Crystal Achievement Awards go to 29 winners

September 22, 2008
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION : AWARDS

Glass Magazine’s third annual Crystal Achievement Awards produced 29 winners in 21 categories, including new additions Best Retail Showroom and Best Mirror Installation/Residential.

“The nominations each year just continue to amaze me,” says Matt Slovick, editor in chief of Glass Magazine. “When I see all the winners at one time, it shows how much the industry continues to move forward.”

Crystal Achievement winners will be honored Oct. 6-8 in Las Vegas at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. Read profiles of each winner in the October issue of Glass Magazine.

The winners are:
Best Mirror Installation/Residential:
Large company: Moen, North Olmsted, Ohio
Small/medium company: GlasTile Inc., Greensboro, N.C.

Best Industry Innovation:
Large company: Pilkington, Toledo, Ohio
Small/medium company: Elmont Glass Co., Garden City Park, N.Y.

Best Plant:
Linetec, Wausau, Wis.

Best Retail Showroom:
DEsigned Glass Inc., Burnsville, Minn.

Most Innovative Bath Enclosure:
DEsigned Glass Inc., Burnsville, Minn.

Most Innovative Commercial Doors or Door Components:
Traco, Cranberry Township, Pa.

Most Innovative Commercial Window:
Large company: Traco, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Small/medium company: Carter Glass Inc., Kansas City, Mo.

Most Innovative Curtain Wall Application:
Architectural Glazing Technologies, Waterboro, Maine

Most Innovative Curtain Wall Components:
Large company: Schott North America, Elmsford, N.Y.
Small/medium company: Meltdown Glass Art & Design, Chandler, Ariz.

Most Innovative Curtain Wall System:
Large company: Viracon, Owatonna , Minn.
Small/medium company: Arcadia Products Inc., Northbrook, Ill.

Most Innovative Decorative Glass Application:
John Blazy Designs, Cleveland

Most Innovative Door Application:
Large company: Hafele America Co., Archdale, N.C.
Small/medium company: Fleetwood Windows and Doors, Corona, Calif.

Most Innovative Interior Glass Application:
Small/medium company: Bentel & Bentel Architects, Locust Valley, N.Y.

Most Innovative Interior Glass Application:
Large company: Schott North America, Elmsford, N.Y.

Most innovative LEED Certified Glass Application:
Vitro America, Memphis

Most Innovative Plant Equipment:
Smart Line Systems, Raleigh, N.C.

Most Innovative Web Site:
Small/medium company:  Technical Glass Products, Kirkland, Wash.
Large company: Traco, Cranberry Township, Pa.

Most Innovative Industry Specific Software:
Opticut Technologies Inc., Kingston, Ontario

Most Innovative Skylight:
Acurlite Structural Skylights, Berwick, Pa.

Most Innovative Comprehensive Marketing Campaign:
Small/medium company:  Technical Glass Products , Kirkland, Wash.
Large company: Kawneer Co., Norcross , Ga.

Most Innovative Print Media:
Kawneer Co., Norcross , Ga.