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Easy-Slide Operator Wins Seven Prestigious Industry Awards in 2021

Pella Corporation’s Latest Innovation Broadly Recognized for Design Excellence

Easy-Slide Operator, Pella Corporation’s innovative new hardware solution, took home seven prestigious awards in 2021. The hardware solution allows homeowners to open and close casement and awning windows by easily sliding the operator up to open and down to close the window, offering a much smoother operation and enhanced experience.

“The Easy-Slide Operator award results shows our commitment to testing the limits of design and innovation,” said Nicolle Picray, senior brand communications and PR manager, Pella Corporation. “We listened to our customers’ feedback on how we could design something better for them and learned that homeowners need hardware that is easier to use, and designers want an option that achieves a minimalist, low profile look. These award recognitions indicate these efforts resonated strongly.”

Easy-Slide Operator is designed with a user-friendly grip and requires less than five pounds of pressure to use. The patent-pending slide mechanism has won these prestigious industry awards in 2021:

  • Architect’s Newspaper Best of Product Awards Editors' Pick: Openings - Window category
  • Architizer A+ Product Awards: Finalist in the Windows and Skylights category
  • Azure AZ Awards for Design Excellence: People’s Choice Award Winner
  • International Design Excellence Awards: Gold Winner
  • International Builders Show: Best in Show
  • Window + Door Awards: Most Innovative Window

Pella continues to focus on innovative designs that bring modern technology and aesthetics to the window and door industry. The company was the first to introduce the Fold-Away style crank for casement and awning windows in 2000, setting a new standard for hardware design. Now, 20 years later, Pella has developed an even simpler and aesthetically pleasing way to operate casement and awning windows.

The Easy-Slide Operator is currently available on Pella Impervia fiberglass casement and awning windows. The company plans to expand the availability of Easy-Slide Operator to additional product lines in late 2021.


About Pella Corporation

Pella Corporation designs and manufacturers windows and doors for residential homes and commercial applications. The company is headquartered in Pella, Iowa and employs more than 8,000 people with 18 manufacturing locations and more than 200 showrooms across the country. For more information, visit pressroom.pella.com.