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  • AGC Flat Glass North America says it will shut down its Jerry Run float glass plant in Bridgeport, W. Va., in response to the continuing downturn in the market, particularly in the auto glass sector.  According to a Feb. 9 company release, the company is also implementing a temporary workforce reduction at its Blue Ridge pattern glass plant in Kingsport, Tenn. This reduction is... more »
  • AquaSurTech OEM has acquired Toronto-based coatings company Shurecoat Inc.  The addition provides AquaSurTech with better access to the Ontario and United States markets and enables the company to better serve existing customers, officials state. The move also gives the Quebec-based company more capacity for its window and door finish products, says Michael Braeuel,... more »
  • DAC Products, the supplier of marketing tools for the building products industry, has taken several steps to invest in new capacity and capabilities, even as many companies have tightened belts to face the marketwide slowdown. In the last three months, the Rural Hall, N.C.-based company has purchased and installed additional CNC routers, high volume sanders, and an additional radio... more »
  • Improving on its previous seven-day delivery commitment to the industry, Simonton Windows has introduced SimontonTime–a new service offering that promises delivery on the vast majority of the window and door manufacturer's products to the company’s distribution customers in only four to five business days. Under the new program, the company offers three primary levels of... more »
  • Champion Window, Door & Patio Room Co. has introduced TV home improvement personality Jason Cameron as its new “face” for its commercials, advertisements and Web site.  Cameron is best known for his work on the DIY Network shows Desperate Landscapes, Man Caves and Project Xtreme.  “I’m excited to be working with such a great company,”... more »
  • Farley Windows & Doors Inc. will conduct seasonal layoffs of 137 employees, the company confirmed in published reports last week. The Cornwall Standard Freeholder reported that the Alexandria, Ontario-based vinyl window and patio door manufacturer announced the temporarily layoff of 117 hourly and 20 salaried employees earlier in the month. Farley officials told the newspaper that while... more »
  • In response to declining marketing conditions, Pella Corp. has instituted a four-day work week–keeping the operations closed on Friday–for about 3,900 of its 9,000 employees. The actual hours worked may be 40 hours a week or less, based on just-in-time needs, the manufacturer points out. Employees in manufacturing and shipping roles will be working four day-work weeks, and some... more »
  • Four Seasons Sunrooms reports it is growing, due in part to the fact that it has "extended a lifeline" to a number of its existing dealers that have been struggling in the current market. By acquiring a number of those businesses, the Holbrook, N.Y.-based manufacturer has expanded its own network of company-owned retail operations, and created a situation where "everyone... more »
  • Masonite International Inc. reports it has entered into further extensions of its forebearance agreements, giving the company more time "to develop an appropriate capital structure to support its long-term strategic plan and business objectives." The previous agreements were set to expire at the end of January. The latest agreements extend Masonite's deadline to February 9... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has confirmed additional seasonal layoffs, with another 160 employees at its Bayport, Minn. facility to follow temporary layoffs announced earlier in the year. The window and door maker said on Jan. 8 it planned to layoff 50 employees permanently and 400 seasonally. While Andersen regularly lays off some employees during the slower months, the company has confirmed that this... more »