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According to the August 2013 issue of Remodeling Magazine:

Once regarded as a niche product with maybe 2% share of total U.S. window sales, fiberglass products have gained traction during the last few years. … More contractors are installing them because more homeowners are asking for them. … Two factors have helped push fiberglass windows out of the niche category and toward the mainstream: More manufacturers — including Marvin Windows and Doors… — offer fiberglass products, and more homeowners know about them.

Infinity Replacement Windows from Marvin Windows and Doors offer homeowners incredibly strong, durable and elegant windows and doors made from our proprietary Ultrex fiberglass. The Remodeling article quotes two window replacement companies — also Infinity dealers, Metropolitan Windows in Pittsburgh and Window Pro in Middleburg Heights, Ohio — who say they’ve seen greater interest in fiberglass windows than products made from other materials, particularly vinyl.

Read the full article here.

This proprietary fiberglass material pioneered by Marvin Windows and Doors is far stronger and more temperature-resistant than other materials — and looks great for decades

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WARROAD, Minn. – The United States witnessed 11 billion-dollar extreme weather and climate events in 2012, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. Seven of those were tornadoes or other spring/summer severe weather, which brought extreme wind, hail and other hazards to the safety of people and property across the country.

When it comes to protecting your home, choosing high-quality, durable building materials is important. Ultrex — a proprietary fiberglass material created by Marvin Windows and Doors — is one of the toughest, longest-lasting materials on the market. Ultrex fiberglass is available exclusively in products from Integrity Windows and Doors, Infinity Windows and Doors, and Apex Siding.

Vinyl and vinyl-wood composites, such as Fibrex®, are two common building materials, often used in relatively inexpensive windows, doors and siding. Unfortunately for homeowners, vinyl and vinyl-wood composites are susceptible to deformation — becoming soft in heat and brittle in cold — expansion and contraction. Further, vinyl is particularly susceptible to UV degradation from exposure to sunlight, which can cause chalking, fading or cracking.

“Homeowners are increasingly dissatisfied with vinyl and want something that requires less maintenance than wood. By comparison, Ultrex is quite possibly the perfect building material,” said John Evans, marketing manager for Infinity Windows and Doors. “Windows, doors and siding made with Ultrex pultruded fiberglass outperform vinyl and vinyl-wood composites in virtually every measurable category.”

Strength

Ultrex is eight times stronger than vinyl and three times stronger than vinyl-wood composites. Just one inch of Ultrex can hold up to 34,000 pounds. As a house settles over time — and is assaulted with hail, baseballs and other bits of everyday life — Ultrex stays true and resists sagging. And because it’s so much stronger than other materials, Ultrex windows can be built with thinner, stronger frames, allowing larger openings and more daylight.

Durability

Ultrex resists harsh corrosives and remains stable in extreme temperatures. It’s also the only product in the fiberglass, vinyl or composite category whose finish meets the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s certification standards 624-10 and 625-10 for quality and durability.

Ultrex provides a consistent, low-maintenance finish that can be painted without voiding the warranty, and Ultrex finishes are even available in dark colors because the material provides superior resistance to chalking and fading.

Energy efficiency

Unlike vinyl and vinyl-wood composites, Ultrex expands at nearly the same rate as glass, resulting in windows and doors that keep their seal and don’t leak — all improving long-term performance and providing better energy efficiency.

Learn more about Ultrex fiberglass and request a free sample of the material at www.ultrexfiberglass.com.

ABOUT ULTREX
Strong, stable, durable and virtually indestructible, Ultrex fiberglass is possibly the perfect building material, creating windows and doors that leave other materials in the dust. Made from pultruded fiberglass, Ultrex outperforms vinyl on nearly every measure. Learn more at www.ultrexfiberglass.com.

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Berry College in Rome, Georgia, is one of the largest college campuses in the world, covering more than 26,000 acres with buildings of all ages and sizes. When the stakes were high for aesthetics and performance, the college and its architects counted on Marvin brands to deliver what was needed for a range of new construction and renovation around campus.

