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WASHINGTON, DC  (September 15, 2008) – Window & Door, the leading magazine serving the window and door industry, has announced its 2008 Crystal Achievement Award winners. Selected by a panel of judges representing all segments of the industry, the awards recognize significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing, and marketing.

“When so many headlines are gloomy, it’s a real pleasure to put the focus on new products and technologies that highlight creativity and ingenuity and the growth potential of our industry. Our Crystal Achievement Award winners this year are delivering some real new options to homeowners,” says John Swanson, editor/associate publisher, Window & Door.

“This year’s winners also reflect the industry’s willingness—and enthusiasm—to step up to the plate to meet the demands of the green building movement,” notes Christina Lewellen, senior editor for Window & Door and coordinator of the award program.

Crystal Achievement Awards are being presented to the following companies:

Most Innovative Window
Large Manufacturer: Marvin Windows & Doors
Small/Medium Manufacturer: Roll-a-Cover

Most Innovative Door
Large Manufacturer: Jeld-Wen
Small/Medium Manufacturer: Foundation Door

Most Innovative Window Component
Veka Inc. & Wayne Dalton Corp.

Most Innovative Door Component
Centor Architectural

Most Innovative Glazing Technology
Allmetal Inc.

Most Innovative Plant
Champion Windows, Doors & Patio Rooms

Most Innovative Machine
Frame/Sash Fabrication: GED Integrated Solutions
IG Production/Glazing: Endura-Veyor Inc./Innovative Conveyor Concepts

Unique Innovation
Highmark Digital Corp.

Most Innovative Marketing Program
Large Manufacturer: Milgard Windows & Doors
Small/ Medium Manufacturer: ProVia Door 
Supplier: Truseal Technologies

Best Product Literature
Large Manufacturer: Sierra Pacific Windows
Small/Medium Manufacturer: Lincoln Windows
Best Industry Web Site
Large Manufacturer: Jeld-Wen
Small/Medium Manufacturer: Window City
Supplier: Veka Inc. & Wayne Dalton Corp.

All the 2008 Crystal Achievement Award winning products, equipment and programs will be featured in the September issue of Window & Door, as well as the magazine’s Web site, beginning in September.

About Window & Door
Window & Door is the leading trade publication serving the fenestration industry. Its readership includes over 25,000 manufacturers, distributors, and dealers of windows, doors, skylights and other fenestration products. More information about the publication can be found at

Window & Door is published by the National Glass Association (NGA), the largest trade association representing the entire flat glass and auto glass industries. Based outside Washington, DC, NGA offers certification, education and training, and—a state-of-the-art, online training resource. NGA publishes the leading trade magazines—Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®, and e-newsletters, e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its family of Web sites. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Conference. For more information on NGA, visit