Volume 45, Issue 5 - May 2010


Agalite, Guardian Team Up; NAS
Expands; EFCO Launches Service Center

Guardian, Agalite to Expand ShowerGuard Availability
Guardian Industries in Auburn Hills, Mich., has teamed up with Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures in Seattle to manufacture, design and distribute the latest in low-maintenance shower products based on Guardian’s glass technology.

Developed exclusively by Guardian, ShowerGuard is an innovative glass that is easier to clean than standard glass and maintains its original, like-new appearance over time. The glass will be featured in Agalite’s clean and elegant spa-like shower enclosures.

Northern Architectural Systems Opens New Facility in N.Y.
Northern Architectural Systems, a manufacturer of doors, windows and curtainwall, has opened a new facility in Johnstown, N.Y. The new facility added 50 jobs to the community.

According to a company news release, parent company Northern Building Products expanded operations of its wall systems subsidiary because of the promise of economic incentives coupled with the opportunity to provide products to the growing number of buildings getting LEED certification in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.

“We’re excited,” says Robert J. Pecorella, Northern’s president. “The Empire Zone benefits will really help us to employ even more skilled workers from the area as we grow.”

EFCO® Expands, Plans Super Service Center
EFCO, a Pella Company based in Monett, Mo., is launching a new super service center in Springfield, Mo. The facility will manufacture and provide nationwide access to stock lengths, fabricated materials and entrance doors for commercial construction.

The renovated facility is expected to open in mid-summer and employ about 20 people initially, and also will serve as headquarters for the company’s expanded storefront operations.

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