Edgetech I.G. Welcomed 150 Guests for Germany Plant Opening

May 19 event included industry representatives, local dignitaries and customersEdgetech I.

G., a division of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX), celebrated the official opening of its Heinsberg, Germany, manufacturing plant on May 19 with more than 150 guests, including local dignitaries, media, customers, suppliers and other industry representatives from around the globe. Among the attendees were David Petratis, chairman and CEO of Quanex, and Mike Hovan, senior vice president, sales and marketing of Quanex’s Engineered Products group.

“The much-anticipated Heinsberg grand opening was an incredible success,” Petratis said. “To walk among industry leaders from around the world and to see firsthand the excitement surrounding the new facility was inspiring. I look forward to watching the operation flourish and grow in the coming years.”

Hovan, who served as Edgetech’s president for 11 years, commented, “Super Spacer® and warm edge technology in general has been embraced by the increasingly energy-conscious marketplace in Europe. The Heinsberg manufacturing plant comes at the perfect time when Edgetech anticipates 80 percent growth in the region this year alone. I would like to personally thank those who were able to help us mark this memorable occasion – the support we received from the industry and local community was overwhelming.”

At the grand opening, Edgetech officials provided tours of the facility and unveiled plans for further expansion. According to Andy Jones, Edgetech’s European managing director, the company will add two more extrusion lines by 2012 to accommodate the expected sales growth.

“Continental Europe is a strategically important market for Edgetech and investing in Heinsberg, our third manufacturing facility, shows our commitment to achieving market leadership,” Jones said.

Edgetech I.G. is well known in the window industry for its flagship product, Super Spacer, which has contributed to the energy efficiency and sustainability of residential and commercial buildings worldwide for more than 20 years. To support more than 80 countries, Edgetech has manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.

Edgetech I.G. Inc. Celebrating more than 20 years of success!

Edgetech I.G. Inc. manufactures Super Spacer® – an insulating glass edge seal product line that provides maximum condensation resistance, durability and energy performance. In business since 1989 and with manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, Edgetech’s proven technology is improving the performance and energy efficiency of insulating glass systems worldwide. Visit www.superspacer.com to learn more about the company’s products, services and global initiatives. Edgetech is a division 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.

In the US, contact Edgetech at 800-233-4383, fax 740-439-0121, URL: www.edgetech360.com; in the UK at + 44 (0) 8700 566844, fax +44 (0) 2476 639727, URL: www.superspacer.co.uk; and in Continental Europe at +49 (0) 2452 96491 0, fax +49 (0) 2452 96491 11, URL: www.superspacer.com.

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