Omniglass Resurrected by Winnipeg Company

January 16, 2013
Companies

A year after fire destroyed its predecessor operation, Omniglass SCT has been formed to once again supply fiberglass window and door components to manufacturers.  Production of pultruded frames and components began in November 2012, at the company's new location inside the plant of Structural Composite Technologies, a producer of a variety of fiberglass processing equipment based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The new Omniglass SCT was formed by partners John Zadro, president of Structural Composite Technologies, who will be president of the new company, and Leroy Dankochik, general manager of both the predecessor and the new companies. Together they purchased the assets, including the patents, processes and window and door systems of Omniglass, which had been in been in business for 30 years before a fire destroyed its Winnipeg plant at the beginning of 2012.

“We are bringing back a respected name in fiberglass to the North American window and door industry,” says Zadro. “We are returning Omniglass SCT to what it did best: designing and manufacturing the best fiberglass components possible for windows and doors.”

In 2010, the original Omniglass had been acquired by Serious Materials, now known as Serious Energy, which at the time manufactured its own fiberglass window and door lines.  The newly-formed Omniglass SCT has hired 10 former employees, including Laurie Davies, founder and former CEO of Omniglass, to assist with sales and business development, officials note. 

The new operation will do business alongside privately-owned Structural Composite Technologies. Founded in 1961, Structural Composite Technologies custom fabricates fiberglass equipment for the mining, chemical, utilities, wind energy, transportation, and construction industries throughout North America.

"We have already signed several deals with window and door manufacturers, including many former clients, who always appreciated the quality of Omniglass products,” Zadro reports. “Omniglass SCT has a strong, respected brand name in the window and door industry as well as valuable designs, systems and patents. We have pledged to restore the company’s reputation of winning business with high quality, on time production. Our motto is: 'we don’t make windows, we make them better.'"