Architectural Products Recognizes LaCantina Doors in Annual Survey Honoring the Most Innovative Product Launches for the Third Consecutive Year

San Diego, CA –  (November 15, 2016) – LaCantina Doors’ (LaCantina) new Vinyl Folding system was named a 2016 Product Innovation Award (PIA) winner in the Windows/Doors/Openings category by Architectural Products, the leading business magazine focused on products, materials and applications for the architectural market involved in commercial and institutional building design.

The PIA awards identify and honor innovation in the development and refinement of commercial buildings-related products that run the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. This marks the third consecutive year that LaCantina has been awarded with a prestigious PIA.

“We had a diversity of items and products that I firmly believe will help architects in their specifications be they from efforts to achieve greater energy efficiency or simply to add visually or aesthetically to a space,” noted Jim Crockett, Editorial Director, Architectural Products Magazine.

Building on the success of last year’s program, the sixth edition of the awards proves commercial building manufacturers are committed to, and are working arduously toward, delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance, life and affordability.

Products were judged by a panel of 28 independent judges, a diverse and impartial body that included architects, interior designers, lighting designers and veteran A/E/C writers - based on their expertise and interest.

Designed to appeal the needs of a broader market, LaCantina’s new Vinyl Folding system brings contemporary design and high performance to the Vinyl door market, LaCantina Vinyl is energy efficient, low maintenance, performs well in all environments and matches popular vinyl window packages. The new Vinyl system features a narrow 2 15/16” stile and rail profile for more glass and light, an exclusive contemporary hardware package available in stainless steel or bronze finish, concealed multi-point locking for a clean aesthetic and comes standard with LoE dual glaze glass for increased energy efficiency.

“We recognized a real need in the marketplace for a contemporary, high quality vinyl door”, noted Lee Maughan, General Manager, Vice President, LaCantina Doors. “Our new Vinyl System is the ideal solution for home renovations, as well as custom and production homebuilders.”

The complete list of 2016 Product Innovation Award winners will be featured in the November Issue of Architectural Products.

About LaCantina Doors

Founded in 1993, LaCantina Doors is the leader in designing and manufacturing products that create large open spaces. Offering the most innovative and comprehensive range of folding, sliding and swing systems available, LaCantina Doors utilizes the same signature narrow stile and rail profile across its product line for a complete and perfectly matching door package

Designed and made in California, LaCantina Doors have contributed to award winning projects ranging from residential, retail, commercial, educational facilities, resorts and is the preferred choice when it comes to products that open spaces. Backed by an industry leading warranty, LaCantina Doors are available across the U.S. and Internationally.  LaCantina Doors was acquired by Jeld Wen in 2015.

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Media Contact: Benjamin Woo, LaCantina Doors Marketing Director, (760) 547-8612

About Architectural Products

Architectural Products Magazine is the leading product magazine of the U.S. architectural market. Architectural Products is a publication solely focused on providing product and product application information to architects, designers and product specifiers involved in commercial and institutional building design. At its core, the magazine acts as a bridge between manufacturer-supplied product information and the design community. Visit for more information.

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