Window Products office to move to Liberty Lake
Spokane company grows so rapidly it might expand one of three facilities hereDecember 20th, 2002
Window Products Inc., the big Spokane vinyl-window manufacturer, is moving its headquarters to Liberty Lake because the company is growing so quickly its overflowing its current central office.
Window Products plans to move in February into about 6,000 square feet of space at 2310 N. Molter, says Mark McVay, vice president of marketing. Currently, the companys administrative offices are located at 10507 E. Montgomery, along with one of its three manufacturing plants, he says.
Were crammed in (here) a little bit too tight, or a lot too tight, I should say, McVay says. We have managers who dont have private offices.
Twenty-three Window Products employees will work in the companys Liberty Lake office, he says.
Window Products employs a total of 340 people in its five locations: the plant on Montgomery, another manufacturing plant at 1805 E. Trent, a third plant in Utah, and distribution centers in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park and in Nampa, Idaho, McVay says.
The company is growing quickly, he says. During the first week in December, for example, Window Products booked orders for an average of 1,400 windows a day. During the same week last year, the daily order averaged 461 windows a day, he says.
Part of that growth stems from two acquisitions made earlier this year, but a lot of it is just new business, he says. Theres no question that were increasing market share pretty rapidly.
In May, Window Products bought the window-manufacturing operations of McVay Brothers Contracting Inc., a longtime supplier and installer of windows and siding here. Just a month earlier, the company had acquired a Salt Lake City manufacturing operation, Avante Windows.
McVay, who joined Window Products as a result of the McVay Brothers acquisition, says the company next year will introduce an upper-end vinyl window that could make it necessary to expand its manufacturing operation here. If that happens, Window Products likely would build onto its manufacturing plant on Montgomery or lease additional space in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, he says.
The company also likely will have to move its Salt Lake City plant into larger quarters next year, McVay says.