Delivering a Win-Win

October 25th, 2022 by Nathan Hobbs

Fenestration Canada’s Annual WinDoor Show Aims to Move the Industry Forward

Fenestration Canada’s WinDoor show has been among Canada’s leading industry events for years. As an opportunity to showcase the best of the door and window industries, manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and other professionals have the chance to grow relationships, get further educated and explore the latest products.

“Our job as an association is to make sure we are at the forefront of change and that we get back to connecting with our members,” said board president Mike Bruno, at the end of last year’s event. This year the show returns to Montreal, where it will take place in Palais des Congrès November 9-10. Tyler Jubar is a contributing writer for [DWM] magazine.


Adfast Corp.

Adfast will showcase its new Adseal Production 4550 series, a neutral-cure silicone adhesive sealant that’s available in seven standard colors. The product is specially designed for door and window manufacturers to be used indoors or out, on back-bedding and cap, and toe or heel beads, where it offers UV-resistance.

Adseal 4550 features compatibility with most porous and non-porous building components and adheres to glass, most wood types, clean metals, painted surfaces and certain plastics.


For those looking for high energy and structural performance solutions, Aluplast will showcase its Smart Slide patio door. The door can be built up to 19-¾-feet by 8-feet in size and has a sash that slides into the frame with a soft motion, resulting in seamless operation. The product also offers sealing performance against air, wind and rain, with several locking points around the sash. Additionally, the door is available in numerous décor designs, such as the exclusive woodec and aludec range, while also offering a modern classic design, concealed hardware technology and a selection of opening mechanisms.


The Evo cutting platform by Bottero can be equipped with two additional tools for low-E glass grinding and laser marking, or labelling of individual pieces for increased production flow and flexibility. The company’s float cutting tables can be configured according to customized requirements, from stand-alone to intensive high automation production systems, with fully integrated lines including stock management, loading, low-grinding, labeling, cutting and automated breakout modules.


This year, EuGenie will be exhibiting its new 3 Axis CNC door jamb machine. The digitally controlled three-axis machining center features two electro-spindles, two pneumatic tools, double probes and a clamps detection system. Machinable materials include wood, PVC, composites and aluminum. The machine is fully enclosed and offers automatic entry and exit, a front support arm and user-friendly digital control software.

Evolutionary Algorithms

Evolutionary Algorithms will showcase its EvA-CLOUD, an all-in-one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for door and window designing, quotation, manufacturing, installation, machine linking and automation. The software can be accessed from multiple devices and offers use by all stakeholders in a centralized manner.

Officials say the cloud-based platform is user-friendly, allowing effortless operation even by unskilled workers. EvA-CLOUD’s drag-and-drop features allow for comprehensive designing of doors and windows for any scale of project. Additionally, it features profile optimization, production calculation, invoicing and more.


With a line-up of welders, high productivity cutting and machining centers, automatic screwing units, robot marker assembly units, working tables and more—Graf is putting on a spread that manufacturers won’t want to miss. The company will showcase its SL4-FF-EVO, a seamless welder for PVC windows that can work with painted and foiled profiles. According to officials, the machine reduces the risk for mistakes by eliminating the need for manual touch-ups.

Joseph Machine

Joseph Machine Company designs, builds and sells automated solutions for cutting and fabricating extruded materials. The company will offer a  election of saws, pusher-based, multi-step fabrication machines and CNCs in its booth. Officials say they are designed to boost productivity, save floor space and improve safety.


Unique demands require unique solutions, such as NuCoat’s water-based coatings. The company’s coatings are one-component and user friendly, while meeting aggressive performance standards. According to company information, its water-based systems allow for little to no waste, fewer mistakes and less risk while achieving full performance and coverage in the first application.


ODL’s new Ryder decorative door glass adds variety to its collection with a contemporary design that offers interesting patterns and textures. With wide black aluminum caming for visual contrast and a variety of sizes, officials say the product makes a bold statement to complement any homestyle, from craftsman to transitional or modern. Ryder is also offered with Zeel, Evolve and Craftsman frames to fit a variety of applications.


Protomach plans to showcase Propva, a machine that takes advantage of post-weld cooling time to enable positioning holes for hardware. The main drill accepts two different tools and rotates 360 degrees, allowing drilling on four sides of a welded square, inside and out. This CNC station is able to process welded PVC profiles and offers the option for accepting two shutters. All operations are managed from a touchscreen that’s installed on an independent console and a stand-alone mode is designed to fit between a welder and a corner cleaner, and can be interconnected with other products.


Swisspacer Ultimate is a new warm-edge spacer bar that ensures low thermal conductivity at the edge of insulating glass units. The product features correspondingly low U-values for windows and facades for energy savings, while the warm edge avoids the formation of condensation, mitigating the risk of mold. Swisspacer offers a wide range of colors for extensive customizability.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 9
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trade Show and Education
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Manufacturer’s Council Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Education Session Technical: Onsite fenestration testing, forensic analysis with Maurice Quinn, Capacity Engineering
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Education Session Business: NRCAN session with Diana Charest
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Education Session Technical: Passive House Canada
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Technical Services Committee Meeting
(Fenestration Canada Members Only)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Quebec Chapter Cocktail
6:00 p.m. – Late VP’s Auction

Thursday, November 10
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Trade Show
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Education Session
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Education Session
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Education Business Session:
Ottawa Community Housing with Daniel Dicaire
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Education Session

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