IT'S A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF VINYL WINDOWS AND SLIDING
GLASS DOORS IN THE WESTERN U-S.
CASCADE WINDOWS IN SPOKANE VALLEY EMPLOYS NEARLY 450
PEOPLE......AND BELIEVES ITS FRAMED FOR FUTURE SUCCESS.
MADE IN THE NORTHWEST.
we try to build one of the highest quality windows
at an affordable price.
we take care of the customer.
THE SPOKANE PLANT MAKES ROUGHLY A THOUSAND WINDOWS
ALL OF THEM BUILT TO ORDER.
we have a seven day lead time, six to seven day lead
time, so we know in advance exactly how many windows
we'll have to build six days from now.
THE PROCESS STARTS WITH THESE GIANT SHEETS OF GLASS.
USING SUCTION TECHNOLOGY.
THEY'RE BROUGHT DOWN ONTO THIS SLIDING RACK.
THEN LOADED ONTO A FULLY AUTOMATED GLASS OPTIMIZER.
WHICH CUTS EVERY PIECE TO SIZE.
DEPENDING ON THE ORDER.
trying to get the best yield out of each plate.
then we cut, sequence it, put it in harp racks.
THE GLASS FOR EACH SIDE OF EACH WINDOW IS THEN PUT
THROUGH A WASHER.
then they'll flip it, so both the inside panels are
and then, it goes right into the press and basically,
within a short, few minutes, you're just ready to
AND THE LEAN MANUFACTURING PROCESS CONTINUES IN THE
THE VINYL MATERIALS ARE PULLED OFF THE RACKS.
THEN CUT TO PRE-PROGRAMMED LENGTHS.
our scheduling department each morning sends out all
the cut sheets, all the sequencing.
and so it's pretty easy once you follow all that.
AFTER WEEP HOLES ARE PUNCHED THE FOUR PIECES OF VINYL
ARE THEN PLACED IN THE WELDER.
the heating plate will then go in between them.
it's compressed on the heating plate and once it gets
to a certain point, the plate comes out, the window's
THIS CLEANER TAKES OFF ANY EXCESS MATERIAL.
TO GIVE IT A CLEAN FINISH.
IT'S THEN PREPPED FOR GLAZING WITH THE INSTALLATION
OF EITHER A VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL MEETING RAIL.
THE GLASS IS SET INTO THE WINDOW.
it's going to either want to just set in there on
setting blocks and than a glazing being put around
and then it's ready to go.
ready to be put on these carts and loaded in a truck.
from this spokane plant, cascade windows will ship
to all of washington, montana, alaska, hawaii, as
well as parts of northern california.
CASCADE ALREADY HAD OTHER PLANTS IN PORTLAND AND SALT
AND JUST BOUGHT ANOTHER WINDOW MANUFACTURER IN PHOENIX.
so we have a really good footprint on the west coast
and the southwest now.
so the future's bright for us.
ESPECIALLY IF THE COMPANY KEEPS BUILDING HIGH QUALITY
AND TAKING CARE OF ITS CUSTOMERS.
FOR MADE IN THE NORTHWEST.
I'M DEREK DEIS.
KXLY FOUR NEWS.