Quanex Building Products says it will expand its Cambridge, Ohio, insulating glass (IG) systems facility, in anticipation of significant growth with its Super Spacer and Dura platforms.

The expansion will add approximately 60,000 square feet to the facility for a total of approximately 477,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, allowing the company to better use existing plant infrastructure for capacity improvements. The expansion will enable Quanex to deliver on heightened projected demand for IG systems over the next five years.

“This expansion is the result of two years of effort working with equipment manufacturers to design equipment that can apply our flexible warm edge spacer at the same production rates as metal based box spacer, but with significantly less labor,” says Bill Griffiths, chairman, president and CEO of Quanex Building Products. “This in turn puts Quanex in a position to deliver a quality, energy efficient window component to high volume producers, which opens up a larger potential market for our energy efficient spacer production lines.”

Quanex plans to invest approximately $5 million over the next five years to add six new production lines for both Super Spacer and Dura Platform production as well as capacity for their line of Edgetherm Sealants and Tru-Flash Flashing Tape, increasing capacity of the facility by 15 percent, as well as significant additional warehouse space. Quanex anticipates that the facility will be complete and in use by January 2017. Quanex also expects to add workers as production increases over the first five years.