For over 60 years, Alside has continued to provide leadership and excellence within the exterior building products industry. It all began in 1947, when our founder, Jerome J. Kaufman, invented America's first residential baked enamel aluminum siding. Today, we continue to be innovators in the vinyl building products industry through our continuing efforts to constantly upgrade and enhance our product offering.
2012 Grand Opening of the 100th company-owned Alside Supply Center in Export, PA.
2012 Expansion of the Promenade™ Sliding Patio Door Collection to round out the offering to include Contemporary, Classic and French Rail styles.
2012 Introduction of 5 new darker, richer colors to the Odyssey Plus® line of Premium Vinyl Siding and expands the standard siding color palette to include Juniper Ridge
2012 New polyurethane coating technology allows the enhancement of the FrameWorks® Color Collection to offer more than 80 interior and exterior finish combinations.
2012 Introduces AMES, Associated Materials Enterprise System.
2011 Four new company-owned Alside Supply Centers are opened in Toledo, OH, Austin, TX, Aurora, IL and Evansville, IN to support the company's growth in these new markets.
2011 Introduction of the Sheffield II® Window to the west coast.
2011 Introduction of New Charter Oak® Architectural Colors.
2011 Mr. Jerry Burris joins AMI as Chief Executive Officer.
2011 Introduction of the 6400 French-Style Sliding Patio Door.
2010 FrameWorks® window color collection is introduced.
2009 Alside becomes a proud member of the US Green Building Council.
2009 Alside opens a new company-owned Supply Center in Hempstead, NY - its third location on Long Island.
2009 Introduction of the 6200/6300 patio door.
2009 A new palette of rich, dark colors is added to Prodigy Insulated Siding providing homeowners with even more design options.
2008 Introduction of the Excalibur II® Window to the west coast.
2008 Revolution Composite Siding is introduced in select markets. This high-performance exterior siding system blends natural wood ingredients with structural polymers to provide the first maintenance free, composite siding.
2008 Coventry by Alside™ is added to the vinyl siding product offering. Featuring an attractive
cedar grain finish and a rolled top nailing hem for enhanced product performance. Coventry is available in five profiles and 14 attractive colors.
2008 Alside adds a 5" Dutch Lap profile to the Prodigy® Insulated Siding product line. This new profile features Prodigy's unique attributes as well as an industry-leading R-Value of 5.3.
2008 The Pelican Bay® One line of Shakes and Scallops is added to Alside's polypropylene shakes and scallops offering. Featuring single-course panels, self-concealing side tabs and extended panel lengths.
2008 Alside announces the addition of a rolled top nailing hem to Conquest®, increasing the wind
load performance for this product line and making it one of the best performing siding panels within its category.
2007 Alside continues to expand its distribution network with the addition of three new Supply Centers: Greer, South Carolina; Alsip, Illinois; and Mahwah, New Jersey.
2007 Greenbriar® Vintage Beaded Soffit is added to the Alside soffit product offering. Replacing the original Greenbriar, this new design provides the truly authentic look of beaded wood soffit with a 2 ½" profile.
2007 Cypress Creek™ Variegated Siding is introduced. Designed to capture the multi-tonal colors of authentic cedar, Cypress Creek is available in 6 beautiful variegated colors.
2006 Mr. Thomas Chieffe joins AMI as Chief Executive Officer.
2006 Alside introduces the new Charter Oak® XXL 25' siding. This new addition to the Charter Oak family is more than twice as long as standard siding for significantly fewer overlaps.
2006 Alside's national presence increases as another Supply Center in Wichita, Kansas is added to its ever-growing supply chain organization.
2005 Introduction begins on Prodigy® Next Generation Insulated Siding. This double 6" clapboard siding features a true flat face, R-value of 5.0, a 16' 8" Extended Length design and TrueForm™ high-performance, form-fit insulation.
2005 To support the increasing West Coast business, Alside opens a new window plant in Yuma, Arizona.
2005 Alside opens four new company-owned Supply Centers in the United States.
2005 Exterior Accents, a collection of specialized siding accessories and shutters, is introduced.
2004 Odyssey® Plus is redesigned with a fully rolled-over nailing hem and double, staggered nail slots for superior attachment strength.
2004 Alside introduces four new colors to its siding, soffit and accessories: Tuscan Clay, Coastal Sage, Vintage Wicker and Mystic Blue.
2004 The Architectural™ Series of Shakes and Scallops is expanded to include new Staggered Shakes and Shingles. New colors are also introduced within this product line to support the increased desire of homeowners to add coastal influence to their homes.
2004 Charter Oak® Energy Elite is introduced. This Field-Fit™ insulated siding provides the beauty of Charter Oak Siding with the insulating and durability aspects of insulated siding.
2004 The Excalibur Window, one of Alside's most popular windows, is redesigned to feature an even stronger sash profile with sturdier, fully extruded lift rails.
2004 Alside grows its Supply Center organization again by adding three new locations
2003 Alside adds three additional company-owned Supply Centers.
2003 Alside increases its siding, soffit and accessory warranty coverage making it one of the industry's strongest.
2003 The Platinum Series Insulation™ product line is introduced, delivering a premium selection of fanfold and insulation board products to our dealer network.
2002 Alside is named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year.
2002 Seven new Supply Centers join Alside's distribution network.
2002 Alside introduces the Architectural Color Collection, a series of six dark colors available in Charter Oak® siding and soffit and Trimworks® accessories.
2002 Alside introduces the Sheffield Window, a new fully welded premium window featuring a sloped sill and a hidden screen track for clean lines and added beauty.