The projects included:

  • Morgan and Deerfield residence halls: new construction, 117,000 total square feet with 357 openings
  • The Cage Center: new construction, 130,000 square feet with 233 openings
  • Dana residence hall: renovation and additions, 70,000 square feet with 261 openings

The Marvin family of brands — MarvinIntegrity and Infinity – were all used across these projects. In the video below, architect Tim Fish from the Atlanta firm Cooper Carry explains how and why Infinity windows were used for a variety of applications.

Infinity replacement windows and doors are made from Ultrex fiberglass, a pultruded fiberglass material so strong and durable it is clearly superior to other window materials.

Our Ultrex finish is as strong as steel, up to three times thicker than competitive finishes, and is AAMA certified — meaning our commercial-grade finish resists the harshest weather conditions. Best of all, Ultrex makes Infinity products virtually maintenance-free.

Learn more about Infinity Replacement Windows made of Ultrex fiberglass at infinitywindows.com.

Canal Street Veterans Housing was erected in Winooski, Vt., to provide shelter for area veterans in need of transitional housing. Lead architect Bob Duncan of Duncan Wisniewski Architecture says the project blends two of his greatest passion points, architecture and social issues, to provide the community with not only a beautiful housing complex, but comfortable refuge for former servicemen and servicewomen.

The five-story complex includes Infinity products from A.W. Hastings.

In the video, Duncan explains how the project’s unique mission and the audience for which it’s intended informed many of the biggest design decisions. We are honored Duncan chose Integrity as part of this honorable project.

“With a long-term outlook and an unwavering commitment to community, the Marvin family has built much more than a century-old window and door company.” –Twin Cities Business magazine

Marvin Windows and Doors is honored to be among a select group of companies to win the 2012 Family Business Award from Twin Cities Business magazine. The Family Business Awards honor five outstanding family-owned businesses and the value they add to the Minnesota’s economy and overall quality of life. These businesses have strong records of success, family involvement, community service and philanthropy, multi-generational culture, and a positive family business structure.

In the magazine’s profile of the company, assistant editor Jake Anderson writes:

The family attributes its success to an unwavering commitment to the long term—for the company and the communities in which it operates. “We all have the same goal: The success of the business is more important than any of our individual needs or successes,” says Susan Marvin. “When it comes to making hard decisions, you step back, take yourself out of it, and ask, ‘What will make the business sustainable?’ ” [...]

Marvin slashed salaries by 5 percent, cut hours, and suspended some benefits—but two measures remained off-limits. “We reduced our expenditures in any way we could—except we did not lay people off or touch health care,” Susan Marvin says.

Marvin’s vow to avoid layoffs “speaks to a long-term vision and desire to maintain communities in which we live, work, and play,” Christine Marvin says. (The company’s commitment to its workforce was detailed in the New York Times, and President Barack Obama has lauded the company during televised speeches, including at the Democratic National Convention in August.)

Further, the editor’s note in the same issue of the magazine tells the story of Marvin’s history and how it shaped the company as it is today.

Drawing on the decades of experience from Marvin Windows and Doors, Infinity windows are made of Ultrex fiberglass and incorporate the details of traditional wood windows without the maintenance.

In this video, Jay Barry of Infinity Replacement Windows explains what an important difference the appearance and design of our windows make for a homeowner. More pleasing appearance, incredible strength and better performance — thanks in large part to the Ultrex fiberglass they’re made of.

Honor Recognizes Visionaries from Northwest Minnesota: “The Ingenuity Frontier” 

WARROAD, Minn., April 24, 2012 – The woods, lakes and fields of Northwest Minnesota have nurtured an impressive array of business visionaries. Among the giants was the late William S. “Bill” Marvin, who built Marvin Windows and Doors from a small lumberyard into one of the world’s premier window and door manufacturers.

Bill Marvin’s exemplary career will be recognized on April 25 with induction into the IDEA Hall of Fame. As the fifth inductee to the hall, Marvin joins previous honorees Andy Wells of Wells Technology; Edgar Hetteen of Polaris and Arctic Cat; and brothers George and Dennis Brazier of MATTRACKS and Central Boiler.

