Monthly Archives: February 2018

NAFS again? Why should my company attend a FenCon18 NAFS session?

Two one-hour sessions are designed quite simply to provide excellent education on the North American Fenestration Standards (NAFS)regulations and provide your company with some better ideas, steps, processes – of how to get on side with less headache and confusion and cost. And you get an opportunity to at least indirectly, help improve the regulations by giving committee members input – not […]

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FenCon Returns to Winnipeg

February 8th, 2018 by DWM Magazine Fenestration Manitoba will present FenCon18 February 28-March 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Last year’s first-ever FenCon drew about 150 people, and event chair Al Dueck of Duxton Windows and Doors says this year’s gathering could be bigger.

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Rising Costs (or simply no access to capable workers???) FORCE the Issue – Use Automation to Survive! Answers at FenCon18

Written by Al Dueck, FenCon18 Conference Chair North American window and door manufacturers are being confronted to a MUCH greater degree what with rising input costs as unemployment declines and as minimum wages are rising.  Additionally, the task of processing and delivering a high quality product on time is made ever more complex with growing sets of options and […]

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FenCon18 offers roadmap to learn and help SOLVE the NAFs environment!

Written by Al Dueck, President, DUXTON Windows & Doors There seem to be a LOT of people in Canada who are very frustrated by the state of the industry as it relates the NAFS regulation dilemma – or whatever you want to call it.  In a nutshell, a very important element of the Canadian window […]

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FenCon18 sneak peek: Integrating automation with industry 4.0 concepts explained

Written by Al Dueck, FenCon18 Conference Chair  The fenestration manufacturing industry – including suppliers – come in many different sizes and “shapes” and yet all have the potential to benefit from the investments in technology. Klaes – a Rosenheim, Germany based company with 200 employees in 27 countries – has grown from start up to […]

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It’s time to act!

Written by Denis Perron, AdFast We must not let our Canadian companies lag behind the integration of connectivity technologies. Those who have implemented the Industry 4.0 concept have increased their productivity by 60%, reduced their operating costs by 50% and improved the overall quality of their products by 42%. The integration of 4.0 will allow […]

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FenCon18 – Automation Technology Corner

Written by Al Dueck, FenCon18 Conference Chair The manufacturing world is changing very rapidly at this point in time.  We have seen it go “global global” but more recently we see and hear a lot more about using technology to become more effective and more efficient.  FenCon18 has been successful in not only attracting some […]

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