General Glass: A Great Partnership

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“We continue to experience a great partnership with FeneTech and FeneVision.”

Greg Elliot, General Glass

In 1969, Al and Beverly Gauntlet took over the operation of southeast Portland, Oregon’s General Glass, as a shower door and bathroom fixture company. They later expanded their interest by purchasing Morehouse Glass Company and bought an 84-inch washer two years later. Thus began General Glass’ initiation into the world of IG production. The couple retired in 2002, sold the company to Bakken Industries, and since then, General Glass has continued to market its expanded product offerings throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The company has added tempering, CNC fabrication, horizontal beveling and polishing machines, and custom laminated glass to its repertoire of capabilities.

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Compusoft + 2020 Unveils Company Rebrand as ‘Cyncly’

Cyncly,Compusoft + 2020

New brand builds the ultimate connected platform to bring spaces to life. Compusoft + 2020 announced today the rebrand of their recently merged company now known as Cyncly. The Cyncly name was inspired by “synchronization” and “simplicity”. It expresses the mission of the company to be the ultimate platform for connecting designers, retailers, manufacturers, contractors and consumers to make spaces amazing. ​From start to finish, from inspiration to installation, whether …

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Clearlight Glass & Mirror: Experiencing Rapid ROI

Clearlight William Calhoun

“We were traveling in a covered wagon before FeneVision. Now we’re traveling in a Mercedes. In a few years, we’ll be off the ground in a 737.”

—William Calhoun, President, Clearlight Glass & Mirror

Though not your typical glass fabrication company, Clearlight Glass and Mirror president William Calhoun knew that to remain a formidable player in the glass fabrication arena, he needed help to significantly grow this smaller-than-average operation—a shop that primarily fabricates monolithic glass in addition to creating a variety of products including custom glass for high-end exhibits, specialty products, shower doors, and etched glass. Calhoun describes Clearlight as an “artsy yet gritty fabricator.” As early as 2018, he began looking for an ERP software provider willing to support and help scale such a unique operation.

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FeneTech and Soft Tech Join Forces

Parent-company merger yields Window & Door Vertical group Following Compusoft Group’s acquisition of Soft Tech last September and 2020 Technologies’ acquisition of FeneTech last October, both FeneTech and Soft Tech will be included in a Window / Door & Glass Vertical group. Soft Tech’s Managing Director Tyron Ball is excited about working with FeneTech in 2022 and beyond. « Soft Tech and FeneTech products are already well-positioned to complement the existing …

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Software Standards and the Supply Chain

FeneTech Project Manager and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner AJ Piscitelli, PMP, describes the steps window manufacturers can take to mitigate the problem of sourcing raw materials by creating software standards for the supply chain. FeneTech has observed the benefits of providing a more seamless customer experience for well over a decade. Window manufacturers who newly integrate FeneVision WEB, a self-service, web-based quoting and ordering tool, tend to see an uptick …

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2020 Acquires FeneTech

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John Markowski, Alex Dangelo Promoted to New Roles

Markowski and Dangelo

In response to their continued growth, Aurora, Ohio, software company FeneTech, Inc. has named John Markowski to the newly created position of Director of Implementation Services and has promoted Alex Dangelo to Group Manager of the Applications team. Markowski, a graduate of The University of Toledo, joined FeneTech in 2004. Since that time, he has held positions as an Applications Engineer and an Applications Group Manager. In his new role, …

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19th Annual FeneTech User Conference Begins

From the company’s North American headquarters in Ohio and FeneTech-Europe Sàrl in Luxembourg, the FeneTech User Conference began for FeneTech’s customers worldwide. This is the second year that the conference has taken place on a virtual platform. This year, 245 FeneVision users from all over the globe—representing 83 window and door manufacturers and glass fabrication companies—registered for this year’s conference. From the first conference in 2002 through today, each user …

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Saved by the Cloud at Burris Windows

Located near Dallas, Texas, FeneVision customer Burris Windows is a full-service window and door manufacturer for residential and commercial markets. Having been in business for more than 30 years, the company implemented FeneVision in 2009, and the business continued to grow. Even with Burris’ level of success, a business can still come to a crashing halt. Chief Operating Officer Reed Ashmore said, « We were a company where IT resources were …

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Stage Windows & Doors

Unlike most start-ups, the founders of Toronto-area Stage Windows & Doors began their business with a lifetime of experience behind them. As such, they knew that to be successful, Stage needed the industry’s best machinery and equipment supporting them. Their philosophy includes developing strong and lasting partnerships with these providers. That didn’t change when it came to finding an ERP solution. Setting the Stage Among the driving forces behind Stage …

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FEN-TECH: Investing in the Calm Before the Storm

The collateral effects of a pandemic weren’t foremost on FEN-TECH President Pat Heytens’ mind when his company went live with FeneTech’s FeneVision ERP solution in January 2020. His reasons for seeking a better ERP system were far more straightforward. « We’re a highly specialized company, and we need highly customizable software. » A unique company with specific needs Superior, Wisconsin, is located on the western corner of its namesake Lake Superior and …

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Nick Orlando Joins Management Team as Group Manager of Development

Responding to the increasing demands of its development team, FeneTech Director of Software Development Matt Buchanan has announced the promotion of Nick Orlando to Development Group Manager. Over the last two years, Orlando has served the development group as Quality Lead. In that capacity, he was responsible for much of the development team’s in-depth customer support. According to Buchanan, « Nick has had an outsized impact on the success of our …

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FeneTech Europe Sàrl Promotes Yannick Paulis

FeneTech Europe Sàrl Director Sylvain Kaiser announces the promotion of Yannick Paulis to Group Manager. Since joining FeneTech in February 2011, Paulis has been involved in many projects, demonstrating a strong customer commitment. An optimistic person, Paulis always recognizes solutions rather than problems. Paulis has gone above and beyond to prove his commitment to quality and FeneTech’s mission statement: To provide the best products, service and support to each and …

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Brett Wilson Joins FeneTech Management Team

Responding to the needs of its expanding software development and growing customer base, FeneTech, Inc. VP of Engineering Craig Morris announced today the promotion of Brett Wilson to Quality Assurance Group Manager. Wilson joined FeneTech in 2011 after earning a BS in Applied Mathematics from Kent State University. During his nearly ten years with FeneTech, he has demonstrated the ability to expand his knowledge of the software and proven his commitment …

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