Weather Shield Closing Vinyl Window Plant
Weather Shield Windows & Doors, a Schield Family Brands Co., told employees last week that it would be closing its Greenwood, Wis., facility and moving production to its plant in Mosinee, Wis. The transition will take place in phases commencing in early July, with complete closure scheduled for the end of the third quarter of 2009.
"All affected employees will be offered positions in Mosinee," note Schield Family Brands officials in a press release. The move is designed to improve Weather Shield's manufacturing operations and prepare for increased demand as the housing economy begins to recover .
Moving vinyl production from the 110,000-square-foot Greenwood plant to Mosinee, "reduces our aggregate production and transportation costs, and allows us to capture efficiencies by incorporating our vinyl production in Wisconsin into one facility," officials note. With 660,000 square feet of manufacturing space, the Mosinee facility is said to offer enough capacity to accommodate future growth.
"The recent federal ARRA tax credits and our company's energy smart products, such as fiberglass-clad windows, position us well to capitalize on new market opportunities, which we are aggressively pursuing," officials point out.