AMSCO Windows Celebrates 60th Anniversary

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2009 marks the 60th Anniversary of innovative window and door manufacturer.

AMSCO Windows, a leading manufacturer of windows and doors, will mark its 60th anniversary in 2009. From its humble beginnings in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1949 manufacturing aluminum awnings, AMSCO has evolved along with the building products industry over the past 60 years.

Originally Aluminum Manufacturing and Supply Co., AMSCO was founded in 1949 by Philip Rasmussen, who returned to Salt Lake City from the U.S. Navy determined "never to take an order again."

"Being in business for 60 years is an incredible milestone," says Phil Rasmussen, Founder and Owner of AMSCO Windows. "We've worked hard to provide the right products and services and to grow a strong and loyal customer base. We are very proud of what we have achieved and of the quality people that have been instrumental in our success."

AMSCO has a rich history of providing innovative products and services to its customers as well as improving upon its own internal business practices. In the 1960s AMSCO stopped building awnings and began manufacturing aluminum windows. In the 1970s AMSCO improved its manufacturing processes by adding automated technology, thereby increasing efficiency.

"One of the biggest decisions came in 1987 when we introduced vinyl windows to the marketplace--a first in the intermountain west," said Bart Naylor, President of AMSCO Windows. "We saw the potential of vinyl in its energy efficient properties and our business has grown right along with the market's adoption of vinyl windows--now the most popular window frame material."

In 2004, AMSCO was again the first to introduce new composite windows to its marketplace, ushering in a new era in window technology.

"Homeowners have been looking for a low-maintenance window with the look of wood," says Steve Sullivan, Director of Marketing for AMSCO Windows. "The Renaissance Series composite windows and doors, offers customers the aesthetically pleasing look of wood without all of the maintenance that comes with wood. Plus, the new composite material is the most energy efficient window frame material on the market today."

Prior to its vinyl window launch, AMSCO employed about 65 people in the early 1980s. It now employs over 300 people and is a Window & Door Top 100 manufacturer with a 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Today, AMSCO Windows offers a complete range of window and door products for new construction and remodeling markets. Those products include:

  • Renaissance® Series - Adding elegant beauty and energy efficiency without the maintenance that comes with wood.
  • Artisan™ Series - Creating a beautiful appearance by combining unique design and energy efficiency.
  • Studio Series - Meeting higher expectations for appearance, strength, energy efficiency and durability.
  • Serenity Series - Sound control and energy efficiency designed for superior comfort.

About AMSCO Windows:
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, AMSCO Windows is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2009 and has a strong heritage of providing innovative products and services for dealers, builders and homeowners. As a growing company setting the pace for the emerging composite window industry, AMSCO prides itself on adding aesthetics and functionality to a homeowner's most prized possession - their home. For more information, please visit http://www.amscowindows.com or call (888) 82-AMSCO.

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