FenCon19 Program
*Subject to change without notice.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pre-Event Mixer. Details TBD

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre

Stream 1
Equipment & Processes
Stream 2
Design & Culture
Stream 3
7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:30 am Opening Keynote: Glen Hodgson, International Economist
9:30 am – 10:30 am Operational Excellence


Vern Campbell, Operational Excellence Expert


ERP Implementation Expert, Advanced Insights into True High Performance IG’s and Windows


Robert Clarke, Robert Clarke Associates

Stephen Selkowitz, Building Scientist

10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 Noon Efficiency Workshop:
Equipment Investment
Operating Window Hardware Workshop:


Aaron Mundt, AmesburyTruth

Stephan Nies, SIEGENIA

Discover New Ways to Staff your Workforce


Todd LeRoy, Loewen

Cheryl Partridge, Opportunities for Employment

12:00 Noon – 1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote: Billy Ray Taylor, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Plant Handling Equipment Innovation Workshop on “Easier Flow” Design Software for Fenestration – Designing/Testing for Performance Cold Climate Installation for Performance and Durability

Speaker: Jon Eakes

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Continuous Improvement


Brett Hiscock, LEAN Facilitator

Implementing NAFS Program. Practical “how to” session Workshop: FRP Door Panel Finishing – Paint, Stain and other Options.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Post-Event Mixer – Details TBD

Thursday, March 7, 2019
RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre

Meeting Room 1 Meeting Room 2
8:30 am – 11:30 am Learn how to use “Toyota’s Kata System” to take Continuous Improvement to the next level and beyond.


Warren Peters, LEAN Consultant

CI for Management


Brett Hiscock, LEAN Facilitator

11:30 am Bus trip to pre-selected tour site and lunch.
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tour and presentation:

OmniGlass Pultrusion Facility

Visit the OmniGlass Pultrusion Facility where thin wall pultrutions for windows was created and patented. OmniGlass pioneered the use of pultrusion technology to create complex window profiles and produced the industry leading Pultrusion Fiberglass Lineals that are still available today.

This tour will include a complete pultrusion process from start to finish – glass rovings’ to finished parts, fiberglass fabrication equipment, localized fiberglass dust extraction units and grinding booth units, pultrusion tooling/dies (open and completely assembled dies) and fiberglass window and door corner cut away samples.

Tour and presentation:

Building Envelope Technology Access Centre (BETAC), Red River College

BETAC provides a multidisciplinary environment to facilitate advancements in building envelope technology primarily for durability and energy efficiency, while addressing the building’s intended use, life service and climate zone location. Download an overview of BETAC here.

11:30 am Optional bus ride back to Delta Hotel or directly to the airport.