Fast Joins Order Of Canada

Bill Fast, the founder of Willmar Windows, is now a member of the Order of Canada. He joins 113 other Canadians who have earned the country’s highest civilian honor for this year. His Order of Canada citation is “for his leading business acumen and for his philanthropic commitment to disadvantaged communities in Canada.” He started in the window business working for his father-in-law at Allmar Distributors. He and his wife bought its window division in 1970 and renamed it Willmar. In 1997, he sold it to Jeld-Wen which still manufactures the Willmar Collection of windows.