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Updated: 04/09/2014 09:02:02AM

Origin brings ‘bi-fold’ windows to Venice

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PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON

Ben Halvorsen, president of Origin USA, with Neil Ginger, owner and CEO, discuss the construction of the bi-folding easifold doors to be manufactured in Venice.

By ROGER BUTTON

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Apparently, it was coincidence that Origin, a UK-based bi-folding or easifold door manufacturing company, chose Venice for its U.S. base — less than five miles from the largest national U.S. based manufacturer, PGT Windows.

Florida appealed to Origin as the perfect place for bi-fold doors because Floridians tend to go in and out of their house often — and the doors are designed for that. Further, the net worth of Gulf residents lends itself to high-end products, said Ben Halvorsen, president of Origin.

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