Ply Gem Building Products and its West Virginia manufacturing facilities received the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency. The award, not limited to the window and door industry, examines how production facilities are eco-friendly, provide safe work environments and the energy efficiency of the products produced.
Ply Gem’s West Virginia manufacturing facilities are the production sites for Simonton Windows & Doors. West Virginia is home to four production facilities that manufacture Simonton’s vinyl windows and doors. It employees over 1,000 associates across five facilities including the Ritchie county manufacturing plants (Ellenboro/Harrisville/ Pennsboro, WV), SimEx vinyl extrusion facility and an office in Parkersburg, WV. Simonton products are sold, distributed and installed across the United States.
Ply Gem partnered with Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan (aka Dr. Gopala), professor and director of the Industrial Assessment Center and his team at West Virginia University to perform energy audits throughout Ply Gem’s facilities in West Virginia. Based on recommendations from the West Virginia University, Ply Gem is pursuing energy-efficient projects including plant lighting, compressed air utilization and equipment insulation. West Virginia University has also identified utility savings with updates to the chillers and processing systems at SimEx, Ply Gem’s vinyl extrusion facility.
Ply Gem continually monitors its carbon footprint and recycles excess scrap vinyl, paper, glass, and metals used in production. Low volatile organic compound (VOC) cleaners and paints are used throughout the facilities; which provides enhanced indoor air quality for our valued associates.
Simonton products have been ENERGY STAR partner since 1999 and follow the strict criteria for windows and doors developed by Environmental Protection Agency.
Source: Ply Gem