Fast Company Ranks Pella 8th for Innovative Design | News

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REIDSVILLE — Window and door manufacturer Pella, with operations in Reidsville, was recently ranked No. 8 on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Design Companies Worldwide.

The 97-year-old company, known for its design innovation, received particular praise for introducing the Easy Slide Operator system in 2021, which has since quickly become a preferred method over the continuous crank of hardware. traditional window.

The Easy Slide Operator system requires less than five pounds of pressure to operate, creating a new way to open and close casement and awning windows with a simple up and down sliding motion, for example.

This innovative hardware solution has been widely recognized for its design excellence, awarded as Most Innovative Window (Window + Door), Most Valuable Product (Residential Products) and Top 30 Most Innovative Products (Beautiful Kitchens & Baths Magazine by Dotdash Meredith), to name a few.

Pella also kept pace with its innovative product trend this year with the launch of Hidden Screen in February. The first and only hidden screen for vinyl windows among major national window brands, the screen’s development has been enthusiastically received by homeowners, company officials said in the release.

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“I’m proud to work for a company that places thoughtful and inventive design at the forefront of customer solutions, while delivering products of unmatched functionality and durability,” said Mara Caldwell, Plant Manager. Pella manufacturing facility in Reidsville. “Our team in Reidsville is part of a greater legacy of exceptional craftsmanship and has a direct and lasting impact on the lives of homeowners.”

World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s flagship franchise and one of its most anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a roadmap for the future of innovation in the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

Pella has a long history of innovation since the company was founded in 1925. Today the company produces several lines of window and door options. The company’s Reidsville plant manufactures vinyl windows and patio doors.

“Thanks to Pella’s heritage and our continued focus on innovation in window design and construction, our team members across the organization are part of something special and groundbreaking,” said Caldwell. “This recognition from Fast Company is a testament to the forward-thinking and groundbreaking talent we have throughout our organization nationwide.”

For information on current skilled trades job openings at Pella, visit pella.com/about/careers for a list of available opportunities nationwide.

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