Window and Door March/April 2012 : Page 52

➤ SPECIAL FEATURE —Top 100 Manufacturers 2012 facturers of windows and doors with a 180,000-square-foot head office and production facility in Edmonton. In 2011, Durabuilt became the first window and door manufacturer in Canada to achieve IMS (Integrated Management Systems) Certification which is accredited when three critical management systems are volun-tarily implemented and audited: ISO 9001–Quality, ISO 14001–Environmental and OHSAS 18001 –Health & Safety, the company reports. IMS Certification is said to demonstrate Durabuilt’s commitment to key stakehold-ers– employees and customers–reinforcing the value they place on their safety, the environment and sound man-agement practices. Looking to 2012, the company plans to continuing to research, develop and introduce new products, and also launch DuraQuote 360, an intuitive quoting software system designed to support the com-pany’s growing dealer network. With sales operations in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the company supplies products to dealers, homeowners and others in the renovation, new home and commercial markets. ELIXIR INDUSTRIES* Headquarters: Mission Viejo, Calif. Employees: 600 Website: Product lines: Exterior door units for residential and factory-built housing, recreational vehicles and cargo trail-ers. Single, French, patio, utility and other custom doors. General information: Serving numerous industries with fabricated aluminum and steel products, Elixir produces door slabs and doors for the manufactured hous-ing industry, as well as trailers, portable buildings and other markets at its facility in Douglas, Ga. Vinyl windows for factory-built homes, as well as the residential new construction and replace-ment markets are made in Crossville, Tenn. The company also operates facilities in Elkhart, Ind.; Reidsville, N.C.; Tuscumbia, Ala.; Mesa, Ariz.; Leola, Pa.; and Waco, Texas. FARLEY WINDOOR LTD. Headquarters: Alexandria, Ontario, Canada Employees: 450 Websites:, Product lines: Vinyl windows and patio doors. Metal-clad vinyl windows. Steel and fiberglass entry systems. General information: The Farley Group of compa-nies operates in Canada and the Northeast U.S. selling products primarily under the Farley Windows & Doors, Bonneville Solutions and Greenview Windows & Doors brands. In 2011, the company added new colors and 52 | Window & Door | March/April 2012 triple-pane glass for its Farley and Greenview lines. In 2012, the company plans further product enhancements for these brands with the launch of an extruded aluminum/PVC hybrid casement line. Said to provide significant advantages over existing aluminum-clad wood products, the hybrid is the fastest growing prod-uct segment in the company’s Bonneville line, it reports. In January 2012, the company announced the transfer of its window production in St. Joseph, Quebec, to its Alexandria, Ontario, location. This consolidation will allow the company to create a center of excellence for window production, it states. The group’s Levis, Quebec, plant continues to manufacture steel and fiberglass en-trance systems. Farley is a portfolio company of Sankaty Advisors, a private equity group based in Boston. HURD WINDOWS & DOORS Headquarters: Medford, Wis. Employees: 600 Websites:, Product lines: Wood and clad-wood windows and patio doors for residential and commercial ap-plications. Vinyl windows and doors. Lines in-clude products for new construction, remodel-ing, historic, commercial and impact markets. General information: Hurd started off 2011 with the acquisition of SuperSeal Manufacturing Co. Inc., a 50-year-old vinyl window maker based in South Plainfield, N.J. Last summer, Hurd then moved to expand vinyl produc-tion with a new facility Merrill, Wis., part of a plan to make Su-perseal a national vinyl brand. With the beginning of 2012, Hurd announced it would turn Superseal’s New Jersey facility into a distribution opera-tion, and move all vinyl production to its home base in Wisconsin, taking advantage of existing transit lines and more advanced equipment at the new operation. Hurd also just announced plans to partner with Arizona-based Vista Pointe Architectural Systems to add multi-panel door systems to its product line. Based in Medford, Hurd has a 90-year tradition of building custom wood windows and doors, and today sells its products through more than 400 distributors in the United States and Canada, and in 20 countries worldwide. Hurd is owned by HWD Acquisition Inc., which was formed in 2008 by Longroad Asset Management, a Connecticut-based private equity firm to acquire the Hurd assets from Monarch Holdings. Under the new ownership, Hurd not only expanded into vinyl window product, it has also invested in a multi-million, multi-phase renovation and upgrade of the company’s manufacturing operations in Wisconsin. *Sales information not confirmed by company

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