Waipahu, Hawaii – October 20, 2017 – The president of Coastal Windows, Inc., Hawaii’s premium window and door manufacturer, has been named to the board of directors for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States.

Founded in 1895, the NAM, guided by its Board of Directors, is the largest industrial trade association in the United States with more than 14,000 members and is the nation’s most influential advocate for manufacturing. The NAM’s membership includes some of the world’s most iconic brands and many of the small manufacturers that power the U.S. economy. More than 90 percent of the NAM’s members are small and medium-sized
businesses.

Bob Barrett, Coastal Windows president, and his family started their window and door manufacturing business in the Waipio Business Park in 1990. Since then, Coastal had grown from only seven employees in a 5,000 sq. ft. space, to a team of over 50 employees in a 30,000 sq. ft. state of the art manufacturing facility. Coastal is Hawaii’s only full service window and door manufacturer, recognized as a product innovator in the design and manufacture of windows and doors specifically for Hawaii’s tropical environment.

“I am honored to be a part of the NAM Board and to have the opportunity to work with the membership on issues that affect manufacturers of all sizes,” said Barrett. “I’m thankful to the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii for connecting me with such a valued organization as NAM. I look forward to continuing to support the manufacturer’s initiative here locally.”

Barrett joins the NAM Board with more than 35 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Prior to Coastal Windows, Barrett gained experience in the window industry working for a vinyl extruder on the east coast. Starting on the production floor, he then moved on to technical sales, setting up window manufacturing facilities across the United States. He later went on to become the head of their research and development, responsible for the design, development and testing of new window and door products.

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About Coastal Windows, Inc.
Coastal Windows has proudly served as Hawaii’s window and door manufacturer since 1990, manufacturing exclusively in its 30,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility in Waipahu, Hawaii. Coastal’s products are independently tested, commercially rated, and are the only brand of vinyl windows and doors approved by the City & County of Honolulu Building Department for use in high-rise buildings. Coastal is a full-service window company offering free on-site estimates, quality licensed installation, and superior service throughout the islands. For more information about Coastal Windows products and services, contact us at 808.676.0529, info@coastalwindows.com, or visit us online at www.coastalwindows.com.