2002 The casement/awning window and the Swing & Clean window are completely redesigned for the Alside product line. The new casement/awning windows offer a much slimmer profile for multiple units, while the Swing & Clean window offers an improved hinge system featuring the DuraBrake™ pivot/glide shoe.
2001 Alside introduces Board and Batten siding: beautiful vertical siding in a premium .050" thickness.
2001 Alside adds three new branches to its long list of nationwide Alside Supply Centers.
2001 Charter Oak® XL 16' 8" siding launched. This Extended Length siding panel is almost 40% longer than standard siding, offering fewer overlaps and added beauty.
2001 CenterLock® is enhanced to a .044" premium thickness.
2001 Mr. Mike Caporale is appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Alside.
2001 Alside is named ENERGY STAR® National Window Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year.
2001 Alside adds Landscape® Vinyl Siding to its siding line. Its sophisticated nail hem with double nail slots and a rolled top edge simplifies installations and adds rigidity.
2001 Two new Supply Centers join Alside's team of Nationwide Alside Supply Centers.
2000 Seneca® Vinyl Siding is introduced. It offers elegant beauty and lasting quality in an .042" thickness.
2000 Alside purchases Alpine Window in Bothell, WA. This brings the total number of window manufacturing facilities to four and provides a West Coast presence.
2000 Alside is named ENERGY STAR® National Window Partner of the Year.
2000 Alside adds nine new locations to its long list of Nationwide Alside Supply Centers.
2000 Mr. Mike Caporale is named President and Chief Operating Officer of Alside.
1999 Odyssey® Vinyl Siding is re-engineered for better performance and appearance, renaming it Odyssey® Plus.
1999 Completed construction of new vinyl extrusion plant in Freeport, Texas named Freeport Vinyl Technologies.
1999 Nationwide Alside Supply Centers continue to expand with addition of several new locations, such as Pawtucket, RI and Southgate, MI.
1998 Alside becomes a partner in a new program established by the Department of Energy called ENERGY STAR®. All Alside windows with the ClimaTech™ option receive the ENERGY STAR label.
1998 Alside is publicly traded on NYSE.
1998 Introduced accredited Architect Education Program for AIA, CSI and AIBD.
1998 CenterLock™ premium vinyl siding hits the market with a unique double-lock design and the appearance of individual wood boards. In addition, Alside introduces Architectural Shakes™, a decorative ornamental siding.
1998 Alside is awarded VSI Certification on all of its vinyl siding products.
1998 Alside produces their 6,000,000th window.
1997 Nationwide Alside Supply Centers continue to expand with the addition of four new locations.
1997 Alside celebrates 50 years in the home improvement industry.
1997 In addition to the corporate headquarters in Akron, Ohio, Alside consists of three window manufacturing facilities, two vinyl extrusion plants, 65 company-owned Supply Centers and a research and development facility. Alside also consists of three divisions that offer fencing, garage doors and Eurostyle cabinetry for kitchen and bath.
1996 Alside introduces Charter Oak™ Premium Vinyl Siding. Referred to as "the siding that changed the industry," it is quickly recognized for its beauty, durability and installation ease.
1996 Alside Window Systems produces their 5,000,000th window.
1995 Alside Window Systems enters into the New Construction market with the introduction of the Performance Series New Construction vinyl window.
1994 Alside Window Systems opens the "Central Window Plant" in a portion of Alside's manufacturing facility in Akron, Ohio.
1993 Alside begins producing and selling vinyl fence products from its new division, UltraGuard.
1993 Premium Garage Door Company, a division of Alside, begins research and development of vinyl garage doors.
1989 An additional vinyl window manufacturing plant opens in Kinston, North Carolina.
1987 Increasing product demands lead to the opening of a vinyl window manufacturing facility in Cedar Rapids, IA.
1986 Alside opens a kitchen cabinet plant in Liberty, North Carolina under a new division, UltraCraft.
1985 Due to increasing demand and soaring sales, Alside adds a plant in Ennis, Texas, solely dedicated to producing vinyl siding and accessories.
1984 William W. Winspear purchases Alside and two other companies from United States Steel (U.S. Steel) to form Associated Materials Incorporated.
1983 Jerome Kaufman, founder, retires as Chairman and Donald L. Kaufman becomes Chief Executive Officer.
1980 To meet the needs of a changing marketplace, Alside research and development specialists develop Alside's first vinyl replacement window.
1979 Alside enters the vinyl siding business with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in West Salem, Ohio.
1978 Alside enters the aluminum replacement window business with the opening of a manufacturing plant in Wadsworth, Ohio.
1974 Donald L. Kaufman is promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.
1971 Alside begins distributing aluminum windows and storm doors.
1968 All of Alside's outstanding stock is acquired by U.S. Steel. Alside becomes the acknowledged leader in both the steel and aluminum siding industry.
1965 Steel siding is introduced on a limited basis. Alside International is established in Puerto Rico to produce stone siding. Brick panels follow soon after.
1961 Alside is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
1960 Alside becomes a public company.
1960 A new modern facility that houses manufacturing and corporate offices is constructed after the original building is destroyed by fire. This new facility remains as the corporate headquarters today.
1955 Donald Kaufman, brother of Jerome, joins Alside in the legal department.
1952 Alside enters the distribution business by opening its first company-owned Supply Centers in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Chicago.
1947 Jerome Kaufman, along with his brother, Manual (Mickey), and several other associates, form Alside. Alside quickly becomes one of the largest users of sheet aluminum in the world.
1947 After seeing how paint bonds to aluminum fuselages on World War II planes, Jerome Kaufman, owner of one of the largest retail home improvement dealers in the U.S., invents the first residential baked enamel aluminum siding.