Future Building Codes Challenge Window Manufacturing

Future Building Codes Challenge Window Manufacturing

Windows have traditionally represented up to 80 percent of a building’s exterior cladding system. However, building codes across the country are evolving towards ever-higher levels of energy-efficiency performance. In order to meet their overall energy efficiency objectives, ratios on many buildings have already dropped to as low as 35 percent in some locations. Read more

Westeck Nominated for the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Westeck Nominated for the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Westeck Windows & Doors has been nominated for the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2020 in the Manufacturing Excellence category. The Business Excellence Awards publicly recognize outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals that demonstrate professional excellence and a passion for the community.

Congratulations Westeck!

Pries to Take Everlast West

Pries to Take Everlast West

Everlast Group of Companies has announced it has retained the services of Rick Pries (president of Fenestration Pro Consulting) to represent its products in Western Canada. Pries brings over 30 years of experience in the window and door industry. Starting in 1988 after graduating with a diploma in civil engineering, he worked with some great companies such as Gienow, Berlinex/Veka, Skyreach and now Everlast. He also volunteered time with Fenestration Canada as a past chair for the Windoor show.

“Everlast looks forward to having Rick’s vast experience representing our Aluminum Altitude Plus windows and storm doors in the western Canadian marketplace,” said Mike Bruno, Everlast president. “Everlast has been in business since 1960 and Rick’s knowledge and expertise is the perfect fit to expand our sales force into Western Canada. Please help us welcome Rick Pries to our family and expect a knock on your door (or e-mail, text, DM, phone call) in the coming weeks as he hits the ground running.”

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: AGM, Committee Meetings, Suppliers’ Showcase, President’s Dinner

June 6: Executive Committee Meeting and Conference Wrap Up

More details and registration coming soon, stay tuned!

Book your room at the Delta Prince Edward today

Room Rate: $249-$279 per night

Book Here or phone 1-800-268-1133 and reference Fenestration Canada!

Last day to reserve your room is April 25, 2020

For more information please contact Laine Atkins, Event Manager at laine@fenestrationcanada.ca

To learn more, visit: https://fenestrationcanada.ca/events/spring-conference-2020/

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.