JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and other community leaders on Tuesday toured one of the county’s most successful businesses at the Johnstown Industrial Park.
The CRG conducted the first of several monthly business tours planned this year at Pioneer Window Manufacturing Corp. at 200 Union Ave.
CRG and local elected officials saw the inside of this manufacturing company. Other tours planned in the future include: July — Euphrates Inc.; August — Versatile Wood; September — Epimed; October — Taylor Made Products; November — Townsend Leather; and December — EMVI Chocolate.
At Pioneer Window, Vice President of Manufacturing Eric Miller hosted the tour for 15 guests. He began by briefing the group on the history of Pioneer Window in Fulton County and brought the tour into the present by describing its current projects in New York City. The Roslyn Heights, Nassau County-based firm is working on several projects there at this time ranging from schools to high rise apartment buildings.
Miller then led a tour of the window manufacturing facility.
A CRG news release stated: “It is a busy place, full of employees building windows, cleaning the glass on finished products, and preparing them for shipment. We got to see the entire process, including state-of-the-art robotic tools used to cut and prepare window components. Most employees, however, still assemble the basic window structure by hand and it is fascinating to watch. Each step in the process was explained during the tour. We even got to see a display model of one project in particular to see what the finished project would look like.”
The release said the employees at Pioneer Window were all “courteous and happy” – diligently working during the visit, despite having a group of 15 people watching them and asking questions.
“They even put up with us getting in the way of fork lift trucks and hand carts – all with smiles,” the release said.
Special thanks were offered to Miller at Pioneer Window, and the CRG thanked the elected officials and the CRG directors that supported this tour.
“Fulton County has great employers and we look forward to highlighting more of them in the months to come,” the release said.