Azon Celebrates Anniversary, Looking
Back on 40 Years and Ahead to Future
zon is celebrating its 40 an-
niversary this year. From the
beginning, its motto has been
Azon saves energy,” which the com-
pany plans to continue through its pas-
sion for existing customers and a new
generation of talented employees.
“Azon got its start as a service and
supply business for thermal barrier
equipment in the winter of 1977 in a
proverbial alley garage in Kalamazoo,
Mich.,” says Nancy Peterson, Azon’s
director of market communications.
shared a tiny ofﬁce that only allowed
The founders, Jim and Ruth Dunstan,
for a sheet of plywood supported by
two 55-gallon drums for a desk. Some
of our very first machinery sales
were to the Netherlands and United
Kingdom in the 1980s. Communica-
tion back than was mostly by Telex (a Azon staff celebrates the company’s 40th anniversary.
forerunner to the fax machine). Now,
Azon is an international company with smart phones.”
manufacturers’ demand for thermal
facilities located in Wales, Korea and
China. Communication now is often ny’s biggest area of growth in the past
According to Peterson, the compa- barrier equipment and polymers.
Azon’s greatest achievement, she
through video conferencing using 40 years has been in meeting window says, is contributing to careers of the
people in the company and making a
difference in their prosperity.
As Azon looks forward to the next 40
years,company leadership is compelled
to continually improve thermal barrier
technology by making advances to its
machinery and design capabilities.
Orgadata Acquires LogiKal
he LogiKal division of Building Envelope Software Technologies Inc.
BEST) was acquired by Orgadata AG, the developer of LogiKal and a
fenestration software provider. The transaction was completed on Sep-
tember 30, 2017.
The new entity, Orgadata USA, retains the LogiKal division’s current staff,
including general manager Josh Rudd and operations manager William
Quanex Building Products and De-
ceuninck North America are among in-
dustry companies that participated in
part of a nationwide effort to inspire inter-
est in modern manufacturing among the
next generation of professionals.
We appreciate all of BEST’s hard work in building the LogiKal brand over
the last six years and we are very pleased to retain all team members in the
Denver and remote ofﬁces,” says Bernd Hillbrands, Orgadata’s chairperson of
the board. “We are committed to making LogiKal of even more value to our
current customers and manufacturing partners while bolstering our team to
help meet the demands of the North American market.”
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USGlass, Metal & Glazing | November 2017