Alumicor Limited is a part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG), a leading provider of architectural products and services for enclosing buildings, and glazing products for framing art. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Apogee’s portfolio of industry-leading products and services includes high-performance architectural glass, windows, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, integrated project management and installation services, as well as value-added glass and acrylic for custom picture framing and displays.
All of Apogee’s businesses have a shared ambition to deliver superior results, guided by a customer-first approach, and backed up by the financial and operational strength of an industry leader. We aim higher, think bigger, and strive to create peak value in everything we do.
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Here are some highlights of our history:
|From its origins as Devonshire & Associates, Alumicor Limited is founded by George Devonshire (1923-2012), Olindo Sauro (1922–1978) and a silent investment partner, moving from George’s garage to a small facility on Birchmount Road in Scarborough, Ontario. Commercial entrance framing and storefronts are the specialty.
|Alumicor strikes a deal making the company the sole Canadian distributor of DeVac® windows of Minneapolis, entering the high-performance window retro-fit market.
|Alumicor moves to a new 30,000-square-foot facility on Commander Blvd. in Agincourt, Ontario, and becomes the sole Canadian distributor for Mapes panels of Lincoln, Nebraska.
|Alumicor becomes the leading manufacturer/installer of high-performance retro-fit windows in eastern Canada with such notable projects as the Royal York Hotel, St. John’s Courthouse and Le Chateau Frontenac. The Luxport patio door series is developed.
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, facility opens. Alumicor acquires interest in Alumanode, a then state-of-the-art hard-colour anodizing company in the west end of Toronto.
|Alumicor acquires full proprietorship of Alumanode from Jack Fuller. Door and vent fabrication, as well as “dealer products,” moves to 33 Racine Road. The sliding window fabrication and “contracts division” remains at Commander Blvd.
|Alumicor continues to grow, developing new window systems, introducing its first curtainwall and skylight systems. Alumicor is acquired by the Janin Group and the Atlantic facility in Bedford, Nova Scotia, is opened.
|A fabrication and warehouse facility for the contracts division opens in Red Deer, Alberta.
|Alumicor is purchased by a group of investors led by its founder, George Devonshire. Drive-through window products are developed.
|The facility on Commander Blvd. in Agincourt closes. Sliding window production moves to Bedford, Nova Scotia, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
|Montreal, Quebec, facility opens.
|1993 – 1998
|The SV2000 specialty operating window is introduced. With a considerable investment, the anodizing process switches from hard-colour to the more environmentally friendly two-step process. Manufacturing and warehouse expands to additional facilities next door at 37 Racine Road.
|The BF2000 unitized curtainwall is launched and Alumicor pursues contract work primarily in the U.S. market. The 3400 Series storefront is introduced, incorporating a polyamide thermal break and replacing the 850 Series poured-and-debridged storefront framing system 2003 – Alumicor introduces the Phantom Vent and launches its initial website. A unitized curtainwall fabrication and assembly plant on Martingrove Road is established.
|Alumicor is recognized as one of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.”
|Alumicor builds the first “Phantom Door”.
|The company is purchased by an investment fund.
|The ThermaWall 2600, Alumicor’s first fully thermally separated curtainwall system. is introduced. All Alumicor product families are assigned names in addition to their numeric designations.
|The UniVent 1350 Series projecting operable windows and the TerraPorte 7600 Series terrace doors are launched.
|Alumicor exits the fabricated/installed unitized curtainwall market. Four locations in Ontario are consolidated into two.
|Alumicor is acquired by Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s family of companies.
|The ThermaPorte 7700 Series thermally broken door is introduced.
|The RainBlade Series of window systems is launched.
|The ThermaWall XTRM2600 unitized curtainwall system is introduced.
|Alumicor, Linetec and Tubelite align as one business unit within the Apogee family.