Top 100 Manufacturers 2015
Window & Door’s annual Top 100 Manufacturers list is designed to give dealers a snapshot of the major players on the manufacturing side of the industry. Our goal is not to provide everything you would ever want to know about these 100 companies, but to give a jumping-off point for your own research.
As it has been since its inception, the list is organized by sales volume. Many companies provide the information, while others are placed based on our research. However, it’s not just about the numbers. Much time and research is devoted to digging into the products and processes that ultimately generate those figures. We asked manufacturers about any recent product launches from the past year, as well as those on the horizon for 2015. And, new to this year’s coverage, we wanted to provide dealers with an idea of the training and support programs available to help bolster their business. While not all companies were able to provide such specifics by press time, the many cited examples may give you some insight on what you can expect, or at least inquire, of your partners and potential partners.
We also wanted to mine other valuable resources from these big names in the industry. We asked for secrets to success— advice, tips and tidbits that can help take business to the next level. Look for these nuggets throughout the following pages. All of these elements combine to create what we hope is a good tool for you to use in your day-to-day search for the right products for your customers.
Editor’s Note: Is there anything missing from this list that you want to know about the industry’s top manufacturers? Share your suggestions on how we can make this annual tradition even more of a tool for your business by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Than $1 Billion
Product Lines/Brand Names: Andersen Windows and Doors, Silver Line by Andersen, Renewal by Andersen, American Craftsman by Andersen
Recent Introductions: The Architectural Collection brings together the company’s A-Series product line with the E-Series, formerly sold under the Eagle Window & Door name; Renewal by Andersen direct-to-consumer replacement windows
Planned Launches for 2015: Andersen will expand its production capacity for the 100 Series product line at the company’s flagship Bayport, Minnesota plant
Formosa Plastics Group*
Product Lines/Brand Names: Fiberglass entry doors and composite frames, and fiberglass patio door systems under Plastpro, Neuma Doors brands
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Product Lines/Brand Names: Wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows and patio doors; wood, steel and composite entry doors; interior doors and molded facings; millwork products under Jeld- Wen, Craftmaster brands
Masonite International Inc.*
Product Lines/Brand Names: Steel, wood, fiberglass, and composite entry and patio doors; interior doors, French doors and bi-fold doors
Product Lines/Brand Names: Wood, vinyl and fiberglass window, patio door and entry door products; steel entry doors; architectural windows, curtain wall, storefronts and entrances
VELUX America Inc.
Greenwood, South Carolina
Product Lines/Brand Names: Velux Skylights, roof windows, Sun Tunnel skylights and accessories including blinds and remote control units
Recent Introductions: Laminated Clean Quiet & Safe glass, intelligent touch remote control units, next generation residential Sun Tunnel skylights, Velux SunCurve commercial skylights
Planned Launches for 2015: GXU roof access windows, GCU center-pivot roof windows, instant light shaft kits, accessory installation adaptor kits
Dealer Training/Support Programs: Installation training and certification, national advertising and editorial (PR) support, print and digital sales support, social media and video resources support, extensive lead generation activities and other tools to assist dealers in their sales and installation activities
YKK AP Inc.*
Product Lines/Brand Names: Vinyl windows and doors for the residential new construction, replacement and impact markets; commercial windows, doors, curtain wall and entrances, including blast and impact products under YKK AP America brand
$500 MILLION TO $1 BILLION
Fortune Brands Home & Security*
Product Lines/Brand Names: Fiberglass and steel entry doors and patio doors; vinyl windows and patio doors; synthetic trim and millwork components under Therma-Tru Doors and Fypon brands
The Marvin Cos.*
Product Lines/Brand Names: Wood, clad-wood and fiberglass windows and doors; brands include Marvin Windows & Doors, Integrity Windows & Doors, and Infinity Replacement Windows
Cary, North Carolina
Product Lines/Brand Names: Vinyl, wood, wood-composite, aluminum, aluminum-clad and vinyl-clad windows and patio doors under brands including Ply Gem Windows, Great Lakes Window and Ply Gem Canada