Origin Bi-Folding Doors Starts U.S.-based Business

Window & Door
July 15, 2014

Origin Bi-Folding Doors, an aluminum bi-folding door manufacturer from the United Kingdom, recently started doing business for the first time in the U.S. market as Origin USA, from its newly acquired production facility in Venice, Fla.

"We took a strong look at demographics of the Gulf Coast and architectural styles as well," says Ben Halvorsen, president. "The economy, particularly with construction, is doing well again and our market point is very strong."

In April, Origin USA located its American bi-fold door headquarters and manufacturing equipment inside a rebuilt 8,000-square-foot building in Venice. Starting out with five employees, Origin plans to hire 40 to 50 workers in the next three to five years.