Volume 10, Issue 8 - October 2009


Window Companies Make the Ranks on Inc. 5000 List

Though the door and window industry has definitely seen its share of bad news this year, some good news can be found, as evident in Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.

Rosati Windows and Doors ranked 2,029 overall and number 81 in the manufacturing category. The company reported 156.9 percent growth, with 2005 revenue of 102.6 million and 2008 revenue of $263.7 million. The company manufactures, installs and services vinyl replacement windows and sliding doors.

Vista Window Company ranked 2,034 overall. The company reported 156.8 percent growth, with 2005 revenue of $8.3 million and 2008 revenue of $21.3 million. The company manufactures vinyl replacement windows.

Wojan Window and Door in Charlevoix, Mich., ranked 2,346. The company reported 130.5 percent growth, with 2005 revenue of $9.2 million and 2008 revenue of $21.3 million.

Not far behind Wojan was Northern Building Products in Teterboro, N.J., a manufacturer of commercial and heavy-commercial fenestration products, which ranked 2,444. The company reported 123.6 percent growth.

INC. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Company Overall Rank
Rosati Windows and Doors 2,029
Vista Window Company 2,034
Wojan Window and Door 2,346
Northern Building Products 2,444
J&S Machine 3,047
Edgetech I.G. 4,715
Stiles Machinery 4,864

In the supplier category, J&S Machine in Ellsworth, Mich., ranked 3,047. The company reported 89.6 percent growth with 2005 revenues at $1.2 million and 2008 revenues at $2.3 million. J&S Machine distributes metal fabrication equipment with one of its emphases being the door and window market.

Cambridge, Ohio-based Edgetech I.G. ranked 4,715. The company reported 2005 revenue of $52.6 million, increasing to $62.9 million in 2008.

Not far behind Edgetech was Stiles Machinery based in Grand Rapids, Mich., coming in at number 4,864. The company reported 6.8 percent growth, with 2005 revenue of $153.1 million and 2008 revenue of $163.5 million. The company provides machinery for a variety of industries including doors and windows.

2010 Fenestration Day Event Gains Industry Support
DWM magazine’s first-ever Fenestration Day, to be held March 16 in Schaumburg, Ill., during Glass Expo Midwest, continues to gain the support of the industry. This is due in part to the strong line-up of speakers who have signed on.
PPG Industries is sponsoring a session called “DOE to Reveal Latest Updates,” given by Marc LaFrance of the Department of Energy.

WTS Paradigm will sponsor the session, “How Window Manufacturers Can Overcome the Challenges of Today’s Market,” given by Michael Collins, vice president of the Building Products Group at Jordan, Knauff and Co., also a DWM columnist and blogger.

Truseal Technologies will sponsor a panel discussion, “Specific Steps to Take Toward Being Green.” Speakers include representatives from Northeast Building Products and BF Rich.

Look for more information to come on this expanding program.


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