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Sunrise Windows / HQ: Temperance, Mich. / Proj. 2010 revenues: $50 million+ / Employees: 250 / Products: Windows and sliding doors / Gary Delman, president: “We understand the value proposition of building strong relationships with [our suppliers].” president gary delman says sunrise windows is set apart by its people and continuous improvement. Shining Brightly sunrise windows believes in being loyal to suppliers and giving credit to its employees. by kathryn jones A lot has happened since Sunrise Windows President Gary Delman and his two partners, Larry VanDeVelde and Elliott Delman, started the company in 1994. What began as a modest replacement window business with a handful of employees and a small client base has evolved into a full-service window and sliding door manufacturing company with 250 employees serving a large, diverse customer base. “Our initial focus was making vinyl replacement windows that we could resell to modelers and contractors,” says Delman, whose partners have since retired. “The focus was how do 148 SPRING 2010 we make a replacement window that looks better than some of the competitive products out there and that is more energy efficient than many of the competitive products out there. That continues to be a primary focus today.” Sunrise Windows broadened its product scope significantly over the past 15 years, Delman notes. The company offers an assortment of window products that are built under several different brand names in a 105,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Temperance, Mich. In recent years, Sunrise Windows added sliding doors to its product mix that are made out of PVC extrusions and “have some pretty cool features to them,” he says. Sunrise Windows’ products come with multiple color and high-performance glass options, such as leaded glass, art glass and rain glass. “It’s just one more way consumers can make their homes look a little nicer and replicate some of the old art glass patterns from years ago, but with a modern twist,” Delman says. “We also expanded our line to include windows with mini-blinds in between the panes of glass, so it’s a complete solution for the homeowner. Sunrise Windows’ latest introduction is a new screen that doesn’t obstruct the view through the window, Delman says. In addition, “We’re in the process of introducing what we call a ‘full-frame replacement window,’ one that will be easier to install and will allow the consumer

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2010
Global Strategies
Cost Concerns
Growth Opportunities
Continuous Improvement
Business Value
Juanita’s Foods
Les Plats du Chef
Gardner Denver
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
Club Car Inc.
Parkson Corp.
MKS Instruments Inc.
Amity Technology
Co-Operative Industries
Corbi Plastics
Elyria/Hodge Foundries Co.
Inteplast Group Ltd.
Willbanks Metals
Zotos International Inc.
Akron Foundry Co.
Alo North America
Bosal International
First American Plastic Molding Enterprise
MAC Equipment
Mayville Engineering Co. Inc.
Kurtz Bros. Inc.
Aesco Electronics
Code 3 Inc.
Columbia Marking Tools
Euro-Rite Cabinets
Fampec Technology LLC
Faubion Associates Inc.
Ginsey Industries Inc.
Imagineering Finishing Technologies
Imperial Woodworks Inc.
Innovative Lighting
Liburdi Dimetrics
MTC Transformers
Plastiques GPR
S.A. Robotics
Sunrise Windows
Positran Manufacturing Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2010