Manufacturing Today - March/April 2014 - (Page 62)
A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
www.ajdoor.com / Employees: 200 / Specialty: Customized windows and doors / Todd Carlson,
president: "Building the right door with the right attributes on time - that's the magic."
a.j. manufacturing offers a variety of precisely
manufactured windows and doors. by jeff borgardt
a.j. manufacturing offers
more than 1,750 product
sizes with more than 80,000
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A.J. Manufacturing's window and
door products are not what most people think they are.
"It's not uncommon for me to be at
a social function and someone asks
me what we do," President Todd
Carlson says. "When they hear windows and doors they think of traditional, residential windows and
doors. That's not the reality of it. The
doors and windows we produce have
performance attributes and special
end-uses such as for a recreational
dome at a university, entire air handling unit systems for the World
Trade Center or a roof-top air handling unit at the Georgia Aquarium."
The company's products are specialized to operate at certain pressure
levels in specific environments. "You
may see them at an airport, in big-box
stores on the roof or in post frame
structures and agricultural settings,"
Unlike most windows and doors,
the company's products typically are
highly customized. Polyurethane
foam enhances them for better durability and increased insulation. The
foam forms an energy core with seven
times the insulating value of a oneinch wood core, the company says.
A.J. Manufacturing is best known
for offering high-performance insulated post frame entry doors, aluminum and vinyl post frame windows, HVAC access doors and insulated steel storm doors. A main
strength of its products is resistance
to leaking air and water.
"We always say anybody can build
the doors but building the right door
with the right attributes on time -
that's the magic," Carlson says.
Company culture helps A.J.
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