Simonton Windows® Breaks Production Records to Meet Tax Credit DemandJanuary 4th, 2011 by DWM Magazine
The $1,500 tax credit for door and windows expired December 31, 2010, and Simonton Windows® reports that production records were broken at its manufacturing locations throughout the country as employees worked seven days a week to fulfill last-minute demands for replacement windows that met the federal energy tax credit qualifications.
“The week of December 12 was our busiest week of the year, followed by the week of December 6,” says Andy Shashlo, vice president of operations for Simonton Windows. “We doubled the manufacturing output of replacement windows from the same time the previous year. And, our California facility had the busiest week since the plant opened in 1995.”
Business stayed strong and steady for Simonton right up until December 23 when operations were shut down for the holidays.
“Thanks to our guaranteed seven-day delivery time for custom-made windows, we were able to take new orders and manufacture products right up until the holidays,” says Shashlo.
Simonton’s management team helped the company fulfill the product orders.
“We ramped up our operations and hired additional workers starting back in September when we predicted the hard push for the fourth quarter,” says Shashlo. “Towards the end, our plants were operating seven days a week. Although we anticipated a strong fourth quarter, the month of December’s escalated sales surpassed all our expectations.”