Celebrates One Billion Feet of Super Spacer®
Edgetech IG of Cambridge, Ohio, is celebrating the recent production
of its one-billionth foot of Super Spacer on July 24.
Edgetech's 1-billionth foot of spacer came off the line as it was
filling an order for Oregon-based Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors.
The company, which has been an Edgetech partner for eight years,
recently installed two fully automated Super Spacer lines. According
to Martin Seier, Jeld-Wen Canada general manager, corporate services,
this partnership has proven to be quite valuable, saving millions
in after sales service.
always intended to provide a 'warm edge' spacer system to our customers.
We originally intended to save money in materials but after a rise
in costs--and service calls--we realized it is well worth spending
more upfront on a quality system as opposed to dealing with issues
and unhappy customers on the back end. Considering we have the worst
weather extremes in Winnipeg, this was a no-brainer; Edgetech was
the only solution. And now Super Spacer is our standard."
Edgetech's executive vice president Larry Johnson and regional sales
manager Erin Barker presented the 1-billionth foot in a commemorative
shadow box to Seier and Jeld-Wen Winnipeg general manager Tod Blanchard
at a celebration held July 27 at the company's Winnipeg facility.
According to Blanchard, the implementation of the automated Super
Spacer line was key in Jeld-Wen's decision to increase its warranty
"We currently offer a 20-year package, however, given the high
performance Super Spacer provides, we have decided to extend that
to a lifetime warranty."
"This is a perfect example of how Edgetech enables its customers
to add value to their customers," says Edgetech's Johnson.
"Companies like Jeld-Wen allow us to showcase our true value
in working with and understanding our partners' processes--and providing
solutions to improve them so we are able to grow together."
Just how long is one billion feet? Employees did some research and
learned that they would be able to wrap the insulating foam tape
around the earth more than seven times, or stretch it from New York
to Los Angeles more than 38 times (roundtrip).
"It took us by surprise when we looked at our data and realized
we just produced one billion feet of Super Spacer," said Edgetech
president Mike Hovan. "It's a very impressive mark and we are
extremely proud of our employees who made it happen."
According to Hovan, Super Spacer can be found in more than 100 million
insulating glass units - or 50-60 million windows - in as many as
60 countries. "This symbolizes more than 1 billion feet. The
milestone is exciting, but it's the fact that our customers are
part of this milestone that truly makes it a success. High quality
products; valuable relationships; dedicated employees: these are
the constants over the last 17-years that have led to this exciting