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  • It's time to nominate your company for Window & Door's annual Crystal Achievement Awards. The industry peer-judged program honors outstanding achievements in window and door product technology, manufacturing and marketing. "Despite the current state of the market, innovation continues within our industry," says John G. Swanson, associate publisher/editor of Window & Door... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors will lay off about 50 people from its corporate administrative staff, according to an Associated Press report. The Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Ore., where the manufacturer is headquartered, reported that the decision to its staff came in response to the recession and declining housing starts.  Jeld-Wen spokeswoman Teri Cline told the... more »
  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer has let go about 100 employees “from across all sectors and levels of the company,” in another round of lay-offs, the company reports. “The further restructuring of our workforce was necessary given the continuing downturn in the economy and the severe housing crisis,” says Rod Hershberger, president and CEO of... more »
  • Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell (left) and Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to re-open the former Kensington Windows plant in Vandergrift, Pa. Re-hired workers and members of the media looked on. With state and local officials on hand to mark the occasion, Serious Materials, the California-based sustainable building... more »
  • Simonton Windows has opened its new product development center in Westerville, Ohio. The vinyl window manufacturer named Cristen Baca, new vice president of new product development, to run the facility, which will operate as a sister site to Simonton’s original new product development center located in Parkersburg, W. Va. “Throughout this difficult economic situation... more »
  • Masonite International Inc. says it will voluntarily file for bankruptcy protection from creditors as part of a pre-approved plan to reduce its debt.  Having received approval from its bank lenders and bondholders, the door maker will implement the previously announced debt restructuring plan under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada and... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors will add 150 positions at its Butler, Ind., plant after it finishes moving  manufacturing capacity from the plant it is closing in Roland, Okla., the company announced last week. The company currently employs about 500 at the exterior door manufacturing operation in Indiana. The door maker will invest about $5 million to consolidate manufacturing... more »
  • Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc. has named Aribell Products Ltd. as its Canadian distributor for the new Mastergrain line of fiberglass doors and doorlite frames. Weber entered the door manufacturing business after 15 years of providing tooling to other door makers. The company decided to start making doors in order to deliver both "problem-free... more »
  • Long Island, N.Y.-based NorthEast Windows and its sister company, Quality Lineals, are back under original ownership. Jeffrey Kaiserman, whose family founded the business back in 1951, took the reins in February. Starting with the production of jalousie windows, followed by some of the earlier tilt double-hungs on the market, NorthEast now manufactures a full line of vinyl windows and... more »
  • Masonite International Inc. has reached an agreement with a group of creditors on restructuring plans that will enable the company to significantly reduce its outstanding debt. The deal, which the door maker hopes will be approved by other lenders, will enable Masonite to reduce its total funded debt by nearly $2 billion, from $2.2 billion today to up to $300 million... more »