Author: JerryPignolet

The Glass Processing Automation Days Conference (GPAD) started by FeneTech in 2014 now has a new host. The National Glass Association (NGA) and FeneTech jointly announced at the closing of GPAD 2019 that NGA will take over as organizer and host of future GPAD events. FeneTech will continue to be involved in future GPAD events and will be recognized as a founding partner. For details, read the NGA announcement. ...

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Gains Cost Insight and Control with Rapid ERP Implementation

“We’re seeing real benefits in the insights into our business, including inventory, job costs, and productivity,”

Carriage House Door managers knew the company was successful, but they lacked immediate insight into the many custom garage doors they make each week.

“The challenge,” says Shawn Guthrie, director of manufacturing for Carriage House Door, “is how do we improve without dependable visibility? We needed to know more than the gross numbers to grow and improve the experience for our customers.”

Carriage House Door handcrafts gorgeous wood garage and swing doors and gates for high-end residential and commercial customers nationwide, produced at their California and North Carolina facilities.

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The managers at KAB Allglass knew the company needed to begin making safety glass or the Hamburg-based glass distributor risked getting squeezed out of the market.

“It is difficult for glass wholesalers today to survive between the producers and the users,” says Darko Grnjak, managing director and partner of the 40-employee company. “Producers are selling further downstream and shops are trying to buy glass direct.”

FeneTech has added to their repertoire of design software their newest development—FeneVision Shower, FeneTech's latest CAD application. FeneVision Shower uses the standard FeneVision Options Wizard and CAD Designer capability, offering a two-dimensional as well as a three-dimensional view of newly created designs. This new functionality is unique in that it operates independently from any fitting manufacturer, handling fittings from different suppliers all while utilizing the same database. For more information on FeneVision Shower, contact your FeneTech representative....

Thompson I.G., a leading supplier of fabricated glass for the commercial, residential architectural and recreational, mass transit and commercial vehicle markets, is upping its already high commitment to quality glass products. Located one hour northwest of Detroit in Fenton, Michigan, Thompson I.G. serves customers throughout North America with innovative and high-performance insulating, tempered, laminated, specialty, digitally-printed and Pleotint’s Suntuitive® dynamic glass products. To help ensure its flagship insulating glass products are defect-free, the company has installed a FeneVision LineScanner automated quality scanner after the washer and before the build station. “We offer our glazing contractor and manufacturer customers a practically unlimited range of aesthetic and technological choices,” said Lorne Flaig, vice president of customer and supplier services for Thompson I.G. “Automating inspection before an essential production step has improved our outcomes and yield.” Founded in 1989, Thompson can produce IG units up to 80 x 138 inches and offers warm edge spacers, low-e coatings...