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FenCon19 workshop: Making the Pivot – Tips and tricks in tilt/turn window manufacturing

January 25, 2019  By Al Dueck Duxton Windows and Doors

High performance venting windows are becoming an increasingly important but ever more complex part of window and door manufacturing.  One of the more unique workshops at FenCon19 will burrow into some of the finer details of both “euro style” inward opening versus North American style outward venting windows.  Clearly, the greater awareness of Passiv house technology has also exposed builders and increased awareness of tilt/urn windows.  However, a limited number of North American window and door manufacturers have extensive knowledge of these products, how they are created, how they function, how they are marketed or even how they are serviced after sale.  

Stephan Nies, product expert with Siegena hardware, will present the benefits of tilt n turn windows and doors. Stephan’s presentation – backed by his local partner FENTRO based in Manitoba – will considerable detail down to the process of preparing for and installing this specialized hardware, albeit very popular in main-land Europe, especially Germany.   Stephan’s workshop presentation – featuring product and hardware samples – will alsoinclude all kind of safety aspects for homeowners and tenants.  Additionally, the Siegena hardware feature will showcase these  windows operation when combined with electronic comfort features to create the right room and personal comfort. 

Aaron Mundtof AmesburyTruth – the North American “twist” to the workshop – will provide market insights into the latest hardware applications on outward opening casements and awnings. Aaron notes, “We will discuss industry trends for window and door performance, codes, consumer preferences, and manufacturing efficiencies that can offer opportunities that align with your company’s strategic goals. Examples of how these trends are driving product innovation will give a deeper understanding of growth opportunities. And considerations regarding supply chain service and capabilities will help demonstrate the need to create strategic industry partnerships that will benefit your business.”

Whether your interest is a more “traditional” North American product OR an interest in learning about the unique benefits of Tilt N Turn windows and doors, we think this work shop should prove to be highly informative.  Our goal is to truly engage your thought process on the full range of considerations – from market considerations to design to manufacturing to marketing to after sales service. In or out, the reality is that the market for a combination of high performance product (low U value, low air infiltration) is continuing to grow.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain both some unique Insights into these options as well as to discuss these options with these industry experts.  Furthermore, this conference very uniquely builds an environment where that type of engagement with window manufacturers from various parts of the continent is encouraged!


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