Linetec: Pour and debridge delivers high thermal performance for architectural aluminum products

Click the image to read the news article published by Linetec and view the video interview featuring Jerry Schwabauer, Azon VP of Sales and Marketing

New nano course to earn AIA CE: Optimizing Performance in Aluminum Fenestration


Click the image: The course content is on pages 94-95 in the Architectural Products digital magazine. Flip through to read the article.

Go directly to The Continuing Architect (TCA) website to read the content and take the quiz

Case studies published on Architectural Products:
Wojan Windows, Tubelite and Quaker Windows

Job post: Field Service Technician

Kalamazoo, MI
Full-time  | Example of career opportunities at Azon

The primary responsibility of our Field Service Technician is to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair a wide variety of Azon manufacturing equipment. Our Field Service Technician also provides quality assurance by visiting each customer location quarterly to inspect their procedures, provide machinery maintenance and ensure that established quality protocols are being followed and documented.

Our Field Service Technicians receive extensive hands-on training, from an established service manager, on the operation of all Azon equipment.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Install new machinery at customer facilities worldwide
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all aspects of Azon machinery including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Train customer machine operators and technicians to setup, run, PM, and repair equipment
  • Collect quality samples in accordance with Azon quality procedures during periodic customer visits
  • Document all customer quality and service visits
  • Communicate accurately and professionally with customers regarding all equipment and chemical related issues and questions
  • Inform customers of Azon products and services that may improve their operating efficiency
  • When in house, assist in the completion, commissioning, and testing of new equipment
  • Maintain all required expense and travel reports

Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Technical degree or 5 years machinery service experience preferred
  • 2+ years of PLC programing (MicroLogix, CompactLogix, ControlLogix platforms)
  • 4+ years preferred, motion, networking, and HMI experience preferred * Willing to travel 50-60% within the U.S. and Canada.
  • International travel may be required 2-4 times a year. * Mechanical inspection and diagnostics experience
  • Electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Quality and customer service focus
  • Ability to read and understand schematics and blueprints
  • Logical thinking, problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Perform work in a safety conscious manner
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office

We offer competitive wages, and an excellent benefit package including family medical benefits, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability, 401(k) and ESOP.



Margaret Roberts named Azon COO

Executive appointment: chief operating officer

KALAMAZOO, Michigan – 17 January 2019 – Azon has announced the appointment of Margaret Roberts as the chief operating officer (COO) for the Azon companies. In this position, Roberts will be working with production, customer relations, information technology and overall assistance with the Azon international operations.

“Margaret is well-respected for her strong financial leadership and business expertise. The addition of a COO to our executive team will help facilitate a strong and sustainable future for the company,” said Dave Mills, CEO of Azon.

Roberts has been with Azon for over 30-years serving most recently as the chief financial officer (CFO), overseeing all financial operations for the global company. Her corporate responsibilities include serving on the Board of Directors and the Azon Management Committee.

About Azon

With headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and offices in the UK, Korea and China, Azon serves the globe as a leader in the development of energy-saving technologies for manufacturers of aluminum windows, doors and industrial grouting products.

For more information about the company, visit:

Azo-Grout™ introduces AIA Continuing Education Opportunity

Program title:   Concrete Repair, Water Control and Soil Stabilization using Polyurethane Grouts

Length: 1 hour | Live presentation

Learning Units: 1.0 AIA/CES (LU/HSW) Learning Unit, Health, Safety, and Welfare

Azo-Grout™ AIA course description download    |  Contact us for more information

Course description:

Participants will learn how polyurethane grouts are used for diverting water infiltration in parking garages, water treatment plants, transportation tunnels and sewer systems.
The various methods of evaluating and preparing sites and material selection to repair cracks in concrete infrastructures are reviewed.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Compare hydrophobic versus hydrophilic polyurethanes as to how they cure and divert water
  • Explain product performance features for selecting the correct polyurethane resin for the application
  • Evaluate the best injection options based on environmental conditions surrounding the repair area
  • Examine case studies of previous challenges regarding selection of material and methods of application

Azon updates Safety Data Sheets and Product Labeling

Azon announces 2018 updates to North American and International Safety Data Sheets and Labeling

Since December 2015 and the implementation of the GHS mandate, Azon has aligned its compliance to GHS in labeling and hazard communications.

The GHS mandate—or Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication—requires chemical companies to communicate information about chemical materials and protective measures for handling them. Some of the U.S. regions require further information to appear on both the Safety Data Sheets and labels.
To streamline our labeling operations, our North American labels also contain California Proposition 65 and New Jersey RTK (Right to Know).
In addition to those requirements, Azon also serves customers located in the Americas who require French and Spanish languages.


The new 2018 Azon chemical tote and drum labels are designed in accordance with numerous international regulations and are BS5609 certified so the labels will withstand the harshest of environmental conditions.
Durable labels are a necessity, and companies must meet international regulations with both base materials and the ink.
The BS5609 British Standard for pressure-sensitive labels requires resistance to marine immersion (salt water), weathering (UV exposure), temperature cycling and abrasion. The BS5609 certification is similar to UL in that the label and the ink are BS5609 compliant.

Mandatory GHS elements on most labels and SDS include*:

  • Hazard Pictograms: There are nine pictograms with black and white images outlined in a red diamond to visually identify hazards. (*Not required on all Azon products)
  • Signal Words: Used to convey the level of severity of the hazardous chemical (either “Danger” or “Warning”) (*Not required on all Azon products)
  • Product Name or Identifiers
  • Hazard Statements: Assigned phrases in relation to hazard classes and hazard categories that detail the chemical’s hazards.
  • Precautionary Statements: Detailed measures assigned to hazard statements given to minimize or prevent the adverse effects from physical, health, or environmental hazards.
  • Manufacturer Information

Our company is committed to employee safety and we also appreciate and thank you for using Azon as your supplier.

If you have any questions, please contact your field service representative
or Azon customer support here

Tote label A with pictograms

Tote label B with pictograms

Azon introducing Azo-Core™

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 | April 27-29 in Orlando