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Mighty Oakland as strong as its namesake after 20 years in sealed units


Part-Owner Tina Birkenshaw with Operations Director David Scholefield

Oakland Glass celebrates its 20th year of trading on 14 July – and 18 months of using Edgetech’s Super Spacer®. One of the UK’s leading independent glass processors, it manufactures argon gas filled, Kite Marked sealed units with toughened safety glass. Ahead of much of the market it has passed EN 1279 Part 2, and uses Super Spacer in around 50% of its units. “Our energy efficient units help our customers move forward,” Tina Birkenshaw, Part Owner and Sales Director of Oakland observes, “as the window industry sees increased demand for energy rated windows. We already have the technology to comply.”

Dewsbury based Oakland is one of the biggest manufacturers of glass units using warm edge technology. It produces 12,500 units per week with a capacity of double that throughout all shifts. Tina continues: “We want to give our customers the best units we can possibly make. We’re investing heavily into new machinery – in particular an Arrissing line and a Coupling/Gas press. The Arrissing machine, part of a fully automated Promac For.El line, was installed to remove the sharp edges from the glass units making them less harmful to handle, and the whole production line more efficient.

“We’re growing year by year. We began as a four man operation and now employ 150 over three shifts – from little acorns indeed!”



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In 2014, Edgetech's 25th anniversary year, it added more products to its portfolio. Changing Edgetech from a single component manufacturer to a comprehensive component supplier for warm edge windows. For IGU manufacturers the award winning Super Spacer Alpha, the best performing spacer in the world, a rigid warm edge spacer TruPlas, high performance desiccant TruSieve, and a simulated divided lite system SDL. Edgetech has also brought new opportunities for installation companies with glass protection system TruShield and expanding foam installation edge tape TruFit..

Visit www.superspacer.com to learn more about the company’s products, services and global initiatives. Edgetech is part of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE: NX) an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered components, products and systems serving North America and International window and door OEMs.

For further information visit the Company's website at www.quanex.com.

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