Milgard Recognized with Prestigious Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Window

Tacoma, Wash. (Aug 10th, 2016) – Milgard® Windows & Doors was recognized with the 2016 Crystal Achievement award for the most innovative window, from Window & Door magazine, for its new Essence Series® radius casement.

“Window and door manufacturers are constantly pushing the boundaries in terms of function and style,” said Emily Thompson, editor, Window & Door magazine. “The Crystal Achievement Awards recognize such companies whose commitment to innovation stands to elevate the entire industry.”

“This product is using cutting edge technology,” said Chad Martinez, product manager for Essence Series windows and doors at Milgard. “It’s designed with a durable phenolic exterior that allows more flexibility for custom shapes not available with fiberglass material. Plus, it has a streamlined look with no visible fasteners.”

The entire line of Essence Series wood window products was previously recognized as a Crystal Achievement winner in 2011, also in the innovation category. The Essence Series combines a durable, fiberglass exterior for protection against the elements, with a solid wood interior, for lasting beauty and exceptional performance.

Milgard continues to receive industry recognition with the addition of the radius casement window that will also be available in a gable style. The Essence Series product line remains one of the most advanced wood window products on the market today.

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About Milgard Windows & Doors Corporation

Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Washington, offers a full line of vinyl, wood, fiberglass and aluminum windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners, all backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty, including parts and labor. The company has been recognized for manufacturing the nation’s highest quality vinyl windows eight times in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of BUILDER Magazine. Milgard has approximately 3,800 dealer locations nationwide. For more information, visit or call 1.800.MILGARD.

About Masco Corporation

Headquartered in Taylor, Michigan, Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family. For more information, visit or call 313.274.7400.


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