News & Announcements

Committed to Sustainability Until The Cows Come Home

The employees of York Spiral Stair and parent company Duratherm Window have a long-standing commitment to sustainable operations, ranging from materials and energy conservation to donating labor and materials to community projects. The newest sustainable sign is a herd of Scottish Highland cattle that are now grazing on land adjacent to York Spiral Stair. The cattle will keep the fields tended and are a friendly attraction to visitors to the York showroom and factory.

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Curved Works Furniture Collection

York Stair has launched its new Curved Works custom-made furniture line. In design and development for one year, we’ve brought our passion for design and wood craftsmanship to the world of furniture. Based on enthusiastic, initial customer response, Curved Works timeless stools, tables, and stands will be available to the public this fall. Look for more news and details soon regarding our Curved Works fine furniture collection. Information can be found at both yorkspiralstair.com and curvedworks.com.

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York Spiral Stair Announces Two New Baluster Options

We are pleased to introduce two new additional baluster options for our stairs: a turned baluster and a tapered square baluster. The turned baluster gives a York stair a more formal or traditional look and the tapered square baluster gives a York stair a more rustic look… a look designed to complement both timber frame and log home interiors. With nine different hard woods to choose from, as well as open, partial and closed riser options, four different handrail options and now four different baluster options, York can design and build a stair that best complements your interior. Please let us know how we can make your design intent a reality!

York Spiral Stair Awarded for Workplace Safety

At its annual meeting, the worker’s compensation insurer MEMIC presented awards to seven of its nearly 18,000 policy holders for outstanding performance in worker compensation programs. Citing York Spiral Stair and parent company, Duratherm Window, as well as the other honored businesses, MEMIC said, "These seven businesses truly stand out in the crowd. They exemplify in their own unique way how smart businesses operate by putting worker safety first."

Award for Business Excellence

York Spiral Stair and its parent company, Duratherm Window, were honored as one of six companies in Maine to earn the Governor’s Awards for Business Excellence. York Stair and Duratherm Window craftsmen share the same work space and often collaborate on unique projects. Governor Paul LePage said, "This year’s award winning businesses are representative of the commitment to excellence, top quality work, commitment to community and service that Maine is known for."

York Spiral Stair’s Environmental Stewardship

York Spiral Stair is making great strides to decrease our energy consumption, reduce waste, and lessen our use of fossil fuels. We recently installed a clean-burn wood furnace that uses waste wood and sawdust to heat our facility. The new, carbon neutral furnace is expected to reduce our need for #2 fuel oil by at least 10,000 gallons per year. This is just one of many steps York Spiral Stair has taken in the past year to conserve natural resources and protect the environment.

York Spiral Stair’s Drafting Available in 3D

Over the last year, York Spiral Stair has begun utilizing new software to add 3D capability to our design process. Working with York Spiral Stair’s drafting department, architects and builders can now see a digital, 3D representation of how their finished stair, stair landing and/or balcony will look. The 3D images are available in both Autodesk’s Inventor and Google Sketch Up formats. Please call Jim Guerette at 800-996-5558 for more information.

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York Spiral Stair Wins Website Awards

Yorkspiralstair.com was awarded "Best Design" and "Best Navigation" honors in the 2008 Hanley Wood Business Media's second annual Vanguard Awards. The Vanguard Awards competition recognized Yorkspiralstair.com for its aesthetically-pleasing design, user-friendly navigation, and comprehensive product information. Judges cited York’s "excellent layout" and "intuitive" navigation. Hanley Wood Business Media publishes more than 30 residential and commercial construction magazines and its website is one of the most utilized in the industry.