In September of 2011, Wardco Window and Door Manufacturing relocated to our current location at 1157 Blair Road, Burlington, Ontario. The facility is 24,000 square feet and is located close to the QEW, 403 and 407 highways. We have a showroom featuring our array of products highlighting our manufacturing capabilities. All office staff have private offices for accomodating any one-on-one meetings. We also have a large, private boardroom for use by our partners to meet with their customers during a showroom visit or plant tour.
Our manufacturing plant’s goal is to maximize efficiency. Since relocating, our lead times have fallen dramatically due to improved work flow. We replaced our paint facility with a state-of-the-art paint booth complete with matching air make-up unit to ensure the atmospheric conditions are ideal to achieve optimal paint and stain finishes. The pre-paint preparation area has been designed to prioritize cleanliness making certain our products are flawless prior to painting or staining.
Another major benefit of our new stand-alone location is improved customer access. Our clients no longer have to walk around the entire building to arrive at our unit. Clients pull up to the front door to receive their shipping documents and to the loading dock with ease. Our shipping department opens at 6:30am so our contractors and dealers can pick up their product on the day of installation and still arrive on site bright and early to satisfy their customers.
Wardco Window and Door Manufacturing regularly test our products to ensure that we are meeting or exceeding the requirements for Energy Star and continually upgrade to meet the ever-changing requirements of the building code. CSA Certification means that all of our windows and doors are manufactured to the same exacting standards. CSA carries out regular audits on our production line to ensure compliance. Companies that only “test” to CSA standards need only make one test window or door to those standards. No audits of regular production products are ever done to ensure compliance.