Fenestration Review Magazine: ‘Fenestra Takes Flight’

Fenestration Review Magazine: ‘Fenestra Takes Flight’

December 10, 2018

The Fenestra purchasing co-op has come a long way from its beginnings as a small group of fabricators – convened initially by Kevin Pelley of Kohltech and George Warren of Centennial Windows – getting together in 2010 to select a group of preferred suppliers. Brian Hermiston, Fenestra’s general manager, remembers when the whole group could t around one table for the annual dinner. On Feb. 6, the Fenestra welcomed its member companies and 19 supplier partner companies to two days of networking, education and fun at the Westin hotel near Toronto airport in Mississauga, Ont.

 

The event represented a significant expansion of Fenestra’s original mission to provide a stable of approved suppliers to a select group of industry buyers. No longer just about negotiating joint purchasing deals and delivering a rebate pro- gram, the group is now seeking to boost member benefits even farther with a well-organized education and networking program tying together suppliers and window and door companies from across the country. The two-night, two-day event – dubbed Fenestra Advantage – was the first of its kind for the group and on all accounts was a ringing success.

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