Window and Door March/April 2012 : Page 54

➤ SPECIAL FEATURE —Top 100 Manufacturers 2012 PETER KOHLER WINDOWS & ENTRANCE SYSTEMS* Headquarters: Debert, Nova Scotia Employees: 325 Websites: www.peterkohler.com, www.kohltech.com, www.equibuiltwindows.com Product lines: Vinyl and vinyl/wood windows and doors. Steel and fiberglass entry systems. General information: Operating under the Peter Kohler Windows & Entrance Systems name in Atlantic Canada and Kohltech Windows & Entrance Systems in the U.S. and all other markets, the manufacturer sells products throughout Atlantic Canada, down the Eastern U.S. seaboard to Georgia, and in Iceland, Bermuda and the UK. The largest window and door manufac-turer in the Atlantic Canada region, Peter Kohler oper-ates a total of more than 130,000 square feet of space at its two Nova Scotia locations. The manufacturer acquired Equibuilt Windows in 2008, expanding into Western Canada. The Edmonton, Alberta-based vinyl window and door producer originally served Alberta and Northwest Territories, and now sells its products in Saskatchewan and in the Northwest U.S as well. PROVIA Headquarters: Sugarcreek, Ohio Employees: 385 Website: www.proviaproducts.com Product lines: Steel and fiberglass entry and pa-tio doors. Vinyl and composite replacement win-dows. Aluminum storm doors. Vinyl patio doors. General information: ProVia expanded its exterior products portfolio in 2011 with the acquisition of Heri-tage Stone, a manufacturer of stone products based in Zanesville, Ohio. The addition follows up on ProVia’s entry into the siding business in 2009 with the purchase of the assets of Heartland Building Products. Other 2011 initiatives included the launch of the Aeris Collection of vinyl and composite replacement windows. Sold through exclusive independent dealers, the line is designed to provide both high performance and an array of design options, including a real wood interior. The new window line follows up the 2009 introduction of the Signet line of fiberglass doors. ProVia produces residen-tial entry door systems at its Walnut Creek, Ohio, facility, while its Sugarcreek, Ohio, facility produces aluminum storm doors and windows, and vinyl replacement win-dows and patio doors. In Baltic, Ohio, it operates a facility that supplies insulating glass and Inspirations Art Glass to its other two facilities. The company’s operations total 54 | Window & Door | March/April 2012 Decorative glass operations at Provia. 326,000 square feet and the firm has its own fleet of trucks serving distributors and dealers throughout the East Coast and into the Midwest, along with parts of the West. Known previously as Precision Entry, ProVia was recognized for five consecutive years with the Energy Star Sustained Excellence award for door manufactur-ing. The Ohio company has also been recognized by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a Star participant in the Voluntary Protection Program. QUAKER WINDOW PRODUCTS CO. INC. Headquarters: Freeburg, Mo. Employees: 425 Website: www.quakerwindows.com Product lines: Aluminum, vinyl, and wood-clad win-dows and patio doors. Aluminum storm windows. General information: In the middle of an $11 million expansion plan scheduled to spread out over a five-year period, Quaker Window Products “continues to exude long-term stabil-ity.” The manufacturer of wood, aluminum and vinyl *Sales information not confirmed by company

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