Crystal Achievement Awards go to 29 winners

September 22, 2008

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.