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Milgard About Us: We have one unwavering goal, and that's to be the best window and door manufacturer. We will settle for nothing less. To achieve that goal, we are committed to three guiding principles: (1) The individual must be respected (2)The customer must be given the best possible service (3) Excellence and superior performance must be pursued. Employees Are the Key to Our Success. Milgard's history of growth and success as a window and door manufacturer is due to the dedication of our employees. To be the best, we hire the best. More than 3,000 Milgard employees work hard every day to give our customers high-quality products and superior service. They're a big part of the answer to the question: Why Milgard? Fifty Years of Innovation in Window and Door Manufacturing. In 1958, Maurice Milgard, Jr. and his son Gary started Milgard Glass Company in a small building in Tacoma, Washington. Gary's brother, Jim, joined the company in 1961. Within a short time, the Milgards diversified into aluminum windows.
In 1962, Gary Milgard left the glass company to start an aluminum window fabricating company called Milgard Manufacturing. The company's objective was to provide a reliable source of quality aluminum windows styled and crafted to meet the unique architectural requirements of the western United States. In 1968, Milgard Manufacturing started producing sliding glass doors. Two years later, aluminum frames were redesigned to fit both single-pane and insulating glass. Milgard developed a type of aluminum frame that was suitable for cold weather areas where only wood frames had been effective. The year 1989 marked the introduction of the first Milgard® windows with vinyl frames. WoodClad™ windows and doors, a dramatic new line of fiberglass windows and doors, was introduced in 1990. Growth continues to be the norm at Milgard. In addition to the Tacoma operation, the company now has manufacturing, sales and service locations in Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas, Nevada; Sacramento, Hollister, Simi Valley, Temecula and Dixon, California; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
The Vertically Integrated Windows Manufacturer: While many window companies are simply distributors of someone else's products, Milgard is a vertically integrated window and patio door manufacturer. We make our own insulated glass units. We produce our own vinyl components. We make our own fiberglass frames. The Milgard vinyl plant, located in Tacoma, began extruding quality frame material in 1988. To ensure top quality from start to finish, Milgard begins by precisely controlling our vinyl compound formulation to withstand harsh climate conditions. We extrude our own frame material, and fabricate all vinyl windows and doors to order, giving us the tightest control over quality. Our fiberglass windows and doors receive the same level of attention. Almost all our frame materials are manufactured internally to provide the highest level of consistently high quality.
Milgard also goes so far to temper our own glass. In 1980, Milgard Tempering, Inc. was started in Tacoma to respond to a demand for high-quality tempered glass in the Northwest. In 1992, a second Milgard Tempering plant was opened in Dixon, California. Modern equipment and skilled employees enabled Milgard Tempering to become one of the most respected tempered glass suppliers in the country.
Through our vertical integration, Milgard is able to control quality at every step of the way. The result is higher quality products, all of which we confidently back with one of the industry's best guarantees, Milgard's Full Lifetime Warranty.
Service:All Weather Architectural Aluminum was founded in 1969 and remains a family owned and operated commercial window and door manufacturer. Mr. Hank Porter founded All Weather Architectural Aluminum and from the beginning the Porter family emphasized manufacturing quality products and providing superior customer service. For over forty years the ability to create special solutions for difficult projects has always been All Weather’s primary strength. Tools: One aspect to commitment in quality can be found in the equipment we invest in. We operate from two plants located next to each other. Plant #1 measures 52,000 square feet and houses the glass cutting equipment, glass fabrication equipment and a tempering furnace. We process the glass used in our window and door products. This often times allows us quicker lead times and a higher standard of quality for the insulated and tempered glass we provide in our windows and doors. Plant #2 measures 77,000 square feet and is where we manufacture the windows and doors themselves. We are able to roll our strut material together and provide precision pre-fabrication prep with our machinery. Having the machinery to keep these processes in house allows us to control the quality in the product we sell. We continue to invest in quality machinery with this in mind. Environment: Quality surrounds us in our working environment. All Weather currently resides in a state of the art facility in Vacaville, California. We understand the energy and “green” commitment involved during the building process. Lance Porter built our current building with natural day lighting and ventilation throughout, a unique night sky cooling systems to minimize our energy usage, and an overall aesthetically spectacular work environment. At times during the year, we modify our manufacturing schedules to reduce energy consumption and partner with local power providers in their programs. It is a one of a kind manufacturing plant in its design and layout. We believe in creating a quality product, which stems from operating from one. People: The number one ingredient to providing you with a quality product is our personnel. We are driven and motivated to providing excellent customer service. Our outside and inside sales teams have resources at their fingertips to provide you with the information about our products and/or your quote/order. We have 2 engineers on staff constantly thinking of what’s next. Our manufacturing crew pays close attention to detail. Our drivers are professional and courteous and will become a familiar face on multiple deliveries. From order to delivery, your interactions with All Weather will be professional and friendly. Product: The series 3000 and 5000 are two examples of our mnay product lines.
