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  • PGT Inc., the Florida-based manufacturer of windows and doors, is decreasing its workforce by 10 percent today as part of a restructuring. The company said today the restructuring comes as a result of continued analysis of its target markets, internal structure, projected run-rate, and efficiency.   "These actions were necessary given the continuing... more »
  • BFRich Windows & Doors, based in Newark, Del., has achieved Certified Green Dealer status after its staff participated in voluntary educational training and testing on good green building techniques and green product choices for windows and building materials. The Certified Green Dealer program was created under the auspices of LBM Journal, a national trade magazine serving the lumber... more »
  • Andersen Windows will lay off 50 employees and conduct a seasonal layoff of 400 employees, the company confirmed on Jan. 8. “These decisions are not easy, and we don’t make them lightly,” said Maureen McDonough, director of corporate communications with the company. “We recognize the impact on employees and their families and we intend to provide assistance to the affected... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors has announced that despite the current downturn in the home-improvement industry, it experienced a record increase in new business last year.  The Indiana, Pa., based manufacturer reported a nearly 30 percent increase in the number of new dealers and distributors that signed on in 2008 versus 2007.   The amount of new... more »
  • Following up on their victory to receive severance and back vacation pay, members of the United Electrical Workers Local 1110 plan to file charges against Republic Windows & Doors at the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago today. According to the union Web site, www.ueunion.org,  Republic's former workers are charging the company with shutting down operations without... more »
  • The principals of ProVia Door are purchasing the assets of Heartland Building Products, the siding business that was once part of the Jancor Cos., which filed for bankruptcy protection last year.  In addition to the Booneville, Miss., based siding company, the purchase includes two separate manufacturing facilities in Mississippi. ProVia reports that the purchase has... more »
  • Ultrafab Inc. has signed a deal with Sealmax to distribute the Canadian company’s urethane foam seals to window and door manufacturers in the United States. The line of urethane foam seals will be marketed under the name of Pro-Lon in the U.S., officials note. The newly formed, long-term alliance will expand the reach of Sealmax’s foam seal technology through the use of Ultrafab... more »
  • Facing a year-end deadline that could have forced the company into bankruptcy proceedings, Masonite International Inc. has entered into an extension of a forbearance agreement it reached with creditors in November. Under the new agreement, lenders have agreed not to exercise their rights against the door maker until the end of January.  In a Dec. 31 announcement... more »
  • Following up on a previous definitive purchase agreement, HWD Acquisition Inc., a newly formed company owned by Longroad Asset Management LLC, has acquired the assets of Hurd Windows & Doors Inc. HWD Acquisition will retains the assets, including the Hurd brand, as well as the employees and management team of the Medford, Wis., based manufacturer. “This ownership change... more »
  • Billco Manufacturing, the supplier of glass processing and IG equipment has launched a new corporate Web site to provide glass fabricators with a comprehensive source of product information as well as a number of tools to better accommodate current and future customers. New features include quote request forms for inquiring customers to better organize their requests and contact the sales and... more »