VEKA Launches Commercial Window Program
Apil 9, 2009
PVC profile extruder VEKA Inc. in Fombell, Pa., has announced the
launch of its commercial door and window program. The Germany-based
extruder 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.
"Although VEKA vinyl windows have been installed in commercial
applications all over the world for many years, the American market
has been slow to change," says Kevin Seiling, general manager
of the commercial window division. "However, 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 are unparalleled in the residential window and
door industry as far as thermal performance is concerned."
VEKA is introducing steel reinforced PVC products that will be
manufactured in the Pennsylvania facility, as well as other partners
in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The product line will carry
commercial(C), heavy commercial (HC) and architectural grade (AW)
ratings for a variety of product types.
VEKA says its is also pursuing impact rating for these products
and will be focusing its sales efforts on storefronts, schools and
institutional projects, but says the products will suit most applications.
"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," states Seiling.
"We plan on attacking this market vigorously and will prove
the viability of PVC in the commercial market place."
HERE to visit VEKA's commercial window website.
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