• November 2017

Northern goes to Wall Street


Northern has again been chosen to help rejuvenate a classic building.

One Wall Street, the art deco building originally named The Irving Trust Building is getting a facelift and conversion to apartments and up-scale retail space by Macklowe Properties.
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  • October 2017

Northern Architectural Systems Named to 2017 FAST 50 COMPANIES List


Northern Architectural Systems, integrated designer and manufacturer of high energy efficiency windows, doors, and wall systems, has again been named to the NJBIZ New Jersey's FAST FIFTY Companies 2017 list. This is the fifth year that Northern Architectural Systems has received this recognition. NJBIZ, the leading source of business news coverage in New Jersey, publishes the annual list celebrating New Jersey companies that exhibit dynamic growth. Read More...

Northern Architectural Helps Castle Village Keep Charm & Get Modern Benefits

Well-known as “an oasis from the bustle of New York City”, yet just steps from the George Washington Bridge, Castle Village is a magnificent 5-building enclave, amidst lush gardens, that sits atop Manhattan’s highest point.

And now, with new noise-reducing windows from Northern Architectural Systems being installed, residents will be even more comfortable while still enjoying magnificent sunsets and panoramic views of the Hudson River valley. Read More...

Northern Architectural Provides Sloan Kettering Curtain Wall

Northern Architectural Systems has been tapped to provide the feature curtain wall at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s new state-of-the-art laboratory medicine facility at 327 East 64th St. in New York City.

Northern’s design and engineering teams worked closely with erector M Cohen & Sons and Hunter Roberts Construction Group to realize the centerpiece structure designed by Perkins + Will Architects. Read More...

Northern Building Products Changes Name to Northern Architectural Systems -- Launches New Website

Northern Building Products, one of metro New York’s oldest and largest commercial window, door & wall manufacturers has adopted the name of its subsidiary – Northern Architectural Systems. The name change occurred concurrently with the merging of the two related companies.

Over the last 58 years, Northern has supplied energy-efficient products that helped renew many buildings throughout the Boroughs, including Co-Op City in the Bronx and the revival of Industry City on the Brooklyn waterfront. Currently, Northern is providing historic replica windows to the iconic McGraw-Hill Building on 42nd Street. Read More...

Northern Architectural Systems Chosen for Iconic McGraw-Hill Building in NYC

McGraw Hill WindowDiversified fenestration manufacturer Northern Architectural Systems has been chosen to provide over 3,000 custom windows as part of the overall rejuvenation of the iconic McGraw-Hill Building on 42nd Street in Manhattan.

Northern's design team worked closely with the building architect and the landmark commission to design a new window system that would replicate the original steel Campbell windows in close detail and incorporate high energy efficiency framing and glazing.

The McGraw-Hill Building was one of four New York City building projects designed by renowned architect Raymond Hood. It was given Landmark status because of its "Moderne" style and its unique use of blue-green glazed terra cotta tiles as an exterior façade. Read More...

Northern Architectural Systems Expands

Northern Architectural Systems Expands
Posted on October 1, 2013 by Penny Stacey

Northern Architectural Systems, the wall systems subsidiary of Northern Building Products, has completed its move to an 82,000-square-foot plant in Carlstadt, N.J. “This expansion is in response to the growth and expected growth in this part of our market segment” says vice president of business development Mike Richards. In order to maintain its local presence after the move, Northern also opened a sales and customer service group office in Fultonville, N.Y.“We are excited to bring this operation close to our Teterboro, N.J., headquarters and closer to our home marketplace,” adds president Robert Pecorella.

  • October 21, 2012

Northern Makes NJBIZ List For Fourth Consecutive Year

Northern Building Products, integrated designer and manufacturer of energy saving windows, doors, and wall systems, has again been named to the NJBIZ New Jersey's Fifty Fastest Growing Companies of 2010 list. This is the fourth year in a row that Northern Building Products has received this recognition. The Company had earlier been named to the INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies throughout the United States for both 2009 and 2010.

Northern, and its subsidiary Northern Architectural Systems, are known for their innovative and customized products used in both new construction and retrofit applications. The Company is a premier producer of long lasting energy conserving aluminum windows, doors, wall and storefront systems which are installed into mid and high-rise residential, commercial, government and public use buildings. The Company is also a supplier of custom engineered aluminum framing systems to the solar photo-voltaic panel industry.

