CHICAGO (July 24, 1:45 p.m. EDT) — Profile extruder Orto Co. of Samara, Russia, attended NPE 2003 as a visitor.
Now, it wants a piece of the North American profile extrusion market.
At two facilities in Russia, the firm extrudes PVC panels, windowsills, floor moldings and siding.
Officials said they realize the popularity of vinyl siding in the U.S. market and Canada, but they're looking for growth in those wall and ceiling panels, the advantages of which the North American markets have not realized.
“We just want to check and evaluate options to be in this market,” said Alina Yakushina, head of Orto's purchasing department, in a June 21 interview at NPE 2006 in Chicago.
The company also is involved in extrusion tooling, mixers and decorating equipment.