WOCDs Gaining Traction
By Aaron Mundt on March 27, 2013

Truth Hardware SafeGard WOCD

A sidebar article on page 80 of the March/April 2013 issue of Window & Door Magazine notes how WOCDs (window opening control devices) are gaining traction in the window hardware market. Aaron Mundt, Truth's Hinged Window Product Manager, agrees that the product line has gained popularity in the past year and mentions that Truth's SafeGard WOCD meets the ASTM F2090-10 specification. He anticipates the WOCD code requirements will become more widely enforced, resulting in the need to apply these devices at the factory, as well as retrofit in the field.

Designed to prevent children from falling out of windows, WOCDs limit how far the window can be opened during normal operation. They incorporate a release mechanism that allows the sash to be raised higher to meet emergency escape and rescue requirements. Safety features are becoming a greater concern for many homeowners and Mundt says that the awareness of, and desire for WOCDs is a good example of this increased interest.

Heavier Sash Demanding More from Window Hardware
By Matt Kottke on February 27, 2013

Truth Hardware's High Performance Casement Hinge

Two of Truth's product managers, Aaron Mundt and Connie Trom, were recently interviewed for Window and Door Magazine, where they were able to share their thoughts about industry trends regarding window size and hardware performance. One of the products alluded to in the article is Truth's High Performance Casement Hinge, and another is an integrated lock and latch system for sliding windows, such as our Harmony System.

Read the full article on www.windowanddoor.com.

Truth Wins Crystal Achievement Awards
By Matt Kottke on September 12, 2011

Recently Truth Hardware participated in the GlassBuild America Tradeshow in Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by the National Glass Association (NGA) this tradeshow annually alternates in venues between Las Vegas and Atlanta and draws a large audience of businesses related to the window and door industry. During this show, NGA recognized the winners of this years Crystal Achievement Awards and Truth Hardware was fortunate to win, not one, but two awards this year. This industry-wide competition is promoted through one of NGA's flagship publications, Window & Door Magazine to honor the industry's innovators in technology, manufacturing and marketing. Winning in the category of Most Innovative Door Hardware Component, Truth won for our new Sentry Multi-Point Swinging Patio Door Hardware System. In addition, Truth Hardware received top honors for Best Product Literature, which was in recognition for the integrated marketing program (print & electronic) created to help launch the Sentry System.

Truth Hardware has also received Crystal Achievement Awards in 2004, 2006, and 2009.

Most Innovative Door Hardware Component


Best Product Literature


Truth Receives Awards and National Recognition
By Matt Kottke on September 9, 2009

Over the past few weeks, Truth Hardware has learned that we earned the top spot in competition held by two of our industry's premier publications. The first news came when Door & Window Manufacturer (DWM) Magazine announced the winners of their 1st Annual Green Awards. Meant to recognize those companies in our industry who have established policies and procedures to help conserve resources and produce less waste, Truth Hardware was announced the winner of the Hardware Manufacturer Division. Truth earned this award based on our commitment to eliminating waste and saving energy through the discovery and development of new manufacturing technologies and improved operational processes. From recycling our material scrap (metal shavings, trimmings, etc.) and corrugated products, to the efforts made to continue to become paperless and more energy efficient throughout the facility, Truth has taken steps in the right direction to help make our world a bit "greener".

In addition, Truth recently learned that we were announced as the winner of a Crystal Achievement Award by the publishers of Window & Door Magazine in a category called Best Product Literature. This award was received for Truth's new promotional catalog that was developed this past year. An interactive version of this printed piece has become a very popular spot on Truth's website, www.truth.com). Truth's customers and our even our sales team have found this to be a valuable resource as it has active links built into it which takes the viewer directly to related product spec sheets within our technical catalog.

It should be noted that two of Truth's customers, Marvin Windows and Hurd Window & Doors, also received Crystal Achievement Awards this year. Their honors were for Most Innovative Window in the Large and Small Manufacturer Categories, respectively. The windows that each of these companies earned their awards for (Marvin's Ultimate Push-out Casement Window and Hurd's H-3 Casement Window) were ones that Truth played an integral role in the development of the hardware for those window systems.

Truth also earned Crystal Achievement Awards in 2004 & 2006 in the Most Innovative Window & Door Component categories.

To learn more about these awards, visit the publications websites at: www.doorandwindowmaker.com and www.windowanddoor.com.