For almost 50 years Allied Window operated in a "charming" 1899 facility with a chopped-up, multi-level production area, ancient wood floors, and no opportunity for material handling equipment.
In July, 2002, the company moved into its new open-floor facility on the North side of Cincinnati. With assembly lines, new machinery, rolling racks, cube storage of materials and fresh new offices, Allied Window has literally leaped 100 years ahead.
Production & Materials Management
Production Manager has a direct view and access to the
production floor. The Materials Manager has a direct
view and access to the receiving area. Both offices
are adjacent to the Sales & Engineering offices to speed
up problem solving.
installation of two (2) new cut-off saws increases the
productivity and the quality of our extrusion cutting
operation. Stock extrusions are close by, in contrast
to our old facility.
cut extrusions are assembled into frames and staked
with extruded corners. After stamping of the frame number,
certain machining operations are performed before the
frames move on to Assembly.
area contains equipment for simple machining operations
that are shared by the Sub-Assembly and Assembly operations.
These operations include staking, sanding, drilling,
notching, routing and milling
Assembly, additional operations are performed on the
frames such as mounting of clips, installation of muntins,
the initial assembly of Allied Window's operating units,
and the weatherstripping of certain models.
by new glass racks that allow the glass to free fall
onto the cutting table directly from the case, the glass
cutters take pride in their productivity, accuracy,
and ability to cut complex shapes from difficult material
such as laminated glass.
work from harp racks where the cut glass can be organized,
using large glazing tables and convenient overhead spline
racks. Glazed frames are placed back into the special
frame racks in use.
glass cleaning racks with strong back-lighting help
assure that our storm windows are clean when they leave
our factory. Additionally, glass defects such as cracks
or scratches are identified at this operation.
Final Assembly & Inspection
area performs certain final operations such as operating
unit assembly, and the application of magnetic tape,
foam tape and some weatherstripping. At this operation
units are counted and inspected, and installation hardware
Window's screens are almost works of art. Experience
is vital when dealing with very large screens, special
shapes, and special screening materials, all of which
are a daily challenge with the custom work we do.
Custom Bending Shop has doubled in size and houses 2
new roller bending machines with custom fabricated rollers.
Virtually any extrusion can be formed into virtually
any shape, accommodating every need we have encountered
new state-of-the-art paint facility can accommodate
3 painters spraying 2 different colors. The high quality
2-part polyurethane finish allows us to provide a 5
year warranty. To date, approaching 2000 custom colors
have been matched
extrusion storage permits better access and inventory
control. This is vital when there are a number of standard
shapes, all of which are stocked in seven (7) different
colors. Also, storage is required for special extrusions
utilized in our custom fabrications.
rolling racks that hold two 2 cases of glass, vertical
glass storage racks, and fork lift assistance, the movement
and storage of glass is accomplished with greater safety
and productivity, as well as reduced losses from breakage.
There are three 3 receiving docks, one of which allows a semi or flat-bed truck to pull fully into the building. This permits use of a fork lift or our rolling crane to offload extrusions and crates of glass.
With the 2 shipping area docks, storm windows which have been
crated for delivery by common carrier can be loaded at the same
time we are packing a box truck for delivery by Allied Window
personnel, or loading an installer's truck for a local job. Some
customers come to pick up their windows, and many small orders
go by FedEx or UPS.
Allied Window maintains a fleet of box trucks and other vehicles used for the delivery of the majority of our storm window units. Very large or fragile units can receive the appropriate care from the point of loading the truck - to the point of delivery.
Allied Window maintains its legacy for the highest quality installation of its storm windows, on a nationwide basis. Our installation warranty of (5) years is unprecedented in the industry.