Vinylmax: Doing the Right Things

Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of Vinylmax Windows, is an awe-inspiring presence in the window and door industry—a direct result of her and her family’s indomitable work ethic and their shared passion for the company’s mission—Prioritize the Customer Experience. Make exceptional windows. Do the right things. A family-owned business that began in 1982 with a mere 50-window per day capacity, Vinylmax founder and Laura’s father Jim Doerger eventually passed the torch onto …

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FeneTech Restructures Management Team

In response to their exponential growth, Aurora, Ohio software company FeneTech, Inc. has recently named Matt Buchanan to the newly created position of Director of Software Development. Additionally, according to FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl, the company has created a series of technical leads over which Buchanan will be responsible.

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The Digital Advantage: How to effectively use the data you’re collecting

“Our vision is to eliminate islands of information by creating a common, open communication standard that all machinery and software providers utilize to share data.” ERP systems provide direct digital communication, passing work instructions to machinery and providing the ability to go paperless on the shop floor.  To this end, companies rush to collect massive amounts of data and place it in the cloud with the mindset of, “once we …

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Labor and Automation

FeneTech’s Matt Batcha recently contributed to an article by Bethany Stough from Window & Door Magazine. In it, he provided his perspective on today’s workforce vis-à-vis the challenges of finding skilled labor and implementing new software solutions. Stough’s articles can be found in “Labor and Automation: How automation and technology make people less necessary, more important.”