The Series 3000 projected window is All Weather’s most versatile window system. The 45 degree mitered and welded corners provide weather-tight corners that are both strong and aesthetically pleasing. Two rows of weather-stripping are used to ensure low air-infiltration and prevent weather penetration. With options including arch-tops, corner windows, true divided lights, and an integral recessed panning frame, the Series 3000 has the design capabilities to make your building stand out. Our series 3000 1 5/8” product line uses 6063 extruded aluminum and are age hardened to a T-6 rating for strength and durability. The series 3000 windows have integral extrusion walls with a nominal web thickness of .125” , and a wall thickness of .094”. The nailing fins will be .050” thick. The material thickness on all wall sections meets or exceeds commercial window standards.
The Series 5000 projected window is All Weather’s most affordable thermally broken product line. Utilizing a pour and de-bridge thermal break, this series provides a cost-effective way to get a thermally efficient glazing product without sacrificing performance or aesthetics. With nail-on, equal leg, comp. channel, and integral recessed panning frame options, this window series has the options to make installation of this product efficient, attractive, and weather-tight. Our Series 5000 2 1/4” product line uses 6063 extruded aluminum and are age hardened to a T-6 rating for strength and durability. The Series 5000 windows have integral extrusion walls with a nominal web thickness of .125” and a wall thickness of .094”. The nailing fins are .062” thick. The material thickness on all wall sections meets or exceeds commercial window standards. The pour and debridge thermal break profiles are extruded as a single extrusion with a cavity for the thermal break material. Once the profile is extruded, the cavity is filled with a two part polyurethane that has a low coefficient of thermal conductivity. After the polyurethane has cured, a saw is used to debridge the profile by ripping the aluminum web of the cavity. The profile is now thermally broken providing both improved condensation resistance as well as improved thermal performance.
VELUX skylights are designed for overhead, out-of-reach applications or for in-reach applications that do not require egress emergency escape capabilities. They come in a wide range of sizes and features with a full assortment of blinds available. VELUX offers a complete system of complimentary products and accessories for any solution from installation right down to the finishing touches. VELUX roof windows are designed for in-reach applications that require egress emergency escape capabilities. Examples include above-garage bonus rooms, lofts, and finished attic spaces. The VELUX deck mounted and now curb mounted product family is designated The No Leak Skylight. It carries the new 10-year installation warranty plus 20 years on glass, 10 years on product, and five years on blinds and controls. Features include 3 layers of water protection – advanced LoE3 glass for better energy efficiency, higher visible light transmittance, and improved solar heat gain performance – money-saving pre-finished white frames and sashes – pre-mounted brackets for quick installation of sunscreen blinds – lower roof profile with an updated curved architectural design – and a neutral gray color to blend with most roof materials and colors. VELUX offers a variety of different solutions for flat and low-sloped roof applications. Choose from the options on this page to find the solution that is right for you.
Custom Fiberglass Exterior Doors will consistently stand up to any climate—hot or cold, wet or
Dry, yet they look virtually indistinguishable from solid wood doors. We’ve created these reliable and remarkable doors in Old World, Classic, Craftsman and Patio door designs with a vast range of options, like clavos, door straps and speakeasies. Indistinguishable from real wood and handcrafted for exceptional beauty. Options include woodgrain textures and decorative accents. Multiple panel designs.
