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  • Silver Line Building Products has filed notice that it will close its Durham, N.C., manufacturing facility before the end of 2008, leaving more than 400 employees laid off. The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area reports today that the company filed paperwork with the North Carolina Commerce Department, giving the required 60 days' notice required by the federal Worker Adjustment and... more »
  • Milgard Windows & Doors has shut down manufacturing operations at its Marysville, Wash. facility.  The change results in the layoff of 80 employees, starting on Oct. 24. The company will maintain a sales and service presence at the Marysville site.  “As a result of the challenging economic times, including an unprecedented downturn in the U.S. housing market and... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc., reports it has restructured its debt with each of its major creditor groups. With a capital infusion to reduce overall debt, the actions improve Atrium’s liquidity and will enable management to effectively guide operations through the slowing economy, the company reports. As part of the restructuring, each of Atrium’s creditor groups has agreed to eliminate... more »
  • Builders FirstSource is exiting the New Jersey market, closing five locations including a millwork fabrication facility in Monroe Township. Other facilities set to be shuttered include three cabinet showrooms and a lumberyard. The supplier of building products to the residential construction market currently operates 65 distribution centers and 61 manufacturing facilities primarily in the... more »
  • Patio Enclosures Inc. reports its intends to merge with Branstrator Sunrooms, which is owned by Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.  Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Patio Enclosures reports it is the largest manufacturer and installer of sunrooms in North America, with 30 branches, 11 franchises, and 10 dealers across the United States... more »
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., the supplier of warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass, announced yesterday that it is pursing legal action, including a request for emergency relief, against a Chinese manufacturer of spacer systems. The action has been brought to protect Truseal’s intellectual property and to safeguard the quality of IG units produced in the marketplace,... more »
  • Joyce Manufacturing Co., manufacturer of Oasis brand sunrooms, has purchased the assets of Graef Window Co., a vinyl replacement window maker based in Boardman, Ohio.  Details of the transaction were not disclosed.Based in Berea, Ohio, Joyce will maintain Graef window manufacturing operations in Boardman, which will become a new division known as Joyce Window Co. “The acquisition of... more »
  • Phantom Screens has signed agreements with four representative agencies to promote and expand the availability of its retractable screen products in the commercial construction market throughout the United States. Jesko Associates represents the company in Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania; Scales Consulting covers Kentucky, southern Indiana and northern Tennessee; Burns Architectural... more »
  • PPG industries will realign its performance glazing business, ceasing production at one facility and shutting down one other float glass line while investing $100 million in its remaining glass-making facilities in a move that the company attributes to the ongoing decline in demand for automotive and residential window glass.The Pittsburgh-based company will allow shipping and distribution of... more »
  • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. has acquired Point Five Windows Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo., a manufacturer of custom, wood windows and doors for the ultra high end residential market and light commercial projects. Terms were not disclosed. “The acquisition of Point Five is a continuation of our strategy to advance our nationwide leadership position in the high-end window and door... more »