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THE ENVELOPE | ISSUE 04/2015

UniVent 1350 

Versatile projecting operable insert 

New Features & Benefits

 

  • MultiPoint locking for 60" or larger open out casements
  • Accommodates triple glazing applications
As well as these existing great features:
  • Frame depth of 2 11/16″ (68.3mm). Available in casement, awning and hopper
  • Thermally broken, accommodates 1″ (25.4mm) insulating glass units (IGU) or 1 3/4"  glass for triple glazing
  • Polyamide port-hole thermal break permits two colour interior / exterior finishes
  • Variety of operating hardware options
  • Factory fabricated at Alumicor facilities only
  • Air and water tested; NAFS 08 Class CW-PG70
Please visit the UniVent 1350 product page for more information.

13th annual CSC No Frills Show: Success! 

 


Thank you all for dropping by our booth, including Premier Kathleen Wynne. You made the 37th annual CSC No Frills Show a success!
The ThermaPorte 7700 and the Phantom Door were part of our successful showcased products.  

See you next year!

Behind-the-scenes

 


Congratulations to our CSC members!
Congratulations to Larry Laurie, Regional Sales Manager, the latest member who has gained his certification to be a Certified Technical Representative (CTR) . Larry joins the distinguished list of the Alumicor certified team:  

  • Lyndon Regular, National Vice-President - Sales & Marketing, CTR
  • Elliott Leblanc, Regional Sales Manager - Nova Scotia, CTR
  • Steve Gusterson, Vice-President Sales - Ontario, CTR
  • Peter Isaak, Regional Sales Manager - Toronto & Southwestern Ontario, CTR
  • Peter Bowden, Regional Sales Manager - Toronto, Eastern & Northern Ontario, Ottawa, CTR
  • Brett Oliver, Regional Sales Manager - Toronto, CTR
  • Wes Penteliuk, Regional Sales Manager - Saskatchewan, CTR
  • Mark Bowyer, Senior Inside Sales & Service Manager - CTR
  • Parviz Bakhtiary, Project Coordinator - CTR

"The CTR designation recognizes the experience, integrity and competence of product representatives, and symbolizes a commitment to excellence with demonstrated ability in product representation".

Our best wishes go to: Randy Smith, Dave Boudreau & Marc Michaud currently engaged and seeking certification by end of 2015. 
 

Operational Excellence rolled out at Alumicor 
In 2014 Alumicor introduced a formal Operational Excellence program in two of its plants. Both the Winnipeg, and Toronto manufacturing plants have successfully implemented the first three tools which include 5s +1, Visual Management, and Continuous Improvement Culture.  Our Montreal and Halifax plants will be focusing on implementing the first 3 tools this year while our Winnipeg and Toronto plants will focus their attention on 3 new tools Problem Solving, Leader Standard Work, and Kaizen. 
 
Building Quality into our Product
Building quality into our manufacturing processes is very important to Alumicor.  In the spring of 2015 Alumicor partnered with Seneca College in Toronto to upgrade the welding skills and techniques of our employees through a 2 day customized course.   Employee`s from across Canada participated in this training which will be invaluable as we ensure we continue to build quality into our processes.
 
Alumicor Winnipeg – Tour Site for National AME Conference
The AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) and CME (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters) will be holding the 2015 Canadian Lean Conference in Winnipeg in June 1-4.  Our Winnipeg facility will be a tour site that focuses on Visual Management, and how continuous learning is embodied into our Four Square Philosophy.  We look forward to getting some great feedback from Lean practitioners from across Canada, and the United States.

Did you know?

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Proposing the VersaWall 2500 light curtain wall sections to your clients will provide you with an additional option to be competitive when need be. When you do so, make sure that the specified wind loads are within the proposed section wind load chart. 
Please contact your sales representative for more information about the VersaWall 2500 light curtain wall.

A word from the President

 

Alumicor is very proud of our team of Regional Sales Managers.  Many of them have completed the courses and passed the examinations required to obtain the designation of CTR—certified technical representative.  The course study requires a significant commitment from each of them but it makes them more valuable to our customers and their advisors.  Alumicor’s objective is to provide our RSMs with the time to assist and advise our customers on upcoming jobs.  Lately they have been spending too much time working with our customers on problem resolution.  To that end, we began a project to internally raise the bar on our delivery promises to our customers.  We want to be near perfect on meeting what we call “On Time and Complete” and right now, all hands are on deck on this project at Alumicor.  I look forward to hearing your comments on our progress with this project when we meet.
Best wishes,
Larry Maker

Upcoming Events


Colloque CEBQ-AVFQ - Montreal, QC
April 22 -23, 2015

CSC Conference - Winnipeg, MB
May 27 - 31, 2015

AME/CME Conference - Winnipeg, MB
June 1 - June 4, 2015

Glass Connections Conference - Saskatoon, SK
June 4, 2015