Vinylmax Expanding Operations to Meet Growing Demand
Reporting growing sales in 2009, Vinylmax LLC says it will invest more than $1.5 million in
manufacturing equipment to provide additional capacity to meet its forecast goals for 2010. The company, which moved into a new facility in Hamilton, Ohio, at the end of 2007 attributes its recent success to strategic planning, sound financial management, and the window tax credits in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The vinyl window maker reports that it enjoyed some growth in 2008, despite generally weak market conditions. Vinylmax’s plan called for a broader range of products and more personal attention to customers, says Laura Doerger‐Roberts, owner and sales and marketing manager. “Since we are a family‐owned and operated business, we feel that personal relationships are vital to our longevity," she adds. "Our customers are our partners and we are fiercely loyal to them.”
The vinyl window manufacturer's growth was bolstered by the homeowner tax credits in the stimulus package, officials state. “Vinylmax was in the forefront with the tax credit," notes Tom Sabatini, general manager of Sibco Building Products and a Vinylmax customer. "They immediately had products and information readily available for contractors and homeowners, way ahead of anyone else in the industry.”
Vinylmax reports a 50 percent increase in its growth for 2009. “We have created more than 100 new jobs in 2009 and expect to exceed that in 2010 as well,” states Maria Lusk, owner and human resources manager.
“The new facility doubles our manufacturing space and triples our capacity," states Dave Doerger, owner and plant manager. "Plus, we have made provisions that allow for easy expansion of the facility in the future,” states Dave Doerger, owner and plant manager. WIth the additional investment, the company plans to continue its focus on producing energy efficient products that meet current and future requirements for enhanced energy conservation.