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  • Gord Wiebe is stepping down as president of All Weather Windows, which states that it is the largest Canadian owned door and window manufacturer.   Wiebe remains in his position as CEO.  Richard Scott, currently vice president and general manager, is taking over as president with respsonsibility for day-to-day operations. Wiebe has held the position of CEO and president since... more »
  • Traco will move manufacturing operations for its impact window line from its Bainbridge, Ga. facility to its Johnson City, Tenn. facility, which will result in the layoff of approximately 100 employees. The Georgia plant will continue to produce non-impact products, with about 70 employees remaining on staff.   Robin Randall, Traco vice president of marketing, stresses... more »
  • Phoenix-area window and door dealer VanDenBosch Doors & Windows has acquired the work order backlog of competitor Vista Window & Door and has integrated the Vista sales staff into its day-to-day operations. The deal adds three employees to VanDenBosch's 16.   "While VanDenBosch is the leader in the metro Phoenix area, the Vista staff had extensive experience selling and... more »
  • The RM Group LLC, a provider of products and services related to water and air testing of fenestration products, has completed its new training facility. Located in Spring Park, Minn. the facility is deisgned for both classroom and hands-on training related to a variety of standards, including ASTM E1105-00(2008), AAMA 502-08, ASTM E331-00 and ASTM E547-00.  Trainer Mike... more »
  • Ply Gem Industries Inc. says it intends to close its Hammonton, N.J., and Phoenix, Ariz., window and door manufacturing facilities. The two facilities combined employ approximately 306 employees. “Decisions of this kind are always difficult.” says Lynn Morstad, president of Ply Gem’s U.S. window group. “We must address this issue due to excess... more »
  • A private equity restructuring firm has received court approval to purchase Hurd Windows & Doors.Connecticut based Longroad Asset Management LLC expected to close the deal in December, says Rich Latto, managing director with the firm. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re very excited to turn around this company,” Latto says. “It’s a great... more »
  • Allied Building Products Corp. , a distributor of roofing, siding, windows and other building products with over 200 locations in North America, opened two new locations in South Windsor and Bridgeport, Conn., earlier this month. The new Allied branches are located in buildings formerly occupied by C&S Distributors, which has ceased operations.  Donald Toth... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors Inc. announced planson Nov. 20 to close its Lebanon, Indiana, window fabrication facility.  Originally built by CertainTeed Corp., the plant was acquired by MI in 2006. “Our decision to close the Lebanon facility has been extremely difficult," says Matt DeSoto, president of MI's Eastern Division. "Anytime we affect team members and their families... more »
  • Facing a weakened market, Colorado-based Accent Windows filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November.  The move is merely a reorganization, according to a company spokesman, who adds that "nothing has changed." “Due to the down-turn in the economy in 2008 we’ve seen a decrease of 35 percent in revenue compared to the previous 2007 year," says... more »
  • With a missed interest payment to bondholders in October threatening its future, Masonite International Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a forbearance agreement that will buy the door maker additional time to address its financial obligations. Under terms of the agreement, Masonite's creditors will not “exercise rights and remedies against the company... more »