Quanex Building Products and its employees are celebrating the 45th anniversary of Mikron, introduced in 1969 when it was founded in Kent, Wash. The company says the core principles on which the Mikron side of the business was founded on still drive all Quanex businesses today.

“As we reach the 45-year mark, we are taking the time to reflect on the quality and entrepreneurial spirit that built this company and moving forward to have positive impacts on the future for our industry and for our customers,” says Tom Herriges, general manager, Quanex Building Products. “Our commitment to quality has never been greater.”

Throughout the 1970s, Quanex officials say leadership in Kent, Wash., pioneered the use of vinyl in the new construction market to meet stringent building code requirements on the West Coast. In the years since, as they expanded across North America and into the Repair and Remodel Residential markets, the company added vinyl color technologies with SuperCapSR™ and SuperCoat™ and vinyl profiles with MikronBlend®, MikronWood® and the patented AirCell™ technology that improves thermal efficiency over hollow and manually foam-filled vinyl.

“These accomplishments over the years can only be credited to our employees and our customers, both of who are among the best in the industry,” Herriges adds. “It’s their passion that makes all of the difference.”

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