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  • 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 »
  • Tempe, Ariz.-based residential window and door maker Jordan Co. is closing, according to the company Web site and published reports. The company did not immediately return calls for comment, but the company Web site has been changed to a single page reading “We are sorry for the inconvenience but Jordan Company (Jordan Windows and Doors) is no longer in business.”  The... more »
  • Simonton Windows has laid off 157 employees, noting the continuing decline in the new home and home improvement markets.The company laid off 115 at its Ritchie County, W.Va. facility and 42 at its Paris, Ill. manufacturing plant, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Company spokeswoman Kathy Ziprik confirmed those numbers.The company has publicly indicated hopes to rehire those who were laid... more »
  • Therma-Tru Corp. will phase down and ultimately close its Roland, Okla. manufacturing facility effective Sept. 30. The plant currently manufactures fiberglass and steel exterior door systems. Production of these products will be transferred to the Therma-Tru facility in Butler, Ind.; while merchandising display production will be relocated to the Edgerton, Ohio technical center. “We... more »
  • Guardian Industries has transitioned from aluminum box spacers to Edgetech I.G. Super Spacer to improve the thermal performance and long-term durability of its residential IG units, the companies report. “The NFRC and government regulators have raised the bar, and we are answering the call,” says Shane Sieracki, general manager for Guardian’s Webster, Mass. manufacturing plant... more »
  • Industrial Sales Corp. has launched a new Web site that features interactive videos describing the company, a suppliers section grouping represented companies by geographical region and a locations tab that allows users to quickly locate various aspects of ISC’s operations. The Web site was developed using the latest Flash technology and features a traditional left hand navigation field... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Interior Doors will close its Sunbury, Pa. manufacturing plant by March 31. The company is offering all employees the chance to transfer to its Pottsville, Pa. facility. “Our Pottsville operation is benefiting from our experienced and well trained workforce. I’m very thankful that the transfer opportunities exist for our employees,” said Rick Michaels, general manager... more »
  • Roto Frank AG will open a new 75,000-square-foot production facility in Noginsk, Russia in the spring.The hardware manufacturer, which is the parent company of Roto Frank of America, reports that the  plant is set to employ about 350 workers. Roto's new hardware manufacturing plant set to open this spring in Russia.  The Russion plant is viewed "as an absolute... more »
  • Sashlite LLC and Bystronic Glass Inc. have entered into a long-term research and development agreement to improve upon the manufacturability of Sashlite's integrated sash technology. The agreement calls for Bystronic to leverage its research and development expertise in insulating glass technology and equipment fabrication in order to produce integrated sash windows that are superior in... more »