Aluflam Opens North American Manufacturing Facility

Aluflam North America, a manufacturer of true aluminum fire rated windows, doors and curtainwall, has opened its first manufacturing facility in the United States in Huntington Beach, Calif. The 11,000-square-foot facility is intended to support the Denmark-based company's goal of bringing its manufacturing to the United States to support its years of sales and engineering efforts.

According to information from the company, the new facility, 30 miles south of Los Angeles, is positioned to help Aluflam North America expand its growing customer base in North America.

Project manager Zac Monroe says the company decided to begin manufacturing its products in the United States in order to closely oversee quality control and to reduce pricing by not having to import products. "Once we started getting our product tested and approved, obviously there were a lot of frustrations with having the product produced in Europe," Monroe says. The new manufacturing facility opened at the beginning of June. "Since then we've been getting equipment in, and getting trained on it," Monroe says.

The facility is currently only producing the company's storefront products, while curtainwall products will continue to be built in Europe. The first North American manufactured products are expected to go out this week.

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