(HIT) – PENSACOLA, FLA. – In a unique move that bucks the growing trend of companies importing their products from China, Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company, moved all their Hy-Lite vinyl extrusion purchases and acrylic block manufacturing out of China in late 2009 and back into the United States.
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“When we acquired Hy-Lite in 2009 we learned much of the company’s acrylic block and vinyl extrusion manufacturing was being done in China,” says Roger Murphy, president of Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company. “We immediately set to work to bring those processes and jobs back to America.
“Now we are successfully purchasing all our vinyl extrusions from extruders in the U.S. and we are manufacturing the Hy-Lite acrylic blocks at our own company facility in Florida. We have purchased additional injection molding equipment and at the time of reshoring added employees to our Pensacola molding department to move this work in-house. When product demand grows, it will mean more jobs for American workers rather than jobs being sent overseas.”
All Hy-Lite acrylic block windows, including frame materials, silicone, acrylic resins, and even shipping materials, are made and assembled in the United States.
Murphy believes the move to having all vinyl extrusions and acrylic block manufactured in the United States positively impacts production at the company’s outsourced domestic vinyl extruder. “The trickle-down effect of this decision affects several companies in America and many people,” says Murphy. “Every job counts. We feel exceptionally good that we can say all our acrylic block and extrusions are Made in America.”
Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company, is the leading manufacturer of acrylic block, glass block and decorative glass windows. The company’s privacy product options include acrylic block shutters, accent panels, radius walls, partition walls, door inserts and shower walls. Since 1988, the Pensacola, Florida-based company has been committed to providing residential and commercial construction professionals and homeowners with elegant, affordable privacy window designs. For more information, visit www.hy-lite.com.