Deceuninck North America
Location: Monroe Ownership: Public Founded: Founded in 1969, purchased by Deceuninck in 1995 Employees: 536 President & CEO: Filip Geeraert Website: deceuninckna.com Business: Design, compounding, tolling, lamination and PVC extrusion company that produces energyefficient PVC window and door systems
Though somewhat hard to pronounce— just think of someone named Nick who works at the Dairy Queen (dee-CUEnink)—Monroe’s Deceuninck has experienced nearly 200% growth in the PVC extrusion industry over the last six years. That g row t h has been spurred by solidifying customer relations, maintaining product quality and keeping an eye on potential avenues for innovative expansion.
“We’re always looking for new opportunities to serve existing markets and geographies,” says Phil Morton, Deceuninck’s director of business development and innovation, “but also looking at new, adjacent markets.” Adding valuable new technologies to Deceuninck’s product line has helped, as has the installation of additional high-speed production and extrusion lines. Morton acknowledges this growth— and the recognition of it—provides the company with more credibility in the marketplace and encouragement to keep going. “This MANNY award is part of that affirmation that we’re doing some of these things right,” Morton says. – KM
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