Window and Door March/April 2012 : Page 74

➤ SPECIAL FEATURE —Top 100 Manufacturers 2012 was recognized with a 2011 Crystal Achievement Award for its introduction of QR code technology in its marketing efforts. SUN WINDOWS INC. Headquarters: Owensboro, Ky. Website: www.sunwindows.com Product lines: Clad wood windows and doors. Vinyl windows. General information: Operating and commodity doorlites under the Premium Glass brand. In 2011, Taylor expanded its fiberglass product line to include Timberline Deluxe fiberglass doors in cherry, mahogany, oak and fir woodgrains, as well as the manufacturer’s adjustable hinge system. THERMAL WINDOWS INC. Headquarters: Tulsa, Okla. Employees: 130 Website: www.thermalwindows.com Product lines: Thermal barrier windows, sliding glass doors and terrace doors General information: With headquarters and manufacturing located in Tulsa, Okla., Thermal Sun Windows produces clad-wood and vinyl products at its Kentucky plant. a 240,000-square-foot plant in Owensboro, Ky., the manufacturer expanded its market share and geographic reach to a 600-mile radius in 2011. Serving the states of Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, Sun Windows added a new sliding and outswing patio door product line last year. The company traces its heritage back to the V.E. Anderson Manufacturing Co., which was founded in the ‘30s to produce wood storm windows. TAYLOR BUILDING PRODUCTS Headquarters: West Branch, Mich. Employees: 100 Website: www.taylordoor.com Product lines: Steel and fiberglass entry doors. Decorative doorlites General information: Started in 1946, Taylor manufactures steel-edge, wood-edge and fiberglass entry door slabs under the Taylor Door and Perma-Door Taylor is beginning production of a new line brand names, as of fiberglass doors at its Michigan plant. well as decorative 74 | Window & Door | March/April 2012 Thermal Windows’ 235,000-square-foot plant in Tulsa. Windows distributes products nationwide for residences, multi-family projects, schools, government facilities and military bases. Founded in 1980, the company operates manufacturing facilities occupying more than 235,000 square feet. VINYL WINDOW TECHNOLOGIES Headquarters: Paducah, Ky. Employees: 240 Websites: www.viwintech.com, www.shorelinewindows.net Product lines: Vinyl windows and patio door for new construction and replacement. General information: Better known as ViWinTech, the company operates a 160,000 square foot plant in Paducah, Ky., where it began manufacturing vinyl windows in 1984. The company serves exterior building product suppliers, lumber companies, home centers, manufactured housing and dealers throughout 24 states, from Florida to Nebraska and Louisiana to Virginia. The manufacturer expects to expand its product offerings in 2012, as well as add new equipment.

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