Northern products are often able to help projects qualify for valuable LEED points from the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The Company's two strategically located plants (outside of New York City and Albany, NY) are within the 500 mile LEED geographic limit for over one quarter of the US population; and its energy saving products can have a high percentage of recyclable and recycled content. Northern ships its products throughout the continental U.S.

  • June 27, 2011

AGC and Northern Celebrate Anniversary and Introduce Super Energy Efficiency

ALPHARETTA, GA – JUNE 27, 2011 – AGC Flat Glass North America (AGC) and Northern Building Products, Inc. of Teterboro, NJ are commemorating their 28th anniversary of doing business together by joining forces and bringing to market super energy efficient aluminum windows and doors. Northern will now offer AGC's U4 - 4th Surface Technology which will enable Northern products to provide up to a 20% improvement in energy conservation and comfort. The ground-breaking U4 coating is baked right into the glass while it's still in its molten state at approximately 1100 degrees fahrenheit. As the glass cools, the coating and the glass become one exceedingly robust glazing. Windows and doors that use U4 glazing will allow smaller, less expensive heating and cooling equipment in buildings. "This is an environmentally responsible decision that people can feel good about choosing," says Northern President Robert Pecorella.

"AGC has supplied Northern with many millions of square feet of glass during their long relationship. Together we offer long-lasting products that reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil," says AGC representative Jill Betters. Coupling with that, AGC and Northern have experienced teams who assure dependable quality and personalized service and are dedicated to making each project successful. By developing new, flexible, and customized products to fit a variety of needs, AGC and Northern are maximizing energy performance and putting our people back to work by creating more jobs during these tough economic times.

Both AGC and Northern are committed to environmental responsibility and energy conservation. Together, they have been supporting super energy efficient renovation for environmental conscientiousness with world class super energy efficient products. Both share a dedication to environmental responsibility and energy conservation by developing products that may help projects qualify for valuable LEED points from the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, AGC Flat Glass North America (formerly AFG) is one of the largest flat glass manufacturers in North America. The company is part of Japan-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. - the world leader in glass production. A fully integrated supplier, AGC has 4,300 employees in three major divisions: Primary, Coatings, and Fabrication. Through its three strategic business units, AGC offers one of the industry's broadest lines of Building Products, Solar Glass and Automotive Glass. With facilities across North America, AGC has built its success on providing practical solutions for its customers.

  • November 15, 2010

Brooklyn's Bush Terminal Gets a Facelift

Northern Building Products has geared up to Rejuvenate Brooklyn's Bush Terminal

Diversified manufacturer of energy efficient windows, doors and wall systems Northern Building Products of Teterboro, NJ has geared up to help give Bush Terminal in Brooklyn, New York a new lease on life.

The historic complex originally covered over 200 acres and was designed as the first New York intermodal shipping, manufacturing, and warehousing center. Now, re-named Industry City, after completing its first 100 years, the project is being converted to modern uses which hope to mix artistic endeavors with light production.

Engineering staff members from Northern Building Products worked extensively to customize a retrofit window system that could maintain the historic integrity of the buildings, while replacing more than 263,000 original panes of glass with high-efficiency insulating glass and insulated frames over three years.

"Sustainable construction techniques and adaptive reuse of existing buildings are cornerstones of environmental responsibility," according to Northern Executive Vice President, G.M. Desai.

The new windows are expected to reduce energy consumption from heat loss by over 50%. Project owners and engineer, Consulting Associates of New York, chose windows manufactured locally by Northern with high recycled content raw materials, to show their support for green building design and operation.

"Northern is committed to helping our country re-use our existing buildings in order to lessen the amount of construction waste and the demand for energy and natural resources required to build new structures," says Northern president, Robert Pecorella.

  • August 27, 2010

Northern Makes Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States for 2010

Northern Building Products, a manufacturer of energy saving commercial and heavy commercial fenestration systems, has again been named to the INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies throughout the United States. This is the second year in a row that Northern has been named to the INC 5000 list.

