About

Whether it’s working with an architect to design a complex skylight, working with a finishing partner to match a custom color, or working with our employees to streamline a manufacturing process, Major Industries builds worth through partnerships.
  • Background
  • Testimonials
  • Why Specify Major
  • Partners
  • Employment
Major Industries is your one-stop source for energy-saving daylighting solutions! Major has been manufacturing quality daylighting products for more than three decades and offers a complete line of translucent, glass, and polycarbonate skylights as well as translucent wall systems. Our system quality, customer service and dependability have helped us earn the trust of leading architects, engineers and other specifiers.

Company History

Founded in 1980, Major Industries has long been recognized as a leader in the translucent daylighting industry. Major was purchased by its current owners in 1993,
and a stronger commitment to our customers and employees has increased our sales volume nearly 1000% and added significantly to the number of clients who repeatedly specify and use our skylights and translucent wall systems.

There is only one other competitor in the world that manufactures Major's primary type of commercial skylight and wall system, and since 1993 Major has captured significant market share. Because of this growth, Major Industries expanded to 75% more floor space in 1998, and then again in 2001, bringing the manufacturing facility to a total of over 52,000 square feet. This additional space, along with state-of-the-art manufacturing systems, allows for improved material handling capabilities, efficiency, and the ability to better serve our rapidly growing customer base.

Innovative Efforts

Everyone at Major is focused on producing quality daylighting solutions, but we recognize that without satisfied customers, product means nothing. To that end, we’ve made considerable investments to improve the lines of communication with customers. Major demands a standard of honesty from its employees. They are obligated (required!) to be honest and forthright, and this emphasis on integrity has won new customers and increased our number of return customers.

In 1999, Major transitioned from a largely manual manufacturing process to a state-of-the-art integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Since 2004, Major has automated the drafting of customer submittal drawings needed for our skylights and translucent wall systems which allows our engineering staff to focus on the supporting technical details necessary to produce a world-class product.

In the past, custom-made building products were "priced" or estimated manually with labor-intensive methods, which took hours or even days to accurately complete. Major Industries was the first company in the commercial daylighting industry to computerize the bidding process with the development of SkyPrice™, an online quote system. SkyPrice™ allows users to get fast, guaranteed accurate quotes in a significantly reduced amount of time compared to traditional methods.

Our Commitment

Daylighting has become an integral part of 21st century design and green building practices, and Major is committed to developing the highest quality, most reliable and most advanced daylighting systems available. Our goal is to provide you with an unsurpassed custom skylight or translucent wall system that fits your needs… and your budget.

Testimonials


Auburn® Engineered Skylight (Canopy/Walkway), Main Entrance at American Community Mutual Insurance Co., Livonia, Michigan

Jennifer Dattilio, The Summit Company... “In early 2007, Major Industries supplied a skylight canopy walkway to our company for installation at the referenced project. Both our company and our glass subcontractor who installed the product were extremely pleased with Major’s product time, delivery time and the product’s ease of installation. The project ran smoothly thanks to Major’s excellent, efficient and professional customer service. In a recent conversation with our subcontractor, it was noted that both companies would purchase this product, as well as other Major Industries’ products, in the future. We would also recommend this product to other companies based on our experience.”

Guardian 275® Skylights, Sweetbriar Elementary School, Troutdale, Oregon

Phil Zeutenhorst, President of Lacey Glass, Inc.… "I am just writing to compliment… everyone involved on the translucent skylights you supplied for Sweetbriar Elementary. Each skylight was packaged separately with its own set of drawings, all parts were well labeled, (and) all the fabrication was just as shown on the drawings… Over the years we have done business with Major Industries we have had very good success and are generally under rather than over on our labor hours.”

Guardian 275® Translucent Skylight, Boyce, Daleville, Indiana

Mike Galliher, President of Boyce… "The construction phase is complete… the atrium space that your product covers is wonderful. We are hearing great comments from our visitors. The space has turned out very well with soft and lively light. On bright days the panels disperse the light perfectly with little to no shadowing. For remodeling our space, and adding additional space, the product has proven to work well.”

Guardian 275® Translucent Skylight, Ellsworth Adhesives Building, Germantown, Wisconsin

Jay Knetter, Architect with Eppstein Uhen Architects... "The project has turned out very well and we are already planning award submissions. I would like you to know that your skylight has met all of our expectations to date... (and) creates a very consistent lighting environment, even during overcast days. Your box lunch presentation assisted in our final decision."

Praise for Guardian 275®

Herb McKim, Architect with BMS Architects... “It was important for us to select a roof covering system… which would provide proper thermal qualities while letting in maximum light. The Major Industries system performs well in this installation.”

