FeneTech: 12th annual fenestration ERP software user conference


The 12th annual FeneVision fenestration ERP software user conference, which took place in Aurora, Ohio, 2-4 June, has highlighted that some glass companies have a new problem: getting enough supplies to meet demand.

FeneTech’s annual user conference took place 2-4 June in Aurora, Ohio
Attendees at FeneTech’s annual user conference, which took place 2-4 June in Aurora, Ohio, gave the idea that there is a new type of problem for glass companies regarding supply and demand.
“Companies in this industry have spent the last five years trimming costs and deferring investments to survive,” said Ron Crowl, president of FeneTech and host of the user conference. “Although managing backlog and supplies are challenges, it is one all of them would rather have compared to previous years.”
The schedule of the two-and-one-half day user conference included joint opening and closing sessions each day and separate breakout sessions for glass fabricators as well as door, window and sunroom companies.
“We’re certainly seeing growth and feeling more confidence in the economy over last year,” said Greg Flynn, technical specialist for Architectural Glass North America (AGNORA) in Collingwood, Ontario. “We deal in unique products and see lots of demand for the large and complex shapes we make for commercial and residential applications.”
“People are moving forward with projects with less hesitancy.”
AGNORA provides CNC fabrication, tempering and lamination for single pane and insulating glass shapes of up to 130 x 300”. The company’s primary market is the US but it also has customers as far away as Dubai.
As far as investments in technology and equipment, Flynn said the company in recent years has installed the largest heat soak testing oven in North America a...


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