The Company had earlier been named to the NJBIZ Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey for 2007, 2008 and 2009. Northern is a premier producer of long lasting aluminum windows, doors, and wall systems which are installed into mid and high-rise residential, commercial, government and public use buildings. Northern ships its products throughout the continental U.S. The Company is known for its innovative and customized products that are used in both new construction and retrofit applications. Northern products are often able to help projects qualify for valuable LEED points from the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The Company's two strategically located plants (outside New York City and Albany, NY) are within the 500 mile limit for over one quarter of the US population; and its energy saving products can have a high percentage of recyclable and recycled content.

"When our insulating products replace old existing windows and doors, they often provide an immediate 100% improvement in energy savings and reduce our carbon footprint. It's important to make a product that improves the quality of life; not just because of how the product performs, but also in the ways it benefits the people who make them," says Northern President, Robert Pecorella.

  • October 19, 2010

Fifty Fastest Growing Companies 2010

NJFLogo Northern Building Products, integrated designer and manufacturer of energy saving windows, doors, and wall systems, has again been named to the NJBIZ New Jersey's Fifty Fastest Growing Companies of 2010 list. This is the fourth year in a row that Northern Building Products has received this recognition. The Company had earlier been named to the INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies throughout the United States for both 2009 and 2010.

Northern, and its subsidiary Northern Architectural Systems, are known for their innovative and customized products used in both new construction and retrofit applications. The Company is a premier producer of long lasting energy conserving aluminum windows, doors, wall and storefront systems which are installed into mid and high-rise residential, commercial, government and public use buildings.

The Company is also a supplier of custom engineered aluminum framing systems to the solar photo-voltaic panel industry.

Northern products are often able to help projects qualify for valuable LEED points from the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The Company's two strategically located plants (outside of New York City and Albany, NY) are within the 500 mile LEED geographic limit for over one quarter of the US population; and its energy saving products can have a high percentage of recyclable and recycled content.

Northern ships its products throughout the continental U.S.

  • April 15, 2010

New York Incentives Mean 50 Manufacturing Jobs and a Greener Future for Northern Architectural Systems

Assemblyman Marc Butler welcomed Northern Architectural Systems and 50 jobs to Johnstown, N.Y., April 15, 2010, during an event on site at the recently opened facility, according to an April 15 release. Butler addressed workers, businesses and guests about the crucial need to foster American manufacturing. His comments immediately preceded the company's first shipment from the Fulton County facility.

Parent company, Northern Building Products, one of New Jersey's fastest growing companies, decided to expand operations of their wall systems subsidiary, because of the promise of economic incentives coupled with the opportunity to provide products to the growing number of buildings getting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified in the New England and Mid-Atlantic Regions.

"We're excited," said Robert J. Pecorella, Northern's president, in the release. "The Empire Zone benefits will really help us to employ even more skilled workers from the area as we grow. Working where you live is a basic tenet of the green movement. Every time we ship out an order going to a LEED project, we demonstrate our commitment and role in the green industry, working with architects to maximize energy performance, regional and recycled content materials and innovation credits as well as putting our most valuable resource - our people – back to work in the heartland."

Butler reciprocated stating, "We're excited too. This is a great example of the policies we try to foster in the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry at the New York State Legislature. Green technology is a thriving market and we see many great things for this company," according to the release.

Providing a different perspective, Northern employee, Al Unger, a 39-year-old father who programs the machines that mill the intricate shapes for exterior walls of a building, stated, "If Northern hadn't come, I don't know what I would have done. I wasn't looking forward to uprooting my family or losing two hours each day because of a commute."

Keeping people like Unger employed is just one of the reasons that motivates Pecorella. "I started manufacturing insulated windows and doors 32 years ago, after experiencing the 1970's gasoline crisis," he said in the release. "It became clear our energy supply was not unlimited. I had to do something to help the situation for the future. Manufacturing has always been the backbone of America's economy and when our products installed, energy is saved and the carbon footprint is reduced. We make products that improve the quality of life for the end users and, at the same time, benefit the people who make them. It's great when the right thing to do is also good business."

  • 2009

Fifty Fastest Growing Companies of 2009

NJBIZ, New Jersey's leading statewide business newspaper, announced and honored the top fifty businesses that have made significant contributions to the growth, strength and success of New Jersey on the New Jersey's Fifty Fastest Growing Companies of 2009 list.

Northern Building Products, Inc. has the rank of number 35 on this year's list. This is the third year in a row that Northern Building Products, Inc. has received this honor.