JELD-WEN Custom Wood Doors: A luxurious entry in Alder, Cherry, Juniper, Mahogany, Oak, Walnut or multi-wood options. A myriad of panel designs, finishes and decorative accents make these doors uniquely yours.
Founded in 1995, TruStile Doors is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of premium stile and rail MDF (medium density fiberboard) and wood doors for residential and commercial applications.As a made-to-order door manufacturer, TruStile offers over 400 standard door styles, and can custom build virtually any door design. Our corporate headquarters and two manufacturing plants are located in Denver. We are privately owned and operated, with over 250 employees. Philosophy: We believe doors are an integral – but often overlooked – element of smart home design. We also believe customers deserve what they want, when they want it. Because of these beliefs, we: Are passionate about designing doors that maximize architectural impact. Lead through design innovation, manufacturing flexibility and attention to detail. Build the highest quality doors that are true to architecturally-correct stile and rail construction. Provide some of the shortest lead times in the industry (about two weeks for our MDF doors). Check out the Door Design Tool. Products: TruStile’s doors are made-to-order, meaning they are manufactured to your exact specifications – any style, any size, any material, Watch the Never Just a Door Video.
More than just a brand name. Baldwin identifies a birthright to the claim that time-tested skills forge the surest path to timely design solutions. Since 1946, Baldwin Hardware has delivered modern luxury to discriminating homeowners, architects and designers through superior design, craftsmanship and functionality. From being the first to forge solid brass door hardware to setting precedence for Lifetime Finishes™, Baldwin is synonymous with innovation and unsurpassed quality. For those who aspire to make the home much more than mere shelter Baldwin is their assurance that function and elegance, as well as lasting value and luxurious style, can be found within the same fine family of products. Only the Finest Materials Before the hardware takes it shape, we begin with raw bars of solid brass. Brass is a highly dependable and durable metal that naturally resists corrosion. When you hold a piece of solid brass Baldwin hardware in your hand, you will immediately notice the difference – it is heavier, stronger, and smoother than hardware that is made of aluminum or plated steel. Better quality hardware gives you reliable performance over time so that you don’t need to periodically replace your door hardware. At the Baldwin manufacturing plant, we go through approximately 100,000 pounds of solid brass per week. Forged to Last: Skilled artisans transform raw brass to beautiful hardware through an age old and time-tested technique known as heat forging – pounding hot metal into a specially made die. In contrast to the simpler forging technique known as casting – the pouring of liquid metal into a mould – heat forging requires more intensive work and careful attention to detail, but it produces stronger, heavier products. Baldwin artisans with years of expertise operate the complicated machineries that heat the brass to 1300 degrees and pound the metal into its final shape with 200 tons of force. Smoothing Out Rough Edges: Before the hardware can be finished, it gets a trim. Skilled operators work the stamping press that trims the extra metal left by the forge. Then, another machine grinds the surface to remove oxidation created from the forge, revealing the smooth metal. Additional polishing removes the grind marks, resulting in pristine hardware that is ready for the finishing touch.
The Finishing Touch: Baldwin hardware comes in a full spectrum of 21 lustrous finishes ranging from glossy to matte, smooth to textured. Depending on the desired look, whether clean and minimalistic or well-worn and vintage, the hardware will go through a very different finishing process. For a smooth, flawless finish, an ultra-hard coat of lacquer is applied to the hardware. Lacquer protects the hardware from normal wear and tear while retaining the natural, shiny brass tone. To achieve a more weathered look, we take a little more time to add hand-relieved touches before coating with lacquer. Finishes such as chrome, nickel, or bronze are created by adding layers of metal plating over solid brass. The thicker the plating, the better the protection. A piece of Baldwin hardware may have 10-30 coats to ensure the maximum level of strength and durability.
For those who appreciate the patina that comes with a well-loved vintage piece, Baldwin offers “living” finishes. Our living finishes are aged 6-12 months during the manufacturing process and they continue to subtly change over time to reveal a natural weathered character.
