Almost to Canada

I was recently invited to visit the manufacturing facility for Marvin Windows and Doors in Warroad, Minnesota.  While also a nice opportunity to get out of the office, the purpose of this trip was to learn more about the window manufacturing process.  Over the past few years, building codes have placed increasing restrictions on windows and exterior doors – particularly units in a coastal environment.   One of the more interesting things I learned on this trip involved how Marvin Windows has evolved their products to meet the more stringent design pressure requirements through subtle design changes that most consumers would never notice.

I would have loved to see them performing a ‘missile test’ on one of their products in person, but here is a demonstration video that is fascinating to watch: Marvin Windows – missile testing


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