Northern is a diversified manufacturer of windows, doors & window wall for the mid and hi-rise retrofit and new construction market.

In order to be eligible for nomination, companies needed to show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2006, 2007, and 2008 and show revenue growth in 2008, as compared to 2006 (a three year period). Eligible companies were to be for-profit entities headquartered in New Jersey. Both dollar and percentage increases were taken into consideration. This ranking formula led to recognition of the 2009 New Jersey's Fifty Fastest Growing Companies consisting of both large and small companies.

The Top Fifty Fastest Growing Companies are profiled in a special edition issue of NJBIZ. The complete list of honorees is published in ranked order, along with information on each company's financial growth.

  • September 2009

Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies 2009

Northern Building Products, the Teterboro, New Jersey manufacturer of commercial & heavy commercial fenestration products has been named to the 2009 INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies throughout the United States.

The Company had earlier been named to the NJBIZ Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey in both 2008 and 2007.

Northern has been manufacturing energy efficient windows and doors continuously since 1956. In recent years, Northern expanded its product lines to include Window Wall, Curtain Wall, and Storefront systems.

"Our continued growth in the face of economic obstacles is a testament to our dedicated team members and clients who work together as a family to make each project successful," says Northern President, Robert Pecorella.

Northern Building Products ships its customized products to projects throughout the continental U.S.

  • May 12-13, 2008

President Speaks at 2008 NYSERDA Annual Confrence

Robert Pecorella, President of Northern was selected to speak at the 2008 Multi-Family Performance Partner Conference presented by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in Saratoga, NY on May 12-13, 2008.

The purpose of the Conference was to expose NYSERDA professional partners to current state of the art energy-saving technologies. Approximately 250 industry leaders attended.

NSERDA is widely acclaimed for its success in promoting energy-efficient renovation and new construction throughout New York State.

Mr. Pecorella addressed the conference attendees on the topic of energy efficient fenestration for multi-family, multi-story buildings.

  • October, 2007

One of the Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in NJ

Northern has recently been named as one of the Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Finest Awards Program is run annually by NJBIZ, the leading provider of business news, information and trends in New Jersey. The awards recognize and identify the state's most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the strength of the New Jersey economy.

Rankings are determined by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, based upon revenue growth over a three-year period.

Northern Awarded Largest Retrofit Window Job in Free World

The Riverbay Board has unanimously approved Northern Building Products as the official manufacturer for Co-op City's long-awaited fenestration replacement project.

The $57.9 million contract calls for Northern Building Products to manufacture more than 130,000 windows which will be installed by Tindel Replacement Windows, Inc. According to the Riverbay Board, the new, energy-efficient windows from Northern will be welcomed by the Co-op City community. Residents are anxious to have leaky windows in their apartments replaced and the Board looks forward to saving money on energy costs this winter.

The Co-op City retrofit project represents Northern's largest job to date. The firm is already widely respected across the nation for its high-quality products and personalized service. The successful completion of the Co-op City contract, which will take an estimated 3-1/2 to 4 years, will reinforce Northern Building Products' reputation as a top firm in the industry.

World's Largest Housing Co-Op Chooses Aluminum Windows and Doors

CoopWhen the largest single highrise housing complex decided to buy new windows, they chose aluminum – again.

Co-Op City, located within the Bronx Borough of New York City, is the largest housing complex of it's kind in the free world. It is home to almost 60,000 residents. The project is so large that it has its own police and fire precincts, four elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school, and three shopping centers. It has over 135,000 windows and terrace doors.

Since its every inception, Co-Op City has had the preservation of America and American values at its core. Ground was broken in 1966 for the project on the site of what had been a historic themed park named Freedomland, USA. The theme park had been shaped like a map of the United States and had rides and exhibits that depicted the history of each area of our great country. Co-Op City was to be an experiment in social housing – the first place in New York State in which blue collar residents could buy their own apartments and achieve the American dream of home ownership in an area where only aparment rentals had been available previously. Read More...

Lenox Terrace Chooses Northern

Hailed as "Harlem's Best Address" by The New York Times Magazine, Lenox Terrace stretches across six square city blocks and offers luxurious amenities to residents of its six-building complex. Built in 1958, Lenox Terrace is well known for the prominent local and national politicians, entertainments and businesspeople who are among its residents.

