Gorell Reports Record Jump in New Business
Gorell Windows & Doors has announced that despite the current downturn in the home-improvement industry, it experienced a record increase in new business last year. The Indiana, Pa., based manufacturer reported a nearly 30 percent increase in the number of new dealers and distributors that signed on in 2008 versus 2007.
The amount of new window business resulting from this increase in 2008 is 47.4 percent more than new business produced in 2007, the company also noted.
Wayne Gorell, president and CEO, attributed the gains to the company’s stability, its wide range of product and option offerings and also its strong performance in the areas of product energy efficiency and security. “Our company just became the first and only vinyl replacement window manufacturer to have products certified by Green Seal,” Gorell said, “and that’s in addition to winning an unprecedented fifth Energy Star Partner of the Year award and our third Sustained Excellence award from the Department of Energy and EPA.”
In the arena of window and door security, Gorell officials also noted that the company is in its seventh year as an exclusive window partner with the National Crime Prevention Council.