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  • 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 »
  • With remodeling activity expected to far outpace new construction in 2009, Jeld-Wen Inc. has launched three new vinyl replacement window and patio door lines to meet the anticipated demand for remodeling-specific products. In addition, the company is creating a new replacement program tailored to dealers who market, sell and install windows and doors into existing homes. "For... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, the manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows based in Flushing, N.Y., is looking at potential plant sites as it looks to expand into new markets. The company recently talked to the Louisiana Economic Development and Greater New Orleans Inc., a 10-parish regional economic development agency, according to an article in the Times-Picayune. Crystal is... more »
  • Pella Corp. halted production at its Tucson, Ariz., window plant in November due to the continuing housing market downturn and a decline in renovation spending. The company has not ruled out the possibility of reopening the plant when the housing market rebounds, reports spokeswoman Kathy Krafka Harkema. The Tucson facility is the company’s smallest vinyl window manufacturing site. “... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has announced plans to eliminate 52 positions at its Menomonie, Wis., window assembly plant. The facility makes windows that are specifically designed for large production builders who build new, mid-range priced homes, says Maureen McDonough, Andersen director for corporate communications. “This is the segment of the home construction marketplace that’s been... more »
  • Interlock USA has announced a strategic partnership with the Siegenia-Aubi KG to handle distribution for a range of hardware products in the United States and Canada. Under the agreement, Interlock will serve as the exclusive distributor for the Siegenia-Aubi group, which consists of two Germany-based hardware producers Siegenia-Aubi KB amd KFV Karl Fliether GmbH & Co.... more »