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  • 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 »
  • With the reinstatement of tax credits for energy efficient home improvements for 2009, AWDI LLC, previously known as the Association of Window & Door Installers, is promoting the ability of its certified installers to enable homeowners to get more than the $200 tax credit allowable for energy efficient replacement windows. Because AWDI certified installation processes include... more »
  • Window Enterprises LLC has been placed into receivership in a ruling by the District Court of Dallas County, Texas as of Oct. 28.  The manufacturer's Web site has been replaced by a simple screen indicating receivership status and directing visitors to the court documents. No details are available about plans for the Carrollton, Texas-based company.  Neither Window... more »
  • Following up on the closing of its manufacturing operations earlier in the week, Jancor Cos. Inc. filed a voluntary chapter 11 petition on Oct. 30 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, according to the Web site Chapter11.com. Based in Ohio, Jancor unexpectedly closed its Survivor Technologies and Kensington Windows vinyl window production plants last week. It... more »
  • After closing about 60 stores earlier this year, 84 Lumber Co. will close another 20 stores this year, the company confirmed on Thursday. The company will close two stores in Michigan, three in Pennsylvania, four in Kentucky, two in Georgia and one each in Alabama, California, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Virginia. Some stores will be consolidated to... more »
  • In response to difficult market conditions and reduced equipment demand, Urban Machinery is restructuring its North American operations. The move includes the closure of its West Coast facility in Port Townsend, Wash. "The changes made by Urban in North America are necessary and will allow Urban to help all of our North American customers during these uncertain economic times, by reducing... more »
  • Jancor Cos. Inc. has ceased operations at its manufacturing operations, including Kensington Windows in Vandergrift, Pa., and Survivor Technologies in Hillside, N.J., according to a variety of newspaper reports.  Jancor, which did not return calls for comment, has also shut down its Heartland Building Products siding plant in Mississipi and other facilities as well. According to the... more »
  • In response to a growing need among window manufacturers for concise information regarding new National Fenestration Ratings Council and Department of Energy mandates, Edgetech I.G. is offering an IG Certification Manual.  The booklet features useful timelines, step-by-step instructions, frequently asked questions, a glossary of related terms and a full list of certification... more »
  • Wolseley plc, parent company of Stock Building Supply, plans to close 86 more branches of the building materials distribution operation, bringing its total number of locations to 209.   The 86 branches to be closed represent around 25 percent of Stock’s sales and 28 percent of its headcount, officials report. “With the on-going... more »