ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Get an in-person look at how windows are manufactured and impact tested at Winco Window Company’s Factory Tour and Window Testing Demonstration. Winco Window Company, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of commercial and architectural aluminum windows, will be hosting this informative event at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30th at Winco’s plant at 6315 Maple Avenue in St. Louis.

“We’re in tornado season now with hurricane season coming up,” said Kurtis Suellentrop, vice president of sales and marketing at Winco Window Company. “This is a good opportunity for architects, glaziers, contractors and property developers to review window systems for new build and renovation projects and plan accordingly.”

During the factory tour, Winco representatives will discuss different glazing methods including traditional window, tornado-resistant and hurricane-resistant. Two testing demonstrations using a water spray rack and an air cannon will be performed, one for hurricane testing and the other for water window testing. Both provide a comparable simulation of what windows endure during high-pressure, storm-like conditions.

Testing protocol focuses on impact-protective systems and covers procedures for conducting impact, static and cyclic pressure testing of components of the storm shelter envelope. For any type of storm, the emergency shelter must withstand up to 250 mph winds. This also takes into consideration the impact of airborne debris and water infiltration due to wind-driven rain.

“Our history as a pioneer and innovator guides us in engineering products designed to preserve, protect and perform,” said Suellentrop.

A BBQ buffet lunch will be served after the testing.  AIA credits for attending architects will be available.  To register, visit here.  Registration is limited.

For more information, contact WINCO Window Company at (314) 725-8088 or visit