Join us in PEI for the Spring Conference

Join us in PEI for the Spring Conference

We are excited to welcome you to PEI for this year’s Spring Conference

Preliminary Agenda:

June 3: Board Meeting and Committee Meetings, Welcome Reception

June 4: Education Sessions, Companion Tour, Committee Meetings, Suppliers’ Showcase and Reception, Evening Networking Event

June 5: Committee Meetings, Suppliers’ Showcase, President’s Dinner

June 6: Executive Committee Meeting and Conference Wrap Up

More details and registration coming soon, stay tuned!

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Al Jaugelis Joins Fenestration Canada as Technical Director

Al Jaugelis Joins Fenestration Canada as Technical Director

January 10, 2020

TORONTO, Ontario – Fenestration Canada is pleased to announce that Al Jaugelis has joined the Fenestration Canada team to act as the full-time Technical Director starting February 2020.

Prior to joining Fenestration Canada, Al Jaugelis was a Senior Fenestration Specialist at RDH Building Science. In that role he provided consulting services on fenestration performance matters, initiated several research projects on window energy performance, and supported window and door manufacturers with practical NAFS test planning and code compliance challenges.

Al states that “I am honoured to have been selected to be the Technical Director for Fenestration Canada. This is a vitally important organization and I am eager to work with the Board and our Executive Director to help you, our members, succeed at a time of rapid change and innovation in this industry.”

Al is a voting member of the CSA A440 Committee, a member of the NRC Energy Efficient Fenestration Steering Committee, and the Fenestration Canada Technical Services Committee. Recognized as an authority on the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), he writes about it on the “NAFS in Canada” blog.

In this role Al will engage with Fenestration Canada members and support the industry by sharing his technical expertise, skill, and insights into developing a world class window and door manufacturers association. Al will also be an asset to the Executive Director and Board of Directors to liaise with industry stakeholders and to provide the most up to date information and expertise on federal and provincial industry regulations.

Fenestration Canada firmly believes the appointment of Al as Technical Director will allow the Association to better serve its members and make a difference in the window and door industry.

Stéphane Labelle, Executive Director

Full press release here.

Peter Kohler Passes Away – Official Press Release

Peter Kohler Passes Away – Official Press Release

583 MacElmon Road
PO Box 131, Debert, NS
Canada B0M 1G0
Phone: (902) 662-3100

For Immediate Release

Peter Kohler Passes Away

Debert, NS – December 2, 2019 – Peter Kohler, founder of Kohltech Windows and Entrance Systems, passed away in his sleep this morning at his winter home in Florida.  He was 77 years old.

Peter Kohler founded Kohler Windows, now Kohltech Windows and Entrance Systems, almost forty years ago with four employees and built one of the most respected window and door brands in Canada. Peter devoted his life to the window and door industry and won many awards for his accomplishments both regionally and nationally. He retired in 2010 after selling the company to his Management team.

Kohltech continues to be driven by the culture of service, quality, and innovation that Peter founded the company on.

“Peter was an extraordinary human, friend, entrepreneur and employer,” stated Kevin Pelley, CEO of Kohltech, who now owns the business with Carl Ballard, President. “We are committed to continue the legacy of excellence that Peter created and that has propelled the company to a top national brand with over 500 employees”.

Funeral and memoriam arrangements will be announced when available.

For further information, please contact:

Kevin Pelley▪  CEO and Co-Owner ▪ 902-662-3100 x146 ▪

Carl Ballard ▪  President and Co-Owner ▪ 902-662-3100 x121 ▪




Protomach/GML Machinery Wins Most Innovative Machine/Equipment at GlassBuild 2019

Protomach/GML Machinery Wins Most Innovative Machine/Equipment at GlassBuild 2019

Protomach/GML Machinery’s Prozssmcu/Cutting & Fabrication machine won the “Most Innovative Machine/Equipment” award at GlassBuild 2019. Jean-Francois Desrosiers, President and CEO of Protomach/GML Machinery, states “Protomach/GML is very happy to have received this award in the United States. At Protomach/GML we have a dedicated team who creates products that we consider outstanding. We invested a lot in this product and we were confident that is was innovative and a product that would change the way windows are produced. The Prozssmcu/Cutting & Fabrication machine stands out for it’s waste management system, which is less than 1%, as well as for the PROMCU, which is programmable for up to 11 axes and allows all necessary machining to the window.”

Congratulations Protomach/GML!