Seaway Manufacturing: Small but Strong

Seaway Manufacturing

Smaller window and door makers have fewer resources to invest in improvements, overcome downturns or counter aggressive competition. This makes Seaway Manufacturing, a modest-sized window, door and sunroom company based in equally modest Erie, Pennsylvania, notable. Founded in 1959, Seaway specializes in premium vinyl replacement windows, patio doors and sunrooms, which it sells through specialty home improvement dealers in more than 20 states, primarily in the  Northeast. While its first products were aluminum storm …

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Van Noordenne: From Success to Even Bigger Triumph

Van Noordenne

Peter Koops outlines how FeneVision has guided the evolution of his company to an even more successful glass enterprise. Dutch glass fabrication company Van Noordenne considers itself unique compared to most glass outfits, citing its business model as one-of-a-kind.  With multiple manufacturing and transportation facilities, combined with the rare ability to provide their customers with a full range of glass products, Van Noordenne prides itself on its speedy and flexible operation. …

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Syracuse Glass: Complexity Equals Opportunity

Syracuse Glass

“Our company was started in 1909. A willingness to change over the years is a big reason we’re still in business and growing more than 100 years later. Syracuse Glass was initially a glass distributor but over the years evolved into a fabricator. In 1973, we began making insulating glass as an early adopter of double glazing. In the early 2000s, we sold off our auto glass business, which at …

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Tristar Glass Products: Try to Never Say ‘No’

Tristar Glass

“We started Tristar Glass Products from scratch in 2005. In 2015, we’ll open our third fabrication facility and reach 200 employees.” We’re an architectural and decorative glass fabricator certified by PPG and Guardian. Most of our business comes through commercial glazing companies. Caring for customers is a big part of what we preach from the top down. We take pride in it. Service and loyalty sets us apart. We have …

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Thompson Creek Window Company: Building Quality Up Front

Thompson Creek Window Company

“You can consider me a window geek. I grew up in the business—at one point we lived on the second floor of the plant. I’ve done just about every job in the company. I still have a scar on my hand from trying to carry too much glass. We’ve grown 600 percent in the last decade. Almost as soon as we’ve expanded our facilities, it seems we’ve had to begin …

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