Unusual Window Design Gains Traction
Rochester Colonial, a window and door manufacturer in Rochester, New York, needed to improve the manufacturing process for its new approach to window design, the FoldUp™. Unlike a typical window, the FoldUp™ opens along its horizontal hinge, folding inward and upward toward the ceiling. When open, the window exposes most of the frame area for maximum ventilation. Demand for the product quickly grew, which meant that Rochester Colonial needed a more robust design to support standardized production of windows in many different sizes, reducing customization on the manufacturing floor.