October 1, 2008
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 »
September 25, 2008
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 »
September 24, 2008
Harvey Industries hosted an open house last week to celebrate the opening of its 60,000-square-foot branch warehouse in Rockaway, N.J. New Jersey represents the ninth Northeast state in which the window and door manufacturer and building products distributor has a presence.The move also follows up on the opening of a new 73,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom facility in Waterford, Conn., last... more »
September 23, 2008
Veka Inc., will close its Veka Innovations facility in Youngstown, Ohio facility on Sept. 25. Closure of the plant, which manufactured fence, deck and rail products, will not impact Veka’s extrusion business in the window and door market, the company reports.
“The most unfortunate thing about the closure is the loss of jobs for some quality people,” says Chuck Spaulding,... more »
September 18, 2008
Monarch Holdings Inc. and its operating affiliates filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code earlier this week. Officials of Hurd Windows & Doors, part of Monarch, report that operations will continue as normal through the reorganization process.
In a letter to customers, Dominic Truniger, Hurd president stated, “Our plan is to... more »
September 17, 2008
Monarch Holdings closed its American Weatherseal window manufacturing plant in Orrville, Ohio, last week. Monarch started construction on the $12 million, 180,000-square-foot plant in 2006.
“The decision to close this facility is the result of a number of factors, including the loss of liquidity, inability to effectuate adequate refinancing, withdrawals of interest by prospective buyers,... more »
September 17, 2008
The Jordan Co. reports it is making several changes in its business organization, including the closing of its Memphis, Tenn., window and door plant, effective November 7, 2008. "These business decisions were driven by the continued decline in the housing market," company officials note.
Jordan's extrusion division operations, also based in Memphis, will be sold to a new business entity... more »
September 10, 2008
Jeld-Wen Inc. will close its Stockton, Calif. window manufacturing plant, the company confirmed on Sept. 8, citing the continuing malaise in the U.S. housing market. The vinyl operation was moved to the Stockton location from Lathrop, Calif. in 1998.
“We greatly appreciate the team effort of our employees in Stockton,” said Rick Hetherington, senior vice president in a statement.... more »
September 3, 2008
Aribell Products Ltd., a distributor of products and components serving the Canadian door and window industry, has purchased the venting sidelite business of Wardco Manufacturing, a Canadian manufacturer of doors and windows located in Burlington, Ontario. Wardco was the sole manufacturer of the product, originally developed at Steelwood Doors, in Ontario. "The addition of these venting... more »
August 27, 2008
Norandex Building Materials Distribution opened two new branches in Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas, hard on the heels of acquiring two new stores in the Baton Rouge, La., region, according to a recent report in Industrial Distribution.
“We are in the midst of one of the biggest strategic growth initiatives this company has ever undertaken,” Brian Chambers, president and CEO, told the... more »