Twinsburg, Ohio-based Technoform Bautec North America Inc. has increased its capacity by 29 percent to meet growing demand for its polyamide thermal insulating strips.
“Increases in capacity allow us to maintain our make-to-order lead time of seven to ten days or less,” says Mike Berry, extrusion manager.
As part of the capacity increase, the company has enhanced its production flexibility by adding new equipment and reconfiguring its existing facility’s floor space in Twinsburg, Ohio. It also has reinforced its essential secondary systems with globally shared production processes and technology, all with respect to its ISO-certified quality assurance practices.
Used in aluminum-framed doors, windows and façades, the strips are designed to optimize thermal performance and help products achieve the high-performance criteria to meet current and future design requirements, energy codes and green guidelines for both residential homes and commercial buildings.
According to the company’s Chad Ricker, new employees also have been hired as part of the expansion.
“The growth is due in part to energy codes, standards and programs in both the residential and commercial segments,” he adds.