Polaris Windows & Doors: Bold Choice Pays Off

Polaris Windows and Doors was a growing success in the late 1990s. The company had significantly grown its sales, customer base and product lines since it began making aluminum storm doors and windows in 1959 in Youngstown, Ohio. But by 1999, order entry errors were common and costly. Plant floor equipment was not connected or integrated. Staff configured doors in spreadsheets. The company needed a better way to run. « We …

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John Markowski, Alex Dangelo Promoted to New Roles

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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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 Heyten’s 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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FeneTech Virtual User Conference

After canceling its annual user conference last year and offering users a virtual user conference in May 2020, FeneTech, Inc. is again planning to provide a free virtual conference for their customers worldwide. Initially, the US conference was scheduled for in-person June 7-9. Both FeneTech US and FeneTech Europe have decided their respective virtual conferences will also take place June 7-9.  Last year, FeneTech US held their conference sessions at …

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FeneTech Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence in 2021

In 1996, the internet boasted a whopping 100,000 registered websites. Americans elected Bill Clinton for a second term as president. Art Modell moved his Cleveland-based NFL franchise to Baltimore and renamed them the Ravens. And FeneTech, Inc. opened its doors for business. Aurora, Ohio-based Fenetech, Inc., is celebrating 25 years of providing ERP software solutions to the glass fabrication and window and door manufacturing industries. Today, FeneTech has earned its …

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NGA to Host Future GPAD Conferences

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.

Carriage House Door: Achieving Cost Insight and Control

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 …

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FEN-TECH Implements FeneVision ERP Software

Window manufacturer FEN-TECH has recently implemented FeneTech’s FeneVision ERP solution in its manufacturing facility in Superior, Wisconsin.  FEN-TECH president Pat Heytens distinguishes his company as a small manufacturer that takes on difficult jobs. “We do what other window companies don’t want to do. Since it’s such a small segment of what they do, a lot of companies outsource their geometrics and specialty-shaped windows to us. In fact, we have some …

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FeneTech User Conference Winds Down

The FeneTech Virtual User Conference ended today for customers in North and South America and Australia. Customers from Europe and Asia will continue attending the virtual conference with two sessions scheduled for next week and another for the following week.  This is the first-ever time in the company’s 24-year history that the conference has taken place on a virtual platform. With over 200 users from all over the globe registered …

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18th Annual FeneTech User Conference Begins

The FeneTech Virtual User Conference began today, marking the first-ever time in the company’s 24-year history that the conference has taken place on a virtual platform. With over 200 users from all over the globe registered for this year’s online version, FeneTech is excited to share with their customers the software’s latest enhancements. Matt Batcha, a business development liaison for FeneTech’s window and door manufacturers, found the interaction between him …

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