Top 100 Manufacturers 2015

Earthwise Group LLC
Liberty Township, Ohio

Product Lines/Brand Names: Single hungs, double hungs, single sliders, double sliders, casements, awnings, picture windows, basement hoppers and patio doors in a wide variety of colors and configurations for new construction, replacement, and commercial applications; manufactures sideload windows, tilt-turn windows and sunrooms in select locations
Recent Introductions: The company added two new manufacturing locations in the western U.S. (Nampa, Idaho; and Salt Lake City, Utah) and created a product line specifically designed for the construction practices and performance requirements of the western U.S.; Innergy composite reinforcements, which are said to be 700 times more thermally efficient than aluminum reinforcements; Revolutions tilt/turn product in select locations
Planned Launches for 2015: The company plans a major expansion of its existing line of impact products to offer a dramatic increase in design pressure ratings, as well as Miami/Dade High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) certification; it also plans to continue its expansion into the western U.S.; the Earthwise Consumer Financing Program
Dealer Training/Support Programs: Sales training for the company’s regionally-specific products is available at any of its manufacturing locations; product-specific sales literature and other sales and marketing tools

Modern Builders Supply Inc.*,
Toledo, Ohio

Product Lines/Brand Names: Vinyl windows, wood windows, steel and fiberglass entry doors, shutters under MBS, Polaris brands

Weather Shield Mfg.
Medford, Wisconsin

Product Lines/Brand Names: Premium Series, Signature Series, Aspire Series, Visions Series, Premium Series Coastal, the Contemporary Collection
Recent Introductions: The Weather Shield Premium Series lift and slide patio door, the Contemporary Collection corner window, Visions 2500 painted vinyl exteriors in 60 colors
Planned Launches for 2015: The Contemporary Collection casement, awning, direct set windows, and hinged, sliding and bi-fold doors; enhancements to the Premium Coastal product line
Dealer Training/Support Programs: Weather Shield offers a series of training classes to help dealers build their knowledge base and selling skills relative to Weather Shield’s product lines, range of features and foundational technology; classes are taught by the staff trainer and are held throughout the year at the company’s training facilities in Medford, Wis., and courses progress from the introductory 101 course to intermediate 201 and advanced 401 courses


All Weather Windows*
Edmonton, Alberta

Product Lines/Brand Names: Wood, metal-clad, and PVC windows and doors

Four Seasons Solar Products LLC*
Holbrook, New York

Product Lines/Brand Names: Sunrooms, conservatories, and patio covers; replacement windows and doors

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Inc.*
Wausau, Wisconsin

Product Lines/Brand Names: Wood windows and doors; vinyl windows and doors; fiberglass doors; Kolbe & Kolbe, Point Five Windows

Larson Manufacturing Co.*
Brookings, South Dakota

Product Lines/Brand Names: Aluminum and wood-core storm doors; storm windows and retractable screen doors

The Novatech Group
Sainte Julie, Quebec

Product Lines/Brand Names: Steel and fiberglass doors, patio doors; doorglass; retractable screens


Amsco Windows*
Salt Lake City, Utah

Product Lines/Brand Names: Vinyl and composite windows and doors

Cascade Windows*
Spokane Valley, Washington

Product Lines/Brand Names: Vinyl windows and patio doors