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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.  ...

The Customer Whisperer: FeneTech's Ryan Anderson DWM Magazine's Trey Barrineau recognizes the increasing role of women in fenestration.  Among the group is FeneTech's Ryan Anderson.  Read more about Ryan's role—not only here at FeneTech, but as a growing number of fenestration professionals who are breaking the barriers in a male-dominated industry. ...

FeneTech's Ron Crowl on Graciousness in Business Read this week's installment of Window & Door Magazine's The Talk.  In it, FeneTech CEO Ron Crowl shares his thoughts about how the holidays often brings out the best in all of us....

This is a great place to work. [caption id="attachment_20723" align="alignleft" width="300"] FeneTech's lounge area where colleagues can gather and collaborate[/caption] The November issue of Glass Magazine featured FeneTech's aesthetically pleasing and visually inspiring office space as a model for other companies wishing to retain good employees.  Read about it here, and see why FeneTech is a great place to work....

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Virginia Glass Products reflects on their success

"History has shown that we meet our stated commitments, and we know FeneVision will help us support this promise going forward"

Nestled among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Virginia Glass and Virginia Mirror, whose origins began 103 years ago as Virginia Mirror Company, supplying mirrors to the rapidly growing Virginia furniture business. The resounding success of Virginia Mirror and its expansion into a state-of-the-art silvering line led to the development of Virginia Glass Products in 1956, a subsidiary of Virginia Mirror Company.

FeneTech has signed on to sponsor Auto Glass Week, an annual gathering created as an educational event for automotive glass company owners, managers, technicians and suppliers. The conference continues to grow each year and provides an unparalleled educational experience.  Read more about Auto Glass Week on their website http://autoglassweek.com/ . ...

The 2016 Glass Magazine Awards FeneVision was among Glass Magazine's 2016 best of the best, winning the publication's award for Most Innovative Software.  According to Glass Magazine, "The 2016 award winners demonstrate imagination and collaboration in product development and project creation.  Award winners stepped out of the box to help build glass factories that are safe and efficient, and to showcase glass as an ideal product for building aesthetics and performance."  More than 100 nominations were submitted and a panel of 19 judges culled from all facets of the glass industry selected the winners in each category.  For more, see the July 2016 issue of Glass Magazine....