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May 31, 2010
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duxton_for_webMay 31, 2010 – Overcoming challenges are simply part of doing business successfully. However, some businesses take things a step farther. Rather than simply overcoming a challenge, they manage to turn it to their advantage.

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The staff of Duxton Windows and Doors
poses beneath the sign at the company’s
new, expanded facility.
 

May 31, 2010 – Overcoming challenges are simply part of doing business successfully. However, some businesses take things a step farther. Rather than simply overcoming a challenge, they manage to turn it to their advantage.

Duxton Windows & Doors is a manufacturer of pultruded fiberglass windows and doors, based in Winnipeg, Man. It’s a challenging environment, with extremes of both hot and cold temperatures a common occurrence. For Duxton Windows and Doors, though, this has turned out to be an advantage, as it has allowed the company to know first-hand that its products will stand up to everything the natural world can throw at them.

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The company was founded by Al Dueck in 1999. According to Dueck, he developed insights into window performance characteristics during his more than 20 years in the window industry.

“I had a specific focus on high performance glass configurations, ranging from high to very low solar gain and unique quintuple extreme low U value configurations,” says Dueck. “I gained further insights into fenestration components with the ongoing evolution of vinyl and fiberglass window components. That knowledge became the basis of selecting pultruded fiberglass as the ideal window system material. Even today, we’re one of the few window companies with a pure focus on pultruded fiberglass.”

Dueck also chose to build the business from the beginning with a focus on suitable, complimentary glass configurations. Triple or Dual pane glass with selections of clear or solar “block or gain” low e, inert gas and warm edge Super Spacer formed the basis of the window system building blocks. DUXTON has also chosen to provide an extended range of glazing options.

The company’s fiberglass window development program includes a broad range of finish options ranging from custom colours to stain-able wood interiors. A range of standard colours is available while colour matching is also provided in suitable applications. The stain-able wood interior provides a unique option that combines the special advantages of pultruded fiberglass as a base but offers the unique beauty of wood.

Window development at Duxton Windows and Doors has also focused on the development of a range of modular window accessories.  The company says this allows designers and building professionals to adapt the product to a wider range of applications. A selection of perimeter and brickmoulds allow the windows/plane of glass to be placed further “in- or out-ward” within the wall system, depending on the situation.

The company has recently announced that construction has been completed on its new facility, located 45 Higgins Avenue in Winnipeg. At 18,000 square feet, it is considerably larger than the old building. According to the company, the new location will allow for more efficient operations as well as provide for ongoing growth.

The newly designed office area contains a meeting room and showroom, as well as additional office space, intended to easily allow for future growth.

In addition, the move nearly doubles Duxton Windows and Doors manufacturing space.

“This has allowed us to expand our window fabrication capabilities, accommodating additional production lines and new technology to help streamline manufacturing operations,” says Dueck “Also, multiple dock level loading bays will allow for better material and window handling.”

Duxton Windows and Doors products are distributed through select distributors in various parts of Canada and the United States. Please visit www.duxtonwindows.com for more information.


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