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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Taylor to deliver keynote at FenCon19

September 10, 2018 – In the on-going process of building a world class conference focused on window and door manufacturing, conference management has again secured an outstanding keynote speaker – Billy Taylor.

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Picture Gallery – FenCon18

The FenCon18 picture gallery is available for viewing.

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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 just dance to their rules! There will be approachable, experienced people on hand to talk to in plain English about how make the process more profitable!

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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 performance requirements.  And in today’s competitive world, every serious manufacturer will need to achieve greater efficiency/higher performance.  In addition to making a great product, manufacturers MUST take advantage of the latest technology in production equipment AND software technology!

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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 manufacturing and marketing environment began to change at least 10 years ago.  To this day, the response to those changes has been mediocre.  There is more than one theory but www.FenCon18.com will deliver some more important components to solving those issues.  Furthermore, several sessions at FenCon18 will solicit and entertain the input of window and manufacturing leaders!

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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 a global cutting edge status within the window, door and façade industry.

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