FeneTech News and Updates

Check out the latest news, updates, testimonials, and publications about FeneTech’s FeneVision ERP software solutions.

See what those within the industry have to say about FeneVision ERP software solutions, and read the latest news about our ever-evolving company and its commitment to excellence.  

GlasPro looks for ways to say ‘Yes’

California-based architectural glass company GlasPro’s ability to emerge at the top of their game despite the recent economic downturn is only one of the many reasons the company is as unique and resilient as the glass they produce. With this renewed confidence, GlasPro recently decided to implement FeneVision as their production software.
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“People evaluating ERP systems today want to know whether the software will help them grow,” says Geoff Roise, owner of Lindsay Window & Door in North Mankato, Minnesota. “FeneVision has certainly helped us grow as we’ve expanded from two to six locations over the past several years.”

 This includes getting FeneVision ERP up and running at new locations in under two weeks, Roise says.

Lindsay was started in 1947 to make wood sash replacements. It evolved into a vinyl window company, which Roise’s father bought in 1989 and Geoff joined in 2001. The company now fabricates windows in Illinois, Missouri and Georgia in addition to Minnesota. (more…)

Celebrating 20 years of operation

May 21, 2016

Aurora, Ohio—Leading software provider to the glass fabrication and window and door manufacturing industries FeneTech, Inc. celebrated their 20th anniversary with a combination open house and art show featuring Cleveland artist Brian Jones, whose unique brand of software and engineer-themed glass artwork adorns FeneTech’s Campus Drive facility. (more…)

Window Door LogoWe’ve all thought we could get away with cutting corners at some point in our lives, right?  Especially when we’re young, full of ourselves, and missing half a lifetime’s worth of experiences to draw upon. Read how something as simple as a wrinkled shirt helped shape FeneTech CEO Ron Crowl’s attentive nature and circumspection in the latest edition of W&D Weekly.

Krystal good

Penn State Behrend student and former FeneTech co-op Krystal Elliot was featured in the school’s Engineering News publication.  When describing her experience at FeneTech, Elliot credited the company with allowing her to apply her skills providing real-world software solutions—first with Quality Assurance and then in Applications. FeneTech CEO Ron Crowl stated that Krystal’s contributions to the company equaled the many benefits she gained while at FeneTech.

Read more about Krystal’s experience in The Changing Face of Engineering.

Smaller window and door makers have fewer resources to invest in improvements, overcome downturns or counter aggressive competition. This makes Seaway Manufacturing, a modest-sized window, door and sunroom company based in equally modest Erie, Pennsylvania, notable. (more…)

Why Automation is Good for the Fenestration Industry

 

Nate Huffman Automation Article for DWM Magazine

Nate Huffman, FeneTech Business Development & Sales

Nate Huffman’s recent article, “Finders Keepers … Automation Retains Talent, Increases Production, Reduces Overhead” appeared in DWM Magazine’s March 2016 issue. The article outlines how automation is actually good for the fenestration industry in terms of hiring and retaining quality employees.  This philosophy is contrary to what many in manufacturing have been led to believe.

“Automation and technology have increased productivity and quality in manufacturing, especially within the fenestration industry.” — Nate Huffman

Huffman goes on to list several applications that have actually proven to do just what the title suggests:  Retain talent, increase production, and reduce overhead.

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Peter Koops outlines how FeneVision has guided the evolution of his company to an even more successful glass enterprise.

Dutch glass fabrication company Van Noordenne considers itself unique compared to most glass outfits, citing its business model as one-of-a-kind.  With multiple manufacturing and transportation facilities, combined with the rare ability to provide their customers with a full range of glass products, Van Noordenne prides itself on its speedy and flexible operation.

It is upon these pillars that the company was built.

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