The IDEA Hall of Fame induction will take place at 5 p.m. in the Sanford Events Center in Bemidji, in conjunction with the fourth annual IDEA Competition. The IDEA Competition seeks to grow the economy of Northwest Minnesota by identifying the next generation of homegrown entrepreneurs and helping them develop their breakthrough ideas.

Bill Marvin joined his father’s Warroad-based lumber business as the eighth employee and led its entry into manufacturing. Today, Marvin employs more than 4,000 people in five states and is recognized worldwide for its innovative, high-quality products. Bill Marvin was named by BUILDER magazine as one of the U.S. building industry’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century. He died in 2009 at age 92.

“My father was a believer in the power of great ideas,” said John W. “Jake” Marvin, chairman and chief executive officer of the Marvin Companies. “He would take an idea from anyone, anytime — test it out and see if it made sense. And if it did, he wasn’t afraid to take a risk.

“My father had opportunities over the years to move his business away from Northwest Minnesota, but he valued the spirit, intelligence and frontier ingenuity of the people who make their home here,” Jake Marvin said. “He was proud of our region and a tireless promoter of it. We’re honored and humbled by this recognition.”

The IDEA Competition has already helped 10 startup businesses in Northwest Minnesota become commercially viable. This year’s winners will receive a $10,000 cash grant, along with services and direction from Northwest Minnesota’s leading business resources.

IDEA was made possible by a generous grant from the Blandin Foundation. IDEA sponsors include Bremer Bank (Crookston and Warren); Northwest Minnesota Foundation; 360 Degree Manufacturing and Applied Center of Excellence; Headwaters Regional Development Commission; Northwest Regional Development Commission; and the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

DiGiorgi Roofing and Siding, based in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, recently shared some photos from a window replacement project they completed for a homeowner. As they wrote, “Window replacement is a great option for homeowners that want to improve the look of their home without the time and cost of complete home renovation.”

Here are a couple of photos from the project. Check out DiGiorgi’s website for more photos.

 

Honored for “significant and lasting contribution” to Minnesota building industry

WARROAD, Minn., March 1, 2012 – In an unprecedented honor, the Builders Association of Minnesota has named Marvin Windows and Doors to the Minnesota Building Industry Hall of Fame.

Marvin is the first company to be so honored, joining 37 individuals who had previously been inducted into the hall.

“It’s an honor and it is humbling to be the only company to have received this award,” said John W. “Jake” Marvin, chairman and chief executive officer of Marvin Lumber & Cedar Co., the parent organization of all the Marvin companies.

“More than four thousand people have ‘thrown in’ with the Marvin companies and have stayed with us throughout these very difficult years,” Marvin said. “Many of these great folks have given us their very best years. So it’s on their behalf that I thank you for this wonderful recognition.

“We’ve always supported builders in Minnesota and across the nation with high-quality, innovative and beautiful products that will help bring their customers’ vision to life,” Marvin said. “We also believe in working together to advance the building industry, which provides high-skill, high-wage jobs for thousands of Minnesotans and millions of Americans.”

Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Building Industry Hall of Fame honors those “who make a significant and lasting contribution to the housing industry in Minnesota and to the Builders Association of Minnesota.”

Marvin was selected as the first company to be inducted because it is a Minnesota company that has consistently supported Minnesota’s home building industry and builders associations, officials said. With well-respected representatives across the state such as Daryl Doehr, John Taylor and Tom Sinning, Marvin has volunteered countless hours in support of the association and the industry.

“The Builders Association of Minnesota is proud to have Marvin Windows and Doors as a member and to have inducted Marvin into the Minnesota Building Industry Hall of Fame,” said BAM President Keith Kylmala. “Members of the Hall of Fame are the pillars of the residential construction industry in Minnesota, and Marvin fits that description perfectly. They so willingly volunteer time, energy and resources to the association and the industry statewide. Marvin is a model citizen of the Minnesota residential construction industry and the communities in which they do business.”

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