Monday, May 4, 2009

World Energy Conservation Trend Boosts Pittsburgh-Area Window Maker VEKA

The global trend toward energy conservation and “green” design will provide a big boost to window maker and PVC extruder VEKA, Inc., based in Fombell, PA, just north of Pittsburgh.

VEKA has just announced the official launch of its commercial window and door program.

“With recent and upcoming energy code changes and government programs like LEED, there is a greater demand for more energy efficient products like PVC windows which is unparalleled in the residential window and door industry as far as thermal performance is concerned,” said Kevin Seiling, General Manager of the commercial window division.

The German-owned firm said has been working with these products for close to a year in an effort to test the potential of these European style windows and doors for the commercial market.

“The most recent bill signed by congress, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), tremendously helps this segment of our business as we have the perfect product that meets the energy codes that will be an important part of this act,” Seiling said. “We plan on attacking this market vigorously and will prove the viability of PVC in the commercial market place.”

The PVC products being introduced by VEKA are all steel reinforced and will be manufactured in the Fombell facility, as well as other partners in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

VEKA is a world leader in PVC extrusion technology with 18 plants worldwide, with world headquarters in Sendenhorst, Germany.

More information at the VEKA website

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