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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Tipping Point

“Before COVID-19, the issue was people couldn’t hire,” Batcha says. “Now, some people still have the issue of not being able to hire or get people back to work but it’s also partly about keeping people spread out, because you want to limit the number in a facility. The questions for manufacturing have become how to distance and how to minimize contact.”

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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FeneTech to Offer Free Virtual User Conference

After canceling their annual user conference last month, FeneTech, Inc. has plans in place to offer its customers a user conference after all—in a virtual environment. “To be sure, this is a challenging time for everyone, but we’re all in this together,” stated Ron Crowl, FeneTech Inc. President & CEO. “Why not use this time to prepare a return to normal armed with an arsenal of tools to make your …

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FeneTech User Conferences Canceled Amid COVID-19 Emergency

FeneTech has made the difficult decision to cancel their annual user conferences scheduled for June 1-3 in Aurora, Ohio and June 9-10 in Vienna Austria. “Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our customers and employees around the world,” affirmed FeneTech Inc. President & CEO Ron Crowl. “FeneTech’s annual conferences are our chance to share with our users the exciting enhancements we’ve made in our ERP software …

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Greek iGLASS SA Goes FeneVision

iGLASS SA, based in Thessaloniki, has recently selected software specialist FeneTech as their long-term software partner and will implement the fully integrated FeneVision ERP software solution. The agreement was closed during a joint meeting at one of their factories in late November 2019. Horst Mertes, CEO of Luxembourg based FeneTech Europe SARL comments: “We are extremely proud to have iGLASS as a new long-term customer in our portfolio of hundreds …

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Siemens Vertical Glass and FeneTech Plan Collaboration for Fully Automated and Digitalized Glass Processing

Two partners, one goal: With its FeneVision ERP system, software specialist FeneTech would round out the Siemens automation and digitalization portfolio for the glass processing industry. That’s a good reason to collaborate; initial pilot applications are already in the planning stages. “At the heart of digital solutions from Siemens is the digital twin, a virtual image of plants based on an end-to-end data model. The consistent use of these solutions …

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GLASSBEL Selects FeneTech as Their New Software Partner

GLASSBEL, based in Klaipeda, Lithuania, has recently selected software specialist FeneTech, creator of FeneVision ERP software, as their new long-term software partner. FeneTech and UAB GLASSBEL finalized the agreement during a meeting in late October 2019 at GLASSBEL’s Klaipeda factory. Horst Mertes, CEO of Luxembourg-based FeneTech Europe SARL comments, “We are delighted and proud to have GLASSBEL as a new long-term customer in our portfolio of hundreds of satisfied customers. …

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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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Building the Glass Factory of Tomorrow

FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl
January 28, 2019

(This article originally appeared in the online edition of Glass Magazine, January 28, 2019.)

FENml dashboard, featuring valuable information for a Bystronic IG line, such as current status, production rates, overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE, product quality issues and maintenance compliance.

Keeping up with the latest trends in machines and manufacturing is practically a full-time job. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have exponentially hastened the development of a host of enhancements that are poised to change the way glass fabricators conduct business. Here are five of the top machine and manufacturing trends to look for in 2019.

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FeneTech at WinDoor promotes FENml

FeneTech, one of several software companies at WinDoor 2017 in Toronto, used its platform to promote the advantages of FENml: Fenestration Manufacturing Language. Read more about FeneTech and FENml in the November 30, 2017 post by DWM Magazine.    

FeneTech unveils FENml at GlassBuild 2017

GlassBuild 2017 will be remembered for many things; not the least of which was its inauspicious beginnings amid the tail end of Hurricane Irma. But even more exciting was FeneTech’s unveiling of its latest initiative FENml. Read here  Bethany Stough’s Glass Magazine piece “Standardizing the IIot” about FeneTech’s pioneering solution to the problem of streamlining inter-connectivity among machinery, glass fabricators and window & door manufacturers, suppliers, and software providers.