Western Window Systems announced its new 170,000-square-foot building in South Phoenix will be the site of a grand opening celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 28. The event, free and open to the public, will include complimentary food, drinks, entertainment, and tours of the office and manufacturing areas. Guests can play games, meet the Western Window Systems team, and enter to win great raffle prizes, including a giant Jenga game and a beach cruiser.
Envisioned by President and CEO Scott Gates as a place to create a winning company by changing construction, helping people live better, and having fun, Western Window Systems’ new facility, designed by international architecture firm Ware Malcomb, is a center for innovation and collaboration. Planned for optimal productivity, an expanded manufacturing area features state of the art CNCs and saws, additional loading docks, and an updated cooling system. Towering over the shop’s massive break room, which includes personal lockers, a TV, and arcade games, is a 925-square-foot mural by Phoenix artist Tato Caraveo.
Office areas not only reflect the culture of the company, but double as a showroom where customers can experience the company’s vast array of luxury door systems and windows in real-life settings. Polished concrete floors, a high-ceilinged lobby, and a private patio provide the backdrop for themed meeting rooms, including one housing a Lego sculpture of over 30,000 blocks; a Welcome to Western postcard-themed mural by Phoenix artist Kory Miller; over a dozen games including pinball and shuffleboard; British phone booths; even a corkscrew slide.
“These kinds of workspaces are usually reserved for tech companies, not manufacturers. But we’re not just any manufacturer,” says Gates. “We designed this space to give visitors a sense of who we are, and to give employees opportunities to wind down, stir their creative juices, and have fun.”
Western Window Systems’ new address is 2200 E. Riverview Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Guests unable to attend the company’s grand opening in person can follow Western Window Systems on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where they can see photos and live video of the event.
More than twice the size of the company’s previous South Phoenix location, Western Window Systems’ new facility is part of an increased investment in engineering and manufacturing capabilities and will accommodate future growth in generating innovative solutions for indoor-outdoor living. In January, the company completed its move of its manufacturing area. Office staff moved to the new facility in May. The move accommodated over 300 employees.