Amsco introduces composite windows
SALT LAKE CITY - Window maker Amsco Windows of Salt Lake City introduced its Renaissance composite window line at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, held June 15 in San Francisco.
``We expect that in a short period of time, composites will gain a market share in the industry that will be as significant as wood and vinyl because of its broad appeal and the solutions it offers to basic problems in the industry,'' said marketing director Steve Sullivan.
Mikron Industries Inc. of Kent, Wash., extrudes the lineals from an alloy of four resins and wood fiber, then coats each with a PVC cap stock, officials said. The windows cost 10-15 percent less than wood windows.
E&O Tool purchases all-electric press
ELK RIVER, MINN. - E&O Tool and Plastics Inc., an Elk River custom injection molder, has expanded its capabilities by purchasing an all-electric press and ordering a portable Class 100,000 clean room.
The Toshiba press will give the company better control and repeatability, said President Tim Osterman.
Rob Clarno, director of sales and marketing, said the 240-ton press is just the size the company wanted.
``We've wanted to get into electric for some time and the opportunity presented itself in this press size,'' Clarno said.
``Because of an increase in business we needed more capacity,'' he said in a telephone interview. The new electric press will help E&O handle more customers, he said.
E&O ordered the clean room to continue its expansion in the medical industry, Clarno said.
The press brings E&O's total to 35, with clamping forces of 50-500 tons. E&O uses a variety of resins to make parts for the home improvement, housing, appliance, health-care, electronics and transportation markets.
E&O, which was founded in 1986, employs 130.