A tranquil oasis in the heart of Manhattan, Lenox Terrace boasts renovated lobbies and spacious apartments, most with private terraces. The newly-installed sliders manufactured by Northern Building Products look out onto the Lenox Terrace private playground and flower garden, as well as the New York City skyline. This retrofit project consisted of approximately 9,000 windows.

Northern Windows Revitalize Clipper Mill in Boston

Streuver Brothers Eccles & Rouse has chosen NORTHERN to help bring this classic building complex back to life. Originally built in 1853, Clipper Mill employed thousands of men in facilities that included an iron foundry, erecting & pattern shops, a melting house, and stables. The Clipper Mill revitalization will combine the "best of the old with the most efficient of the new". Clipper Mill will be re-created as an urban corporate campus and up-scale residential community.

Northern Chosen For Historic Louisville, KY Hotel Project

The Brown Hotel, on the "magic corner" of Fourth Avenue and Broadway in Louisville, is one of the city's most beloved historic landmarks. Since its opening in 1923, the Brown Hotel has been a cornerstone of countless historic events, including the Great Flood of 1937. The hotel is well known for its gracious southern hospitality and elegant ambiance.

Through meticulous restoration work, the owners of the Brown have sought to recapture the former elegance of the building. In early 2003, Northern Building Products manufactured 1,300 windows to retrofit the exterior of the Brown.

  • June 14, 2002

Northern Acquires Repco

Northern Building Products has purchased the commercial and heavy commercial product lines of REPCO (Replacement Products Industries Corp.).

NORTHERN will merge the REPCO products with its own diverse product lines that already include hung, sliding, projected, casement, and tilt & turn windows and sliding and terrace doors. "Although NORTHERN already has a wide variety of products ranging from Commercial to Architectural grades, the REPCO products will provide additional depth" said Robert Pecorella, NORTHERN's president.

NORTHERN specializes in mid and hi-rise retrofit and new construction fenestration. The REPCO name --- over 30 years old --- will give additional recognition and penetration into the Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC markets. "Our purchase of the product lines and the REPCO name will assure continued availability of pre-approved windows for historical preservation in these markets" Pecorella commented.

  • June 14, 2002

High-Rise Low Risk

“We started using swiggle Seal in 1985. Since then, we have supplied many high profile projects – some of them having thousands of IG units in a single building – all with outstanding field performance.

Swigggle Seal has stood the test of time against high wind loads, structural loading and the pumping action present in the big city high-rise structures. The Swiggle Seal Insulating Glass System has allowed us to increase our productivity substantially, while giving us control of a previously complicated aspect of our business.

It's a totally painless all-in-one IG system which comes to us from a single source, We can change space sizes with ease and produce over 16 large commercial size units per man hour. Swiggle Seal takes the risk out of IG seal failure and allows us to concentrate fully on what we do best.. manufacturing high quality windows and doors for the mid to high-rise building industry. "

- Robert Pecorella, President
Northern Architectural Systems

  • April 17, 2000

Northern to the Rescue

Northern Building Products, an integrated designer and manufacturer of commercial and heavy-commercial fenestration systems has successfully completed the New York City high-rise tower known as 750 Sixth Avenue.

Turner Construction and Albanese Development chose Northern to complete the 27-story building, after the original manufacturer defaulted and declared bankruptcy.

The project had been stalled for over three months when Northern stepped in to finish the remaining 60% of the job. Only FOUR weeks elapsed from the date of the initial contract to the date that all custom-designed and manufactured windows were delivered on-site.

  • April 3, 2000

Northern Selected for Warbasse Housing

Northern Building Products, a producer of commercial and heavy-commercial fenestration systems has been selected as manufacturer for Warbasse Housing in Brooklyn, New York.

Over 14,000 high performance windows and terrace doors will be fabricated over the next several months to complete the project.

Northern was chosen based upon its proven ability to produce specialty windows on tight schedules. In this case, the products were chosen with special regard to the requirements of these high-rise buildings which are on the Atlantic shoreline and also in the flight path to the New York City’s largest airport.

GLASSLAT '98 - 5/98

Northern President, Robert Pecorella, was a keynote speaker at Glasslat ’98, held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, Mexico.