Window and Door March/April 2012 : Page 47

65th anniversary in 2011. The company produces wood and clad wood products at facilities occupying more than 1 million square feet of space in Wausau, Wis. It also has a plant in Manawa, Wis., which has been manufacturing vinyl windows and patio doors for more than 10 years. In 2008, Kolbe & Kolbe added Point Five Windows, based in Fort Collins, Colo. That company manufactures custom, wood windows and doors for the ultra high-end residential market and light commercial projects. LARSON MANUFACTURING CO.* Headquarters: Brookings, S.D. Employees: 1,500 Website: Product lines: Aluminum and wood-core storm doors. Storm windows and retractable screen doors. General information: The company reports it is the largest manufacturer of storm doors and windows in the country. The company has manufacturing plants in Brookings, S.D.; Lake Mills and Clear Lake, Iowa; and Mocksville, N.C. It distributes its products through 10 distribution centers across the United States. ODL INC.* Headquarters: Zeeland, Mich. Employees: 1,100 Website: Product lines: Doorlites, decorative glass products and skylights. Entry door blinds and retractable screens. Patio doors. General information: Founded in 1945 as Artcraft Novelty Shop, the company developed the first prefabri-cated door window and changed its name to Ottawa Door Lights in the 1950s. In the late 70’s, it changed its name again to ODL, to reflect its expanding product lines. In the 1980s, the company entered the skylight business, which led to the acquisition of Gordon Skylights in California, and also be-gan selling decorative doorlites. Today, ODL has manufac-turing locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. It has distribution centers in Zeeland, Mich.; Atlanta; Dallas; Reno, Nev.; Allentown, Pa.; Matamoros, Mexico; Toronto and Calgary, Canada, as well as the UK. Serving build-ing material dealers and home center retailers nation-wide, ODL most recently expanded its offerings with the introduction of the Array variable light-control doorlite. PGT INDUSTRIES Headquarters: N. Venice, Fla. Employees: 1,100 Website: Product lines: PGT aluminum and vinyl windows and doors, WinGuard impact-resistant windows and *Sales information not confirmed by company doors, Eze-Breeze sliding panels and PGT architectural systems General information: PGT announced the consolidation of its manufacturing operations at the end of 2010, moving production to its 485,000-square-foot manufacturing and headquarters facility in Florida and closing its North Carolina plant. Founded in 1980, PGT was a pioneer in the development of impact-resistant window and doors, growing in prominence after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida in 1992. For the second year in a row last year, PGT was recognized with a Window & Door Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Door. The company’s vinyl PremierVue SGD 2770/2870 and the WinGuard 570 can be built in configurations of up to eight panels on four tracks offering up to 40 foot panoramic views. A publicly-traded company, PGT reported 2010 sales of $175 million. SIERRA PACIFIC WINDOWS* Headquarters: Anderson, Calif. Employees: 4,400 Website: Product lines: Wood and aluminum-clad wood windows and doors. General information: The manufacturer of wood and aluminum-clad wood windows and doors offers products in Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. Sierra Pacific Windows services the 11 Western states from its manufacturing facility in Red Bluff, Calif. Its parent company is Sierra Pacific Industries, which owns or manages about 1.9 million acres of forest land in California and Washington and says it is the second largest lumber producer in the U.S., employing more than 4,400 people. In addition to finished windows and doors, the parent company also produces a variety of millwork products, supplying wood window and door components to other manufacturers. STARLINE WINDOWS LTD.* Headquarters: Langley, British Columbia, Canada Employees: 950 Website: Product lines: Vinyl windows and patio doors. Thermal-ly-broken aluminum windows and patio doors. Window wall systems and balcony doors. General information: Starline, family owned and oper-ated since 1970, services the western North American resi-dential markets, single family to high-rise, from Alaska to California. From its British Columbia base, the company operates with more than 300,000 square feet of manufac-turing facilities and seven distribution and sales branches. 47

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