For the strongest and most reliable finish that will resist the effects of wear and tear as well as coastal conditions, Baldwin’s patented Lifetime PVD Finish is the best. PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finishing uses a sophisticated formulation of layered nickel alloys to create crisp detailing and brilliantly pure color. It interrupts the aging process and provides outstanding resistance to corrosion in even the harshest salt air environments. Typical “lifetime” finishes of competitors have only two layers – half as many as Baldwin’s, making ours 89% thicker. Polished to Shine: In the final step of production, our hardware goes through two stages of polishing – the first to thoroughly remove any imperfections such as scratches or nicks and the second to buff the hardware to a flawless shine. In the first stage, fast spinning wheels wipe away potential scratches left by the forge. Then jeweler’s rouge is used to carefully buff the metal. Some of our more intricate hardware requires a human touch – these are carefully buffed by the hands of skilled workers with years of practice to ensure a perfect shine while retaining every detail.
Emtek® was founded in 1981, in City of Industry, CA as a manufacturer of specialty hardware products selling to door manufacturing companies. Beginning in the mid 1980's the company began making a limited range of solid brass door levers for specialty hardware dealers in the Los Angeles area. Gradually since that time we have worked to broaden the product line and the customer base. Emtek® emergence as a North American supplier of decorative hardware has been slowed by our exacting quality standards. Insisting on good workmanship has limited the pace of product development, but it has resulted in a well earned reputation for reliability and integrity of design. Emtek® now sells to dealers in all fifty States and across Canada. These knowledgeable dealers can advise homeowners on the technical aspects of door locks and many provide installation services when needed. Emtek® has provided dealers with product displays so by visiting a local dealer customers can see a wide range of designs from which to choose. Emtek® is dedicated to bringing interesting, well made hardware back into American homes. Until about 1930 there was a proud history of hardware in America. Hundreds of small factories made an enormous variety of creatively designed products. Craftsmen from many disciplines devoted their energies to making locks that provided both function and beauty. Unfortunately, during the depression many of these factories failed, and then during WWII brass became scarce and lock designs were reduced to the bare essentials. In more recent years the emphasis on cheap, high volume building products has discouraged manufacturers from re-introducing well made hardware. But now these ideas are changing, Americans are re-discovering the satisfaction that comes from owning well designed products. Emtek® mission is to make it possible for home owners to apply these higher expectations to door locks. We are striving to provide a broad, interesting range of products that consumers can use as elements of decor, not just as a way to latch a door.
Extensive product lines that covers all home architectural and interior design styles
Trouble free installation
Fits standard North American doors
Well made and thoroughly tested
High level of customizatable options from handle options to materials and finishes.
We offer all functions of home hardware, from exterior doors to accessories
Wide variety of durable finishes
Each handle is designed to have good tactility
THE ASHLEY NORTON ADVANTAGE
Established in 1987, Ashley Norton has grown to become one of the leading designers and manufacturers of architectural hardware. We have developed a wide range of products including a collection of designs, finishes and styles that suit even the most discerning customer. With both Solid Brass and Solid Bronze manufacturing capabilities, our product range is amongst the most diverse in the high end architectural hardware industry.We pride ourselves on the technical aspects of our product.Our Solid Bronze products are cast from the finest art grade bronze, assuring a naturally flowing texture. Our Solid Brass products are produced using the hot forging method, allowing for crisp, sharp lines and exceptional finishing quality.Our products utilize European engineering and design, with spring assisted levers to eliminate lever sag. European made, short-throw (28 degree) latch which minimizes effort to open the door ANSI Grade 1 certified, US made entry mortise locks, exceeding 5 million cycles Stainless steel components used wherever possible to increase durability and resist corrosion. The durability of our products, our elegant and unique designs, and our best-in-class value proposition are amongst the many reasons why our products are selected again and again by design professionals in the high-end residential and hospitality industries. As a testimonial to the versatility and quality of our products, consider the following list of projects enjoying Ashley Norton products: Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, Treasure Island, The Bellagio, Beau-Rivage and The Ritz-Carlton (Naples). Click here to see Ashley Norton projects featuring their products.