WinDoor to bring commercial component to Quebec
By Patrick Flannery
WinDoor, Fenestration Canada’s trade show taking place Dec. 5 – 7 at the Quebec City Convention Centre, will encourage architectural glass contractors and fabricators to attend with exhibitors and education sessions focused on the aluminum side of the industry in addition to the traditional lineup of residential window and door suppliers and educators. Working in partnership with the Quebec fenestration association, AVFQ, which serves both sides of the industry, Fenestration Canada will offer bilingual education sessions on such topics as fire-resistant glazing, new non-reflective glass treatments and other subjects of interest to those involved with storefront, curtainwall and commercial windows and doors.
“WinDoor has always welcomed the commercial side of the business, but the natural differences between the sectors have made it hard to get everyone together in the same place,” said Danielle Labrie of Glass Canada, WinDoor Committee co-chair. “With the event in Quebec, where they have a long history of effective partnership between both sides, we thought there was a great opportunity to get everyone together to find new ideas and opportunities. There’s so much crossover in most companies these days that I think residential and commercial people probably have more to learn from each other than they think.”
Details of the commercial WinDoor program will be rolling out here over the next weeks.