FenCon19 seminar: The Big Finish – Painting your own door panels is easier than you think

FenCon19 is ALL about delivering valuable knowledge in the manufacturing process of creating superior windows and doors. We can only deliver by tapping into talent and experience and AquaSurTech’s Maria Jasminez certainly brings a huge amount of both. By a stroke of good luck, Maria has in fact spent a solid 23 years working within the door manufacturing industry while the past 4 years have held a focus on putting the finish on door panels.

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

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.

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Pick your Passion but pick an Inspiring, Educational Workshop

Written by Al Dueck, DUXTON Windows & Doors

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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 www.FenCon19.com will burrow into some of the finer details of both “euro style” inward opening versus North American style outward venting windows.  Clearly, the greater aware ness of Passiv house technology has also exposed builders and increased awareness of Tilt N Turn 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.

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Cutting-edge “thin glass” and forward-leaning dynamic glass coming to FenCon 19

Written by Al Dueck, President, DUXTON Windows & Doors

FenCon19 delegates can look forward to connecting with an experienced and highly engaged expert on cutting-edge insulating glass.  Robert Clarke, is co-founder of Southwall Industries and later Alpen, Inc., based Denver, Colorado. He has been involved in developing leading types of insulating glass for 40 years and continues to “push the envelope” – but then he still plays ice hockey so we shouldn’t be surprised!

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Fenestration Valley – the ideal place for a world class Manufacturing Conference!

Written by Al Dueck, DUXTON Windows & Doors

We have all probably attended events and conferences in distant places, some of which have proven to be challenging in travel time and energy.  And, in today’s digital world, people want to promote the idea that personally attending conferences is unnecessary.  We’d like to posit the theory that Winnipeg is in fact the ideal location for a serious conference focused on window and door manufacturing considering several key factors!

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Lean at FenCon19 – Take a fresh look at your process

“Our competitiveness demands we exploit Lean because it is the foundation for the advanced manufacturing technology to come.” – David Hogg, ATJ Insights, FenCon19 presenter. FenCon 19 has developed a short but intense window and door manufacturing conference that is even more focused on Lean (Continuous Improvement) with even more highly qualified and knowledgeable/experienced speakers.  Let’s just take a quick look at some of the highlights in what a driven manufacturing expert will encounter.

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FenCon19 – Time to Start Spreading the Word

Fenestration Manitoba has been spearheading the development of a short but intense manufacturing-focused conference very centrally located in a North American context and in a very cost-effective location, format and context.  Each of the first two years included a three-stream day of one-hour sessions with lots of focus on manufacturing, automation, continuous improvement (or Kaizen) as well as a few additional topics such as materials and finishes.  Each year also featured a keynote speaker with a focus on the future and how it will impact our manufacturing activities.  Each initial year also resulted in a very positive rating from sponsors, exhibitors and attendees.  FenCon 19 intensifies those primary elements with a few additional features and components.

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Hodgson to deliver opening keynote at FenCon19

Oct. 22, 2018 – Glen Hodgson has 36 years of experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade analysis and finance, fiscal and tax policy, and other “big picture” topics.

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FenCon19 Hotel

Special Hotel Room Rates for FenCon19 Participants

*Book by February 12, 2019 to take advantage of this special room rate.

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FenCon19 registration up and running

The website for FenCon19, coming March 6 and 7 to the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, is live with online registration available. The event hosted by Fenestration Manitoba welcomes window and door fabricators from across country for superior education and networking opportunities. Read the full article here

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