Great Customer Service from Major Industries

Bryan Bush, VP of Operations for City Glass Company… “All in all, we are very pleased with the product that we received and the customer service displayed from Major Industries. Our field personnel found that your skylight went together very well.”

Guardian 275® TransCURVE™ Translucent Skylight, Tri-C Western Campus, Parma, Ohio

Kurt Weaver, Architect with Robert Maschke Architects, on why they chose a Guardian 275® TransCURVE™ skylight system… “Future system performance over the long term, relative to leaks, was primary. And the cost was significantly below glass—especially laminated glass.”

Why Specify Major

  1. Free Feasibility Consultation:
    Architects and specifiers call us every day to make their daylighting ideas a reality. From simple translucent curtainwall to very complex polygons, Major Industries develops stunning and cost-effective solutions. Call us toll-free at 1-888-SkyCost (1-888-759-2678) or contact us by email: info@majorskylights.com.
  2. Decades of Experience:
    As a pioneer in the daylighting industry, Major Industries is one of the few original skylight manufacturers still in business today. And our experience shows! Over the course of three decades, we've successfully completed over 10,000 monumental daylighting projects.
  3. Innovative Technology:
    We use the latest in materials and fabrication technology to create daylighting solutions that are lightweight, energy efficient, cost-effective and beautiful.
  4. Extensive Product Line:
    We can design, build and install skylights and translucent curtainwall that meet your needs and budget. Our comprehensive product line includes insulated translucent FRP, glass, multiwall polycarbonate and affordable acrylic.
  5. On-Time Delivery:
    Get your skylights fast with our 96% on-time delivery rate. Our inventory investment and experience can make a big difference in meeting your schedule.
  6. Low Warranty Cost:
    Thanks to our advanced manufacturing technology, Major has one of the lowest warranty costs in the entire daylighting industry. Our stringent quality standards and unsurpassed product reliability save you money.
  7. Field-Tested Reliability:
    From New York to Hawaii, you'll find our daylighting solutions throughout the U.S., and in many countries around the world. Major's skylights have maintained one of the lowest field failure rates in all kind of climates.
  8. #1 in Service and Support:
    We offer field installation through a network of factory-certified installers. Even design-build customers rely on Major Industries for technical support. All custom skylights and translucent curtainwall systems are produced with full documentation suitable for field use.


Partners

Click on a logo to learn more about our Industry Partners.

  • AIA-CES
  • ICC-ES
  • National Glass Association
  • CEFPI
  • National Fenestration Rating Council
  • Greenbuild Expo 2010
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Daylighting Collaborative
  • Linetec
  • 4specs
  • Sweet's
  • UL
  • Kemlite Company, Inc.
  • ARCAT
  • Construction Work Center
  • AEC Daily
  • Designguide.com
  • Building Systems Design - SpecLink
  • Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce


Employment


Major Industries has established an outstanding reputation for quality skylights and wall panel systems, and we credit this success to the pride and satisfaction our employees take in their work. As we grow and continue to develop as a leader in the daylighting industry, we are always looking to add to the quality of our work force.

Download an Application


Apply online or send your cover letter and resume via email, letter or fax to:
Human Resources
Major Industries, Inc.
7120 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401
Phone: 888-759-2678 or 715-842-4616
Fax: 715-849-3140
Email: jobs@majorskylights.com

Major Industries, a worldwide leader in the production of skylight and translucent panel products, is an equal opportunity employer.

AVAILABLE OPENINGS

Design Drafter

Major Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of architectural skylights and wall systems, has an immediate full-time opening for a highly qualified Design Drafter to create drawings based on job specifications, generate submission drawings for customers and architectural approval, and produce shop drawings and related details for production.

Qualified applicants should have the following:
• Proficiency in AutoCAD 2015
• The ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
• Experience with Autodesk Inventor and Revit
• Previous architectural product knowledge is a plus
• A degree in mechanical or architectural design is preferred.

In addition to a competitive wage and benefits package, a signing bonus is available for candidates with significant drafting experience.


New Business Development Specialist
Major Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of architectural skylights and wall systems, has an immediate full-time opening for a highly motivated New Business Development Specialist. After an in-depth training period, you will take a lead role in finding and closing new business through lead qualification, quote follow-up, and other forms of direct customer contact.

Requirements:
• The ideal candidate will be customer oriented and have exceptional soft sales and communication skills
• Three years sales experience in a related field is preferred
• Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)
• Occasional travel may be required

This position offers a generous salary and benefits package.